The applications have opened for the Internship for the Tar River Land Conservancy.
Tar River Land Conservancy (TRLC) seeks applications for a 12-week internship during the summer of 2020. This internship will provide extensive exposure to and hands-on experience with a regionally-based land trust. TLC preserves the natural and cultural resources of the Upper Tar River Basin and surrounding areas by working in partnership with private landowners, public agencies and others to protect rural land, riparian corridors and ensure clean water. Since the TRLC was founded in 2000, it has protected over 21,300 acres of land through outright property acquisitions and through permanent conservation easements.
The selected candidates will do the following duties as a part of the Internship for the Tar River Land Conservancy
- They will conduct onsite inspections of properties, including those with conservation easements and TRLC fee-owned properties.
- Also, the candidates will assist staff with all preparatory and follow up tasks related to easement and property inspections, including maintenance of files and photographic records, updating protected lands database, updating stewardship database and preparing property inspection reports.
- Similarly, they will assist in the management and organization of TRLC land protection and stewardship files in accordance with its Records Policy.
- Also, the applicants will help with land management tasks such as trail building, trail maintenance, and property boundary marking.
- They will also organize and work with volunteers to complete stewardship and land management tasks.
- Moreover, they will conduct basic GIS analysis and prepare maps, spreadsheets, and draft reports.
- The incumbents will collect field data on properties targeted for protection to evaluate natural, recreational and cultural resources.
- Also, they will assist with other appropriate projects as assigned.
- Furthermore, they will get an opportunity to travel extensively throughout the 8-county watershed (Person, Granville, Franklin, Vance, Warren, Halifax, Nash, and Edgecombe Counties) to perform these duties.
Experience and Skills
The candidates must exhibit the following skills and experiences to be a part of the Internship for Tar River Land Conservancy
- They must be committed to the mission of the TRLC to conserve private working landscapes and significant natural and cultural resources
- Also, the incumbent must show progress towards a degree in natural resources management, forestry, agriculture, wildlife management or related discipline.
- Similarly, they must have excellent writing, organizational and record-keeping skills.
- Also, they should be proficient in using ESRI ArcGIS and MS Word, Outlook, and Excel.
- Moreover, they must showcase the ability to work outdoors in the summer heat and humidity using a compass, maps, etc
- They need the ability to function productively as both a member of a work team and independently as well as work effectively to meet deadlines.
- Furthermore, they should possess a valid driver’s license with a safe driving record.
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