Invasive Plant Management Internship

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Deadline to Apply:

Monday, January 31, 2022, 1:00pm

Address:

Harrisonburg, VA
United States

Job Category:

Internship

Job Type:

Full-time

Overview:

The Invasive Plant Management Team (IPMT) Individual Placement is based in Washington, D.C. working directly with the National Capital Region of the National Park Service. This 10-month AmeriCorps position will serve as a member of the IPMT, focusing on control of invasive plant species using mechanical and chemical control methods which include but are not limited to herbicide application via backpack sprayers and gas operated tank sprayers, chainsaws, brush cutters, hand saws, pruners and loppers.  In addition, the IPs will be trained on overall resource management, encouraged to attend NPS-sponsored trainings, and to take part in the activities of other resource programs. While this position is primarily field-based there may be some office-based responsibilities involving the use of GIS and paper and electronic files to conduct invasive plant ranking, evaluate tools for mobile data collection, collect data and/or perform data analysis, contribute to the development of reports, and assist in the development of communication materials.

Position Start Date:

Monday, February 14, 2022

Job Duration:

Seasonal

How to Apply:

For more information and to apply, visit the link here. Reach out to accrecruiting@conservationlegacy.org if you have any questions.

Job Compensation:

Stipend

Compensation Information:

Benefits: 

$530/week living stipend, paid bi-weekly 
$4,441.50 AmeriCorps Segal Education Award upon successful completion of 1200 hour service term (award amount varies based on length of commitment and can be used for paying off federal student loans or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college) 
Eligibility for the Public Land Corps Hiring Authority upon successful completion – noncompetitive hiring status for two years when applying for federal positions.
Possible student loan forbearance 
Member Assistance Program– 3 free sessions of support with a counseling or work-life balance specialist 
Uniform shirts and other necessary safety equipment is provided
$50 reimbursement for work boots with receipt
On-the-job training
Additional subject-specific certifications and trainings may be offered (Chainsaw training, )
Depending upon the academic institution and program, Crew Member positions may fulfill internship requirements 
Professional development opportunities (mentorship, resume support, alumni listserv, etc.) and exposure to natural resource career paths 

Contact Name:

Maddie Interdonato

Contact Phone:

3048603414

Contact Email:

minterdonato@conservationlegacy.org