Refuge Outreach and Management Intern

Website USFWS National Wildlife Refuge

Start Date: September 15,2022- January 15, 2022 (Approximate)

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Compensation: $600/week 

Application August 28, 2022

Environment for the Americas seeks to engage ethnically and racially diverse young professionals in natural resource careers.

Employees for these positions are required to be: 
US Citizens, Legal Residents, or otherwise eligible to work in the US 
Fully vaccinated for COVID-19*
*To the extent required by law, reasonable accommodation will be provided to those unable to be vaccinated.

Location:  Liberty, TX

Work deliverables:

•Interpretation – the intern will assist in carrying out the Junior Ranger program at a local school and in the nearby forest
•Volunteer Projects – Intern will assist with tree planting, trail maintenance, and other outreach events such as fishing days.
•Data collection – Recording, mapping, and updating work performed in databases and with GPS/GIS; reporting volunteer hours; managing tools
and supplies.
•Citizen Science Support – Intern will help promote refuge flora and fauna through iNaturalist, Texas Nature trackers, and eBird.
•Trail Maintenance – Intern will support building and maintaining hiking trails by removing obstructions from trails and placing trail markers on trees.
•Media – Intern will help positively promote the refuge using newspapers, radio, and social media.
•Trapping and handling – Intern will assist with disease surveillance by trapping feral hogs and mosquitoes. The position will require capturing non-venomous snakes, lizards, bugs, frogs, and other specimens for educational purposes.

Required:

•Education/Prior experience in Ecology and or public outreach/education
•Ability to work independently for 8 hours without supervision in remote locations
•Ability to interact with the public in a professional manner
•Must be comfortable performing work duties in hot, humid, mosquito/blackfly habitat and remote conditions
•Ability to work with adults and children from diverse backgrounds
•Ability to use basic computer programs (Microsoft Office Suite, etc)
•Prior experience and/or willingness to handle live animals, including insects
•Strong oral and written communication skills
•Comfortable with the principles of invasive species control
•A positive attitude!
•Personal Computer

Also Desired:
•Strong commitment to the preservation and protection of native plants and wildlife communities on public lands and eagerness to work outside under all  conditions
•Education and/or experience in biological sciences, particularly ecology, environmental studies, and botany
•Ability to work independently and to self-motivate to complete tasks on time
•Knowledge of ArcGIS applications and GPS units
•Pesticide application experience or willingness to learn
•Fluent in Spanish is a bonus

Education and Qualifications: Associate’s, Bachelor’s, or Master’s degree in Botany, Ecology, Education, Forestry, Geography/GIS, Natural Resource Management, Outdoor Recreation, or Wildlife Biology

**Applicants should have personal transportation and must possess a valid U.S. Driver’s License.

To apply for this job please visit environmentamericas.org.

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