Invasive Plant Management Intern

Expected Dates
June 15, 2014 to September 6, 2014
Lewis and Clark National Historic Park
Position ID
Come work for the National Park Service and Washington State Parks in a combined effort to help keep our park lands free from plant invaders!

Help identify invasive plant infestations and assist with stopping their spread to protect native vegetation and support restoration efforts.  Interns will conduct field inventory, mapping, and control (manual, mechanical and chemical) of invasive plant species.  Interns will provide support and occasional oversight for peer summer work crews, joining forces to tackle large infestations.  Interns will also present a year-end report or presentation to park managers detailing their findings and accomplishments.
  • Interns will be working in the temperate rain forests, wetlands, and coastal dunes of Lewis and Clark National Historical Park ( and Leadbetter Point, Cape Disappointment, and Fort Columbia State Parks ( Interns will be housed in Washington State Park housing; complete with a private bedroom and shared kitchen/living/bathroom facilities.

    However, public transportation is not available. Having your own vehicle is required. Interns will be reimbursed for mileage for driving to the housing location.

  • - Native and non-native plant identification
    - Invasive control techniques including safe herbicide use
    - Global Position System (GPS), map, and compass
    - Seasonal Safety Training with Park Staff
  • The city of Astoria, population 10,000, is 10 miles away and has grocery stores, hospital, movie theaters, and a community college.
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Main Area of Focus
Natural Resources Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
Field Research
some experience
some experience
Hand Tools
competent with supervision
some experience
Orienteering compass skills
some experience