Internship Details
Discover Your ForestWebsite:    http://discoveryourforest.org/
Internship TitleInterns NeededType Of Student
Groundskeeper, Native Plant Gardener, Grounds Crew Coordinator Internship1Age requirement: 16-30 years and veterans up to 35 years of age. • HS Diploma or equivalent. Enrolled in an undergraduate program, graduate program, or a recent graduate (2016, 2017, or 2018) of Biology, Education or related field, or equivalent.
Start DateHourly RateHours/Week
Internship duration: 640 hours and then intern will receive 2-Year non-competitive status hiring authority. $250 per 40 hours. $4,000 stipend total.40
Computer KnowledgeDrug ScreeningBackground Check
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Description
Essential Functions: The Deschutes NF Native Plant Gardener Intern will work on helping the Deschutes National Forest connect people with nature through the use of the pollinator living lab - grassland. The Deschutes NF Native Plant Gardener Intern will allow us to have a fresh perspective on ways we can engage current visitors and future constituents of the environment. The Intern will also help us in focusing on how the work on the native grassland and living lab helps us to connect with local community and nature. The intern will initially: • Assist with exotic species control/removal. • Operate and maintain in good working order related tools, equipment, and vehicles used for grounds maintenance. • Assists with management of native plant landscaping, including maintenance and restoration of the front meadow. • Assists with maintenance and activities associated with field preparation for restoration. • Maintains office grounds, about 5 acres of native plants and parking. • Participates in outdoor lab days and volunteer work days as necessary. Responsibilities and Scope: • Complete project(s) to enhance the Deschutes National Forest connection to the local community. • Assist in youth outreach, including local elementary and middle school science programs, local high school environmental club, and volunteers. • Assist in developing tables and interpretive activities for outreach events and onsite events. • Work with Deschutes National Forest invasive control staff on-site and on adjacent partner agency sites on invasive survey work. Minimum Qualifications: • HS Diploma or equivalent. Enrolled in an undergraduate program, graduate program, or a recent graduate (2016, 2017, or 2018) of Biology, Education or related field, or equivalent. • This position requires a valid driver's license. • Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a USFS driver’s license requirements, which may include a review of the prospective employee's motor vehicle record. • Experience with effective communication via written, spoken, and graphical means. • Experience working with youth in an outdoor setting. Desired Qualifications: • Coursework/training and/or experience in designing interpretive and volunteer programs • Coursework/training and/or experience in current trends and practices in conservation, land management and nature resource preservation • Experience working independently and meet deadlines • Strong organizational skills
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Further Requirements
To apply or learn more about this opportunity, please contact Stacey Cochran, Discover Your Forest Community Engagement Director at 541-383-5530 or send a resume and cover letter to Stacey.cochran@discovernw.org. 21st Century Conservation Service Corps is an opportunity for an individual(s) between the ages of 16 and 30 years old (inclusive), and veterans up to 35, engaged as a crew member or intern through an organization that operates in partnership with the Forest Service, each participant will be paid a stipend of $250 per 40 hours served and has the option to gain credit as an intern or other definition through their academic institution. Working toward 640 hours of conservation or related service, of which at least 120 hours take place on an appropriate Forest Service project. Upon completion of the program, candidates have a 2-Year window of eligibility for non-competitive hiring status. Noncompetitive hiring status means the ability to apply and be considered for vacancies within the Forest Service without competitive examination or competing with career or career-conditional employees under internal merit staffing procedures for any position which eligible. Candidates applying under this authority are considered with other non-competitive candidates.

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