Friday, May 6, 2016

Student Conservation Association

Exotic Plant Management Intern

Monocacy National Battlefield, Frederick, MD


Dates:  May 23 - August 12, 2016

Natural resource management activities will primarily consist of exotic plant control and maintenance of native plants (70% of time in position). The intern will gain significant experience in exotic and native plant identification, exotic plant control strategies, herbicide application, and native plant landscaping techniques.  The intern will be treating and controlling exotic, invasive vegetation using manual, mechanical, and herbicide treatments. 

Other duties (30% of time in position) may consist of: trail maintenance and repair, natural resources monitoring (plants, wildlife), pest identification and monitoring (emerald ash borer, gypsy moth, etc), GPS data collection and GIS mapping, and wildlife management.  The intern may be assigned a special project based on park needs and their individual interests and skill level. 

Training Provided -- plant identification; herbicide safety and handling; chainsaw safety and maintenance; first aid/CPR; GPS/GIS.

Main Area of Focus -- Natural Resources Mgmt, Ecology & Restoration

Limited housing is available onsite (first come, first served basis) and is a co-ed, shared 3-bedroom / 1-bathroom house.  

Education, Training & Skills Expected
  • Biology -- some coursework or experience
  • Forestry -- some coursework or experience
  • Ecology & Restoration -- some coursework or experience
  • Resource Management -- some coursework or experience
  • Plant Identification -- competent with supervision
For more information and to apply, go here.