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Protect VT’s Natural Resources

Filed Under (General Green Opportunities, Internships) by on March 29, 2010 and tagged

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Use your RESEARCH skills to help protect VT’s Natural Resources:

Apply for one of the ANR’s summer internships

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Wetland Field Assistant
Forestry Spatial Database Analyst
Water Quality Planning Assistant

Wetland Field Assistant

Depending on time of year, will assist with fall invertebrate sample collection and sample processing; or assist with field identification and mapping of wetlands during the spring and summer.

Qualifications: Ability to follow a dichotomous key; basic understanding of wetland ecology and aquatic science; GIS and Access databases.

DEADLINE: April 30

Forestry Spatial Database Analyst

The Vermont County Foresters collect information on private lands management for two programs, Vermont’s Use Value Appraisal (Current Use) and the federal Forest Stewardship Program. A new system has been made available called “WinDET/Web/DET that allows integration of a database with digital maps. The challenge is to decide how to use this tool in the most effective way possible.

Qualifications: Basic proficiency with GIS, typing/data input skills, basic organization and communication skills. A Geology or GIS related major.

DEADLINE: April 30

Water Quality Planning Assistant

The intern will assist with coordinating three volunteer watershed associations. Duties involve recruiting volunteers; participating in volunteer training; providing supplies and ongoing program updates. He or she will serve as a resource person providing support to the volunteers in their monitoring role. The intern may research and compile existing water quality data from federal, state, and regional sources. The intern will also create and present public outreach programs on water quality issues.

Qualifications: Knowledge and understanding of the biologic and chemical basis of water quality. Awareness of sources of water quality contaminants and how to identify them. Good interpersonal and communication skills.

DEADLINE: May 15

See MOJO for more details. Keyword: ‘Agency’



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