2021 Knox County Park District Internship

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Control invasive plant species in ecosystems; replace invasives by planting native plants
  • Assist volunteers in monitoring butterfly transect trail & bluebird boxes
  • Monitor various nesting boxes – Wood Duck, American Kestrel, Barn Owl
  • Develop and present educational interpretive programs (if COVID-19 guidelines allow)
  • Assist with current Park District programs and events
  • Write nature-related articles and take photos for e-newsletter, Facebook and Instagram
  • Develop printed educational materials for kiosks
  • Mark Knox County Park District property boundaries
  • Assist with trail design and layout at various properties
  • Routine maintenance on hiking trails, multi-use trails, water trails
  • Assist with construction projects

Qualifications, Education &/or Experience:

  • Must be a currently enrolled college or university student in Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences, Wildlife Management, Biology or closely related field
  • Experience in ecosystem management, wildlife management and interpretive programming preferred
  • Strong desire to work outside in most weather conditions; strenuous physical labor required
  • Able to work independently or with a team

Internship Details:

  • Position pays $10 per hour
  • 40 hours or less per week
  • This is seasonal employment, beginning on June 1, 2021 and ending on August 31, 2021
  • Occasional early morning, evening, Saturday and/or Sunday required
  • KCPD willing to work with college/university so student may gain college credit
  • On-grounds housing offered, free of charge
  • The most qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview

To apply:

Send a cover letter and a resume by April 30, 2021 to:

Lori Totman, Director Knox County Park District
117 East High Street, Suite 253
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050
or email to: loritotman@co.knox.oh.us

or via Indeed.

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