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Internship Available for 2019 Season!

The Cape May Raptor Banding Project offers a unique opportunity for aspiring professionals in wildlife biology or related fields to gain valuable experience assisting in all aspects of our raptor banding program as a Research Assistant (RA). The appointment runs from the end of August through the end of November. The selected candidate will receive free housing, a stipend for their time and a work experience that helps build an impressive resume.

Responsibilities include: setting up the banding stations, providing public programs and banding demos, repair and upkeep of equipment, data collection and reporting, banding birds of prey and working with cooperating researchers.

Resumes are accepted through May 1 and a selection will be made in June.

If you would like to apply submit a cover letter, resume, and three references in one document (Word or PDF) to cmrbp@comcast.net.

Please use the following naming convention for your file: LastName FirstName.


Bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology or related field ( or expectation of such degree)

Ability to work closely with banders and researchers

Willingness to work long hours including weekends

Ability to communicate effectively

Attention to detail and ability to work independently

Ability to lift /carry loads up to 50 lbs.

Previous experience with bird banding, handling live birds and public speaking is preferred.

For more info contact us at cmrbp@comcast.net