Invasive Species GIS Internship
Clark Public Utilities – StreamTeam & Eradication Nation
Project Location: 8600 NE 117th Avenue, Vancouver, Washington
Start date: Position available part-time starting in late March/early April. Full-time start date flexible, May – October.
The watershed enhancement program at Clark Public Utilities began in 1992 and has grown to become a regionally recognized environmental restoration effort. Since the program’s inception, volunteers from a variety of backgrounds have planted over 740,000 native trees to bring salmon back to Salmon Creek. Unfortunately a variety of non-native invasive plant species threaten these important riparian ecosystems.
The GIS Intern will support the Utilities’ Eradication Nation program. This program is focused on controlling invasive Japanese knotweed and other invasive plant species in the Salmon Creek watershed while engaging volunteers and landowners in the community. The GIS Intern will assist with field activities such as knotweed surveys and control, but will primarily focus on managing and processing GPS data taken in the field. Compensation is dependent on college enrollment. Individuals who have just graduated will also be considered.
Other Duties Include:
The intern will have the opportunity to develop the following skills: invasive plant ecology, taxonomy and identification; invasive species management practices including survey and treatment methods; and experience using programs such as Microsoft Excel, ArcGIS 10, ArcPad 10 and DNR Garmin.
Work hours / internship duration:
Interns are expected to work a minimum of 40 hours per week during the summer months (June-September). Flex time will be given for weeks where interns are expected to work on Saturdays.
Compensation is dependent on college enrollment. Individuals who have just graduated will also be considered. School attendance is not required during the summer break. $9.50 per hour to start; $10.50 after 520 hours. This is a non-benefited position.
Submit cover letter, resume and references by March 1, 2014 to:
Bethany Lund, Invasive Species Program Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, 360 992 8787
Visit our website – www.streamteam.net, click on Eradication Nation for more information about the program.