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Save The Bay, Inc.
100 Save The Bay Drive
DescriptionReports To: Save The Bay Coastal Ecologist
Dates: This internship is offered year-round.
Save The Bay seeks a highly motivated individual to support Save The Bay's Habitat Protection and Restoration Program in a statewide assessment of salt marsh condition. Save The Bay is working in coordination with a number of state and federal entities to assess the extent to which rapid sea level rise is impacting our coastal marshes. The GIS intern will assist with assessing impacts easily documented in aerial photos as well as buffer condition. This internship is an excellent opportunity for a motivated individual to have a hands-on role in ecological restoration efforts, to gain an understanding of practical GIS applications and experience using GIS in “real world” projects, and to receive experience with databases, project management, and environmental problem-solving techniques.
Complete the online Internship Application (savebay.org/volunteer) and send a resume, cover letter, and contact information for two references to the internship manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ResponsibilitiesPhoto-interpret salt marsh vegetation and man-made alterations
Assess buffer condition
Ground-truth salt marshes to verify photo interpretation
Produce ArcGIS shapefiles and digital georeferenced photos
RequirementsMust have or be working towards a BA/BS or higher degree in biology, education, marine studies or related field. Applicants must have a grade point average of 2.75 or higher out of 4.0.
Computer experience (MS Office, database spreadsheet)
Must commit to 5-10 hours a week.
A positive attitude and ability to work in a team environment
Demonstrated commitment to ecological restoration
Strong GIS skills, and conversant with GIS applications, including ArcGIS 10
Undergraduate or graduate classes in GIS, botany or plant taxonomy, or work related experience
Excellent communication/writing skills as well as field experience preferred
Must have ability to occasionally work independently and have initiative.
Well organized and efficient
Work well in a high-energy, fast paced environment
Willing to do some manual labor, lifting, and get dirty