This internship will provide exposure to the Forest Service, and the opportunity to gain skills in hydrology, restoration, and data management. The intern will receive formal and on the job training in gaging peak flows, surveying, developing restoration plans, and field work.
Major duties will include, but not limited to:
- Assist in identifying Essential Projects and developing Watershed Restoration Action Plans.
- Peak stream flow data for small watersheds is not available on the Ottawa National Forest.
- Assist in installation of the gaging stations and develop rating curves by modeling the sites using HEC-RAS.
- Evaluate wetlands through GIS and imagery to develop a list of wetlands that need ground reconnaissance and restoration prescriptions.
- Conduct field work and develop restoration plans.
Desired knowledge, skills or abilities:
- A hydrology, natural resource, biological, physical science, or related degree
- Skills in field work, hydrology, GIS, Microsoft Office, forestry, and soils
- Ability to work independently and as a part of a team
- Effective communication skills in writing and orally
- A passion for natural resource management
- A valid driver's license would also be required
Location: Ottawa National Forest (Ironwood, MI)
Duration: 24 weeks
Prior to starting this position, a government security background clearance will be required.