Butterfly Pavilion is currently seeking an organized, highly motivated and energetic individual to assist with a statewide citizen science project with a team of talented and experienced staff and volunteers. The primary goal of the Butterfly Pavilion Colorado Butterfly Monitoring Network Internship is for students to gain knowledge and hands-on training in coordinating an extensive species monitoring program.
The CBMN Intern position is a part-time (2-4 days/week, 16-32 hours/week), unpaid seasonal position. University credit for this internship can be earned in most cases.
- Providing support for volunteer monitors (answering questions, compiling educational materials and updates for volunteers)
- Creating digital maps of each census route in the network, or assisting volunteers with creating these maps
- Collecting and compiling data sheets and photographs from volunteer monitors
- Learning to identify at least 25 of the most common butterfly species in the region
- Observing and counting butterflies at one or more sites multiple times over the field season
- Pursuing or hold a degree in biology, environmental sciences, education or related fields
- Interest in ecology, entomology, field research, conservation, and environmental education
- Basic computer skills (word processing, spreadsheets, Google maps)
- Excellent organizational skills
- Individuals of all ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to apply
Deadline: Open until filled for summer session
Anticipated Start Date: Negotiable – need to attend and/or May training
Interested applicants should email a resume and a cover letter to: Julia McCleary at firstname.lastname@example.org