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The Nature Foundation's summer internships provide exciting learning opportunities for students. This program offers a highly motivating experience for undergraduates as they complete their requirements and begin to consider graduate school possibilities.

Forest Management Technician

Duties of this position will involve assistance in the management, design, construction and maintenance of hiking trails throughout the property. This position also assists in the collection of various research data involved in forest management; ranging from Gypsy Moth and White-tail Deer population monitoring to GIS/GPS applications. The intern will be working alongside trained professionals in a variety of natural sciences and position responsibilities. The intern will need to be able to use a chainsaw, weed eater and other equipment.

This position will encompass a great deal of outdoor work in various weather and terrain. Applicant must be in good physical condition and have the ability to work safely and independently.

Program Assistant

The successful applicant will assist the Foundation's Adult Program Coordinator as well as the Youth Program Coordinator with planning, implementation and follow up for a variety of youth and adult programs in the area of environmental education. Youth programs will target the general public, and be used in school presentations during the academic year. Children in the programs will range from ages 6-12. The intern will also teach some of the summer Wild programs as well as lead adult hikes.

Research Intern

Along with standard requirements, Research Intern applicants will also need to submit a proposal for a research project to take place at Wintergreen. Research proposals must follow guidelines which cohere to our mission statement. These proposals will be reviewed by our Science Advisory Committee. Applicants must be enrolled in a major relevant to their research.

Research Interns will be affiliated with a participating institution and have an active advisor.

To be considered for a position, send a resume, cover letter and a letter of reference
to:

Intern Coordinator
TWNF
R.R. 1, Box 770
Roseland, VA 22967

or fax to 434-325-6701
or email us

Please indicate the position you are interested in. TWNF may provide housing assistance. Interns will average 40 hours per week with two days off. Holidays and weekends are considered normal working days.

 


The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen
R.R 1, Box 770
Roseland, VA 22967
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