Description of Work
Objective: The Conservation Intern will be responsible for assisting the Canton Conservation Commission in conducting biological inventories of its properties and other property management activities as required.
Location: Conservation Department, 79 Pleasant Street, Canton MA
Time Frame: June – August 2021
Hours: 20-35 hours per week
Primary Responsibilities (including, but not limited to):
- Identify and inventory plant and animal species found in properties owned by the Canton Conservation Commission and compile database for each parcel.
- Assist with open space property management activities including trail maintenance and developing signage for conservation-owned properties
- Assist with office-based administrative tasks associated with open space management as required.
- Must be currently enrolled in an environmental science/biology/botany program at a college or university or a recent graduate.
- Must have excellent naturalist skills and ability to use guides for plant and animal identification.
- Must have excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
- Ability to work independently and remotely in wilderness areas.
- Valid Driver’s License and own vehicle required.
- Familiarity with wildlife sampling techniques a plus (bird, salamander, insect, turtle, small mammal, etc.).
- Familiarity with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Position Systems (GPS) a plus.
- Must pass a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) background check.
Compensation: This is an unpaid internship. Students are encouraged to apply for academic credits and/or stipends from their respective institutions.
Reports to: Conservation Agent, Conservation Department, 79 Pleasant Street, Canton, MA; phone 781-821-5035; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.town.canton.ma.us/335/Conservation-Commission
Application Process: Send Cover letter, resume, transcript(s) by May 10, 2021 to email@example.com.