Internships in Stewarship and Conservation

Kick-start or supplement your career in conservation

Description

The Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust, a private, non-profit land trust located in the Philadelphia suburb of Huntingdon Valley (Montgomery County), conserves natural lands in the central Pennypack Creek valley and sponsors an active program of ecological restoration focusing on invasive plant control, deer management, forest, riparian, and grassland habitat management. The Trust is seeking a part-time Stewardship Intern to aid in our restoration and administrative work

Targeted Majors:

Natural Sciences, Landscape Architecture, Horticulture, Forestry,
Environmental Ed, Environmental Studies

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in one of the natural sciences (required or degree in progress)
  • Experience with eastern woodland restoration/management
  • Familiarity with powered land maintenance equipment
  • Familiarity with GIS and other mapping tools, graphic communication
  • Strong problem solving, organizational, and computer skills
  • Duties: Invasive plant control using mechanical and/or chemical strategies
  • General natural area stewardship (e.g., trail maintenance, dead tree removal)
  • Tree planting and follow-up maintenance
  • Administrative and clerical duties to support all full-time staff
  • Archival and organizational duties to support office and volunteer processes

Duties:

  • Invasive plant control using mechanical and/or chemical strategies
  • General natural area stewardship (e.g., trail maintenance, dead tree removal)
  • Tree planting and follow-up maintenance
  • Administrative and clerical duties to support all full-time staff
  • Archival and organizational duties to support office and volunteer processes

Compensation:

$12/hr. Flexible hours M-F, from 7:30AM to 5:30PM. Some weekend work may be needed. Applicants will work between 18 to 32 hours per week within a mutually agreed upon typical work week with defined start/finish dates

To apply:

Summer internships: taking applications February – April
Winter internships: taking applications August – October

Provide resume and cover letter describing relevant experience to
Chris Mendel, Executive Director
Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust
2955 Edgehill Road
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006-5099
cmendel@pennypacktrust.org
215.657.0830

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Thanks to BLBB Charitable and donors of the Robertson Endowment Fund

for making this program possible!