Yellowstone Winter Wildlife Ecology Program Field Intern – Montana

Agency
Ecology Project International
Location
Missoula, MT
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
Upon completion of training, $175 USD/week for Sunday-Saturday periods where the intern works at least one day, for the duration of the contract period.
Last Date to Apply
10/04/2017
Description
Ecology Project International (EPI) is hiring field interns to teach field-based science/conservation/environmental educational programs for middle and high school students. We are currently hiring for the 2018 winter Yellowstone wildlife ecology program season. EPI is an international non-profit organization dedicated to addressing critical conservation issues through field-based partnerships between local experts and high school students. We engage adolescent youth from local communities and visiting youth from other regions in applied conservation hands-on science and conservation as they learn about and help protect threatened species and habitats. Through EPI’s programs in five countries throughout the U.S. and Latin America, teens are inspired and empowered to engage in conservation efforts at home and worldwide to become the next generation of conservation leaders. More information can be found at www.ecologyproject.org. Field interns, as a member of a three person field team, guide students in the preparation of all meals in the field, maintain EPI field equipment, transport students, lead students in leadership activities/games, and support field instructors in conducting all courses. As the internship progresses, interns will be called upon to provide relevant ecology and science lessons to students.
Qualifications
Required: • Some teaching or mentoring experience, preferably with middle or high school age students; • Enthusiasm for working with student groups in remote areas; • Experience camping and living in outdoors, especially preparing meals for large groups on camp stoves; • Must be willing to work hard and actively participate as part of a team; • Valid driver’s license with an insurable driving record; • Must be physically fit and capable of participating in intense physical labor including, but not limited to: ability to lift 50 pounds, spend 8-10 hours a day in all weather conditions (e.g., sun, heat, wind, cold, snow, etc.) and hike up to 5 miles a day with a day pack and equipment, ability to conduct repetitive hand and arm motions, and able to maneuver in tight spaces, including bending and kneeling; • Legally able to work in the US; • English fluency; • Minimum 21 years of age. Preferred: • Knowledge of the Rocky Mountains/Intermountain West, especially the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem; • Field research experience; • Current Wilderness First Responder and CPR certifications; • Undergraduate coursework or bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, environmental science/studies, or related field. Applications will be accepted through October 4th. For a complete job announcement and to access the application visit http://www.ecologyproject.org/about/jobs/. Applications can only be submitted online.
Contact Person
Rachel Garwin
Contact eMail
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