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Position: Old-growth Forest Science Intern
Term: July 2 – August 30, monthly stipend (see below)
Organization: Ancient Forest Exploration & Research
Location: Peterborough, Ontario

Old-growth Forest Science Intern

Ancient Forest Exploration & Research is a non-profit, charitable organization formed in 1992 that is dedicated to conducting studies of ancient and old-growth forests and educating the public about the importance of these endangered ecosystems. This summer, we will be searching for and documenting old-growth forests in Peterborough County with the help of citizen scientists. We need an intern to help with this new project.

The internship

The full-time intern will assist with old-growth forest ecology surveys (mostly vegetation) from July 2, 2019 to August 30, 2019 in the northern half of Peterborough County (Township of North Kawartha, Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen, Municipality of Trent Lakes). A $1000/month stipend will be provided, totalling $2000 upon completion of the internship. Carpooling with AFER staff from our office (located at The Mount Community Centre at 1545 Monaghan Road) will be arranged. Our office is accessible by transit.

Internship requirements

  • An interest in the natural world, especially the ability to identify and measure trees! Field work experience in forests preferred but not required
  • Can tolerate hot, rainy, and/or buggy conditions
  • Capable of hiking up to 10 km through rugged terrain while carrying a 20-30 lb backpack
  • A positive attitude; likes to work with other people to solve problems
  • Attention to detail

Application instructions

Please send your resume (2-page maximum) to Dr. Peter Quinby at , subject line: “AFER Internship” by Monday June 17, 2019. Candidates will be reviewed as resumes are received. Only those chosen for interviews will be contacted.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jun 4 2019    ID: 53761