Exotic Species Internship (PO-00735031)

This position will be part of a 3 SCA intern team managing invasive species on the Georgia Coast and West Central Georgia. This work will focus on managing high priority invasive plants. A special emphasis will be given to managing invasive species on state lands. The Georgia DNR will provide tools such as chainsaws, brush cutters, hand tools, ATV/UTVs, various herbicides and other supplies needed to conduct invasive species management work. The various work activities will take the interns across much of Georgia including many of the Barrier Islands off the Georgia's coast and allow the crew to explore many of the unique natural communities found in our state.  


  • Travel allowance: $1,100 (personal vehicle required)
  • Weekly living allowance: $300 / week
  • Housing will be in a cabin provided on a State Wildlife management area.
  • Eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the position. 

Conditions of Employment
*All allowances subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes.

It is SCA’s policy that all AmeriCorps-required background checks must return cleared results prior to the position’s start; this includes being fingerprinted for the FBI check. Otherwise, the AmeriCorps award will be removed or the position’s start date will be delayed due to non-compliance. 

Conditions of Employment
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Position ID: PO-00735031

Expected Dates: June 19, 2023 - November 19, 2023

6844 GA Hwy 99
Brunswick, GA 31525

Training Provided: We will be sending the interns to a chainsaw training course. There will be on site training on how to identify local invasive species and the various management tools and herbicides used. There will be a Pesticide Applicator training as well.

Educational/Recreational Opportunities: The location of the housing has many mile of dirt roads for hiking, birding, biking, an running. The nearby Altamaha river is great for fishing, kayaking, and other water activities. There are two barrier islands with in driving distance with beaches.

Handicap Accessible?: No

Main Area of Focus: Natural Resources Mgmt

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible

Driving Logistics: Recommended

Only needed to get to the grocery store and for personal travel. A work vehicle will be provided.

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

The housing is a cabin on the Altama Plantation Wildlife Management Area. There is a full kitchen with oven, stove top, microwave, and two refrigerators. Dishes, pots, and pans provided. There are two bedrooms each with a full bathroom. There are enough beds for 9 individuals. There is also a livingroom with couches. There is also a washer and dryer in the cabin. If possible we will provide a wifi hot spot. The cabin is in a somewhat secluded area but is behind a locked gate. There are other state employees that live full time on the property as well as hourly staff and other  interns that are housed in other buildings on the property. There is a chance that visiting researchers or seasonal technicians will be housed with the SCA interns for short periods of time. 

Indoor/Outdoor: Outside

US Citizenship: Yes

Student Conservation Association