Wisconsin DNR TURTLE RESEARCH INTERNSHIP

Job Type(s): Other
Deadline: February 16, 2018 12:00 am
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Job Description:
Assist Bureau of Natural Heritage Conservation field staff on all aspects of on-going turtle conservation project and assist with habitat management on State Natural Areas http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Lands/naturalareas/ in northcentral Wisconsin. This work includes, but is not limited to turtle nest monitoring, nest site vegetation maintenance, invasive species control, habitat restoration and management, plant and animal inventories and monitoring, fencing, and boundary marking. This is an excellent opportunity to see, as well as learn to identify and manage some of the rarest habitats and associated species remaining in Wisconsin!

Qualifications:
Students must be working toward a bachelor’s degree in botany, wildlife ecology, biology, or related natural resources field at UW-Madison, UW-Stevens Point, or UW-Green Bay. Interest in reptile ecology (especially turtles), knowledge of Wisconsin’s rare natural communities and associated native and invasive species, is desired. Other desired experience includes controlling invasive species, plant identification skills, herbicide use, use of power brush cutters and chainsaws, and operation of 4-wheel drive trucks.

Must have effective written and verbal skills to communicate with project supervisors and co-workers.
Interns are responsible for their travel to assigned work station each work day. Sturdy work boots and work clothing including sun and rain protection are required. All tools and personal protective equipment will be provided.
Must have ability to travel throughout assigned work area and on occasion work irregular hours, evenings, or weekends as needed. A willingness to work outdoors in extreme weather conditions, performing physically demanding work on a daily basis is necessary.

Duration: Up to 480 hours total between May 21 and August 30.

Hourly rate: $11/hour

Please note: A valid driver’s license with at least 2+ years of driving experience is required.

To apply: submit resume, cover letter, and references to Tiffany Bougie, tbougie@wisc.edu, 920-410-7774.