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🚀 Internship

Natural Resources Intern - Seattle City Light

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City of Seattle


25d ago

🚀 Summer Internship


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  • The Natural Resources Intern at Seattle City Light must be an undergraduate student maintaining a 2.0 GPA or above and have a Washington state driver's license. Preferred areas of study include environmental science, natural resources management, and ecology. The successful candidate should have experience and skills in using GPS technology, identifying native plants and wildlife, and technical writing. They should also have knowledge or experience in Pacific Northwest aquatic and riparian systems, habitat restoration, environmental regulations, and fieldwork in variable conditions. Being a junior or senior is preferred.
  • The Natural Resources Intern will be responsible for maintaining GIS databases, conducting habitat restoration projects, collecting field data, completing environmental permits, and assisting with invasive species management.
Applications are closed

Summer Internship



  • The Natural Resources Intern will will assist a team of wildlife biologists, ecologists, and permitting coordinators with environmental compliance related to implementation of existing license agreements for the Skagit and Boundary Hydroelectric Projects that were issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The intern will also assist staff with capital improvement and maintenance projects at these hydroelectric projects. The intern will be working the team on land management and habitat restoration issues in urban and remote areas of Washington. They will be responsible for data collection and analysis, report writing for wildlife and vegetation resources. They will also conduct Geographic Information System analyses.

Learning Objectives Include:

  • Learn to work on interdisciplinary team
  • Gain experience working with land management and habitat restoration issues in urban and remote areas of Washington
  • Gain experience implementing community-based stewardship projects
  • Expand data collection and analysis skills
  • Expand knowledge of Pacific Northwest fish and wildlife habitats and vegetation communities
  • Gain knowledge of FERC licensing of hydroelectric power facilities and related settlement agreements.
  • Gain knowledge of federal, state, and local environmental regulations and permitting processes
  • Learn best management practices for protection of fish and wildlife habitats and water quality during construction projects
  • Integration of climate change adaptation into natural resource planning


  • Undergraduate students will need to maintain a 2.0 GPA or above throughout the internship.
  • Must have a Washington state driver’s license in order to operate a City motor pool vehicle, or the ability to obtain the license within thirty (30) days of hire with Seattle City Light.
  • Preferred Areas of Study:
  • Enrolled in an accredited certificate, 2-year or 4-year program during their internship.
  • Enrolled in an academic program in Environmental Science, Natural Resources Management, Ecology, Environmental Horticulture, Forestry, Botany, Wildlife or a related field or related field.
  • You will be successful if you havae the following experience, skills, and abilities:
  • Experience using GPS technology and software
  • Skills in identifying Pacific Northwest native plants, weeds, fish, and wildlife
  • Technical writing skills
  • Education and/or experience in Pacific Northwest aquatic and riparian systems (e.g.,wetlands, rivers, and streams)
  • Education and/or experience in restoring aquatic or terrestrial habitats
  • Education and/or experience in monitoring of restoration sites
  • Education and/or experience in federal, state, and/or local environmental regulations and permitting processes
  • Education and/or experience with best management practices for protection of fish and wildlife habitats
  • Ability to work at remote field locations within Washington state, in variable conditions/environments for several days at a time
  • Be a junior or senior at the start of the internship

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities



  • Develop and maintain GIS and tabular databases of habitat conditions, management activities, and wildlife use of project lands
  • Perform routine data management, map production and analysis tasks using ESRI ArcGIS10x and or ArcGIS Pro.
  • Develop habitat restoration measures on transmission rights-of-way, riparian areas, and habitat lands, which could involve mapping vegetation, developing targets, monitoring restoration projects, and collecting habitat data
  • Native and invasive/weed plant surveys
  • Delineate and rate of wetlands and streams
  • Collect data on wildlife species occurring on the mitigation land and transmission line corridors
  • Collect field data including filling out data forms and use of GPS equipment(Trimble/Garmin) and GIS software (ArcGIS Collector/Survey 123) to map vegetation and habitats
  • Complete environmental and land use permit applications
  • Maintain environmental compliance databases
  • Assist with Skagit Hydroelectric Project relicensing tasks as directed
  • Assist with invasive species management and watering plants at habitat restoration sites

Application process

  • Resume
  • Cover letter explaining how your coursework, activities, and experience qualify you for this internship
  • Your unofficial transcript - including current coursework, next term registration (if available at the time of application), and cumulative GPA


Work type

Full time

Work mode


Application deadline

Feb 13, 2024