Title: Ancestral Lands - Resource Assistant Intern
Start/End Date: March 4, 2019-August 23, 2019
Stipend:$404/week (+Education Award)
Term: 25 weeks
Reports To:US Forest Service
Location:Ft. Pierre, SD 57532
Status: 900-hour AmeriCorps Service Term
Benefits:AmeriCorps Education Award $1,538.36 after each successful completion
Southwest Conservation Corps’ Mission
It is the mission of the Southwest Conservation Corps to empower individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities and the environment.
Join the Southwest Conservation Corps’ summer intern team byworkingas a Resource Assistantwith the United States Forest Service!
The Fort Pierre Ranger District manages the 116,000-acre Fort Pierre National Grassland in central South Dakota for multiple-use. Those uses include, but are not limited to, conservation, livestock grazing, and recreation.
The intern will be focused on: 1) land management duties on the Fort Pierre National Grassland, 2) facilitating the successful completion of the 2018 and 2019 program of works for the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe/Fort Pierre National Grassland Youth Conservation Crew, and 3) development and implementation of a youth/play/learn/serve project that engages at least 20 Native American school aged kids from the surrounding tribal communities.
Essential functions and responsibilities:
The successful applicant must beself-motivated and able to work independently with limited supervision after the initial training period. The applicant must be able to maneuver and operate in a mixture of office and field work. This can include long periods of standing or walking on rough, uneven ground, bending, crouching, and stooping.Applicant must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record. Prior to starting thispositiona government security background clearance will be required.
To apply, please submit an updated resume and letter of interest along with the online application.