WANTED: Habitat Restoration Interns, National Park Service (California)

The Golden Gate National Recreation Area of the National Park Service seeks a Natural Resources Intern, you will assist in the implementation of a variety of vegetation resource management projects within Fort Baker and the Southern Marin Headlands, located in Marin County just north of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Mission blue butterfly.
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A main component of the work will involve restoring coastal prairie grassland habitat for the federally endangered mission blue butterfly.

Restoration techniques will include native plant revegetation and non-native invasive plant removal through an integrated pest management approach. There will also be a strong involvement of community engagement to aide in reaching restoration objectives.

Interns will also have the opportunity to coordinate logistics, and lead volunteer program events.

This can be a part-time position (30 hours/week minimum), but a full-time schedule (40 hours/ week) is preferred. Work is generally scheduled Monday-Friday, with occasional weekend work. Interns will be offered government housing, at no cost. An additional stipend of $30/day ($150/week) is provided to offset other living costs. Interns not in need of housing will be offered a stipend of $50/day.

There are also an abundance of opportunities to learn new skills working in other programs within the Natural Resources Division and through our well-respected Park Academy courses that are offered throughout the year for free. Interns are given additional training & resources on how to navigate and compete for full time National Park Service and other federal land management agency jobs.

APPLY BY: December 3, 2018
START: January 28, 2019
END: January 31, 2020

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