Summer internship – The Nature Conservancy

Knotweed Field Technician
July 14 – August 20
South Puget Sound region

Paddle and hike the rivers of the Chehalis Basin in a quest to control invasive knotweed. We need your adventurous spirit to help us explore logjams, traverse riparian understories, and speak to landowners with varying viewpoints, all with a backpack sprayer. If that sounds like fun to you, then this is a great opportunity to learn about river ecology, riparian corridors, invasive and native plant identification and salmon ecology. You will always be accompanied by an experienced employee. Gear and training provided.

Intern must be physically fit and very active, able to walk long distances while carrying weight and be a strong swimmer. Experience in river kayaking is a plus. Position requires the use of herbicides that are safe for aquatic environments. This is an unpaid internship for academic credit and work experience. To apply, please send resume outlining qualifications to April Boe, Chehalis Basin Knotweed Project Manager, or (360) 280-3217.