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Summer Internship Amphibian Field Research

John Shedd Aquarium

Summer Internship Amphibian Field Research
Chicago, IL Internship Paid

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Summer Internship: Amphibian Field Research Summer Internship: Amphibian Field Research Summary Title: Summer Internship: Amphibian Field Research ID: 1298 Department: Internship Description Objective Assist Shedd Conservation staff with monitoring amphibians and vegetation within Cook County Forest Preserves to determine the impact of ecological restoration on amphibian populations. Summary The project will begin in May, when we will set up monitoring equipment at our research ponds. We will conduct weekly surveys of tadpoles, water chemistry, soil chemistry, and/or vegetation. Some computer data entry may also be needed. Responsibilities & Duties Demonstrate commitment to Shedds vision, mission and values Accompany lead scientist on all projects described above Help set up monitoring equipment Assist in monitoring animals, plants, and other habitat variables Enter data into Excel Other projects as assigned Qualifications Willingness to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions, starting out wet and cold and shifting to hot and humid. Must be able to provide own transportation to study sites (Salt Creek Forest Preserve in Westchester and Somme Woods Forest Preserve in Northbrook) and Shedd. Candidates should be detail oriented and interested in learning hands on scientific methods. Curiosity and an ability to troubleshoot is also beneficial. Time Commitment One or two field days per week, mid-May through the end of July, about 3-5 hours each day. Occasional office work at Shedd, ideally on Tuesdays. Application Deadline: March 1st Applications will be accepted until positions are filled, or the application deadline, whichever comes first.