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Watershed Conservation Internship

Watershed Conservation Office (Indiana, PA)

Interns will assist with implementing a variety of watershed restoration projects and aquatic surveys, in close coordination with Watershed Conservation staff.

Job Duties

  • Water quality monitoring & assessment
  • Watershed restoration and stream habitat enhancement
  • Agricultural best management practices
  • Volunteer training
  • Project design, planning, and implementation
  • Biological survey work focusing on macroinvertebrates, various fish species, hellbender salamanders, and/or freshwater mussels

Requirements

  • Proficiency with all Microsoft Office applications, particularly Word and Excel
  • Able to travel to various worksites and willing to work some evenings, weekends and overnight trips as needed
  • The ability to conduct field research in remote locations as part of a team is essential for this position

Physical Requirements

  • Job requires the ability to traverse rugged terrain while carrying at least 50 pounds of equipment in a variety of weather conditions and assist with strenuous physical duties, including heavy lifting and using hand/power tools to complete construction activities
  • Must have the ability to swim
  • Utilizing keyboarding and fine motor skills
  • Bending, twisting, lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds
  • Climbing up and down stairways
  • Sitting/standing/walking for periods in excess of 2 hours
  • Evenings and weekend hours
  • Ability to meet physical requirements of the job with or without accommodation

Location

This position's primary location is Watershed Conservation Office

Position Duration

Tentative term dates September 6, 2022 to December 31, 2022

Application Deadline

September 1, 2022

COVID-19 Considerations

All WPC/Fallingwater locations are mask friendly, but not required. We are encouraging vaccinations. All employees are required to follow the WPC Covid policy in effect, which is subject to change based on CDC recommendations.

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation / Age.

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is fully committed to diversity and inclusion. We seek contributors from all backgrounds to join our team. Read our equal opportunity employer statement.