Description: East Foundation is seeking two interns for the fall session. Interns are expected to participate in all facets of the Foundation, including Programs, Field Operations, Ranch Operations, and Administration. The goal of the Wildlife Management internship is to equip future natural resource managers with skills in the management of wildlife and range on a large-scale working cattle operation. The emphasis for wildlife interns is to dedicate a majority of their time to understanding wildlife research methods, study design, and application for management. East Foundation Wildlife interns will assist with:
Wildlife surveys, exotic harvests, prescribed burns when available (50% of time)
Interns will gain hands-on experience with wildlife-related fieldwork.
Interns will gain skills in research project development, data collection, and data management
Vegetation surveys for forage standing crop, vegetation composition, cover, and structure (40% of time)
Interns will gain skills in plant identification, vegetation sampling methods, and stocking rate calculations based on available forage. In addition, interns will be taught basic GPS and GIS skills.
Cattle workings (branding, sorting, palpation etc.), inventory, gathering, and rotations (10% of time)
Interns will gain an understanding of stockmanship, handling, ranch economics, and husbandry.
In addition to the duties described above: East Foundation interns can expect to assist with the education and outreach program; management of facilities, infrastructure, security, and service; and in administrative processes.
Qualifications: Juniors, seniors, or recent graduates in Wildlife and Range Management, Natural Resources, or related degree programs are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will be an honest, self-motivated person with a strong work ethic. Applicants should possess strong people skills, leadership qualities, and communication abilities. This position will require working long hours in adverse conditions and lifting objects greater than 50 lbs. Successful candidates must maintain a valid driver's license. Applicants are subjected to background checks. Applicants must be able to use software such as Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, in addition to basic computer skills.
Cindy Pavlicek, Manager of HR and Administrative Services