Internships

Internship Positions 

Internships - AmeriCorps Individual Placements:

The SECC places college aged young people and recent graduates 18-35 with both public and private resource managers, including federal agencies and local non-profit organizations. Typically eight to twenty four weeks in duration, interns will serve at locations throughout Southeast region.  Each internship offers a unique opportunity for immersive training, career development, and positive impact--for both the intern, and the communities where we serve.  

  If you are interested in joining the applicant pool and being considered for one of these positions, please see below for current position listings and check back often as we add new internship opportunities often.

 

 

Individual Placement - Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Natural History Technician  Internship – 2017

The duties of the intern are designed to ensure the park’s natural history collections are well documented and remain in good condition. The work plan will prioritize collections for cataloguing based on the completeness of information and specimen condition. Once the work plan is approved the intern will focus on cataloging and preparing specimens in the collections for permanent storage. This work will utilize Excel spreadsheets, the Interior Collections Management System and the Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Alongside these tasks the intern will maintain and monitor conditions in the collections storage and work spaces at the Twin Creeks facility. The selected individual will work closely with the Park’s Curator, Natural Resources Specialists, and Natural Resource Volunteers. In addition, the individual shall work with curatorial staff to support exhibits and aid in the organization and maintenance/cleaning of the collection storage areas. Interns may also have the opportunity to participate in field investigations with natural resources staff

Age Requirements: 18 - 35 years 

Position filled for the 2017 season. Please check back next year.

 

Positions below are filled for the 2017 summer season:

Individual Placement - Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Archeology  Intern – 2017

The Archeology Internship at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will provide the opportunity for an interested and motivated individual to develop skills and knowledge related to archeological resource management in the National Park Service. The selected individual will gain experience in investigating and documenting archeological sites, identifying cultural materials commonly found in the Appalachian Summit region, and the proper handling of archeological specimens. The selected individual will work closely with the Park Archeologist in conducting archeological site condition assessments, field site investigation and reporting, as well as laboratory methods and materials processing/preparation. The selected individual will also have the opportunity to work with the Park’s Museum Curator in accessioning, cataloging, and curating archeological objects.

Age Requirements: 18 - 35 years 

Summer Positons filled for 2017, please check back next summer.

 

Individual Placement - Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Vegetation Management Intern – 2017

Great Smokey Mountain National Park is recruiting  qualified individuals to help control invasive exotic plants. Controling invasive exotic plants involves mechanical (pulling) or chemical control of up to 50 species of invasive plants, mapping sites with global positioning system (GPS) receivers and developing treatment plans. Training is provided for safe pesticide use as well as plant identification and use of GPS, though basic botanical skills are helpful. Exotic plant control involves about 30%-40% of scheduled time. 

Age Requirements: 18 - 35 years 

Summer Positons filled for 2017, please check back next summer.

 

Individual Placement - Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Monitoring Intern – 2017
 
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is recruiting a qualified applicant for a summer internship in the Inventory and Monitoring Branch (I&M) of the Resource Management Division. The intern will assist with field work and data collection related primarily to aquatic macroinvertebrate monitoring, and perhaps other aspects of the Inventory and Monitoring program. Field work is labor intensive. Data collected will assist park management efforts to monitor the status and trends of important natural resources and key indicators throughout the park.
The position is primarily field-oriented and will assist in collecting and compiling data to:
• Monitor the status and trends of aquatic macroinvertebrate communities and other natural resource elements throughout the park
• Monitor the status and trends of vegetation communities throughout the park

Age Requirements: 18 - 35 years 

Summer Positons filled for 2017, please check back next summer.

 

Individual Placement - Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Fishery Management Intern – Fall 2017

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is recruiting 2 qualified students for summer internships in the Fisheries Management Branch. The positions are field and lab oriented and assists with fishery assessments and management. Participants will serve as a fisheries interns being trained and  assisting in small stream monitoring efforts of trout populations using backpack electrofishing gear throughout this 520,000 acre National Park.

Age Requirements: 18 - 35 years 

Summer Positons filled for 2017, please check back for Fall position applicantions to be posted mid-late summer.

 

Individual Placement - Southeast Coast Network - Terrestrial Monitoring Intern – 2017

The candidate will assist the Wildlife Biologist with deployment and retrieval of automated bird and amphibian recording devices, and to a lesser extent with data processing and analysis. The candidate will spend the majority of the internship assisting the Botanist with monitoring of vegetation communities, following strict methods and protocols. This year we will be working in 5 national park units: Canaveral National Seashore near Titusville, FL; Congaree National Park near Columbia, SC; Fort Frederica National Monument in St. Simon’s Island, GA; Moore’s Creek National Battlefield near Currie, NC; and Ocmulgee National Monument in Macon, GA

Age Requirements: 18 - 35 years 

Summer Positons filled for 2017, please check back next year.  

 

Individual Placement - Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Vegetation Mapping Intern – 2017

Great Smokey Mountain National Park is recruiting  a qualified individual to serve as vegetation mapping intern. The steward will assist with the vegetation mapping project at Great Smoky Mountains National Park by helping to install a vegetation plot network designed to test accuracy of the map. Creating an accurate vegetation map is essential for helping to understand impacts to our environment and to help inform park management decisions.

Age Requirements: 18 - 35 years 

Summer Positons filled for 2017, please check back next year.

 

Individual Placement - Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Vegetation Monitoring Intern – 2017

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is recruiting qualified individuals for an internship in the Inventory and Monitoring Branch (I&M) in the Resource Management Division. The Position is primarily field- oriented and will assist in collecting and compiling data to monitor the status and trends of vegetation communities and other natural resource elements throughout the park, assess impacts to target plant species and vegetation communities, and protect rare and endangered plant species.

Age Requirements: 18 - 35 years 

Summer Positons filled for 2017, please check back for Fall position applicantions to be posted mid-late summer.

 

Individual Placement - Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Wildlife Management Intern – 2017

The intern will help with Bear Management (assist with the monitoring, capture, and handling of nuisance and injured black bears. Post warning and/or closure signs as needed. This work can often be physically strenuous for extended hours),  Wild Hog Control (hike and scout area for wild hog activity. Set and monitor wild hog traps. Utilize a firearm to humanely euthanize trapped wild hogs), and Wildlife monitoring (assist with wildlife surveys. Gather and record wildlife data). The intern will also utilize computers to input, review, and edit wildlife data. Hike and backpack (up to 15 miles) in remote mountainous terrain.

Age Requirements: 18 - 35 years 

Positions Filled for Summer 2017. (Please check back for Fall/Winter  and summer 2018 positions to be posted mid/late summer)

 

Individual Placement - Lula Lake Land Trust - Assistant Land Management Intern – 2017

The intern will help with land managment and facility maintenece of Lula Lake Land Trust property located on Lookout Mountain, TN.

Age Requirements: 18 - 35 years 

Positions Filled for Summer 2017, please check back next year.

 

If you need any further information please contact:

Sarah Brown

Recruitment and Support Services Coordinator

Sarah@conservationlegacy.org

(423) 322-4976

 

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