Invasive Species (Plants) & Restoration Intern-Louisiana

Agency
USFWS/Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge
Location
New Orleans, LA
Job Category
Internships
Salary
200.00
Start Date
01/02/2018
Last Date to Apply
12/31/2017
Website
https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Bayou_Sauvage/
Description
Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge is seeking a qualified individual to assist with a restoration project. Position is open until filled. Minimum of 40hrs/week with shared housing available. Invasive Species (Plants) & Restoration Intern will assist with planning, implementation, monitoring and maintenance of habitat restoration project at Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge. Under supervision of refuge manager the intern will be responsible for assisting with restoration site preparation, assisting with planting native tress, invasive species removal, training volunteers, data collection and entry, and project management. The intern will gain technical skills restoration practices, vegetation monitoring, and volunteer management. Beyond working in habitat restoration interns will all learn about the dynamic inner workings of a complex of refuges in the Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuges complex. Refuge housing is available, if needed, at the refuge's complex headquarters in Lacombe, LA.
Qualifications
• Experience in native (and exotic) plant identification • Interested in restoration practices • Experience collecting, entering, and organizing biological data • Experience in volunteer management • Experience with Microsoft Access and Excel • Strong written and verbal communication skills • Ability to communicate effectively to members of the public • Ability to work independently and organize oneself • Ability to use PC or Mac proficiently (Windows Office) • Valid Driver’s license • Ability to project a positive image with community • Organization skills with attention to detail Please send a resume, cover letter and three reference to refuge manager Shelley Stiaes at shelley_stiaes@fws.gov - Start date/End date is flexible.
Contact Person
Shelley Stiaes
Contact Phone
985-882-2026
Contact eMail
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