Salt Marsh Internship - Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge
One full time intern is needed to support the Land Management and Research Demonstration (LMRD) projects on Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, Maine.
This position requires a strong interest in coastal ecology. Applicants should be able to identify coastal/ estuarine plants and fish using prior knowledge/field guides. Candidates should also be able to conduct field surveys/monitoring for vegetation, fish and environmental conditions and hand removal of invasive plants. The successful applicant will also have basic statistical, GPS and GIS knowledge.
Primary responsibilities (80% of duties) include but are not limited to: tidal marsh surveys and monitoring, data entry and QA/QC, assistance with report writing, and equipment preparation and maintenance. Additional responsibilities (20% of duties) include but are not limited to: providing public outreach and education, habitat restoration and management, and general refuge maintenance /operations. Intern will be required to work some weekends and holidays. Intern must be able to work in small groups and independently with minimal supervision, follow written protocols, be attentive to details, accurately complete datasheets, and have good communication and organizational skills. This position requires the employee to conduct field work in varied conditions (harsh sunlight to light rain, firm to unstable footing, moist to hip deep water), carry moderate loads (30-50 lbs), use hand tools to dig/ pull plants, and exposure to high humidity and biting insects. Intern must possess valid driver’s license.
General requirements: • U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident. • Valid state driver's license. • Must be able to work independently and in small teams; must have good observational skills and communication skills. • Schedule flexibility, including weekend, holidays, and morning/ evening shifts • Willingness to follow federal COVID-19 policies and guidance Benefits: • $250 weekly living stipend • Free co-ed bunkhouse style lodging with laundry and wi-fi on Rachel Carson NWR may be available (as COVID-19 regulations allow). • Professional development, training, and networking opportunities. • Work vehicle and equipment provided
- Cover letter that addresses the listed qualifications for the position of interest.
- Resume documenting your work experience, education, skills, interests, contact information, etc.
- Contact information for three professional references (must include email and phone number for each reference).
- Unofficial copy of current college transcript.
• To be considered, application packet must have all four items combined into a SINGLE PDF file and follow the naming convention above • If applying to multiple positions, you must submit each as its own application package (properly named .PDF) • Selections may begin before the closing date, we recommend applying early. • Candidates are required to participate in a phone/ MS Teams interview.
Bri Benvenuti Biological Technician Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge 321 Port Road Wells, ME 04090 (207) 646-9226 x34 Bri_Benvenuti@fws.gov https://www.fws.gov/refuge/rachel_carson For More Information Contact:
HOW TO APPLY: Email application package(s) as a single .PDF file. to BRI BENVENUTI (Bri_Benvenuti@fws.gov) by 11 February 2022 that includes:
To be clear which internship(s) you are applying for. Applications must be named with internship type and first/last name RCNWR_habitat_LastFirst RCNWR_avian_LastFirst RCNWR_saltmarsh_LastFirst