Interns Needed and Cute Onlookers - UPDATE December 27, 2019

Two onlookers looked particularly cute as they watched me work at my desk and I couldn’t help reaching up and clicking the camera. The red squirrel has a long incisor that reminds me of Bucky. I’ll have to keep an eye on him.Red squirrelRed squirrel

We are already looking for interns for 2020. Blue jayBlue jay

Interns help people learn at the Bear Center and have a good time. I hear about it on the streets of Ely from visitors who were there.

Director of Education Judy Thon wrote the following:

It will soon be 2020 and the North American Bear Center is already working on finding 9 interns for the summer and fall of 2020. This is a great opportunity for students in the fields of ecology, biology, environmental sciences, zoology and related fields. They get real life experiences with our four Ambassador bears and small reptiles. They learn animal husbandry, public speaking, presentation skills , teamwork and more. The perks are FREE housing and a $1,500 stipend plus a great line on a resume. The Ely MN area is also a great place to explore the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Superior National Forest. For more information go to our web page:

If you know a student that would be interested in this incredible opportunity forward this Daily Update to them. For more information about the internship program contact Judy Thon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. any questions will happily be answered.

Thank you for all you do.
Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center