Botany and Fire Effects Intern

Expected Dates
May 29, 2018 to November 12, 2018
Bandelier National Monument
Position ID
You will install vegetation and fuel plots and collect ecological field data; use GPS for location and navigation; assist with entering and checking field data; learn a customized software program used by many government agencies; communicate data results to park staff; assist with public outreach regarding fire ecology.
  • Bandelier National Monument is located an hour from Santa Fe in northern New Mexico. This 34,000 acre park is located on the slopes of the Jemez Mountains, spans an elevational gradient from 5,500 ft. to 10,200 ft. and contains extensive prehistoric Native American ruins, rugged canyon country, and a diverse assemblage of plant and animal life.
  • plant ID, data collection protocols, wildland fire training (red card), GPS, First Aid, CPR
  • Possible opportunity to travel to three area parks and forest service lands. Recreational opportunities include backpacking, climbing, biking, kayaking, and hiking.
Main Area of Focus
Natural Resources Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
some coursework or experience
Ecology & Restoration
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
some experience
Data Entry
some experience
Field Research
competent with supervision
Plant Identification
competent with supervision
Data Analysis
some experience