Rare Plant Intern

Expected Dates
June 16, 2014 to October 5, 2014
Site
Fire Island National Seashore
Position ID
PO-00441696
The Rare Plant intern will assist resource management staff with monitoring and protecting coastal rare plants throughout beaches and freshwater wetlands of Fire Island National Seashore (65%).  He/she will also be involved in other natural resource management programs, such as monitoring endangered shorebirds and their nests (primarily Piping Plovers) through daily observations (20%); conducting distance sampling surveys to estimate the density of White-tailed Deer on Fire Island (10%); and aid in the recovery and examination of stranded marine animals, assist in other resource management programs, and assist various researchers from academic institutions (5%).
  • Fire Island National Seashore is a unit of the National Park Service. It’s a barrier island located off the south shore of Long Island, approximately 60 miles from New York City.
  • Basic First Aid, CPR/AED training, NPS Operational Leadership training, USFWS Piping Plover training, UTV and 4WD operation training
  • Educational: opportunities for developing/implementing environmental education programs and activities with interpretive staff at the park and local universities offer seminar series (open to the public); Recreational: 60 miles from NYC, swimming, hiking
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Natural Resources Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Biology
some coursework or experience
Communications
some coursework or experience
Ecology & Restoration
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
Data Entry
some experience
Field Research
some experience
GPS
some experience