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).
- 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:
- Submit HR's Student Summer Employment Application to the Office of Human Resources, Main 25, by March 3, 2014.
- 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)
- 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:
Natural Areas Land Manager
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology
190C Sampson Hoffland Laboratories
Note: unfortunately seniors cannot apply - interns must have current student status and work will continue past May 2014 graduation.