02 Dec Resource Management Wildlife Intern
The incumbent intern would work with our resource management team, our wildlife biologist, and our regional wildlife team to help create the Ocracoke pony management plan. Cape Hatteras National Seashore has 14 outer banks ponies that live in a penned area of Ocracoke Island (i.e., they are not wild ponies). The intern will research the history of the Ocracoke pony herd, summarize existing science for managing pony and/or equine herds that are in penned areas at other parks, summarize the lineage and genetic information for the Ocracoke pony herd, and develop an outline of alternatives and management recommendations for the pony management plan. Travel to Cape Lookout National Seashore to work with a wildlife biologist that specializes in horses may be available.
This position is offered through the National Park Service's Latino Heritage Internship Program in partnership with Environment for the Americas.