The objective of the internship/volunteer position is to provide hands-on learning about the diversity of tasks involved with the management of a National Wildlife Refuge. Work may include habitat restoration and management of wetlands, forests, and grasslands, endangered species management, water level management and monitoring, invasive species control, wildlife surveys, trail maintenance and creation, habitat restoration planning, environmental education, boundary posting, and general maintenance.
The Refuge is seeking an intern/volunteer to work 24 hours per week. Dates and length of internship are flexible between the months of October and May. Housing will be provided.
Patoka River NWR is located in rural Southwest Indiana 30 miles north of Evansville, IN. The Refuge is actively acquiring land, restoring and managing a diversity of habitat types, and is a haven for migratory birds, bobcats, river otters, and numerous threatened and endangered species.
Ideal candidates will have a positive attitude, an interest in natural resources, a willingness to learn new things, flexibility, enthusiasm, and the ability to work as a member of a team with Refuge staff, volunteers, and other partners. The position will primarily involve physical outdoor work in potentially adverse natural conditions including: heat/cold, biting insects, poison ivy, and uneven and wet terrain. The intern/volunteer is required to have a valid driver’s license. A personal vehicle is required for off-duty use.
Further questions please contact Heath Hamilton at 812-749-3199.
To apply please send your resume to (firstname.lastname@example.org) by September 22, 2017.