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Seasonal Invasive Plant Biology Intern

Posted 3 weeks ago

Employer: Maine Natural Areas Program, in the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry

Location: Augusta, Maine

Application deadline: February 10, 2023

Full position description and application instructions


The Maine Natural Areas Program seeks a summer intern to assist with the mapping, treatment, and monitoring of invasive terrestrial and wetland plants throughout Maine.

Fieldwork includes:

  • searching for invasive plants,
  • documenting infestations using field forms, cameras, maps, and handheld GPS units;
  • removing invasive plants with hand tools;
  • monitoring and treating infestations; and
  • assisting with invasive plant workshops.

Office work includes:

  • data entry,
  • creating maps using iMapInvasives and ArcGIS,
  • assisting with invasive plant management recommendation reports,
  • preparing education and outreach materials, and
  • contacting landowners.

Applicants must be able to work outdoors for long periods of time under a wide variety of conditions, including long days on foot carrying heavy gear in hot weather.

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