Los Valles Internships
2013 Intern Position Descirptions – Los Valles Region, Salida CO
Intern Position Summary
Southwest Conservation Corps’ Intern Positions are individual placements with natural resource management agencies to provide career development and on-the job training opportunities for experienced corpsmembers. Interns are supervised by agency personnel while working on a variety of conservation projects, technical trainings, job-shadowing and educational activities.
SCC Los Valles Interns in Southern Colorado will allow participants 18 and up to complete 10-12 week summer programs and gain a variety of skills and experience in natural resource conservation. All Los Valles interns will recieve a living allowance starting at $400/week and an AmeriCorps Education Award upon completion of the program. Positions will start on or around May 20, 2013 and run through mid-August. Please submit a complete APPLICATION ONLINE and contact email@example.com with any questions.
Vet BLM Intern, Canon City, CO - This position would assist with the Royal Gorge Field Office in compiling, editing and managing GIS data layers required for the management of public lands overseen by the RGFO and vital for analyses that will take place as part of the RGFO’s forthcoming resource management plan. This position would be suitable for a candidate seeking a certification or degree in GIS or geography, or a candidate pursuing a degree in a resource management related field such as forestry, geology, ecology or environmental science who would like to improve their GIS skills. Please click 2013 Vet BLM Intern – GIS – Position Description for more information.
Range Intern, La Jara, CO - This position would assist with the gathering and inventorying of data related to the range program. The incumbent would assist with plant identification and gathering range monitoring data to evaluate range trend and utilization levels. Collection of information and photos related to trespass livestock, mending of cut or down wire fences, monitoring of threatened and sensitive plant species. Please click SLV 3 FO Range Intern for more information.
Rio Grande National Forest Trails Intern, Del Norte, CO – RGNF interns will work closely with Forest Service personnel to complete trail maintenance and restoration projects on the Divide Ranger District. Trainings may include basic trail design, chainsaw certification, defensive driving and more. Interns typically work four 10-hour days each week in all weather conditions and frequently hike long distances to complete physically demanding work. Interns must provide their own food and accommodations throughout the program. Please click Rio Grande National Forest for more information.
BLM Recreation Intern, Canon City, CO - The intern will assist recreation staff and GIS specialists in completing a variety of inventories and data collection in preparation for an upcoming Resource Management Plan revision. The intern will work closely with BLM Recreation staff in conducting and compiling recreation setting inventories, wilderness characteristics inventories, and route inventories
Paleontology Intern, Canon City, CO - The primary focus for the incumbent will be paleontologic resource protection through development of educational materials and programs. The goal is to create stewards for Federal paleontologic resources by improving access to paleontologic resources for a younger user group. The main project for the incumbent will be to work with the existing Garden Park Fossil Area, Hands on the Land (HOL) website to better incorporate existing materials into the HOL format and therefore into a more readily available format for educators. This project builds upon years of materials that can be used to develop educational materials and will involve work with local non-profit organizations as well as the local school district. Please click CYCA2013_PaleoIntern_RGFO for more information.
SCC empowers individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities and the environment. The Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) is a local, non-profit, Americorps-affiliated organization with offices in Tucson, Durango, and Salida. SCC selects young adults to complete conservation work projects on public and reservation lands through the Southwest. SCC programs encourage environmental stewardship, foster community partnerships, and emphasize experiential learning. SCC serves a diverse population that is representative of the Southwest; including youth, graduates, veterans and a cross-section of ethnicities and income levels.