Conservation and Outreach Intern: Utah

Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter
Park City, UT
Job Category
starting at $12/ hour, commensurate with experience
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
This internship will be involved with a wide range of activities and projects at the organization and will report to the Executive Director. This person will assist with conservation and restoration efforts on the Preserve as well as nature interpretation in the EcoCenter, at community events, and on the Swaner trails, During the course of this internship, the intern will experience a wide range of conservation projects and outreach opportunities, making this the perfect internship for a student who wants the opportunity to explore a variety of career options or refine their interests in the environmental or non-profit field. The Conservation and Outreach Intern will: Gain hands-on experience in implementation of restoration and land management projects, including identification of native and non-native plant species. Gain an understanding of the complex issues surrounding community conservation including local partnerships, conservation easements, and recreational use. Develop outreach and interpretation skills, enabling the intern to effectively communicate and teach about the natural world. Learn about non-profit organizations and management, the day-to-day operations of a community center, and the many facets of USU Extension work. Responsibilities Assisting with a broad range of land management and habitat restoration projects such as installation of streambank revetments on East Canyon Creek, fence installation and repairs, trail camera deployment and monitoring, and management of noxious weed species on the Preserve including pulling and monitoring. Working at the EcoCenter exhibit hall interacting with visitors, as well as assisting with guided Preserve tours and lectures. Creating interpretive materials to educate visitors and trail users about the Swaner Preserve. Assist with social media content associated with their work.
Candidates must have a positive attitude, be willing to learn, work well as part of a team and independently, and enjoy working outdoors. Candidates must be professional in interactions with staff, volunteers, and the public as a representative of USU Extension and the Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter. A commitment to outdoor education and conservation. Coursework relevant to the fields of habitat restoration, conservation, wetland science, ecology, science communication etc. An outgoing, optimistic, and can-do attitude. Ability to work in a wide variety of environments and weather conditions. Basic proficiency with Microsoft Office products. Job offer contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Experience in habitat conservation or field work is a plus. Ability to speak Spanish is a plus.
Contact Person
Rhea Cone
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