Natural Resources Intern (PO-00735791)

Position Description:
One Natural Resources Intern

Hours will include office, field, and backcountry natural resources management. Tasks will include: recording vegetation and soil damaged by vehicles in dunes, wetlands, and tidal flats; collecting seeds and planting native grasses and wildflowers to revegetate damaged areas; inventory and monitoring of wildlife impacted by disturbed or damaged habitat; collection and removal of trash and other debris; data entry; data analysis, report writing, and presentation of project findings; and a variety of related resource management tasks. 

Project Location: Padre Island National Seashore

Hours will vary based on scheduling. Work will generally be Monday through Friday, 8:00 – 4:30.

Living allowance: $500.00 per week
One-time relocation travel allowance: $1,100.00
Housing provided

This position qualifies for an AmeriCorps Education Award.

*All allowances are 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.

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Position ID: PO-00735791

Expected Dates: October 16, 2023 - March 31, 2024

20300 Park Road 22
Corpus Christi, TX 78418

Training Provided: Member will participate in at least 40 hours of training: 1. Resource topics (species identification, etc.) 2. CPR & First Aid Training (when available) 3. NPS Safety Management & Hazardous Communication 4. UTV Safety and Operation Training

Educational/Recreational Opportunities: 1. May participate in the NPS Wellness Program (use of the fitness facilities at the park). 2. Fishing, birding, swimming, kayaking, wind surfing. 3.) May network with partner organizations and/or attend educational programs at park and partner sites.

Handicap Accessible?: Yes

Main Area of Focus: Natural Resources Mgmt

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible

Driving Logistics: Required

No public or commercial transportation from the Park to local amenities or intern housing. Morning and evening work shifts when dark, rainy or foggy can be unsafe to walk or ride a bike on unlit narrow highway.

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

Housing will likely be rented at The Kristi.

Indoor/Outdoor: Outside

US Citizenship: Yes

Student Conservation Association