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Center for Wildlife Management Studies - Kenya

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Organization: The School for Field Studies

Location: SFS Center for Wildlife Management Studies - Kilimanjaro Bush Camp, Kimana, Kenya

Start date: January, June and September

Area of Focus: Education, Environment, Wildlife and Animal Welfare

The purpose of this position is to provide support in the areas of program delivery, academics, research, group dynamics, logistics, program safety, risk management and site maintenance.

Reports to: Center Director. Day to day supervision may be delegated to Student Affairs Manager, Faculty, or Site Manager as appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications & Requirements:

  • BA/BS in field related to research/curriculum focus of Center
  • Current Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification
  • Current CPR certification
  • Experience organizing and facilitating groups
  • Clean driving record and ability to operate standard transmission vehicles (No international driver license necessary, only permanent staff drive SFS vehicles in Kenya)
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team member and independently
  • Demonstrated commitment to environmental issues
  • Willingness to work flexible hours and live on site at the field station with a small team of permanent staff, groups of US undergraduate students and visiting researchers or programs

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of an SFS or similar international residential program
  • Familiarity with MS Word, Excel, Access and statistical software skills
  • In country or regional experience

    Intern Stipend & Benefits:

  • On-site room (for duration of internship)
  • A yearly stipend equivalent to $2000 U.S., paid at the Center in the local currency, in the following increments: $375 at the beginning and end of the Fall and Spring semesters; $250 for the successful completion of each summer session.
  • Reimbursement for direct, round-trip travel costs as outlined in the terms and conditions of the Internship Offer Package.
  • Emergency medical evacuation and repatriation insurance coverage.
  • Reimbursement for expenses related to obtaining any required visas and/or work permits.

    For a detailed job description and information on how to apply, visit: The School for Field Studies Internships Website

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