APUS internship (100%)

APUS-Associazione Protezione Uccelli Selvatici
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APUS offers a position for a remunerated internship (100%) from 1 May to 31 August 2019

APUS is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of wild birds in Italian Switzerland.
The organization main tasks are:

  • Rehabilitation and reintroduction in nature of injured and orphan wild birds
  • Rescue and intervention in problematic situations on the field
  • Protection and increase of colonies/nesting sites in urban areas
  • Projects dedicated to the protection of house martin, barn swallow and swifts
  • Education and information (counselling service, information materials, courses, etc.)

The work is focused on the rehabilitation of wild birds, and is mainly developed at the Rehabilitation Centre at Intragna (Ticino). The stage period in full time is from 1 May to 31 August 2019.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Daily maintenance of the rehabilitation centre (cleaning and maintaining structures)
  • Receiving the birds, assisting in performing initial exams and preparing housing
  • Hand-rearing young birds (hand feeding, prepare and offer food items)
  • Assistance in medication, treatment and tracking the patients rehabilitation progress
  • Participation in rescue operations and other protection actions
  • Support the public call service
  • Assistance to administrative work

Abilities required

  • Is necessary a degree or work experience in natural sciences field (environmental sciences, biology, veterinary medicine or else suitable for the task) – applications that don’t respect this condition won’t be considered
  • No need of specific knowledge in ornithology
  • Identification with the purposes of the association
  • High motivation and commitment, sense of practicality, initiative and responsibility
  • Be methodical, disciplined, persistent (working at the centre can be hard and laborious), and pay attention to detail and recording it
  • Flexibility regarding working hours and long work days, cooperation concerning unexpected problems and emergencies
  • Language: Italian or English (preference will be given to Italian mother language or at least high knowledge of spoken and written Italian)
  • Mother tongue Italian or at least good knowledge of spoken and written language
  • Good general health condition
  • Have a driving licence (preferably with car)
  • Owning a driver’s license and a personal insurance for accidents and injuries

We offer

  • A dynamic job in a particular work field.
  • The remuneration, the free accommodation and use of the shared spaces. The meals are on the intern responsibility.
  • The selected person will receive training and will be guided by experts.

Application process
The most suitable candidates will make part of a selection process divided in two phases: first a personal or Skype interview and second a practical test made at the rehabilitation centre of 1 day and half.
The application, consisting of CV with photo and motivation letter (max. 1 page A4) as PDF files, must be submitted until Friday 15 February 2019, by email to info@apusapus.ch, mentioning the subject „Stage application“.
Other forms of application, incomplete or sent after the deadline will not be accepted.

Eintritt
1. Mai 2019
Firma
APUS-Associazione Protezione Uccelli Selvatici
Via Cavalli 18,Calezzo - 6655 Intragna
Kontakt
Célia Dias
Tel. 0041 78 956 41 38
Bewerbung
bis 15. Februar 2019

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