AmeriCorps – Community Engagement and Restoration Monitoring

  • Trout Unlimited
  • Frostburg, MD, USA
  • Jun 29, 2020
Internship- Paid Biology - Ecology Conservation/ Natural Resources Fisheries - Marine Science - Aquatic Biology

Job Description

POSITION TYPE/HOURS:   40 hours per week – 1 year 1700 hours

The AmeriCorps Member will report directly to Seth Moessinger, Conservation Coordinator for the Western Maryland Initiative. The selected candidate will be tasked with coordinating volunteer opportunities to involve students and community members in on-the-ground conservation.  Volunteer opportunities include tree plantings and invasive plant removal, water quality and aquatic species monitoring.  As an AmeriCorps member, you will also assist Trout Unlimited staff in tracking progress toward the completion of grant deliverables, organizing and analyzing monitoring data, coordinating partner gatherings, and generating media content related to TU’s Western Maryland conservation efforts.  As an AmeriCorps member, you will receive a living stipend in the amount of $14,279 which will be equally divided into 26 pay periods. Upon successfully completing the minimum requirement of 1700 hours and 1-year term of service you will be eligible for the Segal Education award in the amount of $6,195. The educational award can be used at most accredited institutions and can be used towards most student loans and can be held for up to 7 years. The position term is August 16th, 2020 to August 14th, 2021 with an office location in Frostburg, Maryland.


  • Organize volunteer events and opportunities
  • Assist TU staff and project partners in field data collection (e.g. benthic macroinvertebrate, fisheries, pebble counts, stream flow).
  • Create maps detailing TU’s current and planned conservation/restoration efforts
  • Lead spring and fall tree planting efforts for TU’s riparian restoration projects
  • Remove invasive plants at restoration sites using both herbicide application and mechanical means
  • Generate media content while coordinating with TU communications staff

This is not an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities


  • Associate degree in natural resource management or related field. 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Programs
  • Experience entering biological data
  • Experience using ArcMap to create maps and organize spatial data
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to self-motivate and manage time effectively
  • Ability to work in the field under variable weather conditions while tolerating exposure to biting insects
  • Be able to lift fifty pounds
  • Be willing to apply approved herbicides while taking adequate safety precautions to remove noxious plant species
  • Valid Driver’s license and possession of reliable transportation
  • Ability to travel to field sites
  • Applicant must be willing to have a full background check conducted and verified prior to appointment to the position.


  • Bachelor’s degree in natural resource management or related field
  • Skills in social media content generation
  • Basic knowledge of R programing language
  • Experience planting trees and installing tree shelters
  • Experience generating educational programming
  • Experience in benthic macroinvertebrate sampling, pebble counts, in-stream temperature logger deployment


Please send a letter of interest and resume to Seth Moessinger at by July 15th, 2020.  No phone calls please.  Open until filled.

TU is an Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action Employer pursuant to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act & Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistant Act.

TU hires staff without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status or disability.

NOTE:  The filling of this position is pending funding.  TU reserves the right not to fill the position if funding is not made available.

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Job Level



Nonprofit- NGO