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Field Research Station

2018 CRFRS Summer Internships

Date: December 29, 2017
The Center for Environment and Society (CES) offers 2-3 summer internships each year with the Chester River Field Research Station at Chino Farms (RAFC).

Internship positions are a great way for students who are interested in wildlife biology or related careers to gain valuable hands-on field experience. 

Students will take part in the 20th year of  avian demographic studies of grassland birds at Chino Farms on the Queen Anne’s County side of the Chester River.  CRFRS is dedicated to studying grassland dependent birds, the response of birds and vegetation to habitat management and providing students with opportunities in field work.  Duties include identifying, and field study of individually marked birds, nest searching, territory mapping, data entry and other various tasks related to field research. Students will work under the direction of CRFRS Field Ecologist Maren Gimpel and Dr. Jennie Carr, Assistant Professor of Biology.

Each internship carries a stipend award of $3,000-$3,500 and requires approximately 35 hours of work per week over a 10 week period.  Shared housing will be arranged.

Internships begin May 15th and end July 31st, but start and end dates are flexible. A strong applicant should have course work in birds and/or ecology and/or environmental studies, and be willing to work outdoors in all kinds of weather, starting before sunrise. Patience and the ability to work independently are a must. Applications are due Friday March 9, 2018.  


For additional background information, visit the website of the field station,  www.washcoll.edu/centers/ces/crfrs/ and for application instructions visit the CES website.

Last modified on Dec. 29th, 2017 at 11:09am by Maren Gimpel.