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Founded in 1989, the Nisqually Land Trust acquires and manages critical lands to permanently benefit the water, wildlife and people of the Nisqually River Watershed. Today we protect and steward over 5,000 acres between the park and the wildlife refuge. Stewardship activities on these properties include monitoring, maintenance, and habitat restoration. The Nisqually Land Trust is seeking unpaid interns to assist with these activities.
Interns will work with Land Trust staff on a wide range of land management tasks, including:
Habitat restoration activities throughout the Nisqually watershed;
Site monitoring and reporting;
Installation of signs, fence, and gates;
Habitat maintenance activities, including invasive species control.
Interns may also choose to identify or select an independent project related to the Land Trust’s habitat restoration and stewardship activities.
Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
This position seeks a university student enrolled in a natural sciences program or related field. Other requirements include the following:
Intern should be available at least one full weekday each week.
Service oriented attitude and constructive problem solving skills.
Valid driver’s license, insurance and a reliable personal vehicle.
Ability to maintain accurate records.
Ability to work outside in inclement and/or hot weather.
Ability to work safely near fast moving water.
Must not have severe allergies to expected environmental factors. This includes sun, pollen, biting/stinging insects, or other chronic environmentally induced ailments.
Ability to provide appropriate field gear for project.
– Learn the ins and outs of restoration activities for a non-profit conservation organization.
– Learn land management priorities, issues, and limitations.
– Learn about the Nisqually Land Trust’s affiliations and partnerships including the Nisqually Indian Tribe.
– Learn various desirable and undesirable plant species and how the Land Trust manages them.
Application Deadline: At Least 6 Weeks Before Target Start Date For Internship
Send a resume, a list of three references and a cover letter (not to exceed one page, single spaced) describing the experience and skills you would bring to this position and how this internship would mutually benefit yourself and the Land Trust. Send your resume to the address below.
Nisqually Land Trust
1420 Marvin Rd. NE; Ste. C PMB 243
Lacey, WA 98516-3878
Attn: Stewardship Director
Questions regarding this announcement should be addressed to Charly Kearns, Land Steward, at: firstname.lastname@example.org; include Stewardship Internship in the subject line.
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