Student Conservation Association Wildlife Internship near Eugene, Oregon

Agency
SCA intern working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Location
26275 Clear Lake Rd Junction City, OR 97448
Job Category
Internships
Salary
See SCA posting - $260 weekly living allowance plus additional benefits+
Start Date
03/01/2022
Last Date to Apply
08/22/2022
Website
https://www.thesca.org/serve/position/wildlife-intern/po-00732548
Description
Student Conservation Association wildlife intern working in the Environmental Stewardship Section of the Willamette Valley Project (WVP) for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. WVP is a major water resource project responsible for operating 13 dams and managing natural resources and recreation in the lakes and surrounding lands. We manage nearly 50,000 acres in the Willamette, McKenzie, and Santiam watersheds. The Environmental Stewardship section is known for our community partnerships in natural resource preservation and restoration. The intern will assist with monitoring and trapping sensitive wildlife species including the Northwestern pond turtle, Western purple martin, bald eagle, and other species as needed. The primary responsibilities will be turtle nest searching, capture of non-native turtles, collecting GPS and morphometric data, and data entry. Work is focused around lakes in the southern Willamette Valley. Additional duties may include field support of other natural resource programs such as native plant surveys, invasive plant removal, assisting with plant nursery operations, cultural resources monitoring, boundary surveys, or park operations. Last date to apply for internship is Monday, December 06, 2021 at 9:00am (Pacific).
Qualifications
• Ability to work outdoors in remote settings and inclement weather • Interest in wildlife and conservation • Willingness and ability to work well independently and as a team • Ability to lift and carry up to 30 lbs (day pack/bags of soil/plant trays) • Ability to navigate by maps, aerial photos, compass, and GPS • Effective written and verbal communication skills • Attention to detail • A positive attitude • Knowledge of spreadsheets and word processing programs and willingness to bring your personal computer to the office to conduct office work • Willingness to ride in and work from boats • Valid driver’s license and the ability to report on time to the USACE Fern Ridge Lake office The Corps will conduct federal government background check (e-QIP) for intern to have computer access. Apply through the SCA website https://www.thesca.org/serve/position/wildlife-intern/po-00732548 Last date to apply for internship is Monday, December 06, 2021 at 9:00am (Pacific).
Contact Person
Kathleen Smith, Wildlife Biologist
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