Natural Resources Management Intern

Expected Dates
February 28, 2022 to August 26, 2022
Site
US Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Position ID
PO-00731990
This project will identify and delineate natural habitats and communities that are crucial to the protection, survival, and reproductive ability of rare plants and animals. This project necessitates the restoration of habitats, as recommended by the INRMP. Habitat restoration will include planting with native vegetation which will be cultivated in the public works nursery. Funds will be used to purchase supplies for the nursery and hire assistance to help cultivate native plants and participate in habitat restoration efforts. Signage will be developed and installed to identify sensitive habitats such as wildlife preserves, manatee forage areas, and protected nesting beaches for sea turtles and migratory birds.

Compensation:
  • One-time travel allowance: $2,000 once
  • Weekly living allowance: $200 / week
  • Monthly housing allowance to cover on-site NAVY housing: $2,500 / month
  • $150 reimbursement funding for steel toed boots.
  • Health Insurance

Conditions of Employment
Beginning on 1/18/22, all new SCA volunteer program participants are required to be fully vaccinated. Full vaccination is defined as having received a booster shot six months after the Pfizer and Moderna primary series and two months after the Johnson & Johnson primary series.

  • Guantanamo Bay is located in southeast Cuba, encompassing unique semi-arid, tropical dry forest communities, circumscribed by an array of coastal environments (such as mangroves, rocky shores, steep hills, thatch palm, cactus, coral reefs and seagrass beds). These communities are threatened throughout the Caribbean, and while there are threats and impacts in the Guantanamo area, the Naval Station provides an opportunity to observe and protect viable populations of several threatened habitats. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay is ecologically rich and supports some of the best examples of Caribbean flora and fauna.
  • The environmental office receives requests from many researchers to conduct work on the base providing opportunity for staff to interface with leaders in their fields of study. snorkeling, fishing, boating, diving, hiking, free movies, bicycling, golf.

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Main Area of Focus
Natural Resources Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Biology
degree major or professional experience
Ecology & Restoration
degree major or professional experience
Resource Management
degree minor or extensive experience
Bird Identification
competent without supervision
Field Research
competent with supervision
Hand Tools
competent without supervision
Working with Animals
some experience
Plant Identification
competent with supervision
All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs)
competent without supervision