Become a Conservation Technician with the Soil and Water Conservation District! This multi-faceted summer experience will give participants a broad skill set useful in any environmental or conservation career.
Conservation Technician Internship Description:
7 weeks in June and July, 2019
We are seeking qualified interns for a summer experience which will be focused on land stewardship, ecological restoration, forest research and conservation practices. This position will provide development of a broad skill set applicable to many environmental science careers, including science communication, field science and multiple types of land stewardship and management. Tasks include site restoration, planting native plants, invasives monitoring and control, trail building and maintenance, data collection for
research and biological assessment. Field study and training sessions in Coastal Maine ecology, botany, invasion biology, forests and climate change, safety, tools and equipment use, restoration and public access infrastructure are provided. The intern will use GPS and GIS mapping technology to characterize and mark invasive plant populations and to do sensitive features delineation. Other responsibilities include writing posts and articles on our findings and inputting and organizing scientific data. The intern will work under the direction of the Waldo County Soil and Water Conservation District based in Belfast, and will also work with several other area environmental organizations. An option to assist Natural Resource Conservation Service staff in the field may be included. Two positions are available for a 7 week commitment. The internship is unpaid, but will include stipends for any work where project funding allows, and free housing if needed. Most work is completed in June and July, with some flexibility based on work or other summer obligations students may have. Optional paid work with partner organizations is available as an extension in late July to early August.
Apply: Students may apply by sending a letter of interest and a resume to aleta.waldosoilandwater@gmail.