Stage posté par WorkingAbroad Projects
Publié le : 17 janv. 2013
Gain hands-on experience in public land use areas throughout Nevada, and learn the issues around recreational use of public lands, partake in summer restoration, invasive species removal, pulling mining claim stakes, and carrying out recreational trail work . Ideal for students of Environmental science/Ecology or related fields.
Interns will gain hands-on experience in one or more public land use areas, in partnership with state and non-profit partners. Preference for a specific project is respected but not guaranteed.
Projects include, but are not limited to:
- Pulling mining claim stakes: Several species of birds have attempted to build nests in thousands of hollow, mine claim stakes throughout Nevada, were accidentally trapped, and expired. Interns locate the stakes, pull them out, and collect the specimen remains for identification;
- Recreational Trails: Interns assist in the building, maintaining, and signage of vehicle and non-vehicle recreational trails on Nevada public lands;
- Noxious weed removal: Interns map, identify and remove invasive species from a variety of public land areas around Lake Tahoe and Washoe County;
- Summer restoration: Interns assist in re-vegetation of snow ski areas subject to heavy winter use.
This position will require travel throughout Nevada, as well as working on weekends and most holidays. Internship positions are Full time, 40 hours per week including holidays and weekends.
Internships run for flexible time periods between 1st April and 30th November 2013. The duration for internships is 3 months minimum up to 8 months (with the possibility to extend beyond 8 months). It is also possible for volunteers to join for up 10 weeks in duration (not on an internship basis, maximum 90 days).
Applicants should be Aged 18+, speak English with good communication skills, and should have experience in an environmental science or related field. You should either be currently enrolled in a State recognized educational institution, or have graduated within the last 12 months of start date. Experience developing and implementing environmental education and outreach programs is desired but not required. Interns need to meet eligibility requirements for obtaining, and maintaining, a J1 Exchange Visitor visa.
There is a programme cost of £465 to pay to take part in the whole programme - which covers all food and lodging, transportation once you arrive in Reno, all equipment usage, training, orientation and back up. Interns also receive a $105 per week stipend during their stay. £95 ($US150) of your fee will also be refunded to you at the end of the programme if all equipment is in order
To apply or for more details, please email Victoria.McNeil@workingabroad.com or visit http://www.workingabroad.com/page/350/ecology-internship-nevada-usa.htm