Land Stewardship Internship

Position Start Date:  end of May/June 1, 2014
Position End Date:  mid to late August, 2014
Application Due Date:  March 3, 2014 (Applications reviewed as received)
Number of Positions:  3
Work Expectations:  40 hrs/wk
Pay Rate:  $7.25 per hour
Full time positions transition to part time (5 hrs/week) during the 2014/2015 school year

Are you looking spend time outdoors in the prairies and woods on the Luther campus and want to gain job skills in natural areas stewardship?  Come be a part of Luther’s Land Stewardship Team.  This is an excellent opportunity to get hands-on experience with restoration and management of natural areas, including management of invasive species, trail building and maintenance, prescribed burns, vegetation monitoring/research and more.   Applicants will work 40 hours/week summer 2014 and approximately 5 hours/week during the school year (Fall 2014/Spring 2015).

Applicant requirements:

  • must have completed Bio 151
  • must be available to work through Spring 2015
  • be willing and able to perform physical work, including brush cutting, clearing, lifting, etc.  
  • happily encounter working conditions with a positive attitude that sometimes includes mosquitoes and weather extremes (hot, cold, and sometimes rainy).

What do former land stewardship interns have to say?

“What I like most about working this summer was seeing all of the Luther land off trail… I also really enjoyed being able to see the difference my work made.  Transforming buckthorn thickets to open woodland, and garlic mustard "carpets" to woodland shrubbery was very rewarding work. ” – former land stewardship intern

To apply, you must:

  1. Submit HR's Student Summer Employment Application to the Office of Human Resources, Main 25, by March 3, 2014.
  2. Submit to Natural Areas Land Manager
    • Copy of application submitted to HR (Required)
    • An up-to-date transcript (Required)
    • Letter of recommendation (via email okay) from a former or current supervisor who can judge your work (Required)
    • A current resume (Optional)
  3. Complete the online common application on the Luther College sustainability web site

Please submit second part of application and direct any questions to Prof. McNicoll:

Molly McNicoll
Natural Areas Land Manager
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology
190C Sampson Hoffland Laboratories
Luther College

Note: unfortunately seniors cannot apply - interns must have current student status and work will continue past May 2014 graduation.

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