Mobilizegreen Botany Resource Assistant - Spring 2021
MobilizeGreen Austin, TX
- Expired: November 05, 2020. Applications are no longer accepted.
04-Nov-2020 to 03-Jan-2021 (EST) Conservation Austin, TX, USA 500/week Other InternshipJoin Us. Do work that matters:MobilizeGreen is a national nonprofit committed to jumpstarting green careers for diverse youth and recent graduates, while advancing environmental equity in communities across the country.In partnership with the USDA Forest Service, MobilizeGreen offers internship opportunities for college students (graduating before April 12, 2021), graduate students, and recent graduates. The Resource Assistants Program (RAP) provides flexible internship placements based in National Forests across the US for those interested in Forest Service careers.
Resource Assistants work under the mentorship and coaching of Forest Service staff to complete mission-critical work while developing leadership, critical thinking, and strategic communication skills. The RAP was designed for emerging professionals to launch their natural and cultural resources careers.Each... MobilizeGreen Resource Assistant starts their journey with a weeklong orientation, where they will meet other RAs and Forest Service staff from across the country and engage in skill building and career development activities.
Once an RA arrives at their host site, they are supervised and mentored by a variety of Forest Service staff, engaging with experts from business, conservation, and science backgrounds, and learning more about careers as they work on vital projects within the Forest Service. Upon completion of the program, RAs receive a 2-year direct hiring certificate with the Forest Service, keeping the door open for exciting career opportunities with their host site, or with any of the 154 national forests across the country. MobilizeGreen will enhance your career opportunities, introduce you to key leaders in the natural resource field, and engage you on your career journey to a job with the Forest Service.Position Abstract: The RA will assist the Forest Botanist with Forest level rare plant and invasive species surveys using Arc Collector and Survey 1,2,3 Apps.
Assists with a variety of rare plant monitoring projects, as well as the inventory and survey of special habitats including fens and vernal pools on the forest. Works with other Lassen Botanists on reports as well as data collection and management, and assists with year-end reporting, as well as rare plant and invasive species data needs and management using ArcGIS. This position will work with both permanent and seasonal botanical staff, as well as the invasive plant species crew on various projects across the forest.Work Environment: 60%-75% of this position will be conducting field surveys and other plant related activities across the forest.
Will require the ability to hike on low to moderate slopes and occasional rough terrain. While working outdoors in a forest and/or range environment, temperatures could range from extremely hot and dry to extremely cold and wet, and exposure to adverse weather conditions may be encountered. Driving on and navigating forest roads and occasional camping or travel off forest may be required.
Due to COVID constraints, office work will most likely be a combination working from the office and teleworking from home.Location: The Lassen lies within seven counties in Northern California, where the granite of the Sierra Nevada, the lava of the Cascades and the Modoc Plateau, and the sagebrush of the Great Basin meet and blend. It is an area of great variety, with many recreational opportunities including fishing, hunting, camping, hiking, bicycling, boating, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing. Susanville is a small but full-service community on Highway 36 in northern California.
The largest community in north-eastern California, it offers a hospital, a local community college, and a strong sense of community. The city of Reno, Nevada is 80 miles to the south, and both Chico and Redding, sizeable central valley communities, are within two-hour drive. Because of its uniq