The Water Resources Intern will support the monitoring of the District’s conservation easements, assist with erosion and sediment control site inspections, and complete water quality monitoring activities.
Conservation easement monitoring field work will involve traversing properties by foot to take photos and make observations about vegetation, wildlife, hydrology, boundaries, and other site conditions by following District protocols. The intern will be responsible for developing monitoring reports that include written observations, maps, and photos. The intern will send a letter to landowners both before and after easement inspections. The Water Resources Intern will also develop baseline documentation reports that document existing site conditions.
The Water Resources Intern will gain experience assisting with the inspection of active construction sites for proper erosion and sediment control measures. The intern will also assist in completing weekly inspection reports and documenting site conditions with photographs and maps.
The Water Resources Intern will also complete water quality monitoring activities for the District, including working with volunteers to complete BioBase vegetation mapping on lakes, collecting lake water quality samples and assisting with stream flow measurements.
In addition, the intern will have the option of pursuing a special project of their choice that matches their interests and benefits the District’s programs. The Water Resources Outreach Intern will also perform some administrative functions as necessary.
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Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume by March 17th, 2017 for priority consideration to the address above or via email: email@example.com. Applications sent by email should contain the position title in the subject line. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Contact Kathryn Keller-Miller with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-326-3692.
When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.