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MaryLee Everett 3-month Fellowship

New England Wild Flower Society, the oldest native plant conservation organization in the United States, is a leader in regional plant conservation activities. 


The New England Plant Conservation Program (NEPCoP) and the Plant Conservation Volunteer (PCV) Corps program engage professional and citizen volunteers in rare species monitoring, habitat management, invasive species monitoring and control initiatives, reintroduction and augmentation projects, and long-term conservation planning. The innovative and award-winning NEPCoP and PCV programs work closely with each state natural heritage program as well as conservation organizations in each state.

The Fellows are integral to these programs in a variety of ways, from coordinating volunteers and entering data to conducting botanical surveys, management projects, and other field actions.

Description
The Everett Fellow will engage in many aspects of administering the Society's conservation programs, including obtaining landowner permission for rare plant surveys, sending out volunteer assignments, and entering data. Additionally, all the Fellows assist in the planning and implementation of restoration and management activities, invasive species initiatives, general floristic surveys, and PCV field trips to botanically interesting locations throughout the region. The Everett Fellow may also be involved in managing viability testing and data maintenance for the New England Wild Flower Society rare species seed bank.

Skills
Candidates should have some familiarity with the flora of New England and ecological processes, excellent speaking and writing skills, good phone skills, a willingness to call landowners, and a sense of humor. Fellows must respect and maintain the confidentiality of rare species locations. Additionally some long days in difficult situations (hot, buggy, and wet) are required.

Details
Fellowships: full-time, three-month position ideal for undergraduates or recent graduates.
Starting date: flexible, late May to June 1 preferred.
Stipend: $4000 for 3 month [13 weeks] and housing is provided. Interns are covered by Worker’s Compensation, but the Society does not provide health insurance, vacation, or sick-time benefits. Benefits include various optional education classes and field trips.
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