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Subject: Paid Internships with the U.S. National Park Service

Description:
Two paid internships are available with the U.S. National Park Service
National Capital Region (NCR), Office of Natural Resources and Science (NRS)
beginning in the spring semester. Interns will work closely with the NPS
Urban Ecology Research Learning Alliance’s Science Education Coordinator.

Students must be enrolled in spring semester of 2018 in a degree program at
the University of Maryland.

Two positions are currently open:

1. Species Baseline and Recovery (application deadline 1-19-18)

The U. S. National Park Service (NPS) National Capital Region (NCR), Office
of Natural Resources and Science (NRS) is seeking an upper level student with
a background in Ecology, Habitat/Community Structure, Plant Identification,
Fire Recovery or related fields. The intern will review planting plans, park
documentation, and conduct a site inspection for the native plant meadow at
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts during winter 2018 in
preparation for a controlled fire scheduled for March 2018. Post-fire the
intern will conduct a recovery investigation, documenting the return of
species. Lastly, a site review of the native woodland garden will be
conducted to provide a baseline of pollinators for park reference. The highly
urbanized and rapidly growing region around NCR parks makes them increasingly
important as a critical refugia for biodiversity as species expand their
ranges from the south in response to climate change. We anticipate that the
internship will begin in February of 2018 (part time, up to 20 hrs/week) and
could continue through August of 2018 (full time, up to 40 hrs/week in the
summer).

2. Stormwater Infiltration Rate Calculation (application deadline 1-12-18)

The U. S. National Park Service (NPS) National Capital Region (NCR), Office
of Natural Resources and Science (NRS) is seeking an upper level student with
a background in Soils, Hydrology, or related fields. The intern will evaluate
infiltration rates at several locations within Wolf Trap National Park for
the Performing Arts. The highly urbanized and rapidly growing region around
NCR parks makes them increasingly important as a critical refugia for
biodiversity as species expand their ranges from the south in response to
climate change. The intern will be calculating infiltration rates and model
rate changes with variation in surface cover and in precipitation rates using
standard infiltration equations. We anticipate that the internship will begin
in January of 2018 and continue through May of 2018 (part-time, up to 20
hrs/week).

More information and application instructions are available at
http://bsci.umd.edu/internships-with-the-national-park-service/

Contact Person: Kaci Thompson
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Website URL: http://bsci.umd.edu/internships-with-the-national-park-service/

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