BFREE eBird Intern - BFREE Field Station, Belize
Friday, April 07, 2017 02:16 PM

Internship Location: ​BFREE Field Station in Toledo, Belize

Availability:​ Available beginning May 2017 for a minimum of 3 weeks and a maximum of 6 months.

Application Deadline:​ May 31, 2017

Intern Responsibilities: Belize is home to over an incredible 600 species of birds. The BFREE eBird Intern will be assigned to conduct research relating to bird life around the BFREE reserve.

As an intern with BFREE, you will:

● Facilitate the development of hot spots for other resident and migrant birds around the BFREE reserve to describe diversity; including canopy species as observed from a 114 foot observation tower, along the Bladen River, and in comparison habitats of an agroforestry plot versus pristine forest

● Collect data to be submitted into eBirds and entered into an onsite database

● Develop the protocol for eBird data and monitoring program at BFREE

● Monitor a colony of Agami herons and Boat-billed Herons to determine nesting habits and successful hatchings, as well as mating and other social behaviors


During times when not monitoring birds, you will assist with general day to day needs around the field station including the cacao and coffee agroforest work, helping with meal preparation and clean-up, assist with trail maintenance, town runs, and administrative tasks. Duties may change as determined by current needs at the time of your assignment.

Qualifications​: Graduate or undergraduate students who have the desire to learn and work hard as well as the willingness to adapt to a changing work environment. Interns must be able to produce well written reports; be in excellent physical condition; be familiar with scientific methods, techniques and tools; proficient and active on eBird. Ability to focus and handle details accurately in a timely manner is necessary.

Costs​: Internships at US for BFREE are non-paid, however, include extensive opportunities for technical and professional skill-building and portfolio development. Lodging and meals while at the BFREE Field Station are $350 per week.

Application Process​: Applicants are required to submit their current resume and a cover letter detailing their relevant experience and particular area(s) of interest while working with BFREE to Tyler Sanville at [email protected] by 5/31/17. Selected applicants will receive a BFREE intern/volunteer application to complete.

About BFREE: Belize Foundation for Research and Environmental Education (BFREE) is a non-profit 501(C)3 organization registered in the United States in 1995. BFREE manages a biological field station in southern Belize on a 1153 acre private protected area. The primary goals of BFREE are to assist the government of Belize in the conservation of Belize's protected areas and natural resources. This is achieved through facilitating scientific research, conducting environmental education programs and helping increase conservation awareness within the buffer communities nearest BFREE.

US for Belize Foundation for Research and Environmental Education (BFREE)

2602 NW 6​ th​ Street. Gainesville, Florida 32609