• Natural Resources Planning • Weed/Invasive Species Control
Habitat Restoration Team Internship Golden Gate National Recreation Area Position: January 2020 - December 2020
Habitat Restoration Team (HRT) is a National Park Service volunteer stewardship program established in 1987. HRT engages community members to help preserve, restore, and maintain the natural diversity and beauty of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which spans over 80,000 acres of diverse habitats in the San Francisco Bay Area. HRT’s main goal is to control invasive, non-native plants and restore native plant communities in coastal scrub, grassland, wetland, and oak/bay woodland habitats. The internship is primarily field-based and vegetation focused and involves weekly assistance with volunteer restoration workdays located in the Marin Headlands, Tennessee Valley, Stinson Beach, and beyond.
Description of Duties: ? Vegetation management - Conduct invasive plant control work in rugged conditions with hand tools, power tools, herbicide, etc.; outplant native species; assist in seed collection, monitoring, and strategic planning. ? Volunteer management - Help plan and lead volunteer workdays; teach and guide new volunteers through plant identification, vegetation management techniques, site history, and safety; coordinate volunteer group events. ? Data collection - Record, map, and update work performed reports in databases and with GPS/GIS; track and report volunteer hours; inventory tools and supplies. ? Program support - Clean and maintain tools; coordinate schedules and events; create quarterly newsletters for volunteers, attend relevant meetings and trainings regularly. Desired Qualifications: ? Strong commitment to the preservation and protection of native plant and wildlife communities on public lands and eagerness to work outside in all conditions ? Strong desire to engage and educate volunteers from diverse backgrounds on habitat restoration and conservation
? Education and/or experience in biological sciences particularly ecological restoration, environmental studies, plant biology, ecology, or horticulture ? Ability to work in groups and independently with little supervision and self-motivate to complete tasks on time ? Ability to work well in a team; pitches in and contributes to achieving group goals; supports everyone’s efforts to succeed while balancing team and individual responsibilities ? Strong organizational skills, initiative and attention to detail ? An active interest in natural resource management and community outreach ? Ability to work with adults and children of diverse backgrounds ? Ability to use basic computer programs (Microsoft Office Suite, GIS experience not required, but a plus) ? Strong oral and written communication skills ? Experience working with or leading groups and the desire and ability to supervise, train and inspire others ? Ability to work outdoors in varying climate, on steep slopes and carry up to 30 pounds ? A valid driver’s license and a clean, safe driving record; interns will be responsible for driving government vehicles (pick-up trucks) to work sites and routine maintenance Benefits: ? Gain volunteer/natural resource management experience at a popular urban National Park. ? Participate in professional development opportunities through Park Academy Classes and various trainings such as CPR/First Aid, Wilderness First Aid, park orientation and history, flora and fauna, program and field techniques, threatened & endangered species, and more. ? Enjoy and learn about the history, scenery, wildlife, and cultural resources of a spectacular National Park. ? Work with staff and volunteers from diverse backgrounds that share a common interest in preserving and protecting our natural lands while building community. Housing: Dormitory-style Park housing is available. The dorm, located near the HRT office in the Marin Headlands, offers basic accommodations of a furnished private room, shared kitchen, bathrooms and common areas. Interns must sign a housing contract and are responsible for basic chores. Interns in Park housing receive a $225/week taxable stipend. Local applicants (within 50 miles) may not live in Park housing, but receive a $375/week stipend. Stipends are taxable and paid bi-weekly. Terms: 40 hours a week, Sunday through Thursday work schedule, 10-12 month commitment required. Start date is January, 2020. Contact: Please email a thoughtful cover letter and resume to email@example.com More info: (415) 289-1861 http://www.parksconservancy.org/get-involved/volunteer/drop-in-programs/habitat- restoration-team.html
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Other Description: Housing: Dormitory-style Park housing is available. The dorm, located near the HRT office in the
Marin Headlands, offers basic accommodations of a furnished private room, shared kitchen,
bathrooms and common areas. Interns must sign a housing contract and are responsible for
basic chores. Interns in Park housing receive a $225/week taxable stipend. Local applicants
(within 50 miles) may not live in Park housing, but receive a $375/week stipend. Stipends are
taxable and paid bi-weekly.