Natural Resources Intern
An intern is needed from mid-April (or as soon thereafter as possible) through late August (with option to work later into the fall)
Initial work hours are flexible, but must be full-time (40 hours per week, Monday through Friday) during the summer months.
$17.00 per hour
Send resume by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
or by regular mail to Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District
2665 Noel Drive, Little Canada, MN 55117, by March 4, 2022.
1. Restoration Ecology: (70%) The intern will be involved in seeding, planting and weed control in natural and created wetlands, uplands and shoreland areas. Throughout the growing season over twenty sites will be maintained, which includes invasive species control by hand weeding, herbicide application, bloom cutting, watering of new plantings, and the evaluation of plant establishment. The intern will occasionally work with students and others on planting and maintenance projects.
2. Carp Management: (20%) The intern will assist with the implementation of field management techniques. Assistance will be provided to District common carp management project as needed.
3. Biological Monitoring: (10%) The intern will assist in the collection of biological and physical/chemical data in selected District wetlands and lakes.
1. Be able to identify common upland and wetland plant species
2. In the field, work in a group or alone controlling invasive plants, possibly under extreme conditions (e.g., cold, rain and heat)
3. Monitor carp and assist with netting and removal with occasional night and weekend netting.
4. Monitor and collect plant specimens in the field and process data in the office
5. Work well in a team setting and be able to effectively communicate the concept of invasive plant control to the public
6. Be diligent in the collection of data, and be exact in sample processing and record keeping
7. Must be willing to use own vehicle periodically; the District will pay for mileage.
8. Requires frequent lifting of items weighing up to 50 pounds and walking in rough terrain. Individual must provide their own clothing, rain gear, boots, etc.
If you are interested in a position not currently listed, you may send your resume by email to email@example.com or by regular mail: 2665 Noel Drive, Little Canada, MN 55117 . We will keep it on file for one year and consider you if openings become available during that period.
Thank you for your interest in working with us.
The RWMWD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, familial status or disability in employment or the provision of services.
The RWMWD does not discriminate on the basis of handicapped status in the admission or access to or treatment of or employment in, its programs or activities. It is the policy of the RWMWD to provide reasonable accommodations to known physical and mental limitations of qualified handicapped applicants and employees in order for to perform the essential functions of the job in question.
The RWMWD is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer.