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Company/Organization: Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge

Description:

One full time intern needed primarily to assist with invasive plant species inventory, mapping and eradication. Interns will mechanically, biologically, and chemically control invasive plant species within the refuge boundary and monitor areas treated. Assist with biological surveys. Data collection will follow standardized wildlife inventory/monitoring procedures and may include: vegetation surveys, waterbird surveys, invertebrate sampling, and bathymetry surveys.
In addition, assist with water level management actions within refuge impoundments. Other duties as assigned include, but not limited to maintenance, construction, data entry, and office assistance.

Qualifications:

Interns may be working long and variable hours in adverse conditions. Applicants must be in good physical condition, possess valid driver’s license, be able to use kayak, canoe and/or other small non-motorized boats, have good communication and organizational skills, ability to work well with others, live in close quarters, and be an enthusiastic field worker.
Work vehicle and equipment provided. Familiarity with field research techniques, data collection procedures, and computer skills helpful.

Hours:

varies

Length/Availability:

summer

Start Date:

5/1/2014

End Date:

February 1, 2014, 8/31/2014



Deadline:
February 1, 2014
Additional Info:
Free, newly remodeled dormitory style housing is available. Interns are reimbursed for meals and incidental expenses at a rate of $181.50 per week.
Tags:
environment    government    research 
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