Invasive Plant Survey – Parashant National Monument

Position Type: Internship

Open until: March 31, 2018

Wage: $12.75 per hour plus per diem DOE

Location: Grand Canyon – Parashant National Monument, AZ (office: Saint George, UT)

Description:

THIS INTERNSHIP IS BASED AT GRAND CANYON – PARASHANT NATIONAL MONUMENT

Parashant National Monument is looking for individuals to conduct invasive plant monitoring surveys in the remote backcountry.  As a member of a team, interns will record and identify a suite of predetermined invasive plants (guide provided) at intervals along roads throughout the Monument.  Fieldwork will be overnight in remote locations (tent or cabin), however outdoor activities are not expected to be extremely strenuous.  The intern will be responsible for entering their field data in an office setting.  The intern will most likely be helping with a variety of additional projects including youth camps, special events and festivals.  Basic knowledge of major plants of the Colorado Plateau and Mojave Desert, any previous biological inventory work and familiarity with GPS devices a plus.

Inventory, vehicle and camping gear will be provided.

Housing is not provided.

Qualifications:


Field Qualifications:

  1. Valid driver’s license
  2. Knowledge of how to care for yourself and others in the outdoors
  3. Experience operating a 4 wheel drive truck a plus
  4. Comfortable working in remote areas with a small group of people
  5. Capable of quickly adapting to changing plans and priorities
  6. Ability to repeat a set procedure consistently over several weeks

Office Qualifications:

  1. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  2. Database entry and recording
  3. Ability to accurately enter large volumes of data


 

ALL IIC INTERNSHIPS ARE REQUIRED TO BE TIED TO THE EARNING OF AN ACADEMIC CREDIT. Credits can be EDGE projects, departmental internships, cooperative education, practicums, assignments, research, etc.

Application Instructions:

  1. Go to iicinternships.com
  2. Click on the IIC Application on the right hand side. This will download a word document of the IIC Internship Application.
  3. Fill in the application (this can be done on your computer).
  4. Save application and email it to Jennifer Fox (Jennifer_fox@nps.gov) in the subject line put IIC INTERNSHIP APPLICATION You can also print your application and bring it to Miranda Gubler at the IIC offices.

Submit IIC application, resume, transcripts, and statement of interest. Applications must be received by March 31, 2018.

Contact Information:

Jennifer Fox

Jennifer_fox@nps.gov

435-688-3376

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