• Botany • Construction/Maintenance • Conservation Education • Natural Resources Planning • Weed/Invasive Species Control
Vegetation Monitoring Internship
National Park Service, Inventory & Monitoring Program, San Francisco Bay Area Network - Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA)
Application Due Date: Ongoing
Job description: The San Francisco Bay Area Network of National Parks is seeking two interns to assist with implementation of the Plant Community and Invasive Plant Early Detection Monitoring Programs. The interns will work primarily in GGNRA and Point Reyes National Seashore, but may also make visits to Pinnacles National Park, Muir Woods N.M., and John Muir National Historic Site. Duties include field data collection using GPS units and tablets, assisting with invasive plant surveys, conducting point-line intercept monitoring, locating remote sites using GPS, installing permanent plot markers, taking photographs, scanning and pressing plant specimens, and data entry in Microsoft Access and online databases. Interns must be able to work full days in difficult field conditions which may include strenuous hiking and manual labor in rugged terrain and adverse weather conditions, with exposure to poison oak, ticks, and other biting insects. Although we will provide protective equipment, please do not apply if you have any hesitation about these matters.
Preference will be given to applicants who have taken courses in plant taxonomy, field botany, and/or vegetation sampling. Please specify in your application if you have relevant course work. A valid driver's license is required. A federal background check must be completed if you are selected for this position. Interns are provided $30 per day for living expenses and free dormitory-style housing is provided in the Marin Headlands at Fort Cronkhite, Sausalito, CA.
Term: The internship will start in April 2018 and end in September 2018.
For more information about the Inventory and Monitoring Program of the San Francisco Bay Area National Parks, please visit: http://science.nature.nps.gov/im/sfan/
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Bunk House Description: Shared park housing is provided.