AIM Wild Interns will work in a two-person team under the direct supervision of the Project Leader. Interns will assist Project Leads in developing a Non-Native Invasive Species management plan for their respective wilderness areas. Interns will coordinate with AIM Wild staff, volunteers, and U.S. Forest Service staff to gather data for Wilderness Stewardship Performance (WSP) evaluation.
Summary of Essential Job Functions:
• Assist Project Leader in developing Non-Native Invasive Species (NNIS) management plans for Black Fork Mountain, Caney Creek, Dry Creek, Flatside, Poteau Mountain, and Upper Kiamichi Wilderness Areas
• Assist U.S. Forest Service staff, volunteers, and AIM employees in (NNIS) inventory in wilderness areas
• Coordinate volunteers for project work in the Black Fork Mountain, Caney Creek, Dry Creek, Flatside, Poteau Mountain, and Upper Kiamichi Wilderness Areas; including solitude monitoring, NNIS inventory, recreation site inventory, and trail restoration/maintenance
• Competitive candidates are students currently enrolled in a four-year university studying in biology, botany, forestry, natural resource management, environmental education, or related fields.
• Wilderness First AID/Wilderness First Responder certification preferred
• Knowledge of wilderness principles, concepts, policies, and objectives
• Experience with backcountry travel
• Valid state-issued driver’s license
• Ability to coordinate and lead volunteer crews
• Ability to work both independently and with a team, including coordination with AIM Wild and Forest Service staff
• Access to personal vehicle for travel to and from work sites will be required for some positions. Some costs for required travel will be compensated.