Conservation Assistant GLOBE Intern

  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Columbus, Ohio, United States
  • Nov 24, 2016
Temporary Administrative/Environmental Support Climate Change/GHG Forestry GIS Urban Forestry

Job Description

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The Forest Ecological GLOBE intern will be an active participant in our emerging Working Woodlands Program which rewards private forest owners for good forest management practices. By capitalizing on growing interest in forest carbon off-sets, we are able to monetize the standing carbon within forests and work with landowners to develop sustainable forest management plans to generate revenue from both timber operations and the carbon off-set market. Having an intern with forest management experience will greatly help our program meet the deadline of submitting a Forest Stewardship Council forest management plan by Oct. 2017 while also helping us put additional projects in the pipeline. The primary responsibility will be the gathering of data for the development of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Forest Management Plan. This will include creating property boundary maps, developing forest stand maps, gathering environmental data, researching various cultural and social aspects associated with FSC plans, refining and populating a Connect (SharePoint) site to hold the all data. Secondarily, the intern may also conduct field work to assist with a forest management inventory and/or to conduct a forest carbon rapid assessment. As time allows, the intern may also help digitize and organize some of our preserve/stewardship data including organizing and digitizing survey maps, updating preserve maps, GPS/verifying trails and other data in the field, etc. 

All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on January 6, 2017.

To apply, please visit www.nature.org/careers. Position number 44708.
 
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Job Level

Entry-level, Intern (Paid)

Sector

Nonprofit- NGO

Salary

$12.00/ per hour (undergrads) and $14.00/per hour (grad students and recently graduated level students)