Internship Details
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Internship TitleInterns NeededType Of Student
Invasive Plants Outreach and Education Liason Ochoco and Deschutes National Forests 1Age requirement: 16-30 years and veterans up to 35 years of age.
Start DateHourly RateHours/Week
Mid/Late June: Total - 160 hours $250 per 40 hours. 40
Computer KnowledgeDrug ScreeningBackground Check
The Ochoco and Deschutes National Forests and Crooked River National Grassland is seeking an intern to work in the Invasive Plant Program as an Invasive Plant Outreach and Education Liaison. The focus for this position is to work in sharing invasive plant information with Forest Service staff, Forest User groups, and the public across Central Oregon. The intern will work closely with the Invasive Plant program and other Forest Service staff areas such as recreation, special uses, and public affairs and will serve as an invasive plant liaison to them during projects and outreach events. The intern will help educate staff internally and members of the public about invasive plants, methods of prevention, and management strategies. Intern will conduct outreach at public and Forest Service events, work with community partners to develop additional messaging and outreach/education curriculum. Additional work will include assisting invasive staff in the researching of invasive plant language included in special use permits, memorandums of understanding and agreements and how that relates to prevention of invasive plant. Skills the intern will have: • Current driver’s license with good driving record. • Willingness to obtain government driver’s license and drive government vehicles including 4 X 4 trucks in all types of weather. • Interest in public affairs and natural resource management • Excellent communication skills and willingness to learn about invasive plant management. • Proficient in the use social media, marketing, creation of outreach materials or an willingness to learn • Interest and comfort in working with varied groups (school age children, volunteer groups, business owners) • Exceptional work ethic, enthusiasm, and high degree of flexibility. • Ability to work weekend and evening events
Educational Aspect
Skills the intern will develop: • Better understand Forest Service career opportunities and pathways in Invasive Species Management, natural resources, partnerships, special uses and public affairs • Learn how to identify, map, and treat invasive plant populations. Learn how to use maps or electronic devices to navigate and collect natural resource information. • Gain knowledge of the U.S. Forest Service and invasive plant management direction • Obtain a government license to drive a government vehicle. Complete online training and pass an exam. • Confidence interacting with the public and Forest Service colleagues. • Protocols and use of a government radio. • Learn how to compete appropriate documentation reports.
Further Requirements
under this authority are considered with other non-competitive candidates.

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