Sageland Collaboratine


Wildlife Photo Data Analysis

Position Description:

  • Application Deadline: April 7, 2022
  • Anticipated Start Date: late April/ early May
  • Anticipated End Date: August
  • Hours/Week:  25-30 hours/week
  • Work Schedule: Varies depending on field schedule
  • Work Location: Remote & on-site or University lab
  • Compensation from host organization: none

Program Requirements:

  • Must have completed at least 30 credit hours by the internship start date
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Must be a declared major in the College of Science or a recent graduate

Additional Requirements for This Position:

  • Junior or Senior status
  • Biology major or participation in a natural resource program of study

Additional Desired Skills Set by the Employer:

  • Willingness to coordinate and take direction from University of Utah Biodiversity and Conservation Ecology graduate student along with Sageland Collaborative staff Ecologists
  • Willingness to engage in discussions about diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Reliability, timeliness, and dedication to work tasks
  • Ability to work and collaborate with a team
  • Ability to problem solve on-the-fly

Description:

Sageland Collaborative (Previously Wild Utah Project) has established itself over the past 25 years as a leading source of conservation science in Utah and surrounding regions. Our mission is to provide science-based strategies for wildlife and land conservation. We focus on promoting habitat connectivity, protecting species in conservation need, and restoring vital habitat. We work toward these goals by applying objective conservation science, establishing strategic partnerships, and facilitating community engagement.

We are seeking to hire a summer intern/summer interns to support several conservation projects, primarily our Wasatch Wildlife Watch project. The Intern will be responsible for assisting in wildlife photo and data analysis in the lab under the direction of a University of Utah graduate student and Sageland Collaborative Ecologists. The Intern may also provide support with data entry, literature reviews, coordinating with volunteers, and document production.

This position will involve both remote office work and working in a lab on campus at the University and/or the Sageland Collaborative office in Salt Lake City. Candidates would need to be based out of Salt Lake City, Utah area. A social distancing protocol will be utilized to minimize the risk of COVID-19 infection/spread.

What you will practice and learn:

  • How to analyze wildlife trail camera images
  • Identification of native wildlife in the Central Wasatch Mountains
  • Microsoft Word and Excel and Wildlife Insights online platform with the potential to work in R statistical package

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