Biology Intern

Expected Dates
August 25, 2014 to November 14, 2014
Site
Lower Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge
Position ID
PO-00603889
The Biology Intern at  Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge will support the Refuge in meeting its wildlife, habitat management, and public use goals and objectives. Project duties may include observing and collecting biological data, improving wildlife habitat, planting trees, maintaining refuge facilities, environmental education work, marking refuge boundary, and various other projects.
  • Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) sits along the lower 10 miles of the Hatchie River in western Tennessee. Unlike most Mississippi River tributaries that have been straightened and levees constructed for flood control, the Hatchie River remains the longest continuous stretch of naturally meandering river in the lower Mississippi River Valley. In result, wildlife and fisheries thrive in its almost pristine watershed ecosystems. The refuge helps protect and enhance the ever diminishing bottomland hardwood forests, along with other important habitats within the Hatchie River watershed. The refuge currently comprises 9,451 acres.
  • Defensive driver training, small equipment safety training, ATV training.
  • Educational opportunities may include involvement with various environmental education field trips associated with the West Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge Complex which is comprised of Lower Hatchie NWR, Hatchie NWR, Chickasaw NWR, Reelfoot NWR & more

  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Natural Resources Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Biology
some coursework or experience
Forestry
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
Data Entry
some experience
GPS
competent with supervision
Hand Tools
competent with supervision
Trail Maintenance
competent with supervision