Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Invasive Species and Rare Plants intern (paid)
Glen Canyon/Lake Powell near Page, AZ
Application Deadline: Until FilledThis is a summer internship for a Native American student. The intern will support resource management personnel to conduct phased approach restoration projects to remove invasive species and replant with native vegetation. Restoration will be focused on riparian corridors as well as upland areas. The intern will work closely with park staff and other partners to assist in developing restoration plans and restoration monitoring. This intern will learn botanical skills, including plant identification, field sampling techniques, vegetation ecology, rare plant monitoring, and data management and analysis. Through lab, office and field work, the student will help with sampling and assessments of rare plants, monitoring long-term vegetation plots, completing rangeland health assessments, and spring/hanging garden monitoring. Training will be hands-on in the field and office, and will include Excel spreadsheet data management and data analysis with statistical programs including PCORD and SX. There will also be opportunities in learning water discharge and quality field sampling methods,
GPS use, and GIS analysis and mapping.
Contact: Chris Hughes, 928-608-6265, Chris_Hughes@nps.gov<mailto:Chris_Hughes@nps.gov>
Native American Student Summer Employment & Scholarship Opportunity
Locations are negotiable
Application Deadline: April 16, 2010
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is looking for Native American students studying range management, agriculture or natural resources interested in careers with BIA or a Tribe. Eligible students continuing their education after summer 2010 may be eligible for $5,000 in financial aid.
Contact: Brenda Woods-Brown, 785-749-8493, email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> or Elaine Kiefer, 785-749-8427,email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>,Grand Canyon Association Vegetation Program Intern
North Rim, Grand Canyon National Park
Application Deadline: May 1, 2010This internship will support Grand Canyon National Park’s Vegetation Program in the North Rim Developed Area. Most work will be focused in the village area, as well as at established viewpoints, such as Cape Royal and Point Imperial, and along trails. The intern will perform site maintenance, including watering, at restoration sites that were planted in 2008 within the developed zone. They will also work on surveying and removing high priority invasive species throughout the developed areas. The intern will have the opportunity to hike and explore more of the North Rim while collecting seed and cuttings for future restoration projects. The intern will work very independently as the primary representative for the Vegetation Program on the North Rim. The primary objectives of this internship will include: 1) seed and plant material collection, 2) implementing and monitoring restoration projects, 3) inventorying, surveying and mapping native, exotic and rare plant species, 4) removing priority exotic plant species, 5) using GPS units, compasses, digital cameras and multiple data forms to document exotic plant management and site restoration activities, 6) coordinating, educating and supervising volunteer groups to complete the above-listed work.Contact: Laura Jones, email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Grand Canyon Association Archaeology Intern
North and South Rim, Grand Canyon National Park
Application Deadline: May 7, 2010This internship will support Grand Canyon National Park’s Archeology Program in completing archeological surveys, compliance monitoring and ruins preservation on the north and south rims of the park. Projects may include any of the following duties: archeological site inventory survey, archeological site condition monitoring, monitoring park projects near archeological sites, ruins preservation projects, architectural documentation, data entry and file organization.Contact: Laura Jones, email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>