Duties: Interns will work with Refuge staff on the early detection-rapid response invasive species project at Oyster Bay, Target Rock, Seatuck and Wertheim NWRs. This internship will provide individuals with the opportunity to develop invasive species management skills, including identification, mapping and control. Primary duties include: invasive species surveys and mapping of infestations using Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Geographical Information Systems (GIS); monitoring and control of invasive plants using a variety of mechanical and chemical techniques with a focus on priority species such as water chestnut, Japanese stiltgrass, Chinese silvergrass and black swallow-wort. Other duties include: salt marsh monitoring, grassland restoration, beach nesting bird surveys, public outreach and visitor services, beach cleanups, trail and visitor facilities maintenance and other on-going refuge management activities. Interns will work 5 days a week, including weekends, for a total of 40 hours/week with minimal supervision. Shifts will be limited to 8 hours per day, but must be flexible, sometimes beginning at 6 am and ending at 8 pm. A government vehicle is provided for work tasks and a valid driver’s license is required. Position Dates: Start: Early/mid-May; Ending: late August/early September (16 – 18 weeks). Qualifications: A. Required Background: A recent graduate or current student (Junior or Senior status preferred) in wildlife biology or ecology, environmental biology, general biology, natural resources management, or related field; good oral and written communication skills; enthusiastic about field work and interest in working with invasive plants; ability to work well with people; must have good observational skills, be able to work independently and with others, and have a valid driver’s license. B. Desired Background: Experience working with plants or background in botany, or general biology; familiarity with GPS and ArcGIS software; ability to record detailed field observations and experience collecting biological data. Training: On-the-job-training provided by biologists in plant identification and invasive species control techniques. Salary and Housing: Stipend $273/week plus free housing
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