Ecology Project International (EPI) is hiring a field instructor to mentor and deliver academic content for 12 Bitterroot Wildlife Internship program high school interns this summer.
The Bitterroot Wildlife Internship (BWI) program is a partnership between Ecology Project International (EPI) and MPG Ranch that offers a unique experience for high school students that combines ecological education, conservation service, and hands-on field research at MPG Ranch in Florence, Montana from June-August. Each month-long session will be comprised of six interns. Interns will be paired with MPG staff or affiliates to assist with ongoing research, service, or outreach projects and complete their own related research project. EPI has offered the Bitterroot Wildlife Internship program in conjunction with MPG Ranch since 2014. The field instructor will mentor, supervise, and manage the intern experience.
Bitterroot Wildlife Internship instructors will spend Sunday afternoon-Thursday of each week at the ranch leading interns to complete conservation service projects (approximately 10hrs/week), conduct ecological research (approximately 16hrs/week), and learn about the Bitterroot Valley’s ecosystem (approximately 6 hrs/week). Instructors and interns will camp in a designated campsite on the ranch Sunday-Thursday. Conservation projects on the ranch might include pulling invasive weeds, removing fencing, and gathering native seeds. Potential research involvement includes avian, soil, plant, ungulate, and insect projects. Instructors will also teach Leave No Trace awareness, guide wildlife observation, and mentor the interns in nature journaling.
For a complete job announcement (including required qualifications) and to access the application, visit http://www.ecologyproject.org/about/jobs/.
The deadline to apply is February 14, 2018.
This position is based in Missoula, Montana.