Restoration Intern

Expected Dates
October 14, 2019 to August 23, 2020
Site
Lower Rio Grande National Wildlife Refuge
Position ID
PO-00726246

The Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge protects nearly 100,000 acres of land in south Texas through natural resource conservation.  We are seeking an intern to be a part of the Natural Habitat Restoration Team.  This internship will assist in restoring natural areas through native plant reintroductions and invasive species control.  This position will be involved restoration of natural areas, focusing on invasive species management through chemical and mechanical treatments, and assisting with propagation of tree and shrub seedlings, planting site preparation and post-planting site maintenance, delivering plants to planting sites, and collecting and processing seed.  Other duties will also include installing marking stakes to protect planted areas, and light maintenance work to repair and construct plant benches, maintain irrigation system, and keeping supply inventories. The intern will work a compressed schedule, 9-hour days Monday through Friday with alternating Fridays off.  Intern will operate government-owned vehicles during work hours, for official use only.  Intern must provide personal transportation for travel to and from housing site to Refuge headquarters and for other personal use.  Intern must have a valid driver’s license.

Tag: SCA1957

  • South Texas Refuge Complex(STRC) is located in the southern tip of Texas. Lower Rio Grande Valley, Laguna Atascosa, and Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuges comprise the STRC, totaling 187,000 acres. These refuges cover 4 counties in South Texas, from the Gulf of Mexico to Falcon Dam.
  • ATV/UTV operation, first aid and CPR, defensive driving, pesticide handling
  • South Texas offers bird-watching, wildlife, boating, cycling, hiking, hunting, fishing, swimming, snorkeling, and even para-sailing. Educational opportunities include other nature centers, museums, and cultural arts.
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Natural Resources Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Biology
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience