September 11, 2019 0:00am to October 11, 2019 0:00am
Title: GIS/Biological Monitoring Intern
Agency: City of San Diego, Park & Recreation Department, Open Space Division, Natural Resource Management
Location: City of San Diego, 202 C Street, San Diego, CA
Closes: When position is filled; two positions available
Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited institution of higher learning to qualify for this position.
The City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department is hiring a paid intern ($12/hour) to work in the Open Space Division with the Natural Resource Management Team. Responsibilities include GPS field data collection, such as trail mapping; field studies of sensitive plant and animal species, including assisting biologists with endangered California gnatcatcher surveys; data management; report production; and general open space research tasks using GIS.
The Open Space Natural Resource Management internship provides an excellent opportunity to gain on-the-job experience in GIS, GPS data collection, botany, ornithology and biological monitoring that is directly relevant to many professional jobs, and allows students an opportunity to meet and work with local agency representatives, biologists, and natural resource professionals.
Schedule: 20 hours/week while school is in session (two full days per week is preferred); 40 hours/week while school is in recess. Internship is one year commitment/term; candidates should be scheduled to graduate no sooner than June 2020.
Desired skills: Ideal candidate will have a background and interest in GIS/GPS, conservation biology and native species and/or willingness to learn. Candidate must enjoy strenuous, off-trail field work.