Wetland Biologist Intern

Washington State, United States
Jan 12, 2015
Apr 09, 2015
Employment Type
Full time, Temporary / Seasonal
Salary Type

This internship program provides hands-on field and laboratory experience collecting and analyzing environmental data gathered from WSDOT wetland mitigation sites. We use quantitative and qualitative monitoring methods to conduct vegetation surveys. We use statistical methods to evaluate quantitative data. Most field activities focus on vegetation sampling and plant identification. We include other activities such as evaluating soils, hydrology and wildlife as time allows. Plant identification laboratory sessions, supplemental training and seminars are on the TESC campus.

Though there will be some variation in the 11-week schedule, most weeks will include three field days (7:15 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.) and one day including plant lab on the TESC campus (8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.).

Important Information
Some field days may be longer than planned depending on traffic and site location. We cannot guarantee a specific time of return from the field. For distant sites, travel time may be similar to field time. Some sites require overnight travel.
Fieldwork will be conducted despite the weather - rain or shine, heat or cold. We expect interns to be appropriately equipped for the weather.
Some sites present challenging field conditions, including but not limited to uneven terrain, working in water, and working around thorny or stinging vegetation.
Candidates must commit to participating in both field (10 hour days) and lab (8 hour days) activities Monday through Thursday for the duration of the internship (June 22 - September 3).

We prefer to receive applications via e-mail, though we accept hard copies. Send application materials to:Tony BushWSDOT, Environmental ServicesPO Box 47332Olympia, WA 98504-7332mailto:busht@wsdot.wa.gov http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Environment/Wetlands/Monitoring/internship.htm