SUMMARY: American Conservation Experience, a Non-Profit Conservation Corps based in Flagstaff, AZ, in partnership with the National Park Service, is seeking THREE Exotic Plant Management Interns to dedicate 44 weeks in support of the NPS Southeast Coast Exotic Plant Management Team (SEC-EPMT). The purpose of the SEC-EPMT is to provide support to partner parks in the management, control and eradication of invasive, exotic plants and forest pathogens. These internship positions are intended for conscientious, enthusiastic, individuals with a background in any aspect of natural resource management. Individuals applying for these positions should be aware these positions involve extensive travel within the southeastern US.
LOCATION: The Southeast Coast Exotic Plant Management Team is based at Congaree National Park outside of Columbia, SC. This park protects the largest contiguous tract of old growth floodplain hardwood forest in the southeast. Field projects will be conducted in ~15 National Park units in the Southeast Region.
LOCATIONS INCLUDE: North Carolina (Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Cape Lookout National Seashore, Moores Creek National Batttlefield), South Carolina (Congaree National Park, Charles Pinckney National Historic Site, Fort Sumter National Monument), Georgia (Kennesaw Mountain National Military Park, Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Ocmulgee National Monument, Fort Pulaski National Monument, Fort Frederica National Monument, Cumberland Island National Seashore), and Horseshoe Bend National Military Park in Alabama. The team will visit several, not all, of these parks during your internship.
Project Partner Website: For more information regarding the SEC-EPMT, please visit the NPS website at: http://www.nature.nps.gov/biology/invasivespecies/EPMT_teams.cfm. For more information on the ACE Internship Program, please visit: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/174017.html
Must be a US Citizen and Permanent Resident
Must be 21 years old or older
Must be open to varying and flexible schedules
Must be able and willing to serve outdoors in varying weather conditions and participate in often strenuous physical labor
Must be physically fit and have the ability to carry up to 40-lbs up to 5 miles over steep terrain for up to 10 hours/day
Must have a valid driver's license, provide documentation of a clean driving record, and have a personal vehicle (personal travel for your 6 days off!)
Have strong back, knees, and ankles (if you have preexisting injuries this job will exacerbate them, and endanger you)
Must at times serve in poison ivy infested landscapes (if you have strong reaction to this, beware!)
Must live in tight quarters with small group of people (if you need your own space, this internship cannot provide it!)
Ability and willingness to undergo a federal criminal background check is required
Proficiency in English is required