SCA Forestry Internships

The Juneau Forestry Sciences Laboratory is located on the shore of Auke Bay, in Alaska’s capital city, Juneau. Bald eagles, seals, river otters, and humpback whales can be spotted from our office windows. Juneau is surrounded by the Tongass National Forest, the largest in the USA, and it is accessible only by boat or airplane–there are no roads that connect to Juneau. The area is an outdoor recreation paradise, with extensive trails, mountains, glaciers, wildlife, and protected waters for sea kayaking and fishing. Housing is available in our two modern bunkhouses, one in Juneau situated in a wooded area just two miles from the Mendenhall Glacier, and another in the small community of Hollis, on Prince of Wales Island. You will assist the lead scientist forest ecologist in managing several large-scale studies in forest ecology and silviculture.

11393 Research Assistant Intern 4/12/2010 – ?/11/2010 Assist in the management of data collected by field crews, QA/QC, organization and backup, data cleanup, prepare statistical summaries, and conduct statistical procedures such as regression, ANOVA, etc.; assist in the development of scientific, technical, and popular publications by conducting literature searches, creating tables and graphs, editing photos, formatting manuscript drafts, and possibly assisting in writing and sharing authorship on some publications; create basic maps and edit existing, transfer GPS coordinates to GIS, and assist in maintaining existing layers, under the supervision of the lab geographer; work with field crews or with the lead scientist measuring vegetation and site conditions, scouting sites, and evaluating treatments (occasionally). Dates Not Flexible

11496 Intern Team Coordinator 4/12/2010 -10/11/2010 The Intern Team Coordinator will assist the lead scientist (forest ecologist) in collecting field data for a large-scale study of silvicultural treatments to restore wildlife habitat in even aged young-growth conifer stands. The Coordinator will supervise a team of three Intern Team Members collecting vegetation and site data in the field and has primary responsibility to ensure the quality, efficiency, and safety of the work done by the team. Dates Not Flexible

11497 Intern Team Member 4/12/2010 – 10/11/2010 The Intern Team Members will assist the lead scientist (forest ecologist) in collecting field data for a large-scale study of silvicultural treatments to restore wildlife habitat in even aged young-growth conifer stands. The Member works in a team made up of a Coordinator and three Intern Team Members collecting vegetation and site data in the field. The Member shares with fellow team members the responsibility to ensure the quality, efficiency, and safety of the work done by the team. Dates Not Flexible Benefits

Include:
Living Stipend
Travel Grant
Americorps Education Grant
Housing

More information on SCA, the positions, and the online application can be found at http://www.thesca.org SCA’s mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of our environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land.

Please let me know if you have questions. Emily Nguyen Northwest Placement Coordinator Student Conservation Association (SCA) 1265 South Main Street, Suite 210 Seattle, WA 98144 Ph:206.324.4649 Mon Tue Wed Fri: 7am – 5:30pm (PST) F: 206.324.4998 enguyen@thesca.org  www.thesca.org

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