Biologist Technician Intern (PO-00728417)

Conduct wildlife and exotic plant species control, conduct wildlife and forest surveys, assist refuge management staff with administrative duties and provide some maintenance of refuge facilities and grounds.  Some formal environmental education programs may be delivered on the refuges and in area classrooms. The activities will include surveys of red-cockaded woodpecker roosts and nesting activity. Work may include operation of ATV’s or UTV’s and may include riding in airboats and other watercraft. Operation of a refuge vehicle is required. Environmental education programs may include intensive, hands-on programs on the refuges, as well as classroom presentations in schools throughout metropolitan New Orleans and its suburbs.  Maintenance may include repairs to kiosks, replacement of brochures, cleanup and mowing.

Living Allowance: $125 per week
Travel Allowance: $1,100.00 total

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Position ID: PO-00728417

Expected Dates: July 10, 2023 - October 1, 2023

61389 Hwy 434
Lacombe, LA 70445

Training Provided: ATV training, defensive driver training; US FWS computer policy training; intern will shadow refuge staff on initial project work.

Educational/Recreational Opportunities: Housing is 45 minute drive from New Orleans/ 15 minutes away from Slidell and Mandeville, which offer a myriad of shopping, restaurants and entertainment options. Paved paths for walking, jogging and biking exist. Canoeing/kayaking avail.

Handicap Accessible?: No

Main Area of Focus: Natural Resources Mgmt

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible

Driving Logistics: Required

No amenities within walking distance and to enjoy personal time, vehicle is needed to get to grocery store.

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

Indoor/Outdoor: Outside

US Citizenship: Yes

Student Conservation Association