Invasive Species Control Intern (PO-00735423)

You will be performing on-going research at the Invasive Plant Research facility, focusing on the biological control of invasive weeds in several south Florida ecosystems. You will grow plants in gardens and greenhouses to feed insect colonies that control invasive weeds. You will periodically visit field sites to release and collect samples. Samples will be processed to support ongoing research to evaluate biological control of invasive weeds.

EDUCATIONAL AND RECREATIONAL OPORTUNITIES: You will have the opportunity for field trips in the Everglades ecosystem to support research projects. It's easy to find sports, special events, shops, dining, diving, and more from the Blue Wave beaches to the exotic Everglades.

Living Allowance: $320 per week
Relocation Travel: $1,100 one-time
Commuter Allowance: $25 per week
Housing Provided 

Conditions of Employment
Required to demonstrate full vaccination status for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) with a food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized or FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine.


Position ID: PO-00735423

Expected Dates: August 14, 2023 - August 11, 2024

2199 South Rock Rd.
Ft. Pierce, FL 34945

Training Provided: Insect nutrition and identification, plant cultivation

Educational/Recreational Opportunities: Develop laboratory and gardening skills

Main Area of Focus: Natural Resources Mgmt

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Not Eligible

Driving Logistics: Required

Personal vehicle required to take in local attractions

Housing or Stipend Provided?
C.Partner will pay the SCA to provide housing allowance for the member.

Indoor/Outdoor: Combination

US Citizenship: Yes

Student Conservation Association