Field Ecology Internship

The Maine Natural Areas Program seeks summer interns to assist with the identification, monitoring, and assessment of natural communities and rare plants in various locations throughout Maine. Fieldwork includes collection of ecological data (e.g., vegetation composition, soils, forest structure), identification of plants, and use of hand-held GPS units. Some office work is required, including creating GIS maps, data entry and analysis, and landowner contact. Individuals must be able to work outdoors for long periods of time under a wide variety of conditions, including long hikes across rugged terrain. The position requires a strong interest in plant ecology, botany, forestry, or wetland ecology, and unmitigated enthusiasm. Familiarity with New England’s vegetation or related field experience, along with experience using ArcGIS. Position is 40 hours/week from approximately mid-May 2023 to mid-August 2023 and pays $16.00/hour. Some overnight travel is required. Preference will be given to applications received by Friday, February 10, 2023. Electronic applications are preferred.

Contact Information

To apply for this position, send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to:

Justin Schlawin
Maine Natural Areas Program
177 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0177
(207) 287-8048 (electronic applications preferred)

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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