Moody Forest Burn Crew Internship (PO-00734340)

This position is AmeriCorps and acceptance of AmeriCorps membership is required for all crew members.

You will be part of a seasonal prescribed burn team that will be used to conduct prescribed burns for the benefit of rare and endangered species. As such, you will participate in wildland fire operations throughout Georgia on key preserves owned and managed by The Nature Conservancy (TNC). You will also be assisting TNC partners such as private land owners, state and federal agencies, and potentially the Alabama TNC chapter. You will assist with ignition, control, mop-up, suppression, and monitoring; participate in preparation of fire lines, maintaining equipment, post-burn monitoring and other tasks; and perform other preserve management habitat restoration duties when conditions are not conducive to prescribed fire.

EDUCATIONAL AND RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES: The Nature Conservancy hosts many field trips for the general public and for the scientific community on it's preserves focusing on ecological management. Because this position is very dependent on weather, it is impossible to accurately predict the coinciding of these educational opportunities with day to day job duties. There will be many opputunities for educational and recreational events as this position spans the entire state of Georgia, especially when the weather precludes the ability to conduct prescribed fire operations.

Position Benefits:

  • Housing included
  • $300 / week living allowance
  • One-time travel allowance of $650 
  • Eligible for an AmeriCorps Education Award
  • Fire Training (Red Card) (S-130 & S-190)
  • Chainsaw Training
  • Health Insurance is provided (Proof of health insurance is mandatory before the start of the position)

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Position ID: PO-00734340

Expected Dates: January 9, 2023 - July 2, 2023

3553 East River Road
Baxley, GA 31513

Training Provided: Training will be given for fire fighting, prescribed burning, ATV/UTV use, and chainsaw use. Potential for training on manual transmission and use of tractor and bobcat-type equipment. Training opportunities will be given for below listed certifications.

Educational/Recreational Opportunities: Wilderness opportunities. Canoe/kayak/hiking. Wildlife population monitoring.

Handicap Accessible?: No

Main Area of Focus: Sustainability

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible

Driving Logistics: Recommended

Site is relatively remote, groceries and any urban needs need a vehicle to access

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

Housing is a small shared single-room cabin(s) with numerous bunk beds on-site. At times, there may be others staying there at the same time, but that will depend on the weather and other odd logistics.  We ask that interns bring their own sheets, pillows, blankets, etc for the beds for their own comfort, though some items are available on site. The cabins have electricity, heat/air-conditioning, and ceiling fans. 

Office complex is about 100' away from cabin(s) and has a small meeting room, screened porch, kitchen, 2 refrigerators, 3 bathrooms (shower stall, sink, toilet), washer and dryer, computer.
  Kitchen has all cooking implements and dishware needed.  Interns are asked to provide their own toiletry items such as soap, shampoo, towels.

Any/all travel related costs during the internship will be covered by TNC, including hotels if necessary.  On occasion the crew may tent camp under suitable conditions both for work and for leisure, as such any personal camping gear may prove useful.

As a roving crew, be prepared to pack light and potentially camp. Tent, sleeping bag, and sleeping pad are recomended.  We have some items to loan, but if you have your own, you may prefer that.  Housing is remote and can be very isolating at times, so come prepared with books or other items to keep yourself entertained.  On the flipside, housing is also used by numerous crews and researchers, so be prepared to be a little crowded at times.

Indoor/Outdoor: Outside

US Citizenship: Yes

Student Conservation Association