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North Rim Ranches Intern Posted Jan 29
Grand Canyon Trust , Flagstaff, AZ
Application deadline: March 2, 2020

Internship duration: May 26, 2020 – August 21, 2020

Spend the summer working with Grand Canyon Trust staff and partners to research historical and current grazing management of North Rim Ranches — 830,000 acres of public lands on the north rim of the Grand Canyon where the Grand Canyon Trust and a ranching partner run a small herd of cattle. Across these lands, we also work with scientists, universities, and land managers to conduct scientific research and restoration projects intended to support and improve the health of the land. If you are excited to work on science-informed land management, this is the job for you!

What does this position entail?
Support and inform future research and restoration across the North Rim Ranches.

Conduct informational interviews with Grand Canyon Trust program staff and partners, including academic, agency, and ranching partners.
Review existing documents, including planning, environmental history, and permit reports.
Summarize findings on regional grazing history from interviews and literature review in written reports and spreadsheets.
Support the North Rim Ranches and Geographic Information System (GIS) programs by translating data summaries into information that can be used for other projects, including maps.
As schedule and logistics allow, join program staff for other research and restoration projects in the field.
Attend Grand Canyon Trust staff and program meetings as appropriate.
There are skill-building opportunities for you!
Improve your research skills with support and guidance from experienced scientists.
Work with your mentors to set meaningful objectives and manage your individual workplan.
Develop interpersonal skills in building trust and creating new relationships with communities on the Colorado Plateau.
Do you have what it takes? Do you have…
Strong written and verbal communication skills and attention to detail.
Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel.
Background or strong interest in rangeland ecology.
Commitment to lead with humility when entering communities and working with diverse cultures.
Enthusiasm for the work and interest in developing research and reporting skills, including literature review and informational interview capabilities.
Ability to communicate clearly and respectfully with people of all ages and backgrounds.
Ability and willingness to work in a range of field conditions, from front country to remote wilderness.
Willingness to work in areas without cell service or access to other forms of electronic communication.
Preferred qualifications
Flexibility and willingness to adapt when plans and community priorities change.
Ability to self-motivate and self-direct.
Good time management and organizational skills.

The nitty-gritty
Flagstaff, Arizona.

What are the salary and benefits?
$15.00 per hour, for a maximum of $7,200. The intern will also receive a $500 living stipend, a $250 transportation stipend, a $200 professional development stipend, and free attendance at the Uplift Climate Conference. This position is not benefits eligible.

What is the employment term?
This is a three-month internship, beginning on May 26 and ending on August 21. (Start and end dates are potentially negotiable). The intern is expected to work an average of 40 hours per week for a total of 480 hours.

What supplies do I need?
Clothing that is appropriate for both casual office and field settings. If scheduled, field work will require camping and hiking gear. Some camping gear can be provided by the Grand Canyon Trust if requested.

Who would my supervisor be?
Grand Canyon Trust internships are managed by the Rising Leaders Program. Interns are expected to communicate regularly with Rising Leaders Program Staff about progress and any support needed along the way.

Cerissa Hoglander will be your supervisor and will assist you with projects or skills training.

How do I apply?
Please send a resume, a list of three references, and a statement of interest that conveys your passion and qualifications to Amber Benally at No phone calls, please. The application deadline is March 2, 2020.

The Grand Canyon Trust is an equal opportunity employer. We work actively to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. The Trust is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.