Summer Internship Program 2007 ~ Bioblogia.net

18 de febrero de 2007

Summer Internship Program 2007

The Conservancy is responsible for managing 88% of a 75-square mile
island, an enormous job for only 60 staff. The Summer Internship Program
was initiated to augment the work force needed to adequately steward
Catalina's wildlands, and meet the objectives that are at the heart of the
its mission, "to be a responsible steward of its lands through a balance
of conservation, education, and recreation."

Through this program interns will work to address the key areas of the
Conservancy's mission: conservation, education, and recreation, by
implementing conservation initiatives such as invasive plant management or
native plant propagation, or by conducting a variety of interpretive
education programs. Each internship will provide a valuable hands-on
learning experience while at the same time contributing significantly to
the management of the Island.

Each intern will receive a food and incidentals stipend of $140/week, and
a bonus of $500 upon successful completion of the internship. Interns will
be housed for free at the Laura Stein Volunteer Camp
(http://www.catalinaconservancy.org/volunteers/group/camp.cfm ) in the
Interior of the Island roughly four miles from the town of Avalon
(http://www.ecatalina.com ). The LSVC consists of platform cabin tents,
hot water showers, flush toilets, and a complete outdoor kitchen. The camp
has one of the most striking views on the Island, and overlooks the San
Pedro Channel, and at night the lights of coastal southern California.

The internship is from June 25th to August 17th, and each intern will work
with one to two other interns in their program focus. Program staff will
work along side and supervise each intern. The work schedule consists of a
typical eight-hour five-day workweek.

Prior to beginning a project, interns will participate in a formal
training process to prepare them for a successful internship. Interns will
then receive specific training in their area of focus such as interpretive
environmental education, native plant propagation, or invasive species
removal.

Requirements
Interns should either have a bachelor's degree or have completed the
relevant core course work of their bachelors program. A valid drivers
license is needed.

To apply
Read the internship descriptions for each of the specific internships
(Invasive Plant Program, Naturalist, Nursery or Intern Coordinator) and
follow the directions to apply. Each internship will be posted on our
website by going to the Summer Internship link at our main web page
http://www.catalinaconservancy.org/ . Application, questionnaire, and
release of liability waiver will be required. Transportation to and from
the Island is the responsibility of the intern, but the Conservancy will
provide limited travel while on the Island.

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