Resource Management Interns at Mud Mountain Dam (Local Candidates preferred) (PO-00734432)

Task 1: Natural Resource Management Program Support
Interns will work under the guidance of staff assigned by the Park Rangers or Project Biologist. Student Conservation Association (SCA) interns will work with USACE employees and partner organizations to assist with boundary management, GIS data collection and input, natural resource inventories and surveys, park maintenance and operations, threatened and endangered species monitoring, trail maintenance and wildlife habitat management. Interns may also be tasked with administrative responsibilities such as the following: assembling reports, compiling data from office files and published sources and visualizing information in charts and tables. Interns will become trained in and will operate lawn mowers, utility task vehicles (UTV’s) and other equipment as
needed. Park maintenance activities may include but are not limited to the following: cleaning and sanitizing restrooms, displacing fill material, landscaping, litter pickup, lubricating equipment, painting or prepping surfaces, pouring and setting concrete, using hand tools, using power tools, utilizing hand trucks and wheelbarrows.
Task 2: Interpretive and Water Safety Program Support
Outreach tasks may include designing interpretive panels focused on USACE missions, maintaining life jacket loaner stations, planning outreach programs, and updating brochures, bulletin boards, and presentations. Interns will be educating the public on-site through in person contacts at the day use facility or at trailheads on topics regarding flood risk management, natural resource management and water safety. Interns will be required to summarize their contacts based on the topic and provide the information to staff to meet reporting requirements.

Compensation amounts:
– $300 – weekly living allowance
– $50 weekly commuting allowance
– $500 – monthly housing allowance (5 months of housing)
– $650* reimbursable (to/from site)
– Eligible for $2,474 AmeriCorps Award at fulfillment of internship & 675 service hours

*Internship positions with the US Army Corps of Engineers will receive the travel allowance as a reimbursable amount, reflecting the actual costs based upon distance (mileage) travelled and current federal per diem rates. Interns are required to submit an expense report to SCA with documented round-trip travel costs for reimbursement. The requested reimbursement amount is capped at $650.

All allowances subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes

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Position ID: PO-00734432

Expected Dates: May 7, 2023 - September 2, 2023

30525 S.E. Mud Mountain Rd.
Enumclaw, WA 98022

Main Area of Focus: Natural Resources Mgmt

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible

Driving Logistics: Required

Need to travel to site each day from personal lodging

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

On-site housing is not provided, but a housing allowance is available

Indoor/Outdoor: Combination

US Citizenship: Yes

Student Conservation Association