Paid Internship in Spain: Bird Census Assistant

Paid Internship in Spain: Bird Census Assistant

Spain 30 Nov 2019
Erasmus Intern

Erasmus Intern

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30 Nov 2019
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Erasmus Intern is offering an internship opportunity in the Spanish oasis of Los Molinos de Rio Aguas as bird census assistant in order to investigate the whole biodiversity of the area. The intern will work with Project Coordinator Dr. Richard Banham who will provide professional guidance and educational potential for the experience. The research can be extended to including invertebrates, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, flora, butterflies, etc. if the intern is interested. It will take from two to six months with a full-time commitment.

Core Responsibilities:

  • The intern will be required to look for previously color ringed birds and accurately record the details of them and their color ringing sequences. 
  • Assist in the ringing of new birds.
  • Taking pictures for recording the flora and fauna.
  • Take accurate daily species and bird counts in the surveyed area.
  • Logging the data into Microsoft Word and Excel files.


  • Basic knowledge of common UK/Western European birds.
  • Background in science, preferably in Ecology, Zoology or similar.
  • Familiarity with camera traps.
  • A laptop and digital camera or smartphone.
  • English: Independent User B2.


Accommodation, lunch vouchers, and others.


Erasmus Intern is part of the STORY project which is a project by the Erasmus Student Network (ESN). ESN is a non-profit international student organization whose mission is to represent international students by providing opportunities for cultural understanding and self-development under the principle of Students Helping Students. ESN has more than 13.000 members in local sections all over Europe working on a volunteer base together with Higher Education Institutions and offering services to 180.000 students per year.

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