Internship - Invasive Species Management

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Program Dates: 05/15/2024 – 11/22/2024

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

Program Description:
This position will be part of a 4 SCA intern team managing invasive species on the Georgia Coast and West Central Georgia. One intern will be a team lead. This work will focus on managing high priority invasive plants. A special emphasis will be given to managing invasive species on state lands. The Georgia DNR will provide tools such as chainsaws, brush cutters, hand tools, ATV/UTVs, various herbicides and other supplies needed to conduct invasive species management work. The various work activities will take the interns across much of Georgia including many of the Barrier Islands off the Georgia's coast and allow the crew to explore many of the unique natural communities found in our state.

Member Benefits:

  • Travel allowance: $1,100 (personal vehicle required)
  • Weekly living allowance: $300 / week
  • Housing will be in a cabin provided on a State Wildlife management area.
  • Eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the position.

Member Qualifications:

  • Driver's license

  • Personal vehicle required

Additional:

Must be eligible to serve as an AmeriCorps Member. This includes:

  • Being a citizen, permanent resident, or national of the United States;

  • Being at least 18 years or older;

  • Having a high school diploma or equivalent;

  • Being willing to undergo National Service Criminal History Check, including criminal background, sex offender and FBI checks.

Conditions of Employment
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