Planning and Environmental Intern: New Mexico

Conservation Corps New Mexico
Carlsbad, NM
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$520 weekly stipend; $200 weekly housing allowance
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Start/End Date: Summer 2023 – Fall 2023/Winter 2024 Term Length: 36 weeks Stipend: $520/week Reports To: Ty Allen, Assistant Field Manager -- Resources Location: BLM Carlsbad Field Office (620 E Greene St, Carlsbad, NM 88220) Status: 1200-hour AmeriCorps Service Term Benefits: Housing allowance $200/week; Professional development funds $1,000; AmeriCorps Education Award $4,546 and Public Lands Corps Certificate* - both with successful completion of the internship; health insurance eligible Conservation Corps New Mexico, a program of Conservation Legacy, aims to continue the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930's. CCNM is focused on connecting youth, young adults, and recent era military veterans with conservation service work projects on public lands. CCNM operates programs across southern New Mexico and western Texas that engage individuals and strengthen communities through service and conservation. The CCNM Las Cruces office manages the Individual Placement Program. Position Summary: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Carlsbad Field Office (CFO) manages more than 2 million acres of America’s public lands and roughly 3 million acres of its subsurface mineral estate for the benefit of current and future generations. To guide efforts, Resource Management Plans (RMPs) are developed that serve as blueprints to keep public landscapes healthy and productive. The Planning Program coordinates the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of land use plans and subsequent National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) requirements. The program also provides planning and NEPA support to several other programs: Wildlife, Cave Resources, Hydrology, Recreation, Archaeology, Rangeland Management, Fluid Minerals, Renewable Energy, Realty, and Geology; and also supports the management team. The intern will largely work with interdisciplinary teams, including project leads and natural and cultural resource specialists and will play a key role in overseeing the BLM’s NEPA National Register, best known as ePlanning. They will assist in a variety of projects and will participate in a variety of meetings with interdisciplinary teams that may include contractors, community leaders and other stakeholders’ participation. The work also includes field work with interdisciplinary teams and BLM training opportunities. Intern will benefit the local community by ensuring that quality scientific data are used to support management decisions for local public lands. Essential Responsibilities and Functions: Work with the Planning and Environmental Specialist to gain an understanding of the job that they will be performing as well as learn the NEPA process. Work with other Resource Specialists within the office to learn the resources on the ground and identify resources that would need to be protected. Receive mentorship from the Planning and Environmental Specialist on day-to-day duties. Create and present report to supervisors at the end of the term, highlighting work and what was learned throughout the internship. Other opportunities may arise to address related interests the interns may want to pursue.
Minimum Qualifications: Experience in a program (minimum BA/BS) with a focus in Environmental or Land Use Planning, Natural Resources, Ecology, or a related field. Strong writing and editing skills Demonstrate strong organizational skills, have experience working as part of a team, and be able to work well with others in a professional setting Applicants should have a general understanding of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Preferred Qualifications: Effectively communicate ideas and concerns as they arise directly to supervisors, colleagues, and organization staff. Ability to drive an off-road vehicle on rugged and/or unimproved gravel or dirt roads. Familiarity with hot, desert environments.
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