Conservation Internship Program


The Idaho Conservation Corps Internship program is an innovative AmeriCorps Program designed to provide hands on training and experience to those interested in pursuing employment with land and water resource management agencies, and other outdoor careers. The program is a cooperative effort designed to address community, environmental, and resource management projects.  

 

OPEN POSITIONS:

 

Forest Tech Conservation Intern – 900 HR – Payette and Boise National Forests Boise or Sandpoint, Idaho
The Idaho Conservation Corps is recruiting a Forest Tech crew based conservation intern for summer/fall intern from May 21st through October 12th, 2018. The successful applicant will primarily work on Forest Recreation (trail projects) in the Payette and Boise National Forests. This position will typically, but not always, work nine days on followed by five days off days for each two week period (Tuesday through the following Wednesday).

Position Description        Apply Here 

 

Exotic Vegetation Management Crew Member – 450 HR – Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve
Summer 2018 - The National Parks Service is currently recruiting two interns that will support the Exotic Vegetation Management Program. The selected interns will assist with management of natural resources at Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve.

Position Description        Apply Here 

 

Exotic Vegetation Management Crew Lead – 18 Weeks – Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve
Summer 2018 - The National Parks Service is currently recruiting a Crew lead for the Exotic Vegetation Management Program, work with a team of two or more interns and staff to survey and treat exotic vegetation. Will provide team leadership in absence of experienced staff, estimated to be approximately 65% of the time.

Position Description       

 

Biological Technician (Weeds) – 900 HR – Payette National Forest – New Meadows Ranger District
The Payette National Forest is recruiting one Biological Technician (Weeds) summer/fall intern from May 29th through October 26th 2018. The incumbent will be paired with a Forest Service conduct field surveys to identify, document, map, and treat noxious weed infestations. This position will typically work four ten hour days per week (Monday through Thurs).

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Forestry Technician (Timber) – 900 HR – Payette National Forest –New Meadows Ranger District
The Payette National Forest is recruiting one Forestry Technician (Timber) summer/fall intern from May 29th through October 26th 2018. The incumbent will be paired with a Forest Service Employee to complete timber sale preparation activities to support harvest activities. This position will typically work four ten hour days per week (Monday through Thurs).

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Forestry Technician (Trails) – 900 HR – Boise National Forest – Idaho City Ranger District Idaho City, ID
The Boise National Forest is recruiting on Forestry Technician (Trails) intern beginning July 2, 2018 through December 14, 2018. The incumbent will be installed at the Idaho City Ranger District Trail Crew and learn trails skills such as axe skills, trail maintenance, chainsaw and more. Position will be camping in the field on a regular basis, gear can be provided. This position will typically serve 8 ten hour days every two weeks.

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Forestry Technician (Trails) – 675 HR (17 weeks) – Boise National Forest – Lowman Ranger District Lowman, ID
The Boise National Forest is recruiting one Forestry Technician (Trails) intern beginning July 2, 2018 through November 2, 2018. The incumbent will be installed at the Lowman Ranger District Trail Crew and learn trails skills such as axe skills, trail maintenance, chainsaw and more. Position will be camping in the field on a regular basis, gear can be provided. This position will typically serve 8-10 hour days and 8 day hitches with 6 days off. It should be Tuesday-Tuesday schedule.

Position Description        Apply Here 

 

Forestry Technician (Trails) – 900 HR – Boise National Forest – Lowman Ranger District Lowman, ID
The Boise National Forest is recruiting one Forestry Technician (Trails) intern beginning July 2, 2018 through December 14, 2018. The incumbent will be installed at the Lowman Ranger District Trail Crew and learn trails skills such as axe skills, trail maintenance, chainsaw and more. Position will be camping in the field on a regular basis, gear can be provided. This position will typically serve 8-10 hour days and 8 day hitches with 6 days off. It should be Tuesday-Tuesday schedule.

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Conservation Education Resources Assistant - Sawtooth National Forest
Season: May - October 2018

Be in the company of wild things and rugged landscapes! Join our educational staff for an exciting experience with the Forest Service in a beautiful mountain setting within the Sawtooth National Recreation Area (SNRA). The chosen naturalist will complete research, develop and present natural and cultural walks, talks and campfire programs for diverse groups of visiting youth and adults, including wilderness education (Leave No Trace) in the outdoors. One or two times a week, the candidate will dispense recreation information to the public at a ranger station. S/he will attend team meetings and staff orientations to become familiar with the Forest Service and specific SNRA goals and receive on the job training.

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Conservation Heritage Education Resource Assistant - Payette National Forest
Season: May 2018 to May 2019

This position has two components:
Discovery Agents component: continues with the development of the Discovery Agents McCall project, a “move to play and learn” mobile application for place-based education. This work will build upon the environmental education programming that was completed in the 2017-18 to implement the “Agents of Culture” theme in the software. The intern will be responsible for designing seasonal “missions” with learning “challenges” (e.g. activities) that explore heritage resources, traditional ecological knowledge, and tribal relationships with the land using the Mission Builder software package (www.discoveryagents.net). The intern will work with the Payette National Forest Heritage Program, local partners, Native American Tribes, and the Discovery Agents software support team to develop learning themes, collect site information using digital camera and GPS, program the challenges, beta-test the programming, and launch the missions on a seasonal basis. To broaden the learning opportunities the intern may also occasionally assist with other education or public lands management efforts in the local area, such as school field trips, youth service projects, and special events.
Heritage Program component: this component of the internship entails working within the Payette National Forest’s Heritage Program cultural and archeological resources management. This work will involve developing and expanding on the ethnographic information for Native American cultural resources located on the Forest. This internship will entail gathering information with the help of local tribal membership and working with tribal cultural resource programs. Duties will be driven by educational interpretation and public outreach projects. Project outputs may include updated or written monographs (white papers), narratives for interpretative signs, and cultural contexts for landscapes on the Forest. Duties may also include reviewing, organizing, and synthesizing references on indigenous cultures, communities, sites, and history.

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