Northeast Wisconsin Aquatic Habitat Intern at The Nature Conservancy
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Type: Full Time
Location: Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, USA. Fieldwork locations in Northeast Wisconsin.
A LITTLE ABOUT US
The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.
The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.
YOUR POSITION WITH TNC
Are you interested in helping connect fish, rivers, and people in the Great Lakes? Join The Nature Conservancy's Wisconsin team! The Northeast Wisconsin Aquatic Habitat Intern participates in stream/culvert surveys and projects related to fish passage and aquatic ecology in the Great Lakes. This is a full-time, 10-week summer internship position with an approximate start date of May 21, 2018. This position is paid $12 per hour and is based out of the Northeast Wisconsin office in Sturgeon Bay. Housing is not provided. Frequent travel to survey sites within a 1-2 hour radius is expected. While transportation to and from the office is the responsibility of the applicant, the Conservancy will provide a vehicle for use during field surveys, opportunities for ride-sharing to work, etc.
The Northeast Wisconsin Aquatic Habitat Intern will assist staff with field surveys of aquatic habitat connectivity across northeast Wisconsin watersheds from Milwaukee to Marinette County. The intern will also work on office-based projects such as an aquatic habitat database and Great Lakes aquatic ecology work. The intern should be prepared to travel between the Milwaukee area, Green Bay area, and the Conservancy's Northeast Wisconsin office.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
Participate in field work to assess culverts and road crossings for aquatic habitat connectivity.
Work on projects related to Great Lakes and Northeast Wisconsin aquatic ecology.
Work under close or infrequent supervision.
May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations for long periods of time in isolated settings, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances.
May require physical exertion and/or muscular strain.
Must be either currently enrolled in college or graduated within 12 months with college-level coursework in natural resources, ecology, environmental studies, or related field.
High school diploma or GED and 6 months of related experience.
Valid driver's license.
Experience, knowledge, or interest in fish habitat and Great Lakes aquatic ecology.
Willingness to work in/near water (waders/other equipment provided).
Ability to work in a team environment.
Microsoft Excel and/or Access data entry skills and ArcGIS basic knowledge.
Multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience is appreciated.
AUTO SAFETY POLICY
This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with the Conservancy's Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered "high risk drivers." Please see further details in the Auto Safety Program document available at www.nature.org/careers.
Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employee's motor vehicle record.
HOW TO APPLY
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The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of men and women of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.
The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy's background screening process.