National Park Service – Biological Science / GIS Internship available

The National Park Service is working with American Conservation Experience to recruit a Biological Science / GIS intern. Please forward on to any interested students:

  • Duty location: 142 West Potomac St, Williamsport, MD
  • Start date: Flexible! Earliest date would be ~September or October
  • Length of internship: 30 weeks
  • Stipend: $570.58/week (approximately $14.26/hr)
  • Mix of office and field work
  • Position may be eligible for a 1,200-hour AmeriCorps Education Award ($4,441.50)
  • Completion of internship will provide special hiring authority (Public Land Corps) that will allow interns to apply for Federal jobs open only to current government employees (an amazing benefit!)

The C&O Canal National Historical Park traverses 184.5 miles along the Potomac River from Cumberland and into Washington, DC. Owing to the diverse physiographic regions the park crosses, the park supports 200 rare, threatened, and endangered plant species and dozens of threatened species of wildlife. Given its spatial extent and pressures from external projects and development, the use of GIS is critical to the conservation and management of sensitive species.

The intern will gain experience in geodatabase construction and management and metadata development. They will learn how to collect data with Survey123 and Collector and create workflows for managing data from field collection through quality control to a user interface on the portal. They will learn how to collect data with tablets, how to format and utilize external GNSS receivers, and how to set up and use total stations as well as basic orienteering. The intern will report directly to the park GIS Specialist but will have ample opportunity to work with and assist other park staff, including botanists, biologists, and archeologists.

Questions and resumes can be submitted to Kevin_Stanfield@nps.gov or to Andrew Landsman at Andrew_Landsman@nps.gov. The official application portal can be shared when it becomes available.