Conservation Steward Intern (Unpaid; Summer 2018; Up to 5 positions available)


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Cause Areas

When

Wed May 30, 2018 07:00 AM - Fri Aug 17, 2018 03:30 PM

Where

Aldie Mansion85 Old Dublin PikeDoylestown, PA 18901
Heritage Conservancy

About

Required Skills & Knowledge:

  • Position advantageous to students majoring in: Natural Resource Management, Environmental Sciences, Animal Science, Biology, or other related science major. Other majors will be considered.
  • Detail oriented, ability to take direction and complete tasks;
  • Able to work both independently and cooperatively in a team with staff, interns, and volunteers;
  • Must be self-motivated and eager to work and learn;
  • Ability to endure potentially variable factors associated with outdoor work;
  • Physically capable of hiking several miles, over uneven terrain, and carry 15- 20lbs. of equipment;
  • Positive attitude, light-hearted nature and ability to work in a flexible work environment a plus;
  • Enthusiasm for natural and historic preservation.
  • A valid driver’s license and own transportation to and from various locations around the county and to Aldie Mansion in Doylestown is required.
  • Experience using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and GPS is a plus.

Anticipated Activities: The responsibilities of the Conservation Steward Intern could include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist Heritage Conservancy staff with various management activities on properties throughout Bucks County such as mowing grass near property entries, boundary monitoring and habitat restoration.
  • Maintain and construct trails for recreational enjoyment of community;
  • Remove invasive plants using physical and mechanical methods while preserving native plants;
  • Occasionally interact with adjacent property owners;
  • Survey the flora and fauna as needed on properties;
  • Monitor and occasionally maintain various wildlife habitats both artificial (i.e. nest-boxes) and natural (i.e. vernal pools);
  • Maintain necessary equipment for property management.
  • Develop and prepare a land management plan for one of the Conservancy’s smaller properties. Intern will receive necessary guidance to complete the plan.
  • Report completed activities and total work hours to Heritage Conservancy at the end of each week via Volgistics, the online volunteer system.
  • Represent yourself in a professional and respectful manner throughout the internship as you are representing Heritage Conservancy.

Time Commitment: Approximately 20 hours per week. Tentative weekly schedule will be Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM.

Length of Appointment: Approximately end of May through the second week of August (10 weeks). Continuation of internship is dependent upon satisfactory progress of work.

Minimum Age Requirement: College Level.

How to Apply: Submit cover letter and resume to Shannon Fredebaugh at sfredebaugh@heritageconservancy.org by April 15 th. Interviews will take place the last two weeks of April.

Skills

  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Botany
  • Environmental Science

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 20 hours per week
  • Able to walk on uneven terrain and lift 20 lbs. plus work outdoors in varied weather conditions

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