community watershed restoration since 1983

ERP Internship

Ecological Restoration Program Volunteer Internship

This volunteer internship provides a unique opportunity to obtain hands on experience in the ecological restoration field and to specifically work with on the ground native plant restoration projects. Volunteers will primarily work with the MRC’s Ecological Restoration Program working on field projects including monitoring, seed collection, native plant propagation, re-vegetation, invasive plant removal, and sudden oak death monitoring. On occasion, interns will also work on turbidity monitoring and GIS projects. A small portion of the internship includes community service projects.

♦ An interest in ecological restoration
♦ Commitment to 30 – 40 hours per week for 2 or 6 months with time off for holidays
♦ Ability to work in steep terrain in inclement weather; most of the work will be conducted in remote settings during the winter in which long rainy days are the norm
♦ Ability to carry 60 lbs. for extended periods of time
♦ Willingness to live in a remote area with limited amenities
♦ A reliable vehicle and a valid driver’s license
♦ Reliable work boots and rain gear

Other desirable qualifications: experience with Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS); bachelors degree or some course work in ecology, botany, environmental science, or related field experience.

Preference will be given to Humboldt County residents and HSU students.

Living stipend and housing may be provided

Position is based in Petrolia CA, with travel throughout the Mattole watershed.
Email letter of interest, resume, and 3 reference to
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