Texas A&M Natural Resource Institute (NRI)
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Salary: $3,700—4,100/month (varies based on geographic location)
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Further your studies and learn about career opportunities with Department of Defense (DoD) while providing natural resource management support to the United States Air Force (AF) in support of the implementation of installation Integrated Natural Resources Management Plans (INRMPs). Current natural resource undergraduates and/or recent graduates are needed to assist Air Force installations with the implementation of projects related to the stewardship of natural resources. A unique internship program is available offering 15 internships for current or recently graduate students beginning this summer/fall on AF installations across the country. These internships offer a wide variety “hands-on” experiences through INRMP projects in the following areas: * Fish and Wildlife Management: fish and wildlife surveys, population monitoring, habitat mapping, invasive species control and management; * Threatened and Endangered Species Management: species inventories, population monitoring, habitat mapping, and assistance for implementing conservation requirements; * Outdoor Recreation Management: administration of hunting, fishing, and other authorized outdoor recreation activities; * Conservation Program Planning Support; * Forest Management: survey and update data; * Wetlands Protection and Management: Inventory and restoration; * Protection of Coastal and Marine Resources: habitat mapping, inventory, and analysis; and implementing shoreline habitat restoration projects; * Livestock Grazing and Agriculture Outleasing: includes monitoring the effects of grazing on native ecosystems and sensitive species; * Outdoor Recreation: monitoring recreation activities, maintenance of interpretive nature trails and recreation sites; * Land Management: introducing native plants in landscapes, invasive species control, urban forest management, and soil erosion control Start and End Dates: Internships are schedules to start this summer and through the fall of 2018. Time periods vary from 3-6 months based on installation and student availability. Locations: LOCATION; NO. OF PERSONNEL; FOCUS AREA Columbus AFB, MS; 1; All Natural Resources Eglin AFB, FL; 4; Wildlife Management (2) and Forestry (2) Holloman AFB, NM; 1; All Natural Resources JB Elmendorf-Richardson, AK; 2; Wildlife Management JBLE-Eustis, VA; 1; Wildlife Management JBLE-Langley, VA; 1; Wildlife Management and Forestry Joint Base San Antonio, TX; 1;All Natural Resources Little Rock AFB, AR; 1; All Natural Resources Robins AFB, GA; 1; All Natural Resources Shaw AFB, SC; 1; Wildlife Management and Forestry Tinker AFB, OK; 1; All Natural Resources
Required Qualifications Natural resource students (both current and/or recently graduated college students) to assist AF installation natural resources managers with biological field work tasks needed to implement INRMPs. Program would provide opportunities for current and/or recently graduated college students to gain entry-level experience into natural resources management on DoD lands. Prospective student must have the: * Ability and willingness to work on Air Force property * Ability to work independently and as part of a team * Ability to work in the field to include rough trails * Be physically fit and ability to lift heavy items (50lbs) and work outdoors for 4-6 hours on your feet in a variety of weather conditions * Safely handle a variety of manual and power tools and equipment * Dress in appropriate field clothes and footwear for varying weather conditions * Ability to pass criminal background checks and drive a motor vehicle (current state driver’s license) * Successful candidate must be able to demonstrate US citizenship. Application: To apply, send the following documents via email to 1. Resume 2. Statement of Qualifications (<1 page letter addressing qualifications described in announcement). Letter must include desired location(s) and preferences for work. 3. Three professional references including name, phone number, and email address for each. 4. Current college transcript (unofficial copy fine) About Us: The Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute (TAMU-NRI) was established in 1978 and operates as a unit of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. TAMU-NRI’s work focuses on the conservation and management of natural resources through interdisciplinary and applied research, partner engagement, and land stewardship.
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Tiffany McFarland
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