| "Buffalo County Natural Resources Internship
Job Title: Buffalo County Natural Resources Intern
Office Location: USDA-NRCS Office, Buffalo County Courthouse, 407 S. 2nd Street; Alma, WI
Job Description: The student intern will work closely with State, County and Federal conservation agencies assisting with a wide range of natural resource related activities. A major component (60%) of the interns job duties will involve working with local conservation clubs and schools to establish and implement a citizen based stream monitoring program. In addition, the student intern will be involved with the following activities and job duties, including but not limited to: trout habitat restoration, invasive species control and education, fish and wildlife surveys, habitat and facilities management, soil and water conservation planning on production land and GIS data management. A final report summarizing major accomplishments will be required.
Must have at least 2 years of post secondary education and pursuing a degree in a natural resources related field, such as conservation, biology, or another closely related field and enrolled at a post secondary institution for the fall 2012 semester.
Valid drivers license
Competent with Microsoft Office Programs
Physically able to work in rugged terrain and inclement weather
Ability to effectively communicate with landowners and work in a team setting
Ability to work some evening and weekend hours
Ability to interpret and use aerial photos, plat books, soil maps and topographic maps
Ability to use GPS and GIS ArcMap
Basic knowledge of water resources management
Basic animal and plant identification
Compensation: The intern will receive a $4,000 scholarship for fulfillment of 500 hours of work. The scholarship will be paid out throughout the summer in 3 installments (June 30, July 30 and August 30).
Start Date/End Date: June 1, 2012-August 30, 2012 (or until 500 hours fulfilled)
Sponsoring Agencies: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Buffalo County Land Conservation Department and UW-Extension Buffalo County
Deadline for Applications: Applications must be postmarked no later than Tuesday March 20, 2012.
How to Apply: Send a letter of interest, updated resume and a copy of most recent transcripts to:
WDNR - Attn: Kris Johansen
PO Box 88
Alma, WI 54610
Contact for Questions: Kris Johansen, WDNR