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Position Dates: 05/20/2024 - 09/08/2024

About us:

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is the largest provider of hands-on environmental conservation programs for youth and adults. Program participants protect and restore national parks, national forests, wildlife refuges, marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks, community green spaces, and much more across the country.

Program Description:
You will assist biologists and natural resources managers, by conducting non-native invasive plant monitoring and control, and by performing invasive plant control (hand pulling). You will be performing data entry, data analysis, while conducting GPS mapping, GIS data management, and map production. You will also complete reports or other documents related to natural resource management projects. This position will include both office and outdoor work in hot/cold and wet environments. Field work will involve arduous hiking in steep, slippery or dense growth in all weather conditions. It will require physical exertion, including hiking over rough, off trail, terrain up to 15 miles per day carrying a 30-40 lb pack. Tasks will be performed in areas frequented by bears (training on how to handle bear encounters will be provided). This position will include some overnight hours and periodic backcountry camping trips for several days. This position will involve more seed collection than invasive plant elimination, but interns should anticipate a variety of assignments.

This position is based in Anchorage with frequent visits to National Park units with the state, particularly those on the road system. Applicants should be comfortable operating vehicles with trailers, and with camping and traveling in the backcountry.Applicants should be comfortable around herbicide.

This position will focus on elodea.

Member Benefits:

  • $1,300 - RT travel allowance to work site
  • $350 - weekly living allowance
  • $800 - monthly housing allowance (4 months total)
  • $1,500 - duty related travel
  • Not AmeriCorps eligible
  • All allowances are subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes
Member Qualifications:
  • Driver's license required

Additional Information:

Please provide a 1-2 page professional resume as an attachment to your SCA application.

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