Paid Entomology Research Internship in Southeast Pennsylvania

Paid Entomology Research Internship in Southeast PennsylvaniaThe Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust, a private, non-profit land trust located in the Philadelphia suburb of Huntingdon Valley (Montgomery County), conserves natural lands in the central Pennypack Creek valley and sponsors an active program of ecological restoration focusing on invasive plant control, deer management, forest, riparian, and grassland habitat management. The Trust is seeking a part-time Intern to aid in our on-going study of insects and their relationships to various plant communities at the Trust and in neighboring parcels. Application deadline is May 1st, but applicants who apply earlier will be given priority consideration.Targeted Majors: Entomology, Biology, Natural Sciences with experience in entomology or taxonomy/identification thereofQualifications:– Bachelor’s degree in one of the targeted majors (required or degree in-progress)– Field data collection methods and data analysis– Familiarity with GIS and other mapping tools, graphic communication– Strong problem solving, organizational, and computer skills– Prefer a candidate with insect identification skills (especially pollinating bees, wasps and Lepidoptera)Duties:– Assist research staff in field collection and data analysis from on-going research efforts– Assist research staff in collaborating with professionals to evolve methodology and study questions– Assist landscape maintenance and restoration staff on an as needed basis– Administrative and clerical duties to support all full-time staff– Archival and organizational duties to support office and volunteer processesCompensation: $14/hr.Flexible hours M-F, from 7:30AM to 3:30PM, although a three-day work week is possible. Some occasional weekend work orĀ  night-time sampling work may be needed. Applicants will work between 20 to 32 hours per week within a mutually agreed upon typical work week with defined start/finish dates.To apply: Provide resume and cover letter describing relevant experience to:Chris Mendel, Executive DirectorPennypack Ecological Restoration Trust2955 Edgehill RoadHuntingdon Valley, PA 19006-5099cmendel@pennypacktrust.org215.657.0830