Salt Lake City Trails and Natural Lands


Salt Lake City Trails and Natural Lands Intern

Position Description:

  • Application Deadline: April 7, 2022
  • Anticipated Start Date: mid-May
  • Anticipated End Date: August
  • Hours/Week:  part-time
  • Work Schedule: TBD
  • Work Location: TBD
  • Compensation from host organization: none

Program Requirements:

  • Must have completed at least 30 credit hours by the internship start date
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Must be a declared major in the College of Science or a recent graduate

Additional Requirements for This Position:

  • None

Description:

Salt Lake City Trails and Natural Lands seeks a highly motivated individual with some basic knowledge in natural lands management and an interest in habitat restoration. This position will be supervised by a professional with relevant and related background experience on a wetland restoration research project. This is a great opportunity for the right individual to expand knowledge of and experience with land stewardship while gaining the skills required for a position in the land management field.

Salt Lake City Trails and Natural Lands (SLCTNL) intern will work with the staff of the native plant program and sometimes University of Utah Biology service-learning students to implement a research project focused on habitat restoration. Job responsibilities include:

  • Help maintain wetland plants at the Liberty Park Greenhouses
  • Help maintain native seed farm/increase field
  • Develop propagation protocol for species that are difficult to germinate
  • Coordinate and oversee student greenhouse projects and address day to day challenges
  • Learn and apply basic plant propagation techniques
  • Perform meticulous record-keeping by maintaining logs of greenhouse activities including, germination time, plant vigor, temperature/humidity and other details to help with tracking project success
  • Work with project managers in wetland open spaces to prepare sites for the planting of native wetland species

Qualifications

  • Enthusiastic, outgoing, motivated individual with the ability to work independently
  • Comfortable speaking publicly and working with & directing large groups
  • Knowledgeable about general ecological processes and the value of environmental stewardship
  • Ability to learn quickly and share skills and knowledge with diverse populations

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