Condor Recovery Intern – Pinnacles National Park

We are looking for a local intern to work with the Condor Recovery Program at Pinnacles National Park

Organization: American Conservation Experience

Location: Pinnacles National Park, CA

Internship Description:

American Conservation Experience 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;

2) observing and recording feeding behaviors;

3) 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;

4) monitoring breeding behavior and nests;

5) handling animal carcasses used for bait stations;

6) maintenance of equipment and facilities; and

other duties as assigned to gain experience with other work groups such as habitat restoration and public education and outreach.

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

This is a 6 month internship with the possibility of extension. Housing is not available. Applicants within commuting distance to Pinnacles National Park are encouraged to apply. Interns will work 40-hour weeks, including at least one weekend day with some evening work. Position is scheduled to begin in early January 2019.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Kris Dudus at no later than Monday, November 26, 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


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

Highlight 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.

We are seeking individuals with enthusiasm, self-initiative, dependability and an open mind for all perspectives.

Funding for the position requires that applicants are between the ages of '21-35’, please note that you are between 21 and 35 years old in your cover letter


$360/week stipend. AmeriCorps educational award may also be available.

Apply By:

Monday, November 26, 2018. Early applications are encouraged.



Kris Dudus
Phone: 831-389-4486 x276