NPS Coastal Ecology Intern Job

Application Deadline: 15 June 2020

Position Description: The Coastal Monitoring Intern will assist with Southeast Coast Inventory & Monitoring (SECN) Coastal Program projects, which includes long-term shoreline and salt marsh monitoring.  The position is located at Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve (TIMU) in Jacksonville, Fl.  The overall objective of this position is to assist in the salt marsh and shoreline monitoring projects that provides long-term data for the parks in making management decisions.  The primary responsibilities of the internship are to assist the SECN Coastal Ecologist in conducting the salt marsh and shoreline monitoring field work, following specific methods and protocols.  The intern will assist the coastal ecologist with material preparation, equipment maintenance, sampling elevation, accretion, collecting GPS surveys, and data collection, processing, and entry.  This data will be used to create reports for the parks and is part of a long-term ecological monitoring effort by NPS to provide data to the parks on the status of biodiversity, ecosystem health, and ecosystem change with significant natural resources.

The Coastal Monitoring Intern will complete the data workflow process for our salt marsh data.  This will include entering and checking the salt marsh data in the data base.  Additionally, the intern will be responsible for ensuring that SECN and our partnerÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s field data forms are scanned, named appropriately, and organized.  The intern will have the opportunity to assist in data collection efforts at SECN Coastal Parks, and create maps using GPS and GIS data.  If time allows, the intern will also have the opportunity to create story maps for the long-term shoreline and salt marsh monitoring projects. The intern will receive safety training, mentorship, and have the opportunity to attend training.

The position starts 04 January 2021 and is for 20 weeks.  Park housing is available at Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve, which includes a private bedroom and shared bathroom, living, and kitchen areas.  A driver’s license and personal vehicle are required for the internship.

Questions about the position can be directed to Lisa Cowart Baron (SECN Coastal Ecologist) at