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April 14, 2024

Pinnacles seeks condor recovery intern

Pinnacles National Park is hiring an intern for the condor recovery program.

Below is the information on the position released by the national park:

Length:  Term of positions is 23-26 weeks; full-time commitment 5-days per week, including at least one weekend day with some evening work 
Location:  Pinnacles National Park, CA 


Living Allowance:
$360/week, housing not provided or $275/week if housing is available at the park 
AmeriCorps Award:
This position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $2,215.24 – $2,907.50 (pre-tax), depending on the number of hours completed. 
Start Date:  July 23, 2018 
Specific training:  Hands-on mentored work experience; individual training available to meet specific interests and needs.  
Application Due Date:
July 9, 2018. Note that applications will be reviewed upon receipt and early applications are encouraged 


How to Apply 

Interested applicants should send a cover letter (including birth date and available start date), resume, and 3 references to Alacia Welch at [email protected] no later than July 9, 2018. Please write “Internship Application” in the subject line of your email and send all application components as a single attachment using the following file naming format: First name_Last name_Internship_Application

Make sure to describe any educational or work experience with endangered species or wildlife, radio-telemetry, public speaking, basic maintenance and construction tasks, 4×4 driving on primitive roads, and hunting or ranching operations. 


Position Information 

The Stewards Program is seeking one full-time intern to assist with monitoring captive and wild California condors based at Pinnacles National Park. The primary duties of the intern will be:  


  1. tracking, monitoring and recording condor movements, behaviors and interactions;  
  1. observing and recording feeding behaviors;  
  1. speaking with the public and local community members about a high-profile endangered species which is reliant on public and private lands and hunting and ranching operations for its recovery;  
  1. monitoring breeding behavior and nests;  
  1. handling animal carcasses used for bait stations;  
  1. maintenance of equipment and facilities; and  
  1. other duties as assigned to gain experience with other work groups such as habitat restoration and public education and outreach. 


Interns may have opportunities to work with partners, other federal agencies, and other natural resource management projects as needed.  



This internship will require great attention to detail and safe work practices; the ability to work as part of a team as well as independently; an interest in talking with the public; the ability to hike up to 10 miles on steep and rugged terrain carrying 40+ pounds of equipment; a tolerance for summer temperatures that exceed 100 degrees; and a sense of humor and patience. We are seeking individuals with enthusiasm, self-initiative, dependability and an open mind for all perspectives. 


Additional requirements: 

  • Must be a US Citizen, National, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the United States 
  • Age 21+ 
  • Possess a valid driver’s license 


Applicants within commuting distance to Pinnacles National Park are encouraged to apply.