WSDOT Wetland Monitoring Internships

Summer
Summer 2017 (Full Session)
Olympia
Olympia
Daytime
Day
Freshman-SeniorGraduate
Freshman–Graduate
Class Size: 18
16Variable
Credits per quarter
Variable Credit Options Available

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The Wetlands Ecology and Monitoring Techniques paid internship is offered in cooperation with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). As participants in this program, students will gain hands-on experience in collecting environmental data from WSDOT wetland mitigation sites. Over the eleven-week course,   students learn to use a variety of quantitative and qualitative techniques to conduct environmental monitoring. Fieldwork includes conducting surveys of vegetation, hydrology and wildlife. The greatest percentage of the internship is devoted to learning vegetation sampling, collection, and identification techniques. Students will use basic elements of sampling design to create and implement vegetation-monitoring strategies on several WSDOT wetland mitigation sites. In addition, students will use WSDOT protocols when collecting samples of plant species that they are unable to identify in the field. These collected species will then be identified in the laboratory using a dissecting scope and technical plant key. Undergraduate (6-16 credits) and Graduate (4 credit) options are available. Interns are paid a stipend of $3000. Interested students must apply and be accepted through WSDOT before enrolling. The application deadline is April 6, 2017.  Additional information, and instructions for application, can be found here:

http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Environment/Wetlands/Monitoring/internship.htm

16Variable

Credits per quarter
Variable Credit Options Available

Variable Credit Options:

This internship is available as variable credit.

Online learning:
  • Enhanced Online Learning - This offering requires access to web-based tools, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.
Freshman-SeniorGraduate
Class Standing: Freshman–Graduate
Class Size: 18
Daytime

Scheduled for: Day

Advertised schedule:

Mandatory first meeting and orientation session, May 8,  2:00-5:00 PM at Evergreen.  Work and program schedules are arranged by faculty and field supervisors. Students are expected to be available early morning through early evening, Monday-Friday.

Located in: Olympia