2019 CDC CoE Summer Internship - Collier Mosquito Control District
Overview: The Collier Mosquito Control District (CMCD or, the District) and the CDC Southeastern Center of Excellence in Vector Borne Disease is offering a joint 8-week paid student internship opportunity in mosquito control. Student will be exposed to the principles of integrated mosquito management, mosquito trapping and surveillance, mosquito biology, insect molecular genetics, disease surveillance and taxonomy. This is a 8-week paid internship (40 hrs/week) with an hourly rate of $9/hr and a $1,500/month housing stipend. Internship must be scheduled between May through August, 2019. Intern will be responsible for arranging transportation and housing.
• Must be eligible to legally work in the United States.
• Must be in an undergraduate or masters degree program in a biological science or closely related field.
• The successful applicant will be required to undergo a background check.
• Must have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record.
• Must be able to work a varied schedule including the possibility of weekends and nights.
• Must be able to work independently and keep detailed records.
Work Environment: Research is performed in the laboratory and in the field. The incumbent must often endure and tolerate hundreds of insect bites without the use of repellents. The work requires the ability to work in a variety of outdoor environments to include, but not limited to, forests, swamps, marshes, open fields and roadsides. The position requires the ability to carry heavy loads over rough terrain, considerable bending and stooping and possible eye strain from prolonged use of microscopes and computers. The work also requires above average agility and dexterity in order to perform intricate operations in the field and the laboratory. The incumbent will be exposed to potentially toxic compounds such as insecticides, solvents and oils. While most work will be performed within a normal work day, occasional weekend, evening and early morning work will be required. The following machines are likely to be operated: pickup truck, SUV, small boat with outboard motor, ATV, drill, drill press, circular saw, jig saw, table saw, band saw, grinder, metal shear and metal break. The successful candidate must also be willing to interact in an educational capacity with wide-ranging types of audiences within the community and beyond.
TO APPLY: Send resume/CV and completed job application (www.cmcd.org/job-opportunities/) to: klucas “at” cmcd.org no later than April 1st, 2019.