About the Internship Position:
Save The Bay seeks a highly motivated individual to support Save The Bay's Habitat Protection and Restoration Program in a statewide assessment of salt marsh conditions. Save The Bay is working in coordination with a number of state and federal entities to assess the extent to which rapid sea level rise is impacting our coastal marshes. A GIS intern will assist in assessing those impacts easily documented in aerial photos as well as buffer condition. This internship is an excellent opportunity for a driven individual to have a hands-on role in ecological restoration efforts, to gain an understanding of practical GIS applications in "real world" projects, and to receive experience with database and project management and environmental problem-solving techniques.
Photo-interpretation of salt marsh vegetation and manmade alterations Buffer condition assessment Ground-truthing to verify photo interpretation in the field Deliverables include shape files, and digital georeferenced photosQualifications:
College students, recent graduates, graduate students or beginning professionals working towards or having obtained a BA/BS or higher degree in biology, education, marine studies or related field. Grade point average of 2.75 or higher out of 4.0 A demonstrated commitment to the local environment Computer experience (MS Office, database spreadsheet)
A positive attitude and ability to work in a team environment Demonstrated commitment to ecological restoration Strong GIS skills; conversant with GIS applications, including ArcGIS 10 Undergraduate or graduate classes in GIS, botany or plant taxonomy, or work related experience Excellent communication/writing skills, & field experience preferred Strong communication and writing skills. Must have ability to occasionally work independently and have initiative. Well organized and efficient Work well in a high-energy, fast paced environment. Willing to do some manual labor, lifting, and get dirty.
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