Wetland Biologist Intern – Washington DC

Wetland Biologist Intern

Botanical Society of America

Washington DC


Wetland Biologist Intern

WSDOT – Olympia, Washington, United States

Position Title:Wetland Biologist Intern

Position Type:Temporary Position

Application Review Begins:Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Application Deadline:Friday, April 07, 2023


Department/Division:Wetland Monitoring

Field (e.g., systematics):

City:Olympia, Washington, United States

General Information:Internship Duration: June 26 to Sept. 7, 2023
Days/hours: Monday through Wednesday: approximately 8-10 hours/day, and Thursday: approximately 4 hours, up to 34 hours/week
Prerequisites: You must enroll in TESC summer school and pay appropriate tuition. For additional information, please see The Evergreen State College tuition rates website. Financial assistance may be available to those who qualify.
Credit options: 6-16 undergraduate or 4 graduate
Compensation: $4,500 taxable gross income (You pay tuition; we provide this payment to help support costs.)

Several internship positions are available each summer through The Evergreen State College (TESC) for Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) in Olympia, Washington. This internship program provides hands-on field experience. Interns collect and analyze environmental data gathered from WSDOT wetland compensatory mitigation sites.

Qualifications/Requirements:We encourage students from a broad variety of backgrounds to apply. We are particularly interested in students with the following skills and academic preparation:
• A degree in (or near completion) the natural, environmental or biological sciences.
• Experience in the use of a technical plant key.
• Coursework in wetlands ecology, botany and statistics.
• Plant and wildlife identification skills.

Responsibilities:Most field activities focus on vegetation sampling and plant identification. Interns use quantitative and qualitative monitoring methods to conduct vegetation surveys. They use statistical methods to evaluate quantitative data. The internship includes other activities such as evaluating soils, hydrology and wildlife, as time allows.

Most weeks include three field days (M-W 7:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) and one half-day instructional day (Th 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.), though some variation occurs in the 11-week schedule. The training and learning opportunities that we usually offer on campus are subject to ever changing COVID-19 restrictions.

Application Instructions (submission methods, etc.):Submit the following required materials by April 6, 2023, to Sean Patrick, [email protected]:
• An application (found on our website)
• A resume
• A list of three references, including contact information

Web Link:https://wsdot.wa.gov/about/employment/internships/wetlands-ecology-monitoring-techniques-internship

Compensation Range:$4500 for the 11-week term

Contact Name:Sean Sean Patrick, [email protected]


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