Biological Volunteer Intern

Location
Key Largo, Florida
Posted
May 18, 2017
Closes
Jun 01, 2017
Sector
Government
Job Level
Entry level
Employment Type
Internship, Volunteer
Salary Type
Unpaid

Required Qualifications

  • Must be a current student or recent graduate in Wildlife Biology, Environmental Science, Natural Resources Management, or a related field
  • Must have an outgoing and positive personality and get along well with others
  • Ability to communicate well with visitors and staff both orally and in writing
  • Ability to work independently on daily tasks and good observational skills
  • Time management and problem solving skills
  • Ability to walk in extreme temperatures for long distances, carry equipment (30 lbs), tolerant of biting insects and aware of nearby poisonous plants
  • Skills in using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access
  • Schedule flexibility (8 to 12 hours daily) including occasional evening shifts
  • Valid driver's license

Recommended Qualifications

  • Experience navigating with and recorded data in ArcGIS/Trimble GPS units
  • Paddling (kayaks and canoes)

Job Benefits

  • Bunkhouse style co-ed lodging is available at Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Key Largo, Florida.
  • Training on invasive plant species identification and control techniques
  • Potential to participate in DOI Motorboat Operator Certification Course (schedule permitting)
  • Experience in natural resource management and endangered species conservation
  • Living in a unique sub-tropical environment. Leisurely activities during days off may include kayaking, diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, fishing, photography, hiking, and birding.

The start date will be flexible, preferably around June 12th and the position will be a minimum of 3 months, but can be extended for a total of 6 months.

Please email cover letter, resume, availability date(s), and three references by June 1st to Jeremy_Dixon@fws.gov.