Internships at Hi Mt. Lookout
About our Internship Program
|Reunion of 2002-2005 Interns|
Beginning in 2002, our interns primarily focused on Condor radio-telemetry. With the advent of GPS tags, the interns have moved to a focus on biotic surveys of the Hi Mountain area.
The current focus of biotic surveys alternates annually between birds and mammals. Pre-established plots are surveyed in riparian, oak-woodland and chaparral communities. Avian surveys are conducted via point counts. Mammal surveys are conducted through live trapping. Both types of surveys are accompanied by point intercept vegetation data from all surveyed plots. These data have resulted in more than a dozen Cal Poly San Luis Obispo senior projects. A number of these senior projects can be downloaded from our Research page.
|Songbird diversity point count map (Pell 2011)|
Our internships are open to all college students and generally run from July 1 to September 30. If you would like more information on the Lookout Internship program, you can fill out the volunteer form here and a member of the Lookout staff will contact you.