Vegetation Monitoring Internship

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, TN

Seeking highly motivated applicants for summer/fall internships. Intern will work primarily in the field on ecological monitoring projects including:

  • Long-term forest monitoring
  • Wetland inventory
  • Tabular and spatial data management
  • Herbarium curation
  • Rare plant monitoring & restoration
  • Cross-training & professional development opportunities

Duration: 24 weeks (~May 17 – Oct 29, 2021)
Compensation: $185/week living stipend, in-park housing provided, $3,000 Americorps education award
Qualifications:  Applicant should be self-motivated, highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to efficiently learn new material and skills. Education and/or experience in ecology, botany, forestry, or resource management preferred. Must be able to hike 5-15 miles/day on- and off-trail in mountainous terrain and inclement weather while carrying a heavy pack. Some overnight backpacking will be required. Intern will be part of a team that prioritizes safety, respect, and effective communication at all times.
How to Apply: Submit cover letter, resume, transcripts, and contact information for 3 references in a single PDF document to Alix Pfennigwerth.   Application review will begin immediately.