Aquatic Invasive Species Intern

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Deadline to Apply:

Friday, February 10, 2017, 5:00pm

Organization: 

Address:

St. Croix Falls, WI
United States

Job Category:

Internship

Job Type:

Full-time

Job Description:

The St. Croix River Association (SCRA) is currently recruiting applicants for up to three aquatic invasive species internships at the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway during the summer of 2017. Two positions will be 12-15 weeks; one position will be 24-26 weeks.

The Riverway, one of the nation’s first wild and scenic rivers, is a National Park consisting of 255 river miles that flow through some of the most scenic and least developed country in the Upper Midwest.  Learn more at:  www.nps.gov/sacn.

SCRA (www.stcroixriverassociation.org) is a nonprofit organization that protects, restores and celebrates the St. Croix River and its watershed.  It partners with the National Park Service as the Riverway’s Friends Group.

This position is with SCRA, and is supervised by the SCRA Invasive Species Coordinator. It provides students with practical work experience in the field of aquatic invasive species (AIS) management and education, as well as volunteer program development and implementation.

Major Duties

  • Educate boaters at landings along the lower St. Croix River about AIS identification, threats, and preventive measures.
  • Enter data associated with work done at landings.
  • Visit marinas and bait dealers along the St. Croix River to provide educational AIS materials.
  • Assist with hosting AIS volunteer programs such as Project RED, Snapshot Day, Algae Alert Network trainings, and a boat landing education blitz weekend.
  • Monitor the Riverway for AIS.
  • Assist NPS staff with field activities related to AIS research, monitoring, and prevention as needed.
  • Distribute educational AIS materials at river community events.

Choose one option:

Internship

  • Food and expense allowance
  • Free housing provided for duration of internship, if requested.
  • Up to $1200 for college credits/tuition is provided to the school in which the student is enrolled

OR

Seasonal Worker

  • Hourly wage dependent on experience and other needs

Skills Required

  • Must be a US citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
  • College student or recent graduate with coursework in natural, physical or cultural sciences; resource interpretation; natural or cultural resource management; outdoor recreation; or park/recreation management.
  • General knowledge of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway is helpful.
  • Ability to work well both independently and as part of a team, be detail-oriented and organized, and to follow oral and written directions.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Basic computer familiarity.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds independently, and up to 50 pounds with assistance.
  • Valid state driver's license is required.
  • Must be able to work weekends and evenings.

Work Site and Conditions

  • Interns will be based at the St. Croix River Association in St. Croix Falls.
  • Work in the field is required and will involve some physical activity, including walking, standing for long periods of time, and paddling a kayak or canoe at a variety of park locations.
  • Two positions will be 12-15 weeks; one position will be 24-26 weeks. Flexibility in length of the internship is negotiable with prior approval.

How to Apply:

Send all of the following information:

  • Cover letter.  State the internship you are applying for.  Why are you interested in the internship and working at the Riverway?
  • Detailed resume, including work experience.

Email to:

Jenny Makosky, River Connections Steward

St. Croix River Association

jennym@scramail.com

(715) 483-3300

Deadline:  Applications will be reviewed & considered as they are received, so apply soon!  Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 10.