Position: Biology Intern
Posted: August 30, 2012
Application Deadline: Sept. 12, 2012
Location: 10330 Lake Rd. Bldg. J Houston, Tx 77070 (NW Harris Co. - 249 and Louetta)
Contact: Jennifer Lorenz, Executive Director
Bayou Land Conservancy is a community-sponsored land preservation organization working with willing landowners to permanently protect land in the greater Houston region. We preserve river and bayou corridors, other properties with significant wildlife habitat value and places where family recreation can occur in harmony with nature. Our "No Child Left Inside" education program connects tomorrow's conservation leaders with nature today.
Conservancy is proud to have conserved over 8,500 acres in the area. Houston
We are seeking two (2) high-energy individuals to temporarily join our team to work with us this summer. We are looking for current or recently graduated college biology students with an ecology focus who want to gain real-world experience by assisting one of the most successful conservation organizations in Texas. This position, while unpaid, will provide winning applicants with not only background for your resume, but also a positive reference (where earned) to prospective employers. We might also be able to provide you with college credit hours (check with your current professors as we are currently approved for University of Houston Law School and actively working on other college system approvals). Hours will be flexible, but 12 hour min. required per week for min. 8 week internship.
· Evident interest in and passion for conservation
· Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
· Course work and experience in GIS (ArcGIS on your computer a plus!)
· Knowledge of local ecology
Your skills and knowledge (and muscles) will be enlisted to potentially:
· work with crews on trail work days on our fabulous public preserves
· assist with flora/fauna inventories with our team of expert biologists
· meet with public and private landowners on annual monitoring surveys
Please submit a resume with two references and cover letter and a one-page summary of your local ecology knowledge (including your experience with flora/fauna identification / ecological processes / and watershed knowledge) before or by Sept.12th, 2012. We look forward to your joining our current legal and biology interns! A number of our previous interns are now gainfully employed!