Our current internship positions are located in Sichuan, China and internship focus is on collecting data for our Giant Panda Research Program. We typically open each opportunity 6 months prior to the start date. We have future availabilities for:
-August 7th – October 29th, 2017, Gengda. Now Closed.
-August 21st – November 10th, 2017, Bifengxia. Now Closed.
-September 25th – December 17th, 2017, Gengda. Now Closed.
-November 28th – February 10th, 2017-18, Bifengxia. Now Closed.
–January 15th – April 10th, 2018, Gengda. Now Closed.
-May 27th – August 18th, 2017, Bifengxia. Opening Soon.
*All dates are approximate and are subject to change (usually adjusted by a few days).
About Our Internships
PDXWildlife offers exciting and unique internships that help participants reach a range of academic and professional goals. To help our core team of Portland and international staff undertake and manage our programs initiatives, we have developed the PDXWildlife Intern Program. Intern accommodations vary per month and per location. Intern periods can stretch from 1-12 months but most of our intern projects are for a 3 month time period.
Some intern applicants express an interest in undertaking their own small research project, as a dissertation requirement, to obtain extra credits from their university, or simply to gain further experience of planning and executing such projects in a conservation biology setting. We are very happy to accommodate this type of project, and can provide the necessary supervision and guidance both in the planning and execution stages. We can also review other research questions, although acceptance of these would be dependent on identifying an appropriate field supervisor (supplied by PDXWildlife). All interns receive a general orientation and induction course at the start of their visit, after which they are assigned to one of our project staff, though swapping in and out of different projects is also possible.
Typically, our interns will spend about 4-5 hours a day focused on research activities either in the local office, around the neighboring cities or off in the field. During the rest of their time, interns are free to explore the area, improve their language skills, coordinate fun activities with other interns and staff, and mingle with visiting volunteers and researchers.
The PDXWildlife Youtube videos are from two research facilities (Bifengxia & Dujiangyan) where we conduct our research. A video describing Gengda is in the works. The majority of our interns will be at Bifengxia or Gengda. Enjoy the tour.