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Seasonal Field Ecology Intern

Posted 3 weeks ago

Employer: Maine Natural Areas Program

Location: Augusta, Maine

Application deadline: February 10, 2023 (Electronic applications are preferred.)

Full position description and application instructions


Employment duration and logistics: Position is 40 hours/week from approximately mid-May 2023 to mid-August 2023 and pays $16.00/hour. Some overnight travel is required.

The Maine Natural Areas Program seeks summer interns to assist with the identification, monitoring, and assessment of natural communities and rare plants in various locations throughout Maine.

Fieldwork includes:

  • collection of ecological data (e.g., vegetation composition, soils, forest structure),
  • identification of plants, and
  • use of hand-held GPS units.

Some office work is required, including:

  • creating GIS maps,
  • data entry and analysis, and
  • landowner contact.

Individuals must be able to work outdoors for long periods of time under a wide variety of conditions, including long hikes across rugged terrain. The position requires a strong interest in plant ecology, botany, forestry, or wetland ecology, and unmitigated enthusiasm. Familiarity with New England’s vegetation or related field experience, along with experience using ArcGIS.

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