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Raptor Internship Available in Acadia National Park

Bar Harbor -

BAR HARBOR, Maine – The raptor internship runs from mid May to mid October. There is a possibility of two shorter internships, one in the summer and one in the fall. However, priority will be given to applicants who can commit to the full season. From mid May through mid August the raptor intern observes and interprets the activities of peregrine falcons at Champlain Mountain, a falcon nesting site since 1991. From late August to mid October the intern counts and identifies migrating raptors from atop Cadillac Mountain at 1,530 feet. The raptor intern engages thousands of visitors at these two sites, interpreting the natural history and conservation measures regarding raptors, as well as monitoring and collecting resource data. Candidates should demonstrate proficiency in public speaking, computer skills, and knowledge of raptors. In return for 32 hours of work each week, the intern receives a uniform, housing, and a $100 weekly stipend. The Raptor Interpretation Internship is made possible through the generous support of Friends of Acadia.

For more information about this and other internships in the park, contact Park Ranger Cynthia Ocel at cynthia_ocel@nps.gov or 207-288-8812. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information (phone, postal address, and/or email) for three references to Raptor Internship, c/o Cynthia Ocel, P.O. Box 177, Bar Harbor, ME 04609 or send electronically. Applications must be received by March 5, 2012.

For More Information:

Contact Name: Cynthia Ocel

Telephone Number: (207)288-8812

Website: http://www.nps.gov/acad

Email: cynthia_ocel@nps.gov