Sustainability Analysis- Intern

  • North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
  • North Carolina Museum of Art, Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC, USA
  • Feb 09, 2018
Internship- Paid Biology - Ecology Communication - Public Outreach Conservation/ Natural Resources Sustainability Urban Forestry

Job Description

The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) is a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.  The statutory purpose of the Museum is to acquire, preserve, and exhibit works of art for the education and enjoyment of the people of the State, and to conduct programs of education, research, and publication designed to encourage an interest in and an appreciation of art on the part of the people of the State [GS 140-5.12]. The state's art collection spans more than 5,000 years, from ancient Egypt to the present, making it one of the premier art museums in the Southeast.  With a 164-acre campus, the museum also has the distinction of being the nation's largest art museum park with an extensive trail system that connects to the 63-mile Capital Area Greenway through the city of Raleigh.   Facilities include two main museum buildings, a large outdoor performing arts facility, parking lots, bike trails, and greenways.

Description of work
Project Objective: Complete a master plan to direct the management of non-native invasive plant species within the 48-acre forested portion of the Museum Park. 

Major Tasks to be Performed:

  • Field inventory of non-native invasive plant species using a GPS unit 
  • Create maps of invasive species locations in the park and analyze results using GIS software
  • Using research and the findings of the inventory, assist Museum Staff with writing an Invasive Species Management Plan for this 48-acre woodland.

Final Product or Outcome Anticipated: An Invasive Species Management Plan that will be used as a living document to guide invasive species control in the Museum Park.  This document will also be used to secure funding to support the monitoring and treatment of the invasive plant species identified in the management plan.  Intern will complete a presentation of their findings to interested stakeholders.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

  • Applicants with a strong work ethic, positive attitude, and desire to learn will be preferred over experience alone.
  • Working knowledge at a beginner's level of common software applications (e.g.; Word, Excel, Web browsers), GIS, GPS, and databases.
  • Ability to communicate clearly via written, spoken, and graphical means.
  • Beginner's level ability to identify local flora and invasive plant species
  • Must have good oral and written skills
  • Must attach cover letter and transcript
  • Must be a current student attending a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) or a Minority Institution of Higher Education (MIHE) in the state of North Carolina.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

  • Student studying Environmental education, Communication, or related field. 
  • Students studying Natural Resource Management, Ecology, Environmental Science, Biology or related field will also be considered. 

Closing date and time: 3/2/2018 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time 

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Job Level



Government- State/Provincial


$15.00 Hourly