The National Park Service Alaska Fire Ecology programs will host three Scientists in Parks intern positions next winter. Positions will offer opportunity to work directly with NPS fire ecologists to develop skills related to remote sensing, fire ecology and fire science. Specifically, these internships will delve into applications of high-resolution imagery analyses, terrestrial lidar scanning, and tree age data methodologies to inform fire management questions. They will utilize common tools for statistical analysis (i.e., R, ArcPro), modernized data collection and display (i.e., ArcGIS online, Survey123, ArcGIS FieldMaps), and data management (i.e., FFI, FFI-lite, Microsoft Access).
Positions are 12 weeks long and run from January through April 2024. Scientists in Parks interns receive weekly stipends of $525, travel funds to relocate, and qualify for an AmeriCorps education award. Selected interns may choose to be stationed in Fairbanks or Denali Park, or to work remotely from their current residence.
Applications are open until June 11th, or until 100 applications are received.
For more information, contact position supervisors:
- Sarah Stehn – Fire Ecologist, Alaska Western Area Fire Management, Denali National Park & Preserve
- Fleur Nicklen – Fire Ecologist, Alaska Eastern Area Fire Management, National Park Service, Fairbanks