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Condor Recovery Intern - Pinnacles National Park


Individual Placement/Internships

Job Location

Paicines, California

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Position Type


Pinnacles National Park – Condor Intern


52 weeks; full-time 40 hrs/wk


Paicines, California

Living Allowance:

$600/week + $150/week housing allowance

AmeriCorps Award:

Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $6,895 (pre-tax).

Start Date:

June 3, 2024

Application Due Date:

Preference given to applicants that submit application by 4/22/2024

Title of Position

Condor Recovery Intern

Position Details:
Stewards Individual Placements (Stewards) provides individuals with service and career opportunities to strengthen communities and preserve our natural resources. Participants work with federal agencies, tribal governments, and nonprofits building institutional capacity, developing community relationships, and supporting ecosystem health. Stewards in partnership with Pinnacles National Park are seeking an intern who will assist with monitoring captive and wild California condors in the region.

Position Responsibilities will include:
•    Track, monitor, and record condor movements, behaviors, and interactions in captivity and the wild.
•    Observe and document condors on video recordings and photos from cameras at high-use areas.
•    Hike up to 10 miles each day on steep and rugged terrain carrying up to 40 pounds of equipment/supplies.
•    Speak 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.
•    Train volunteers on condor tracking methods.
•    Create and modify web content. 
•    Monitor breeding behavior and nests.
•    Handle animal carcasses used for bait stations.
•    Maintain equipment and facilities.
•    Follow safety protocols and general practices.
•    Contribute to annual reports. 
•    Other duties as assigned to gain experience with other work groups at Pinnacles, such as air quality monitoring, habitat restoration, and public outreach and education.

Minimum Requirements:
•    Must have a valid driver’s license and clear driving record.
•    Must be 19 – 30 years old.
•    Must be a US Citizen or legal permanent resident.
•    Must not have been convicted of a felony or be a registered Sex Offender & must submit to background screenings

Preferred Qualifications:
•    Education or experience related to endangered species or wildlife management.
•    Experience with radio-telemetry tracking of wildlife.
•    Great attention to detail and clear notetaking ability.
•    Tolerance of high summer temperatures that often exceed 100°F.
•    Able to hike with 30-40 pounds of equipment.
•    Strong writing skills.
•    Capable of working both as part of a team and independently.
•    High degree of patience and sense of humor.
•    Experience with hunting or ranching operations.

•    Living Allowance: $600/week (pre-tax) and $150/week housing allowance (housing not provided on-site)
•    $6,895 AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of term
•    Trainings provided: 4x4 vehicle use, First Aid including CPR/AED, Resume workshop

How to Apply
Apply on-line at:  In addition to your resume, please submit a one-page cover letter highlighting why you are interested in this position and how your background and experience will help you succeed in this position. Please also provide a list of three references.

If you have questions about this position, please contact Morgan Ehmling ( Stewards Program Coordinator.

Stewards Individual Placements Program does not and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.

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