Internship Program & Job Summary:
The School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE) at the University of Michigan is seeking to hire a full-time, temporary Natural Areas Technician Intern for 15 weeks for the summer of 2017 to assist with stewardship activities to aid in the immediate care of the woods at Saginaw Forest, in support of SNRE’s teaching, research, public outreach, and conservation goals. There is potential for continuation of the internship on a part-time basis into Fall Semester 2017. This is a paid internship ($15 - $16.50 per hour).
Some of the key educational and training outcomes of the internship will be:
• Learn to identify and assess ecological conditions in the field.
• Identify and map management zones as part of creating a stewardship plan for Saginaw Forest.
• Depending on the skills and interests of the intern, learning to test and monitor invasive plant removal strategies, experiment with restoration approaches, and develop educational/outreach materials.
• Experience in trail improvement and possibly developing interpretive trails.
• Additional opportunities to visit and learn from stewardship activities at related U-M properties including Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum.
See the full Job Description on the U-M Careers website.