Natural Resources Intern #32135
Position Type: Internship
Open until Fri, March 5, 2021 expired
Work Hours: 20-40
Location: Cedar City, UT
Schedule: 4-10 schedule
Monday - Thursday 7am-5:30pm
Dates: 05-17-2021 - 04-29-2022
Agency: United States Forest Service
Location: Cedar Breaks National Monument
The selected intern will work with and learn alongside several Resource Management Divisions within the park: Native Vegetation, Exotic Vegetation, and Wildlife. Intern will typically work with each separate group 1-2 days/week on a rotation.
The Resource intern will function as integral member of the resource management staff at Cedar Breaks. The intern will be primarily responsible for managing the resource needs of Cedar Breaks National Monument. The resource includes plants, animals, water, wilderness, and cultural. The intern will be expected to work across disciplines and demonstrate the ability to collaborate well with others. The mentor will lay out goals and objectives as well as provide guidance to complete projects at Cedar Breaks. The intern should possess some knowledge of physical science and biology disciplines and techniques.
- Collecting weather data daily and report to National Weather service database.
- Become proficient at plant identification.
- Become proficient in mapping and using GIS software.
- Identify and remove invasive plant species in native meadows.
- Mapping Invasive plants throughout the park to get baseline of infected area.
- Native Seed Gathering/ Planting to restore damaged vegetated areas.
- Perform wildlife observations and record data using game cameras.
- Working with interpretive staff during festivals
- Assisting with the visitor use trends that will help determine the amount of time visitors spend in the park, where they go, what they do.
- Planning and leading trips into the Cedar Breaks recommended wilderness to collect and report data.
- Winter Recreation: Snowshoeing, snowmobiling into park and wilderness areas monitoring the resource and visitor use
- Maintain boundary and trail markers during winter use.
- Informing visitors on how to protect the Park’s resources
This Position requires an interest or experience in Natural Resource related fields. The ability to preform strenuous physical exertion including but not limited to, hiking, lifting, carrying, bending, walking, and standing. Most work will be preformed outside in a range of temperatures and weather conditions. May be required to lift 50-100 lbs. It requires good oral and written communication skills and candidates must be interested in learning how to care for various aspects of the agency through hands-on, mind-on projects; be able to work on tasks independently and as part of a team; and work in outdoor and indoor settings throughout the summer and winter months.