Land Management Intern
Wild Basin is seeking an enthusiastic and responsible student who loves the outdoors to assist with land management at Wild Basin. Wild Basin is responsible for protection of endangered and rare species habitat as part of the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve. With this responsibility comes many duties, including trail maintenance, proper tree care and pruning, wildfire prevention, water testing, vegetation restoration, boundary management, erosion prevention/mitigation and more. This individual will gain skills in all of the above as well as GPS skills. Intern will complete a land management-related project to be determined through discussion. The right fit for this position will be someone looking to acquire new job skills and professional experience in land management with a focus on the balance between resource protection and recreation. Must enjoy working outside even in adverse conditions and comfortable with hiking on rough terrain. Fieldwork will be limited to 3 hours or less per session. Safety is foremost and you will be working “alone together” with another intern or Wild Basin Preserve Manager when in the field. Hours are flexible, but we require a commitment of 10 hours at Wild Basin per week. Preference is given to upper class and graduate students. Adherence to Covid guidelines and restrictions is expected. Completion of Healthy Hilltopper testing and daily symptom screening is required.
To apply, please send a resume, a short cover letter, and contact information for two references to email@example.com. In your cover letter, please indicate availability during the week.
These interns may serve as part of an existing internship course, as a volunteer, or receive pay through Community Service Work Study (CSWS) positions (if eligible). Pay for CSWS is between $9.50-$12.50 depending on experience and skill level.
Ride share costs may be covered through Lyft code for students without personal vehicles.