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Environment for the Americas and the USDA Forest Service invite you to apply for our internship opportunity at the temporary headquarters of the US Forest Service in Arlington (Rosslyn), Virginia. Internship work will focus on coordinating citizen science and public outreach related to migratory/nesting bird conservation; however you will be provided with opportunities to learn about and interact with US Forest Service staff and partners from other wildlife fields during the internship. The intern will develop bilingual (English/Spanish) presentation, outreach materials and web content, work with educators as part of our environmental education and interpretative programs, and develop and implement a media/communications program that appeal to and educate local and national-level Spanish-speaking audiences.

About the project: Celebra las Playeras (Celebrate Shorebirds) is a comprehensive approach to engaging Latinos in natural resource careers and conservation action through internships at five sites. EFTA will recruit 8 Latino interns (ages 18-25) from colleges and local communities, especially youth who live near research sites to help create long-term relationships between agencies and nearby Latino communities. Interns will serve as role models, and increase awareness of conservation issues and careers in conservation. Some interns will conduct field research, data collection, and environmental education at sites in California, Colorado, and Alaska where monitoring shorebird populations is a priority.