FW: or-oak(MailingList) Internships with the Institute for Applied Ecology

MRWC-Karen Fleck Harding outreach at mrwc.net
Fri Jan 11 11:58:37 PST 2008



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Subject: or-oak(MailingList) Internships with the Institute for Applied
Ecology

 
*Restoration Ecology and Conservation Biology Paid Internships*

* *

*The Institute for Applied Ecology (www.appliedeco.org) will be hiring
up to eight interns this summer for field work and related activities.
Our paid positions are intended to provide field experience to
individuals considering conservation biology or restoration ecology as a
career.
Internships are partially supported by the Native Plant Society of
**Oregon* *, and interns are encouraged to write short articles for the
NPSO Bulletin.
*

 ***PRAIRIE RESTORATION RESEARCH*: (3 positions) Interns will help on a
large scale research project studying prairie restoration methods in
Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia.  Field work will involve
botanical surveys, soil sampling, and other ecological measurements.
Applicants with plant identification skills are particularly encouraged
to apply.
Approximately 65% of the work is conducted out-of-town/overnight (mostly
in Washington).  Applicants MUST be able to start mid-April, with a
flexible end date (typically mid July).  *Questions? *Amanda Stanley (
astanley at peak.org).

 *Conservation Research* (3 positions):  Interns will work on a variety
of projects throughout the summer including rare plant habitat surveys,
threatened and endangered species research and monitoring, and invasive
species research throughout the state of Oregon.  Approximately 50% of
the work is conducted out-of-town/overnight (accommodations include both
hotels and primitive camping sites)*. *Applicants MUST be able to start
by the second week of May, with preference to those who can start in
mid- to late-April.  Internships will last 12 weeks, with the potential
for an extension.  *Questions? *Andrea Thorpe (athorpe at peak.org).

*  PRAIRIE SPECIES HABITAT CONSERVATION PLAN *(1) Intern will complete
habitat assessments on public and private lands in Benton County, OR.
Fieldwork
(daytrips from Corvallis) will include general botanical survey and
surveys for threatened and endangered plant species.  Applicants with
plant identification skills or familiarity with Willamette Valley flora
are encouraged to apply.  *Late April  early July.  Questions? *Carolyn
Menke (
cmenke at peak.org)**

 *We encourage you to visit our website, www.appliedeco.org for more
information on these projects.*

 *Qualifications:*

   - Interest in conservation biology, restoration ecology, botany
   - Plant identification and ecological research skills (or
enthusiastic
   willingness to learn)
   - Attention to detail
   - Ability to work long hours in hot, dry and cold, wet conditions
with
   exposure to poison oak

 *Compensation:* $9.00/hr plus travel expenses associated with overnight
field work (food and lodging).  Housing in Corvallis is not provided.

 *To Apply:  *Send a *letter of interest* stating when you would be
available to start work (this is a MUST) and which project(s) you would
prefer, *resume*, *transcripts* (unofficial is fine), and *two letters
of recommendation*.  Non-U.S. residents must also include a copy of
their work visa or an application for a work visa.  Applications will be
considered upon receipt.  *Applications must be received by **Monday,
February 11, 2008 *, and may be sent via mail, email, or fax.



Via regular post:

Intern Applications

Institute for Applied Ecology

P.O. Box 2855
Corvallis, OR 97339-2855

phone: (541) 753-3099



Via email:

astanley at peak.org

**please include "intern application" in subject line**

Via fax:

(541) 753-3098



Via FedEx/UPS

Intern Applications

Institute for Applied Ecology

563 SW Jefferson Ave.

Corvallis, Oregon 97333

phone: (541) 753-3099

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