Tin Mountain Conservation Center is a non-profit organization providing environmental programs that foster greater awareness and understanding of the natural environment for school children, adults, and families. Interns will be paired with staff mentors who will provide orientation, establish weekly work plans, and help network with other organizations. Interns also will assist teacher/naturalists in school programs for grades K-8, lead day, evening, and weekend programs at the center, and help with general operations.
The Brook Trout Habitat Restoration Project involves research on the influence of adding woody material to small streams to enhance size and abundance of brook trout populations. The interns will be involved in permitting projects, collecting baseline information on all streams, electro-fishing, making wood additions, and re-assessing streams treated in the past few years. The project involves strenuous work as well as extensive data collections on physical and biological attributes of streams, water chemistry, and fish populations. The interns will work with volunteers and staff to collect/analyze data and report results. In addition, the interns will conduct routine timberland maintenance including blazing property boundaries, repairing trails, marking timber, and timber stand improvement. He/she also will work with the organization’s forester to develop a harvest plan for a 30-40 acre timber harvesting that will be conducted in the winter. Candidates should have basic knowledge of forestry and tree identification skills. Experience with GPS and GIS (ArcMap) are preferred.
The brook trout internshis will begin late spring/summer 2019 and run for 3 months, depending on availability.
Compensation for all internships is $1000/month plus housing.
Candidates should have completed a minimum of 2 years of college level courses in a related field.
Interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter, including dates of availability, to Nora Dufilho (email@example.com