04 Aug Refuge Outreach and Management Intern
Website USFWS National Wildlife Refuge
Start Date: September 15,2022- January 15, 2022 (Approximate)
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Application August 28, 2022
Environment for the Americas seeks to engage ethnically and racially diverse young professionals in natural resource careers.
Location: Liberty, TX
•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
•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.
•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!
•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.