Biohabitats, a firm specializing in the application of ecology to restore ecosystems, conserve habitat, and regenerate the natural systems that sustain all life on Earth, seeks a dynamic, driven college student to join our team as an ecological restoration construction intern. Understanding how restoration projects are constructed is critical for any engineer trying to design restoration projects. We seek to provide invaluable experience for an engineering student interested in river engineering and ecological restoration.
The internship will occur over the summer of 2018 (exact dates will be negotiated after selection). The intern will work 32-40 hours per week with Biohabitats’ Cascadia Bioregion office, located in Portland, OR. Most of the intern’s time will be spent in the field on active construction sites in the Portland Metro area. The intern will be responsible for providing their own transportation.
» Assist with construction based administrative tasks
o daily logs
o turbidity monitoring
o meeting notes
» Assist engineering project managers with various tasks
» Photograph construction work for daily logs and marketing
» Navigate active construction sites in a safe manner
Skills & Experience Required
» Excellent written and verbal communication skills
» Ability to learn quickly and work safely
» Reliability, responsibility, and a willingness to get dirty
» Cover letter (a brief statement of interest and qualification)
Biohabitats is an equal opportunity employer.
Internal Number: Cascadia Intern
About Biohabitats, Inc.
Our practice can best be defined as a blend of sound science, place-based design and ecological democracy. It is rooted in deep ecology with an underpinning that all species have equal rights, and that we have an ethical obligation to ensure that our actions do not interfere with their evolutionary potential. It is ingrained with the intent to design with ‘place’ and all of its complexity, diversity and life. And it is infused with a sense of compassion, fairness and equity for all peoples and their communities.
Science forms the core of our practice. Science that is as informed by rigorous field investigations and meticulous research as it is from knowing the land and learning its stories. While the science provides us with the facts, stories provide the context to help us see things from a whole-systems perspective. Patterns, connections and relationships continually reveal themselves through stories, providing a rich tapestry of life that forms the basis of our design ethos.
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