Internships in Stewarship and Conservation

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Kick-start or supplement your career in conservation

Description

Our internship program provides a unique curriculum that is guaranteed to make an impact on your career. We are looking for interns that bring a diverse set of skill to aid our organization in conservation and administrative projects. No day will be the same – some days an intern might be out in the field working on trail restoration, macroinvertebrate research, or invasive plant removal, and other days they will be in the office working on conservation research and administrative work. The key to success in this program is an open-mind, good work ethic, and passion for our organization’s mission to protect, restore, and conserve the land of the Pennypack Creek Valley.

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

From day one interns get valuable hands-on experience tailored to their career goals and skills

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To apply:

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

Applications accepted until position is filled.

Thanks to BLBB Charitable and donors of the Robertson Endowment Fund

for making this program possible!