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Summer Field Intern- Portland, OR

Organization: West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District

Job Title: Field Intern

Location: Portland, OR

Hours and Compensation: part time, paid

Position Dates: summer 2012

Application Deadline: June 1

Posted on: May 4

 

Organization Overview

We’re here to serve West Multnomah County and Sauvie Island residents with conservation planning, invasive weeds, livestock management, grant funding, habitat restoration, gardens or other issues for which they need assistance.

Description/Responsibilities

West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District is hiring one limited-duration, at will, non-exempt, part-time Field Intern for the summer of 2012 (approximately mid-June – through September). This job is designed to fill a need for technical field assistance and data collection and exists to provide assistance to District staff in the areas of water quality, invasive species, habitat restoration, forestry and agricultural land uses. There will be a split of around half for office and field work. Most office work will involve mapping with ArcGIS with some technical writing and office communication. Candidates should have a good understanding of GIS and be able to create shapefiles and produce maps.

Qualifications

Some flexibility will be allowed for starting and ending dates to accommodate school schedules. There may be the opportunity to continue the internship into the fall.

A student working toward a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with the major course work in natural sciences, natural resource management, soils, water quality, agriculture sciences, or a related natural sciences discipline is preferred.

How to Apply:

For questions, call Scott Gall at 503-238-4775 ext 105 or send to scott@wmswcd.org

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