Little River Wetlands Project Job Description for Property Steward Internship

Minimum Qualifications

• Enrolled in a university bachelor program studying environmental science, natural resource management, or related subject;

• Familiarity with Indiana’s natural communities of plants and animals is desirable;

• Experience using outdoor power equipment, with experience or ability to learn operation of a tractor with a 5-foot mowing deck;

• Ability to carry out multiple tasks in an independent and unstructured work setting;

• Ability to lift 50 pounds or more desirable;

• Ability to hike uneven terrain for 1- 3 miles a day with up to 30 lbs on back.

Job Duties

• Use herbicide to control invasive plant species using backpack and power sprayers;

• Mechanical removal of invasive species: mowing, pruning, etc.;

• Use of GPS unit to collect data, other data collection and data management;

• Direct volunteers and lead stewardship events;

• Follow all proper safety procedures;

• Supervised by Director of Preserves and Programs, works on-site with Property Stewards;

• Other duties as assigned.


• $8 per hour, no benefits

Parameters of the Property Steward Internship

Type: Part time (20 hours/week on average), Professional, Seasonal (Mid May to Early August)

Hours: Dependent on internship requirements, flexible to accommodate weekend workdays and events

Pay Basis: Hourly

Education requirements: High school diploma, enrolled in college

Working Conditions: Outdoors, uneven terrain, all weather conditions

Travel: Limited

Number of Positions: 2

Submit resume by February 13 to: Betsy Yankowiak, Director of Preserves and Programs at [email protected] or mail to Little River Wetlands Project, 7209 Engle Road, Suite 200, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 46804.