Monday, May 16, 2016

Tree Maintenance Internship

Gunpowder Valley Conservancy


The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy is seeking an energetic person to assist with our Tree Reforestation Program. Work performed in the Loch Raven Reservoir area and in the surrounding Gunpowder watershed. 

Seeking hard worker with ability to apply instruction consistently; willing to work outside in an open field environment with high weeds; willing to work in heat and cold temperatures; attention to detail; ability to work without direct supervision; and able to take initiative. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 1 year college level course work working towards a degree in environmental science, biology, ecology, botany, or natural history.

Work expectation:  10 hours per week; unpaid.  Hours are flexible and can include weekends. Excellent way to build your resume! Commitment to a spring, summer and fall schedule is preferred but a June, July and August commitment is allowable.

Skills learned:
  • Time management
  • Small group supervision 
  • How to recognize different species of trees and invasive plants
  • Utilize a variety of restoration equipment.   

Requirements:
  • Must be age 18+
  • Must provide own transportation
  • Able to lift up to 40 lbs.
Please send a cover letter and resume to Kim Peabody, kpeabody@gunpowdervc.org