Minute Man National Historical Park

Resource Management Assistant -  Concord, MA

Position Type: LHIP Internship
Primary Field: Resource Management  

The intern will collaborate with the Resource Manager on a Natural Resource Management Plan in the park. Working with the park's Resource Manager and the division team, the intern will participate in field work and complete vegetation plot surveys, inspect ecological health indicators and report on condition, collect soil samples and record sample location with GPS tablet, create maps using GIS, and work with volunteers and present project as part of resource stewardship celebration, join Metro Boston Invasive Plant Management Team to collaborate with multiple parks in the Boston area.

Qualifications: 

  • This includes course work at an undergraduate or graduate level in biology, natural resources, geographic information systems, ecology, plant science, botany, agronomy, wildlife or park management, landscape architecture, environmental science, chemistry, engineering, or related field; and an interest in learning map and graphics programs and biodiversity apps (ArcGIS, AutoCAD, Adobe, iNaturalist, eBird).
  • The candidate should have skills and enthusiasm for reading, writing, and fieldwork
  • Skills in communicating and working as a member of a team as well as independently.

Work Environment: 

  • The position is full-time (40 hours per week) on weekdays. Hours are generally 7:30 am to 4:00 pm.
  • 50% meetings with experts and office work creating maps, researching Massachusetts rare and uncommon species, writing, and organizing data
  • 25% field work inventorying and recording features with GPS, with assistance from local experts and volunteers
  • 25% training, field trip participation, public program development and presentation.
  • Hazards include poison ivy, ticks, and hot summer weather. The park hires several seasonal interns and provides opportunities for shared learning.
  • The Resource Management Assistant will also collaborate with seasonal staff that are based in Boston area parks and offices to enrich their experience including Boston National Historical Park, Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area, Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation, Acadia NP, and Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP.

Driver's License:

Because of the linear nature of the park a valid driver's license and personal vehicle is recommended, but not essential. Alternative transportation options include bicycle and carpooling. Concord is located on an MBTA Commuter Rail line.