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Environmental Science Summer Intern

Environmental Science Summer Intern

# Positions 
1
Location 
TX-Austin

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General Overview

*This internship is open to undergraduate and graduate students.

 

Water Conservation Department consists of a group of experienced scientists and business professionals working with agricultural producers, community leaders, and environmental advocates to ensure healthy ecosystems through enhanced agricultural water conservation programming, outreach, and data collection and analyzation.

 

Water Conservation Department currently offers one Intern position for a college student in a science or agricultural studies with emphasis on water conservation in agricultural processes.  This position offers excellent opportunities to gain knowledge of a wide range conservation and science practices through hands-on experience with supervision by well-seasoned experts.

 

Job Duties:

  • Verifying and determining levee density for rice fields using the uMap (a GIS) software and aerial imagery.
  • Collect NRCS data records from Gulf Coast areas on which fields have been land leveled in our service area. 
  • Knowledge in ag practices, statistics, conservation possibilities, and knowledge in GIS/mapping programs.
  • Performing routine aspects of conservation programming, data collection, and customer outreach.
  • Using computer-aided software and equipment to gather and analyze data.
  • Collecting and preparing data for evaluation.
  • Assisting in the coordination of projects.
  • Providing support staff members as needed.
  • Performing field inspection and data collection
  • Working with agricultural property owners on verifying conservation savings of processes implemented.