Careers in the Plant Sciences

Wetland ecology and monitoring internship

The Evergreen State College - Olympia, WA, United States

Position Title: Wetland ecology and monitoring internship
Position Type: Temporary Position
Application Review Begins: Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Application Deadline: Thursday, April 04, 2024
Institution: The Evergreen State College
Department/Division: Wetlands Program
Field (e.g., systematics):
City: Olympia, WA, United States
General Information: Several internship positions are available each summer through The Evergreen State College (TESC) for Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) in Olympia, Washington. This internship program provides hands-on field experience. Interns collect and analyze environmental data gathered from WSDOT wetland compensatory mitigation sites.

Most weeks include three field days (M-W 7:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) and one half-day instructional day (Th 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.), though some variation occurs in the 11-week schedule. The training and learning opportunities that we usually offer on campus are subject to ever changing COVID-19 restrictions.
Qualifications/Requirements: Prerequisites: You must enroll in TESC summer school and pay appropriate tuition. For additional information, please see The Evergreen State College tuition rates website. Financial assistance may be available to those who qualify.
Responsibilities: Most field activities focus on vegetation sampling and plant identification. Interns use quantitative and qualitative monitoring methods to conduct vegetation surveys. They use statistical methods to evaluate quantitative data. The internship includes other activities such as evaluating soils, hydrology and wildlife, as time allows.
Application Instructions (submission methods, etc.): Submit the following required materials by April 4, 2024, to Sean Patrick, Sean.Patrick@wsdot.wa.gov:

An application form (download on our website, found under "How to apply" section)
A resume
A list of three references, including contact information
Compensation Range: 4,500 stipend
Contact Name: Sean Patrick, Sean.Patrick@wsdot.wa.gov