Biodiversity Intern with Sustainable GW and Casey Trees --PAID-- Spring 2020

The Office of Sustainability at GW and Casey Trees seek an undergraduate or graduate part-time intern for work in spring 2020 with the potential of extension. Get involved with sustainability on campus and develop research and analysis experience by supporting biodiversity on campus. This position is co-located at the GW Office of Sustainability and the Casey Trees office in Brookland. 

 

Responsibilities may include: 

Managing the development of a biodiversity baseline on GW’s campus

Coordinating and assisting in training volunteer groups to gather biodiversity data

Maintaining biodiversity project data and documentation 

Analyzing, interpreting, and reporting out on the results of the biodiversity project on an ongoing basis 

Serving as the student point person for the Office of Sustainability’s biodiversity efforts 

Conducting outreach and engagement efforts around biodiversity and sustainable landscapes, such as: 

Assisting in Earth Day as needed 

Creating explanatory signage and other materials

Working with the GW Grounds team on shared projects 

 

Qualifications:

Knowledge of biodiversity research practices; coursework in field ecology, etymology, or related courses a plus

Pursuing a bachelor’s or graduate-level degree at GW

Comfort working with, and interpreting, large data sets 

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrating tact and diplomacy to consistently interact effectively and flexibly with team members 

Ability to perform work outside

 

To Apply: Email cover letter and resume to [email protected].  Application deadline is December 14 or until filled.

 

Notes:

Intern will be paid $14.00/hour and will be expected to work between 15-20 hours per week

Intern is expected to report each week to both GW and to the Casey Trees offices in Brookland, with flexibility based on the intern’s schedule