Natural Resources Intern (4 positions available)

  • Northwest Youth Corps
  • Lost Creek Lake, Oregon, USA
  • May 29, 2018
Internship- Paid Biology - Ecology Conservation/ Natural Resources

Job Description

Position Summary: Summer 2018 - The Army Corps of Engineers is currently recruiting for four interns that will support natural resources management and interpretive programming at Army Corps Lands based at Lost Creek Lake but service sites also include other Rogue River Basin Projects including Elk Creek and Applegate Lake

Duties and Responsibilities: Major duties are related to assisting the project natural resource management personnel in the implementation of upland prairie and wildlife habitat restoration, invasive species management, fisheries management, trail construction and repair, and other monitoring and management activities at Rogue River Basin. Interns will assist in the following areas: conducting field surveys to collect data on such items as rare, threatened and endangered plants; fish and wildlife populations, planting and monitoring the success of restoration plantings, invasive and non-native species management and recording of locations using a hand-held GPS unit, propagation and maintenance of the native plant nursery, native seed collection, trail and park maintenance, coordinating and directing the work of volunteers and work crews for weed management and native planting, and will assist in planning and execution of special events. In addition, 25%-50% of the intern’s time will be supporting the operation of the nature center, performing guided hikes and nature programs to the public, and assisting with children’s environmental education programs.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Ability to work outdoors in remote settings and inclement weather on uneven ground
  • Willingness to work independently in an outdoor setting
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 30 lbs
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good written and verbal communication skills and a positive attitude
  • Knowledge of Excel spreadsheets and Microsoft Word
  • Willingness to submit to a government background survey
  • Current driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Must be comfortable riding in and working from a boat

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Northwest natural resources and plants.
  • Coursework in biology and strong interest in botany and conservation
  • Previous experience using GPS units and ArcView GIS

Terms of Employment:

  • Four AmeriCorps members will serve a term of service (length dependent on commitment of hours). Starting date is negotiable to accommodate student schedules. Time commitment is a minimum of 450 hours to be served between mid-June and September, 2018.

Program Benefits: $3,078.49 total living allowance divided monthly, a $1,538.36 education award upon completion of the 450 hours of service and/or position requirements. The living allowance and education award are taxable. Members are responsible for providing their own housing and food. Service eligibility is contingent upon the results of a criminal and driving background check.

To Apply: Please visit and click on “Apply Now” below the Army Corps of Engineers (Lost Creek) internship. If you have questions about the internship, please contact Jesse Brownlee Natural Resource Manager

If you have AmeriCorps related questions, contact Andrew Tagge Conservation Internship Coordinator

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$3,078.49 total living allowance divided monthly, a $1,538.36 education award upon completion of the 450 hours of service