Botany Intern

Expected Dates
May 14, 2018 to September 2, 2018
Tongass National Forest
Position ID
This position will perform invasive plant surveys along a remote road system. In addition to driving these roads and surveying invasive plants - the selected candidate will spend up to two weeks with a botanist aiding in any rare or endangered plant surveys needed for this project.  The majority of field work will require staying overnight at a remote cabin or barge (floating bunkhouse) during the week, where there will be other personnel staying with them. They will travel to the work site by boat or float plane with the other crews working on site.

Applicants need to be comfortable working in brown bear country, and in inclement weather (cold and rain).This work will be very physical in nature and will require overnight stays in remote rugged areas. 

*Please include a resume and references with your SCA application
  • Ketchikan Alaska
  • Possibilities for USFS and Department of Ag training classes will exist:

    1) CPR/First Aid
    2) USFS Driver training
    3) Online courses
    4) Field data collection best practices

  • Camping, backpacking, fishing, hunting, hiking, kayaking, boating, rafting, wildlife viewing, and much more.
  • Interns will have the opportunity to develop their field data collection skills and data entry skills - as well as invasive plant and rare plant surveying skills. 
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Natural Resources Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
some coursework or experience
degree minor or extensive experience
Ecology & Restoration
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
degree minor or extensive experience
competent without supervision
Data Entry
competent with supervision
Hand Tools
some experience
Community Engagement
some experience
Plant Identification
competent with supervision