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Fish & Wildlife Intern



Category

Individual Placement/Internships

Job Location

Micosukee Reservation, Water Conservation Area 3A/3B (WCA-3A/3B), Micosukee Reservation, Florida

Tracking Code

4893-984

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular

Length:

Term of positions is 26 weeks; full-time 40 hours per week

Location:

Micosukee Reservation, Water Conservation Area 3A/3B (WCA-3A/3B), Everglades National Park (ENP), ARM Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

Living Allowance:

$600/week

AmeriCorps Award:

Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $3,447.50 (pre-tax).

Start Date:

May 1

Application Due Date:

Preference given to applicants that submit application by March 1

Title of Position

Fish & Wildlife Intern

 

 

Position Details:

Stewards Individual Placements (Stewards) provides individuals with service and career opportunities to strengthen communities and preserve our natural resources. Participants work with federal agencies, Tribal governments, and nonprofits building institutional capacity, developing community relationships, and supporting ecosystem health. Stewards in partnership with the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida, US Fish & Wildlife Service, and National Park Service are seeking an intern who will work in the Everglades ecosystem conducting field work and collecting data on the effects of hydrologic changes to tree island condition. Data will be organized and analyzed by the intern, who will then create a project deliverable that can be used to inform ecosystem restoration projects within the Everglades system.

 

Position Responsibilities will include:

  • Learning the native and exotic plant species in the Everglades

  • Learn scientific techniques, methodology, and principles of study design

  • Design and implement plant survey methods

  • Organize and analyze plant survey data (with assistance from a data specialist)

  • Create and report on project deliverables

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Be interested and self-motivated towards expanding scientific knowledge
  • Willing to spend long days in the field including in undesirable conditions (e.g., heat, rain, wet, burgs, etc.) to complete data collection

  • Familiarity with computers and willingness to spend many hours organizing/analyzing data on the computer 

  • Willing to undergo and pass a required criminal history check

  • A strong interest in a career in natural resource conservation science

  • You must be eligible to serve in AmeriCorps State & National Direct Service programs (must not have served more than 4 terms in AmeriCorps)

  • You must be available to work a 40-hour week for the 26-week term

  • You must be between 18 and 34 years of age

  • You must have received a High School Diploma or GED

  • You must be a member of a Federally recognized Indian Tribe, Band, or Village; Alaska Native; or meet one of the following descriptions

    • Persons who possess at least one-half degree Indian blood derived from Tribes Indigenous to the United States
    • Descendants of Members of Federally recognized Indian Tribes, Bands or Communities who were residing on any Indian Reservation on June 1, 1934 – shown by completing BIA Form 4432

     

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Applicants should have experience using Microsoft Excel or similar data management software
  • Have knowledge of native and exotic plants in South Florida

  • Have a background (internship, educational, or work experience) in biology, ecology, or similar scientific discipline 

 

Benefits: 

  • Living allowance: $600/week (pre-tax)

  • Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $3,447.50 (pre-tax)

  • Student loan forbearance and health insurance

  • Training on plant ID from Miccosukee botanist

  • Attend and present research at relevant conferences

 

How to Apply

  • In addition to your resume, please submit a one-page cover letter highlighting why you are interested in this position and how your background and experience will help you succeed in this position.
  • Upload a copy of your federally recognized tribal issued ID card.

 

If you have questions about this position, please contact Marcel Bozas - cell: 786-473-0121; email: MarcelB@miccosukeetribe.com or Stewards Program Coordinator, Andre Nguyen - anguyen@conservationlegacy.org 

 

This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, marital or parental status, genetic information, and military service. Where a significant portion of the population eligible to be served needs services or information in a language other than English, the recipient shall take reasonable steps to provide written material of the type ordinarily available to the public in appropriate languages.

This position is located at Micosukee Reservation, Water Conservation Area 3A/3B (WCA-3A/3B), Micosukee Reservation, FL. View the Google Map in full screen.



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