Galapagos Intern

So, we’ve decided to hire the local mockingbird. Well, hire is a lose term. Like many student interns and volunteers, he is paid nothing. Science is, after all, a passion, and not a means to get rich. But we cannot exactly feed him peanuts either. Anyhow, here he is setting up our equipment in the field: P1080498
And inspecting the cables to make sure they are connected to the computer:
Looks like he even knows how to add an extension cable: P1080500
If I had had an opportunity to volunteer as a student, I’d have jumped at the chance! I wonder if he knows about IP agreements and has assumptions of co-authorship…please don’t tell research services or HR that we have an unpaid intern who has not had his health and safety training.