Rare Plant Intern

Expected Dates
June 16, 2014 to October 5, 2014
Fire Island National Seashore
Position ID
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
some coursework or experience
some coursework or experience
Ecology & Restoration
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
Data Entry
some experience
Field Research
some experience
some experience