Braddock Bay Raptor Research announces the availability of internships for the spring 2023 season.  Information about these internships is listed below.  A PDF version of the information can be downloaded here:  BBRR 2023 Internships

Intern Duties/Opportunities:

Raptor Banding –

  • Assist with raptor banding operations, including lure bird care, station set up and maintenance, data collection, photo documentation
  • Assist with trapping and banding raptors under the supervision of a licensed bird bander
  • Assist with raptor banding data entry

Hawkwatch –

  • Assist with the raptor migration count by spotting and identifying raptors in flight
  • Assist with data entry, both live on-site and at day’s end into the HawkCount database
  • Learn proper raptor identification and count techniques
  • Interpretation and education on site for public visitors and organized groups

Education –

  • Lead or assist with programs on site including owl prowls, banding station tours, and organized field trips
  • Possibility of outreach programming in the community and working with education raptors for this purpose
  • Assist with Bird of Prey Days programming


  • mid-March through mid-May; start and end dates flexible.
  • Part-time – Minimum of 15-20 hours/week (for local, current students). Flexible scheduling.
  • Full-time – Minimum of 30 hours/week (stipend and housing offered). Flexible scheduling but must be available some weekday and weekend hours.


  • For full-time intern only – $200/week. Housing provided if not already living locally.


  • Ability to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions. Proper outerwear and footwear for cold weather is essential.
  • Good communication skills and readiness to work with others.
  • Must have own transportation.
  • Optics in the form of binoculars (at least 8x) will be needed. Spotting scope is helpful as well, but not required.  BBRR may be able to provide if needed
  • Bird and raptor identification knowledge a plus. More training will be provided.

Interested candidates send letter of interest, resume and references to Daena Ford at by February 15, 2023.