• Botany • Science • Weed/Invasive Species Control
Habitat Restoration Intern- LOCALS ONLY
Spend quality time in one of the nation’s most breathtaking and newest national parks by playing an important role in the protection of the unique resources of Pinnacles National Park. Come out and explore the beautiful areas Pinnacles has to offer and participate in invasive plant removal, native seed collection, or habitat restoration projects.
Pinnacles National Park is seeking 1 enthusiastic individuals for an internship with the Habitat Restoration crew. Work schedule will be 40 hours per weekfrom February to July. Duties include invasive plant removal, native seed collection and propagation, collecting and maintaining monitoring data, and mapping using GPS and GIS.
This is a full-time temporary internship position located within the Division of Research and Resource Management at Pinnacles National Park. The intern will serve as part of a crew conducting invasive plant eradication and habitat restoration efforts. Practical knowledge of a wide range of field restoration skills and invasive plant control techniques is desired. An interest and ability to work outdoors in arduous field conditions is required. Housing available with one poistion and one position is for locals no housing available.
Start Date: Late February 2019, 23 week internship
Approximately 90% of this position requires physically demanding work in the outdoors. Crew members must be able to hike up to ten miles per day carrying gear and equipment weighing up to 40 pounds. Work in the field includes exposure to environmental hazards including extremes of temperature and moisture, rattlesnakes, ticks and biting insects, and poison oak. Additional duties (< 10 % of time) may include work on other resource-related projects such as assisting with fire effects, aquatic resources, wildlife resources monitoring, and interpretation-related projects. The incumbent may use computer software applications (e.g., Access, Excel, Word, ArcGIS etc.) to enter, process, assemble, and summarize data, as well as create reports and recommendations from natural resources projects. The ability to work well with staff and a diversity of park partners is required.
Positive attitude and ability to work as part of a team or independently.
Willingness to work outside and hike up to 10 miles per day.
Ability to hike in steep terrain carrying up to 40 lbs of gear/equipment.
Ability to work safely in adverse weather conditions and during exposure to poison oak, biting insects, and rattlesnakes.
Attention to detail.
Must be between ages 18-30.
Must be a US Citizen
• Weekly living allowance ($360/week without housing)
• Eligible for an Americorps Education Award, after 900 hours of service you earn $2,255.24 (pre-tax)
• Explore backcountry areas of the park
• Learn key skills in ecology, botany, and restoration
Please apply by Feb 15, 2019
Please submit a resume, a statement of interest including your availability, and three references to email@example.com For more information call 831-389-4486 x243(Applications received after Feb 15 will be reviewed on a rolling basis.)
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Bunk House Description: For locals only(no housing offered)