Sports & Recreation

Pinnacles National Park recruiting for a condor recovery intern

The park, celebrating the first flight of a fledgling, seeks a local condor crew intern to assist with monitoring of captive and wild California condors

It couldn’t be more fitting even if it had been planned. The perfect way to celebrate the National Park Service 100th birthday presented herself earlier this month when she — a condor chick raised in the wild of Pinnacles National Park — took her first flight, becoming the first chick to do so in Pinnacles National Park in more than 100 years. The Pinnacles' condor crew attributes this success, and others, to the meticulous dedication and skill of its volunteers.

Striving to maintain the success of its management program, Pinnacles National Park and the American Conservation Experience are seeking one local full-time intern (age 18 or older) to assist with the monitoring of captive and wild California condors at Pinnacles National Park. This is a six-month internship with the possibility of extension. The position is scheduled to begin in early January 2017. The intern will receive a $360 per week stipend. An AmeriCorps educational award may also be available. 

Applicants within commuting distance to Pinnacles National Park are highly encouraged to apply as housing in the park is not available.

We are seeking individuals with enthusiasm, self-initiative, dependability, and an open mind. If you are interested in joining this team of committed staff and volunteers, please send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Alacia Welch at [email protected] no later than Nov. 1, 2016. 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.

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.

Any questions should be directed to Alacia Welch through email at [email protected] (preferred) or by phone (831) 389-4486, ext. 276. For further position details please go to the volunteer opportunities on the Pinnacles National Park website and see the California Condor Recovery Program Intern description: