Invasive Plant Internship

Apr. 16, 2013

Duties:
Manually remove water chestnut (Trapa natans) from rivers and ponds by hand pulling plant material into canoes; coordinate volunteers in invasive plant removal and mapping; evaluate current control methods; enter and analyze data. The internships are for 8 weeks with a start date in mid June. 

Qualifications:
Ability to work with the public in a professional manner; ability to work with minimal supervision and in a group; a valid driver's license; ability to navigate canoes and kayaks in bodies of water during inclement weather (strong wind, rain, extreme temperatures); and enthusiasm.  Past experience in plant identification; GPS and GIS; and an academic background in botany, wildlife, zoology, or related fields are preferred. 

How to Apply:
Send a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for 3 references to: Eastern Massachusetts NWR Complex, Attn:  Amber Carr, 73 Weir Hill Road, Sudbury, MA 01776 or electronically to Amber_Carr@fws.gov

Hours: 40 hours/week

Wage: $200+/week