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Internship - Ft. Lauderdale Invasice Species

  • Internship
    Full-time
    Starts on Aug 26
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Business, Operations & Strategy
  • Fort Lauderdale

AI generated summary

  • You must have a driver's license, personal vehicle, and be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to intern with Ft. Lauderdale Invasive Species.
  • You will conduct research on biological control of invasive weeds in south Florida, caring for plants, feeding insect colonies, and collecting samples in the field. Additionally, you will have educational and recreational opportunities in the Everglades ecosystem.

Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle required.
  • Conditions of Employment:
  • Required to demonstrate full vaccination status for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) with a food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized or FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine.

Responsibilities

  • You will be performing on-going research at the Invasive Plant Research facility, focusing on the biological control of invasive weeds in several south Florida ecosystems. You will plants in gardens and greenhouses to feed insect colonies for to control invasive weeds. You will periodically visit field sites to release and collect samples. Samples will be processed to support ongoing research to evaluate biological control of invasive weeds. EDUCATIONAL AND RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES: You will have the opportunity for field trips in the Everglades ecosystem to support research projects. It's easy to find sports, special events, shops, dining, diving, and more from the Blue Wave beaches to the exotic Everglades.

FAQs

What is the Student Conservation Association (SCA)?

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is the largest provider of hands-on environmental conservation programs for youth and young adults.

What type of work will interns be doing in the Ft. Lauderdale Invasive Species program?

Interns in the Ft. Lauderdale Invasive Species program will be working to protect and restore national parks, marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks, and community green spaces by managing invasive species.

How long does the internship last?

The length of the internship in the Ft. Lauderdale Invasive Species program may vary, but typically interns participate in the program for a designated period of time, such as a few months.

Is this internship paid?

The specifics of compensation for the internship in the Ft. Lauderdale Invasive Species program may vary, so it is best to inquire with the Student Conservation Association (SCA) directly.

Are there opportunities for advancement or further employment after completing the internship?

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) often provides opportunities for interns to further their involvement in environmental conservation work after completing their initial internship, whether through additional internships, job placements, or other programs.

Conserving lands & transforming lives since 1957.

Science & Healthcare
Industry
201-500
Employees
1957
Founded Year

Mission & Purpose

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is the largest provider of hands-on environmental conservation programs for youth and adults. Our program participants protect and restore national parks, marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks and community green spaces at various locations across the country. After working with the SCA, our members emerge with increased environmental awareness, social responsibility and leadership skills. As America’s most effective youth conservation service organization, the SCA transforms lives by empowering young people of all backgrounds to plan, act, and lead while they protect and restore our natural and cultural resources. Founded in 1957, the SCA is dedicated to building the next generation of conservation leaders while inspiring lifelong protection of the environment and our communities. SCA's mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of our environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land.