Student interns will assist the LGO staff with all the grant projects and programs through out the summer of 2019.
The Essential duties of this position may change at any time and requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.
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- 110 Sheep Research- Students will assist with gathering market data and analyze the data collected on the meat and wool samples taken. Student will help create reports, collect samples, assist with herd health and shearing schedules.
- 111 INDIGI FEWSS - Assist with Food, energy, water and sustainability projects and program that we organize for the community and allow student to participate in the short courses, seminars and summer internships partnerships with the University of Arizona partners.
- 193 Forest Research - Student will work on establishing and monitoring the research plot in the identified areas of the forest to conduct understory evaluations of the forest. students will be asked to travel and participate in training offered through the Northern Arizona University School of Forestry.
- 113 Shiprock Seedling Greenhouse/ utility development: Student will work on the Shiprock Demonstration Farm to assist with placing in the sewer, water and underground electrical lines for the proposed buildings.
- 212 Tsaile Campus Ag Barn - students will assist with cleaning up the site, site preparation, welding of the sheep barn, etc..
- 106 NWAL FALCON Partnership - 2 students to assist in conducting the Tsaile Wheatfield Watershed study with U of A student intern, Marquel Begay.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
- The internship is open to students of all majors, however students in environmental science, agriculture, and natural resources would be preferred. Students should have basic knowledge of livestock and pet care, rangeland conditions, agricultural activities geared to ranching and farming.
- Skills must include communicating effectively, orally and written. Must be able to present to large audiences, prepare presentation with power point, and prepare handouts. Must be able to communicate well with supervisors, document progress and program development.
- Students must be able to work in an environment that can be physically challenging and work in a team setting to get larger programs established.
Physical Requirements, Work Environment & Travel:
- This position requires working in the hot sun, rain, snow and in the office. Must be willing to work in the fields and with live animals. Must be able to lift for 50 lbs. Will be required to travel utilizing both personal vehicle and willing to travel via airplane to attend conferences and trainings as selected by the Land Grant supervisor.
- Enrolled at Diné College as a full time student spring or fall 2019, summer student. May accept up to 3 non Diné College students depending of availability.
Experience & Education
- Must have been enrolled in either in the spring of 2019, registered for the fall of 2019, or enrolled in 2019 summer sessions at Diné College. Three position will be open to student who are enrolled in another higher institution and must show enrollment or registration of spring of fall 2019.
- Students enrolled at Diné College with knowledge of agriculture (livestock handling, sheep shearing, farming, planting, using farm equipment and have a strong interest in developing programs to address community need or educational opportunities)
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