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Posted: 01/11/2018

National Park Service and Greening Youth Foundation
Minute Man National Historical Park

Located in Concord-Lincoln-Lexington, Massachusetts, Minute Man National Historical Park commemorates the opening battles of the American Revolution, and protects, preserves, and interprets the historic sites and resources that embody these events. The linear park spans 1,000 acres and consists of 4 units within the Concord River floodplain and upland. Temperatures range from 70s to 90s during the summer months. The park landscape is rural-agricultural and surrounded by suburban development. The three towns are popular tourist destinations with supermarkets, cafes, and shops. A train line runs from Concord into downtown Boston. Popular nearby natural/recreational/cultural destinations include Walden Pond, Great Meadows Wildlife Refuge, the 10-mile Minuteman Bikeway, the park's 5-mile Battle Road Trail, Author's Row, Old Manse, Concord Museum, and Thoreau house.

Biological and GIS Resource Assistant
Internship Opportunity
Concord, MA
$5,760/12 weeks
Open Until

Position Description: Complete inventory of state-listed threatened species in park and document with GPS/GIS/Avenza map grids: Britton's violet and/or Blanding's turtle in collaboration with partner agencies and stewardship volunteers. 

Work Products: The Intern/Resource Assistant will prepare a report for either Britton's violet or Blanding's turtle with associated GIS maps showing survey areas and results and present a public program on the study. The report will include the project methodology, documentation approach, inventory results, and management recommendations developed with multi-disciplinary professionals. Specific report sections will include subpopulation locations, plant and wildlife community composition, annual flooding and inundation data, survey methods, population size and distribution, factors negatively affecting the threatened species, trends and habitat conditions, recommendations for long term population protection, and references, maps, photographs, charts, and diagrams.

The Intern/Resource Assistant needs the coursework or degrees to build competencies for a Biological Technician or GIS Specialist position. This includes course work at an undergraduate or graduate level in biology, natural resources, geographic information systems, ecology, plant science, botany, agronomy, wildlife or park management, landscape architecture, environmental science, chemistry, engineering, or related field; and an interest in learning map and graphics programs (ArcGIS, Avenza, AutoCAD, Adobe).

The Intern/Resource Assistant should have skills and enthusiasm for reading, writing, and fieldwork; skills in communicating and working as a member of a team as well as independently.

The position is full-time (40 hours per week) on weekdays. Hours are generally 7:30 am to 4:00 pm and extends at least 12 weeks in the late spring and summer of 2018.

The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent legal resident (green-card-holder) between the ages of 18 and 35 years old. Prior to starting this position a government security background clearance will be required.

How to apply
Apply online at www.mosaicsinscience.org For questions about the internship please contact Margie_coffin_brown@nps.gov
Margie Brown
Phone: 617 620 2942
Minute Man NHP Natural/Cultural Resource Division
174 Liberty Street
Concord, MA 01742

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