Two 6-month undergrad internship positions available (subject to annual funding approval, fall 2019)
Employer: UBC Alex Fraser Research Forest
Timing: May 11, 2020 – November 20, 2020
Classification: Internship Position
Salary: $ 3,300.00 (Monthly)
Job Location: Williams Lake, B.C. (Housing is the responsibility of interns)
This position will include the following duties:
- Assisting with site plan and road development field data collection and layout
- Assisting with various silviculture-related surveys
- Bark beetle and fuel loading surveys
- Some manual labor as needed
- Data entry and management
- Assisting with extension activities
Other duties may include:
- Assisting with research project measurements and maintenance
- Assisting with consulting work in the Williams Lake area
- Work with visiting international volunteer interns
This is an internship position, term position in Williams Lake. The work-week is 40 hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm with a 30 minute unpaid lunch break. Altered hours and occasional weekends will be required for particular events/projects.
Applicants must be enrolled as an undergraduate student (2nd year or greater) at the time of application, preferably in the UBC Faculty of Forestry, and be a Canadian resident. We are seeking dynamic and resourceful applicants who have an interest in forest management and have some knowledge about plant/tree identification, and surveying and mensuration techniques. Attention to accurate and quality data collection and management is required.
Applicants must have a valid Class 5 B.C. Driver’s License or equivalent. Familiarity with driving a manual transmission vehicle, first-aid certification and familiarity with MS Excel, ESRI GIS products, and GPS unit use would be assets.
This position will require working outdoors in all weather conditions; driving a 4×4 vehicle on gravel roads; competence with using map, compass and GPS; and the ability to demonstrate initiative and good judgment in establishing priorities. If the successful applicant needs to enroll in a Field School, scheduling will accommodate.
How to Apply
Submit a resume with a cover letter to the attention of: David Hamilton, Asst. Operations Supervisor. Please email email@example.com. Only those short-listed will be contacted for interviews.
Deadline: Friday, September 27, 2019