RCCD Natural Resources Internship
The Rockingham County Conservation District is seeking intern(s) for early September through at least mid-October 2018. The position is paid ($14/hr) and will involve a commitment of at least one eight- hour day per week, weather permitting. The primary work will be chemical control of invasive species at restoration sites using low impact herbicides. Additional work may include brush cutting, planting, and seeding. Training will be provided, but some knowledge of plant identification would be helpful. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work on a number of habitat restoration sites in southeastern NH and learn about vegetation management in that context. Learning opportunities include plant identification, impacts of invasive species, and wildlife benefits. Depending on the time commitment, intern(s) are likely to have the opportunity to observe restoration projects in various stages of recovery, including over 100 acres of active restoration at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye.
Work requires stamina to deal with heat, ticks, dense brush, mosquitoes, poison ivy, etc. Applicant must be able to sustain carrying a backpack sprayer all day (~30 lb full) and have the willingness to work with relatively safe herbicides. The most important requirement is enthusiasm and a positive disposition
Please send a resume or any questions via email to ARIANNA.S@ROCKINGHAMCCD.ORG. Email is preferred for questions as we are often in the field and can check it from there. We are hoping to fill the position(s) by September 1, but will accept applications beyond that date if the position remains unfilled. Please go to ROCKINGHAMCCD.ORG for any updates.