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The Rare Plant and Pollinator Intern

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps - NM


Opportunity summary

Term length

5/6/2024 - 11/15/2024

Application window

3/22/2024 - 6/3/2024


Taos, New Mexico

Hourly pay equivalent


Project summary

The Rare Plant and Pollinator Intern positions purpose is to assist the Bureau of Land Management’s Ecologist/Botanist with rare plant and pollinator monitoring, surveying, NEPA, and other field work. As a part of Rocky Mountain Youth Corps (RMYC), Individual Placements (IP) are encouraged to attend professional development and life skills trainings that RMYC offers regularly.

Opportunity description

You will conduct rare plant surveys for proposed actions, conduct surveys for milkweed and monarch monitoring, serve as a crew leader with a team of volunteers, analyze the effects of management activities on natural resources for environmental assessments, assist in developing a citizen science program for pollinator monitoring, utilize data collection technology, conduct surveys on western bumble bee habitat and assist in bat acoustic monitoring.


  • Healthcare
  • Segal Education Award
  • Public Lands Corps Certificate

Requirements and qualifications


18-30 years old. Eligible for AmeriCorps Term of Service. High school diploma/GED required

Preferred qualifications

Bachelor's degree, relevant experience, and strong written and verbal communication skills preferred. See position description.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Forestry
  • Botany
  • Ecology/Ecological Monitoring
  • Habitat restoration/preservation
  • Conservation
  • Data collection

Work environment

  • Indoor
  • Outdoor