The duties of the internship include identifying, removing and monitoring invasive plants; preparing and maintaining native planting sites; and photographing and downloading photos of native pollinators onto inaturalist. Removal of invasives will include but not be limited to operating a weed whacker, using a variety of hand tools, installing tarps for solarization and cutting Phragmites. Other duties will involve conducting vegetation transects, maintaining detailed field notes, analyzing data and writing a final project report. The intern will census the Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly population and educate and supervise volunteers.
Start date flexible. Late May preferred.
We are looking for a highly motivated recent college graduate or current student in Environmental Sciences, Biology or a related field with interest in invasive plant management and identification of pollinators. This person should be able to work independently and be physically capable of performing manual labor during hot weather. Experience in identifying insect pollinators, plants, birds and conducting field surveys are preferred, but training will be provided for all aspects of the position. The individual should have good communication skills and work well with volunteers. The most important qualifications are a strong work ethic, positive attitude to problem solving and desire to learn.