02 Jan Pollinator Inventory Protocol Manager (DHA)
Website Washington Support Office
Start Date: May 15, 2023
End Date: August 4th, 2023
**To qualify for a DHA position, applicants must be between the ages of 18-30 and be enrolled in a 4-year institution of higher education in the semester FOLLOWING the internship (Fall 2023).
Compensation: $720/week paid biweekly. Travel costs to the site and back home are covered by the program.
Application Due: February 6th, 2023
A car is required
*Must be available for a one year extension following original internship dates
The Latino Heritage Internship Program seeks to engage ethnically and racially diverse young professionals in natural resource careers.
Must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.
All interns must be fully vaccinated for covid-19 prior to the start of their internship.
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Project Description: The Pollinator in National Parks project will inventory pollinator diversity within 20+ parks over the next five years. All inventorying will happen using noninvasive, citizen science field methods. LHIPs on the project will participate in remote AND/OR in-person training to prepare staff for summer sampling in their local park(s). These Interns will act as the primary “testers” of pollinator protocols material, providing feedback to the project manager on the effectiveness of sampling techniques conveyed through a protocol document. Employees will facilitate with field sampling collections and database management to generate species lists (presence, absence that are QAQC and reflective of IMD data management requirements). This includes learning more about the species guides for park regions (including species absences), and curating databases for NPS accessioning purposes. Pollinator sampling will focus on bumble bees and butterflies. Interns will need to travel to several National Park units over the length of their internship. They will learn sampling design, insect capture techniques, the pollinator pilot protocol and species guides, practice and then implement the protocol in their park and selected sites, manage the data collection, and access this data for NPS purposes.
Because this project includes extensive field sampling, the candidate must be willing to be outside for most of the day, hiking long distances in remote areas on foot while carrying up to 45 lbs of field equipment.
Interns selected for the NPSCF Program should possess:
- Willing to work in field teams, and must be amenable to working in remote locations without cell service
- Will spend some of their field sampling period in campgrounds, so a willingness to camp in a tent is required
- Macro-photography skills, GPS skills, and field sampling skills are handy, but not required. Training will be provided
- The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent legal resident (“green-card-holder”) between the ages of 18 and 30 years old, inclusive, or veterans up to age 35
- Security background clearance will be required.
Physical/Natural Environment: Parks will vary depending on the Pollinator field sampling season, but for the upcoming 2023 field season, they will most likely be sites located in the Intermountain/Pacific West region. Elevation ranges from 1000-8000 ft. in elevation, with varying weather conditions depending on the parks. Most parks have grocery stores (at least smaller markets) and hospitals within 20 minutes of driving. For the Intermountain parks (DINO and FOBU), there are nearby Latino communities/neighborhoods, as well as the potential for a LHIP in DINO for the 2023 field season. Crews coming from CSU will also have students from the LSAMP program, which engages students from diverse backgrounds within the Rocky Mountain region (typically Latino/Latina students given school demographics).
Work Environment: Because this project includes extensive field sampling, the candidate must be willing to be outside for most of the day, hiking/on one’s feet, and carrying field equipment. The applicant must be willing to work in field teams. The candidate may spend some of their field sampling period in campgrounds, so a willingness to camp in a tent is required
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