Natural Resource Department Science Intern

Cowlitz Indian Tribe
Longview, Washington
May 14, 2021
May 17, 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Position Summary: The Natural Resources Department is recruiting for two summer 2021 interns. These positions will have the opportunity to develop a natural resources residential camp program and to work with various other natural resource programs through the ancestral lands of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe.

To be eligible for this program, you must be currently attending and will continue to attend a college/university, or post high school vocational training, on a full-time basis during the school year of 2021-2022. The maximum duration of internship will be 90 calendar days. The start date of the internship program will be no later than June 15, 2021.

The primary responsibility of the internship will be to assist the program lead in the final development and implementation tasks for a forest camp program. The Forest for the Trees camp is a Bureau of Indian Affairs funded program that intends to bring 6 Cowlitz youth into three distinct forest environments. The youths will work in experiential science to evaluate and explore forest ecosystems. The camp will run in 2022, and all 2021 work will be preparatory and not engage directly with Cowlitz youth.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities include the following, and other related duties as assigned.

Assist in environmental education curriculum development as needed.
Assist in gathering and organizing supplies and project equipment.
Provide input and feedback on camp development and outcomes.
Ability to comprehend complex instructions and work independently.
Skillfully use computer programs such as MS Word, Publisher, and Excel.
Demonstrate innovation and initiative in work habits.
Ability to communicate professionally.
Must be able to do light field work, including walking on uneven ground and/or carrying up to 25 pounds.
Has regular and punctual attendance.
Completes work in a safe and sensible manner.

Minimum Qualifications:

Enrollment in a college, university, or technical school with a major focus of study in:Education
Natural resources,
Forestry, or
Cultural anthropology
Related field

Requirements: Must submit to and pass a criminal background check and drug screen.

The Cowlitz Indian Tribe is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and a Drug & Alcohol-Free workplace.

Except as provided by Title 25 CFR, Section 472 which allows for Indian preference in hiring, the Cowlitz Indian Tribe does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, sex, national origin, physical handicap, marital status, politics, or membership or non-membership in an employee organization.

Please submit a cover letter with your resume
Please state if you are American Indian or Alaskan Native