Invasive Plant Management Team Internship – Washington, DC


Appalachian Conservation Corps is seeking applicants for multiple Invasive Plant Management Team Individual Placements/Internships in partnership with the National Park Service and the National Capital Region Invasive Plant Management Team (IPMT). Additional information can be found below. Applications will be accepted until January 30 or until all position has been filled.

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Title: Invasive Plant Management Team (IMPT) Individual Placement

Position Dates: March/April – September 2020 (or 23 weeks with possible extension)

Pay Rate: $500/week + AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of 900 hour term

Status: Full-Time/Seasonal/Temporary

Location: Washington, DC


Position Summary:

The Invasive Plant Management Team (IPMT) Individual Placement is based in Washington, D.C. working directly with the National Capital Region of the National Park Service. This six-month AmeriCorps position will work as a member of the IPMT, focusing on control of invasive plant species using mechanical and chemical control methods which include but are not limited to herbicide application via backpack sprayers and gas operated tank sprayers, chainsaws, brush cutters, hand saws, pruners and loppers.  In addition, the IPs will be trained on overall resource management, encouraged to attend NPS-sponsored trainings, and to take part in the activities of other resource programs. While this position is primarily field-based there may be some office-based responsibilities involving the use of GIS and paper and electronic files to conduct invasive plant ranking, evaluate tools for mobile data collection, collect data and/or perform data analysis, contribute to the development of reports, and assist in the development of communication materials.

The AmeriCorps Intern will receive a $500 per week living stipend. Housing is not provided. This position will also be eligible for an education award based on the length of the service term.

General Qualifications:

To qualify, you must be between the ages of 21 and 29, and a US citizen that has received a high school diploma or GED. All offers of employment are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check. Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award.

  *   Possess a valid driver’s license

  *   Physically capable of field activities (hiking, monitoring, survey, testing, etc) for 10 hours in adverse conditions (high heat, high humidity, biting insects, rough terrain, inclement weather)

  *   Comfortable working in a field and office environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  *   Resident of Washington, DC or surrounding metro area

  *   Two or four yearcollege degree in a biology-related subject area

  *   Familiarity with local plant identification

  *   Valid First Aid/CPR/AED certification

  *   Demonstrated experience in a field environment

  *   GIS experience or coursework