Start Date: June 1, 2021
Program Duration: 12 – 18 months
Compensation: $ 15 per hour
Housing: cost-free housing
Number of Positions Offered: 4
Host Company Description:
The host company is a wilderness research institute dedicated to the development and dissemination of knowledge needed to improve the management of wilderness, parks, and similarly protected areas. It is a research arm of several federal agencies aiding in wilderness management or research responsibility – the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, and the U.S. Geological Survey. The aim of research is to evaluate trends in wilderness character which indicate the outcome of management actions and success at preserving wilderness character.
- To apply for the Internship program, you must be an undergraduate student of Wilderness Management, Protected Area/Natural Resource Management, Recreation Resource Management, Conservation, Social Science, Environmental Policy, Natural, Biological and/or Physical Science OR a recent graduate starting the program within 12 months of graduation.
- To apply for the Trainee program, you must hold a bachelor’s degree in Wilderness Management, Protected Area/Natural Resource Management, Recreation Resource Management, Conservation, Social Science, Environmental Policy, Natural, Biological and/or Physical Science and at least 1 year of work experience OR be a career professional of 5 or more years in related field.
- Deep interest in wilderness/resource management and the U.S. Forest Service
- Outstanding English, written and oral communication skills
- Research skill and attention to detail and organization
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively on projects, a high degree of initiative
- Understanding and ability to use GIS is a plus
- Results-oriented with the ability to set and follow realistic goals and objectives
- Flexibility to adapt when faced with changing needs and priorities
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office, comfort with technology
- Ability to travel to training and remote field locations (travel provided), and to relocate if necessary
- (assistance not provided).
- Must have a valid driver’s license, a personal vehicle is highly suggested for travel to the location and off-day travel
Training Duties Include:
The program is based in locations around the country, with a significant amount of travel within their base region. The training is roughly eighty percent office based and twenty field-based and is performed at U.S. Forestry Services offices to directly support the goals of a collaborative wilderness character monitoring. The program participant will:
- Receive training in remote locations, residing in dorms
- Coordinate meetings with resource specialists and line officers to gather information regarding wilderness character
- Research, compile, and analyze legislative and administrative historical data per wilderness area
- Travel to and into wilderness areas
- Select indicators relevant for each wilderness area to monitor wilderness character over time
- Compile and analyze data for selected monitoring indicators and complete a baseline assessment for wilderness character monitoring
- Implement inventory and monitoring strategies for tracking wilderness character
- Write a wilderness character baseline assessment for each wilderness area worked in
- Participate in weekly conference calls.
- Set and meet benchmarks and deadlines for data collection, meetings, and draft and final reports
How to Apply:
- Submit a professional resume with a professional photograph
- Indicate availability dates (start and end dates)
- Indicate this offer number and title
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