• 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.
• 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
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.