Natural Resource Intern

Expected Dates
April 14, 2014 to February 8, 2015
Joshua Tree National Park
Position ID
You will restore disturbed sites (revegetation, vertical mulching, restored sites); assist with exotic plant eradication; assist nursery manager with plant propagation and nursery maintenance; conduct botanical surveys; monitor restored and burned areas; communicate with the public about ecological issues including fire and restoration; organize and maintain databases (including GIS); write reports; assist with other Resource Division projects, as needed.
  • 1. Collect native plant seeds of 20-35 different plant species 2.Propagate/outplant 1-1.5 thousand native plants 3. Water and maintain ongoing restoration projects (about 7 projects/ 2500 plants)
  • This position will address the conservation of the Natural Resources in Joshua Tree National Park. The main purpose of the restoration projects is to speed up the ecological re-establishment of native plant species in areas with vegetation loss and in other sensitive sites. SCA interns participation is very important to ensure the success of these desert restoration projects.
  • First aid/CPR; 4WD, desert survival, search and rescue; on-line or in-house training for ArcGIS and Access; other safety trainings.
  • Opportunities to attend local symposiums or conferences that relate to natural resource management are possible. Also you may be supported in starting individual “pilot” studies; however it will depend on scheduling, duration of internship, and funds.
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Natural Resources Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected