Title: Johnson Creek Invasive Species Control Intern
Reports to: Noah Jenkins – Riparian Program Manager
Status: Monthly stipend with potential for hourly wage. More info to come during interview process. Schedule is flexible. Intern would complete 40 hours or more preferably. Work days are set during the week dependent on cohort schedules.
Location: Various, throughout the Johnson Creek watershed
Johnson Creek Invasive Species Control Interns will work in priority private and public natural areas that harbor garlic mustard ( Alliaria petiolata ), an invasive species that threatens the health of riparian areas throughout the Johnson Creek watershed. With training, Johnson Creek Invasive Species Control Interns will identify and remove this species under the supervision of the Riparian Program Manager. Interns will gain experience with invasive species control methods, habitat restoration, fieldwork, landowner outreach, environmental nonprofit management, and more.
Working as part of the Garlic Mustard Task Force, a Johnson Creek Invasive Species Control Intern will survey private and public natural areas in the watershed, identify and remove invasive garlic mustard at least three times a month, for eight hours at a time, over a period of three months.
General Responsibilities (include, but are not limited to):
● Attend orientation/training in early April at a socially-distanced, in-person capacity (exact date and time TBD)
● Commit to 40 hours of volunteer service over the course of three months
● Be prepared to work outdoors in all weather conditions
● Report to sites on time and prepared for the conditions (appropriate gear, etc.)
● Report hours and work quantifiables monthly to JCWC
● If 100 or more hours are completed in this program, Invasive Species Control Intern will receive a U.S.
Presidential Service Award
● Gain in-depth knowledge of native and invasive plants
● Connection and familiarity with Johnson Creek watershed
● Learn on-the-ground restoration techniques and gain field application experience
Johnson Creek Watershed Council is committed to a diverse workplace. People of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.