Blue Heron Ministries is looking to fill one field steward internship position for the summer of 2016. A description of this internship is as follows:
• Intensive and arduous labor.
• Term will be beginning of June thru mid-August (flexible).
• 35-40 hours a week.
• Invasive species control predominantly in wetlands in Steuben and LaGrange and surrounding counties (Indiana and Michigan).
• Control of herbaceous invasives (i.e. reed canary grass, cattails, purple loosestrife, etc.) will involve herbicide applications. Some upland and wetland brush control will be included.
• Work conditions will be hot, wet, and poisonous (sumac and Massasaugas)…but where else can you enjoy the presence of God while caring for His creation in such a tangible way?
• Flexible to work with course requirements.
• Able to assist with housing.
• Intern must have a positive attitude, the willingness to learn and take direction, the ability to work independently and with a crew, and possess an attention to detail.
• Intern will obtain an Indiana pesticide applicator’s license during the internship.
• Interns will gain knowledge on a number of topics including but not limited to:
o Plant identification and monitoring
o Land management practices within prairie and oak ecosystems
o The lawful, ethical, and safe use of herbicides
o Wildlife surveys and monitoring
o Opportunities to network with other conservation organizations
Send cover letters (please include any plant identification experience) and resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org. Attn: Nate Simons by February 26th, 2016. Qualified applicants will be called for interviews in the following week.