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Chicago Botanic Garden's Conservation and Land Management Internship Program in collaboration with the Bureau of Land Management National Park Service and US Forest Service

 

Would you like to gain hands-on experience through a paid internship in conservation biology and natural resource management?

 

· 100 five-month paid internships for outstanding college graduates

 

· Working with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), National Park

Service (NPS) and US Forest Service (USFS) predominantly in the western states

 

· Intern duties may include:

 

 

o Plant and animal monitoring and mapping

o Endangered species reintroduction

o Invasive species management

o Geographic data acquisition and analysis

o Biological assessments, sensitive species lists and conservation plans

 

o Fire ecology

o Land use planning

o Archaeology-related activities

o Recreation areas management

o Rangeland assessments

o Seed collection

 

 

· Interns participate in a one-week training course held in late May in

Chicago. Travel and lodging expenses will be covered. Training includes:

o BLM/NPS/USFS orientation

o Endangered Species Act and associated programs

o Plant and animal identification and monitoring

o GIS and mapping

o Topographical map reading and GPS skills

 

· $750 / pay period (every 2 weeks)

 

· How to apply:

o Send a letter of interest, official school transcript(s), resume, and

three letters of recommendation to the address below by March 21, 2007.

o International applicants must have a visa authorized for employment in

the USA.

 

· Pending funding, an optional extension may be offered to selected

interns for an additional 5-month internship with the Department of Conservation

and Environment (DEC) in Western Australia.

 

 

Kristen Kordecki

kkordecki@chicagobotanic.org

Chicago Botanic Garden

(847) 835-6954

1000 Lake Cook Road

www.chicagobotanic.org/research/conservation/blm/index.html

Glencoe, IL 60022

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