Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Interns, volunteers sought for summer at federal wildlife sites

WESTBROOK — The U.S. Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service, Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge, has several summer internship and volunteer opportunities.

- Migratory bird monitors at Faulkner Island in Guilford. Housing in Westbrook may be available.

- Interns to work Stratford to Westbrook; up to $220 per week may be available, May-August.

- Volunteers to live and work at Faulkner Island in Guilford, Outer Island in Branford, Sheffield Island in Norwalk and Calf Island in Greenwich, May-September.

- Two volunteers needed for general maintenance and office/visitor service at the Salt Meadow in Westbrook, May-September.

Applicants must be physically fit and have a valid driver’s license. Send a cover letter, a resume and three references to the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge, 733 Old Clinton Road, Westbrook 06498 or e-mail Shaun_Roche@fws.gov.

Applications are reviewed as they are received. Applications are due April 1, but some hiring will be done before then.

For information, call 860-399-2513.

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