Conservation and Land Management Intern Program

Conservation and Land Management Intern Program
Chicago Botanic Garden, the Bureau of Land Management,
National Park Service and the USDA Forest Service

This is an amazing opportunity for recent and upcoming science graduates to learn about land management while working with a mentor in the western United States. We have current openings in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming beginning in June, 2008. The Conservation and Land Management Intern Program is a partnership between the Chicago Botanic Garden, the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service and the USDA Forest Service.

Field duties may include: plant and wildlife monitoring and mapping; endangered species reintroduction; invasive species management; geographic data acquisition and analysis; biological assessments, sensitive species lists and conservation plans; fire ecology; land use planning; archaeology-related activities; recreation areas management; rangeland assessments; seed collection.

Travel and lodging expenses are covered for you to travel to Chicago in late May for a one-week training course held at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Training includes: Federal agency orientation; Endangered Species Act and associated programs; plant and animal identification and monitoring; GIS and mapping; and topographical map reading and GPS skills.

Compensation is $750.00/pay period (every two weeks)

How to Apply: Applicants must have a visa authorized for employment in the United States of America. Please send a letter of interest, school transcript(s), resume, and three letters of recommendation to: clminternship@chicagobotanic.org

This opportunity may also be conducted as a research component of a Masters program with Northwestern University and the Chicago Botanic Garden. For application information, visit: http://www.plantbiology.northwestern.edu

For more information visit the website:
http://www.chicagobotanic.org/clm

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