Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District

Conservation Biology Intern

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Environmental
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South Bay
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Internship
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Until filled
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$20.70-$0.00
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Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


Description

About the Position:

The Conservation Biology Intern responsibilities include identifying plant and wildlife species and pathogens in the field, GIS mapping, researching and preparing written summaries of local species, collecting and organizing data in spreadsheets and databases. Work duties will provide training in a broad range of natural resource management techniques, environmental analysis, habitats, and tools. 

Benefits: This is a temporary position working 20 – 40 hours per week, which will extend up to a total of 950 hours over a 6-9 month period. This is a non-benefited position.

Basic Requirements: Internships are open to applications from current students or recent graduates (within the last 12 months). Successful candidates will have a background in biology, ecology, environmental studies, park management, planning or another related field; and experience with field survey techniques. This natural resource focused internship requires the ability to identify common plants and wildlife of California as well as the skill in interpreting scientific reports and writing summaries. Experience with ArcGIS software and mapping natural resources with GPS equipment are a plus. Possession of or ability to obtain a valid California driver’s license.

Working Conditions: Work is divided between District administrative offices in a group working environment and field visits to survey, map, and collect field data. Fieldwork is conducted in rural or mountainous District open space areas, which may involve working alone in wild land areas and traversing rough, difficult terrain sometimes with poison oak and dense vegetation.

About the District: The District manages a regional greenbelt system in the Santa Cruz Mountain region comprised of over 63,000 acres of land in 26 open space preserves, protected for public enjoyment and recreation. The District is a growing organization with a focused mission that guides our work, and where every employee makes an impact.  It’s an exciting time to be part of the District’s team!  If you are looking for a challenging opportunity to contribute to the legacy of open space preservation and recreation, we invite you to apply for this position.  To learn more about the District, visit our website, OpenSpace.org, and view our “Working for Midpen” video on our Jobs page.

How to Apply: Apply online at CalOpps.org.  The following four application items are required in order to be considered for the position: (1) CalOpps Employment application (2) Cover Letter (3) Resume (4) Supplemental question responses.

Incomplete applications will not be considered for the position. Applicants with the most relevant experience and qualifications suitable for the position will be contacted for interviews.

Interviews are planned for April 22, 2019. We suggest planning your calendar accordingly.

 

 

Benefits

Non-benefited

Special Instructions

How to Apply: Apply online at CalOpps.org.  The following four application items are required in order to be considered for the position: (1) CalOpps Employment application (2) Cover Letter (3) Resume (4) Supplemental question responses.

Incomplete applications will not be considered for the position. Applicants with the most relevant experience and qualifications suitable for the position will be contacted for interviews.

Interviews are planned for April 22, 2019. We suggest planning your calendar accordingly.

Recruitment Contact

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