Biological Technician Intern (PO-00734286)

Compensation Details

  • One-time travel allowance: $1,100 (personal vehicle required)
  • Weekly living allowance: $600 / week
  • NPS provided housing
  • Public Land Corps Benefit

Applications reviewed on a rolling basis after March 1, 2023.

Here's an internship where your love for history and the natural environment will converge. During the internship, the intern will be immersed in an array of natural resource management practices to gain an understanding of the National Park Service mission in conservation. Different projects that the intern will be contributing towards includes: habitat vegetation surveys, and Bobwhite Quail surveys, grassland and woodland edge habitat management, wetlands management, exotic plant management, pollinator habitat creation, citizen science and educational outreach.

Responsibilities and Duties
Collecting field data, managing data electronically, using GPS equipment to map various natural and cultural features, creating maps with Arc GIS software, following established Standard Operating Procedures and guidelines, implementing safety in daily activities, assisting with the collection of photo data points to monitor project success, collaborating with natural resource professionals and volunteers, and assisting with natural resource interpretation and education.

Desired outcomes
 1) several acres of improved wildlife habitat, exotic plant management, and native plant restoration;
2) completed databases and maps of the projects, treatments, and surveys completed during the course of the internship, and
3) potential expansion of a citizen science volunteer program. The diversity of different projects would create an unforgettable experience and expose the individual to a variety of different career fields available within the National Park Service.   

Educational and Recreational Opportunities
Opportunity for independent projects might be available based on candidate's experience and park needs. Opportunities for education and field trips will be available. The partnership between the National Park Service and Student Conservation Association provides numerous educational experiences to improve knowledge in natural resource management. The park provides over 40 miles of hiking and equestrian trails, fishing ponds, and is conveniently located near several recreational parks, the nation's capitol, and Shenandoah National Park.

Position ID: PO-00734286

Expected Dates: May 22, 2023 - December 15, 2023

12521 Lee Highway
Manassas, VA 20109

Training Provided: Examples of training opportunities include: safety training, Youth Summit events, Natural Resource Orientation, and Exotic Plant Management Training. There will be hands-on training for GIS/GPS, field survey protocols, and land management practices.

Educational/Recreational Opportunities: The 5,000-acre national park is located close to the Nation's Capital and many nearby National Parks. The Park has over 40 miles of bridle and walking trails and several places to fish. The city of Manassas has shopping, movie theatres and dining.

Handicap Accessible?: No

Main Area of Focus: Natural Resources Mgmt

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible

Driving Logistics: Required

For getting groceries, and reporting to work. Public transportation is not readily available and the roads are not safe for pedestrians or bicycles.

Housing or Stipend Provided?
A. Partner will provide suitable housing for the member

Housing is located within the park and consists of a house with 4 shared bedrooms, shared living space and kitchen.  It is approximately 3 miles from the Resource Management Offices.Seasonal Housing

Indoor/Outdoor: Combination

US Citizenship: Yes

Student Conservation Association