Invasive Species Intern (PO-00734333)

The Refuge complex consists of 3 national wildlife refuges in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho. Teere will be one position each at Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge in Colville, WA and Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge near Cheney, WA. Come join our team to help maintain the health of the refuge for both wildlife and humans alike. The intern will assist with invasive species mapping and control projects.

The Invasive Species Intern will utilize GPS units to navigate to known invasive species occurrences as well as initiate a comprehensive survey of the refuge. Although many of these occurrences have received some control treatments over the years, more remote and hard to access occurrences have not been well documented. The intern will monitor the status of these occurrences, evaluate the efficacy of past treatments, and apply treatments where needed. Monitoring and control will require access by foot to either hand-pull small numbers of individual plants or application of herbicides using a backpack sprayer. Other duties may encompass up to 10 percent of the position.

Compensation amounts:
– $1,100 – one time RT travel allowance
– $250 – weekly living allowance`
– Housing on site provided
– AmeriCorps eligible ($1,718 education award)

*All allowances subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes
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Position ID: PO-00734333

Expected Dates: May 30, 2023 - August 21, 2023

1310 Bear Creek RD
Colville, WA 99114

Training Provided: 1st Aid/CPR

Educational/Recreational Opportunities: The refuge is surrounded by National Forest land with hundreds of miles of hiking trails and abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation. Five major national parks are within a few hours drive as is Seattle and the Pacific coast.

Handicap Accessible?: Yes

Main Area of Focus: Natural Resources Mgmt

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible

Driving Logistics: Required

Distance to groceries and any other amenities from the office and bunkhouse require personal transportation to access.

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

Housing is provided in a bunkhouse. Bunkhouse houses up to two people to a room with shared bathrooms and kitchen areas. Bunkhouse is approximately 1/2 mile from the office.

Indoor/Outdoor: Combination

US Citizenship: Yes

Student Conservation Association