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Natural Resources Intern
Ref No.: 20-00008
Location: Hayneville, Alabama
Position Type:Internship
Start Date: 05/18/2020
Pay Rate : $ 15.00 /Hour
Position Overview:
 
Location: Selma To Montgomery National Historic Trail

The Natural Resources Intern will be responsible for researching Tent City and what plants would have been grown for food while activists lived in the area. They will also research what native plants would grow best in Central Alabama to attract pollinators. This garden will allow the interpretive staff to conduct programs on both the history of Tent City and the importance of preserving and providing habitat for pollinators. It will connect the history of agriculture while looking towards the future of the environment and why farming couldn’t exist without pollinators. After researching these two areas, the intern will create a garden/landscaping plan including drawings of the garden layout for the Lowndes Interpretive Center.
 
Learning Goals:
 
The intern will be able to interact with professionals in the agriculture and horticulture fields. Will gain researching skills by working with Archives. National Park Service employees who work in interpretation and education will be able to share their knowledge on not only the historical area, but also NPS policies and the NPS approach to creating a garden on park property.
 
Qualifications:
 
The intern should have a biology, agriculture or horticultural background with some experience and/or knowledge or gardening. An interest in history would also be beneficial. Ability to work well with a diverse group of individuals. Good communication skills in writing and orally.
 
Additional qualifications:
  • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited HBCU institution
  • Must be between 16 and 35 years of age
  • Must be U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident or U.S. national
  • Must be able to pass a federal background check
Work Environment:

The Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail is 54 miles long and travels from Selma, Alabama (elevation 125 feet) to Montgomery, Alabama (elevation 240 feet). The trail also includes the community of Marion which is located 37 miles from Selma. The daytime temperatures can reach in the upper 90s in the summer and go as low as 60s/70s in the evenings. Thunderstorms can be common during the summertime. Basic amenities can be found in Selma and Montgomery, being the state capitol, has a wide variety of shopping options.

Vehicle/License Requirement:

Personal vehicle required

Compensation and Benefits:
  • Compensation is at a rate of $15 per hour, 40 hours per week.
  • A housing assistance stipend is provided for non-local interns
  • Mandatory attendance in the all-expense-paid Career & Leadership Workshop
  • Make a difference in your local community and beyond
Questions? Email Shatiba Bradley at sbradley@gyfoundation.org.