Wildlife and Fisheries Management Intern

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Shelby Farms Park
Shelby Farms Park 6489 Mullins Station Road
Memphis, TN
Posted: September 21 2016
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Unpaid

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Description

Supervisor: Cody Herron, Naturalist Ranger

Purpose: To assist the Naturalist Ranger in necessary duties

Hours and duration of internship: As assigned by University requirements

Brief position summary: The Wildlife and Fisheries Management Intern will act in an ‘assistant’ role
to the Naturalist Ranger Team

Responsibilities

Responsibilities:
 Performs some daily maintenance jobs throughout the park.
 Assists with the maintenance and restoration of native wildlife habitat areas within the park
and Lucius Burch Natural Area.
 Assists with the maintenance of the designated grassland areas found within the park.
 Assists with the mapping and maintenance of unpaved trails in the park.
 Assists with the maintenance and expansion of the Shelby Farms Arboretum.
 Assists with the maintenance of all lakes at Shelby Farms, performing water quality test,
creating fish structure and allowing the lakes to be more easily accessible by fisherman.
 Assist with the inventory of white-tailed deer at Shelby Farms.
 Assist with outdoor education programs and with leading school groups and other groups
on educational nature hikes.
 Flexible in work schedule to work weekends, some holidays and evening shifts.
 Performs related tasks as required.

Requirements

Requirements and Qualifications:
 Course work in Wildlife and Fisheries Management, Wildlife Biology, or a related field such
as Natural Resources, Environmental Science or Botany.
 Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions.
 Ability to perform strenuous physical labor in an outdoor setting.
 Good public speaking skills, strong communication skills and the ability to participate as
a team member.
 Some knowledge of native plants and wildlife found in Tennessee.
 Some knowledge of how to operate and maintain equipment such as tractors,
bushhoggs, zero turn mowers, weed eaters, chainsaws and leaf blowers.

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