• Botany • Natural Resources Planning • Fish/Wildlife • Science • Weed/Invasive Species Control
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The Natural Resource Park Ranger Internship position is located in the Division of Resource Management. Duties include, but are not limited to: collecting water samples, measuring water quality characteristics, inventory of natural resources along the river, evening bat counts, fish and mussel surveys, vegetation surveys, invasive species removal or treatment, pollinator garden maintenance, electro-fishing, GPS/GIS and mapping, outreach with the public regarding park’s resources, data collection and entry, natural resource record keeping.
Applicants need to be currently enrolled in a college or university working towards an undergraduate or higher education degree. Majors can include but are not limited to Biology, Chemistry, Fish & Wildlife Studies, Environmental Studies, Zoology, Hydrology, Environmental Conservation, Geology, and Botany. We are looking for outgoing students who enjoy working outdoors, and are comfortable being in the field with limited access to amenities and cell phone service. Some experience working in the field is preferred, but not specifically required. Experience can be from personal outdoor enthusiasm, coursework, shadowing, previous internships, school related clubs, community work, etc. Because of the nature of the field work performed during this internship, it is important applicants have a positive attitude about potentially getting wet or dirty, as well as working in and around open water and thick vegetation. There are also some physical aspects to this internship; such as lifting, walking on uneven/unpaved rocky surfaces, swimming (possibly), canoeing/kayaking, working from a motorized boat.
All interns will be provided with two weeks of training which includes an orientation to the National Park Service, Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River, First Aid, CPR, and canoe and whitewater rescue training. On the job training is provided by experienced natural resource staff members prior to being in the field.
The Internship position will run from May 11, 2020 through mid-August 2020. Dates are flexible to accommodate school schedules. The park anticipates filling one internship position for 2020. Interns work a 40-hour workweek, with some weekend and evening work. A daily stipend of $30.00 is given for each day worked.
A personal vehicle is required. The intern is responsible for travel to and from school/residence and the park.
This is a uniformed position and the uniform is provided. The intern uniform consists of khaki pants/shorts, a blue polo shirt, and a blue ball cap. As this position requires outdoor work, personal protection equipment and outerwear are also provided. The intern is responsible for bringing suitable footwear for outdoor work, i.e. hiking shoes/boots. If the applicant has personal field gear they would prefer to wear for fieldwork, they are encouraged to bring it with them so that they are comfortable working outdoors. Personal gear will have to meet any safety codes, should they apply (i.e. life-jacket).
For those interested in the Natural Resource Park Ranger Internship email a resume and two letters of recommendation to the Don Hamilton, Chief of Natural Resources: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please place Natural Resource Park Ranger Internship Application in the subject line.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Other Description: Housing will be a shared house or apartment.