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A hiker stands in a volcanic "moonscape"
Explore Lassen's "moonscapes" and fight aliens attacking gnarly, ancient trees as a Mosaics in Science intern.
Biology Technican | Mosaics in Science Intern
June - August 2017
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A Mosaics Intern is an entry level natural resource science internship that focuses on career exploration and building fundamental natural resource science skills. The Mosaics in Science Program is focused on persons that are under-represented in STEM fields. Students and recent graduates that are African American, Latino/Hispanic, Asian, Pacific Islander, and Native American are encouraged to apply for these internships. In order to be eligible for a MIS intern position, applicants must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent legal resident (“green-card-holder”) between the ages of 18 and 35 years old.

The project is to assist the park ecologist with the location, identification, and GPS mapping of an exotic pathogen throughout the park. The project will develop a map of the overall distribution and rate of infection for the introduced exotic pathogen white pine blister rust (Cronartium ribicola), a fungus affecting whitebark pine at Lassen Volcanic NP. Lassen has a little over 300 known acres of Whitebark Pine (Pinus albicaulis) out of our 106,000 acre park.
Resource Management Assistant | Geoscientists-in-the-Parks
June - August 2017
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The Geoscientist-in-Parks (GIP) program matches college students and recent graduates age 18-35 with short-term, paid internships with the National Park Service. Upon successful completion of a project, participants may be eligible for an AmeriCorps education award.

Two position will be hired for Resource Management Assistant interns at Lassen Volcanic National Park. Selected interns will work on various natural and cultural resource inventory, monitoring, restoration, and research projects. Projects could include: geologic/hydrologic feature assessment, wildlife monitoring, non-native plant mitigation, botany, native plant/habitat restoration, GIS and data management, collections management, archaeology, wilderness character monitoring, and development of resource briefs.

Applicants must have completed at least three years toward an undergraduate degree in geology, natural resources, cultural resources, or a related field. Applicants must have an interest in and ability to work in a rural, mountainous location; must be physically able to work in rugged terrain and extreme temperatures; must have an ability to work well independently and with little supervision; and must possess good computer and organizational skills. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent legal resident (“green-card-holder”) between the ages of 18 and 35 years old.

Last updated: January 14, 2017

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