BAR HARBOR — Acadia National Park is currently accepting applications for its Raptor Interpretation Internship.

The raptor internship runs from mid-May to mid-October. There is a possibility of two shorter internships — one in the summer and one in the fall, park ranger Sonya Berger said Wednesday in a report.

Priority, however, will be given to applicants who can commit to the full season.

From mid-May through mid-August, the raptor intern observes and interprets the activities of peregrine falcons at Champlain Mountain, a falcon nesting site since 1991.

From late August to mid-October the intern counts and identifies migrating raptors from atop Cadillac Mountain at 1,530 feet.

Berger said the raptor intern engages thousands of visitors at these two sites, interpreting the natural history and conservation measures regarding raptors, and monitoring and collecting resource data.

Candidates should demonstrate proficiency in public speaking, computer skills and knowledge of raptors. In return for 32 hours of work each week, the intern receives a uniform, housing and a $100 weekly stipend.

For more information about this and other internships in the park, contact park ranger Sonya Berger at [email protected] or 207-288-8803.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume and contact information (phone, postal address and/or e-mail) for three references to Raptor Internship, c/o Sonya Berger, P.O. Box 177, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, or send electronically. Applications must be received by March 5.

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