Wildlife and Fisheries Management Intern

Sunday, May 28th from 12:00am to Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 12:00am (CT)
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Shelby Farms Park and Greenline are managed and operated by the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization Shelby Farms Park Conservancy. Our vision is to give rise to a celebrated 21st century park that defines and shapes a great city.

Title: Wildlife and Fisheries Management Intern


Supervisor: Cody Herron, Naturalist Ranger

Purpose: To assist the Naturalist Ranger in necessary duties to oversee natural health of the Park

Hours and duration of internship: As assigned by University requirements


Performs some daily maintenance jobs throughout the park.

Assists with the maintenance and restoration of native wildlife habitat areas within the park and Lucius Burch Natural Area.

Assists with the maintenance of the designated grassland areas found within the park.

Assists with the mapping and maintenance of unpaved trails in the park.

Assists with the maintenance and expansion of the Shelby Farms Arboretum.

Assists with the maintenance of all lakes at Shelby Farms, performing water quality test, creating fish structure and allowing the lakes to be more easily accessible by fisherman.

Assist with the inventory of white-tailed deer at Shelby Farms.

Assist with outdoor education programs and with leading school groups and other groups on educational nature hikes.

Flexible in work schedule to work weekends, some holidays and evening shifts.

Performs related tasks as required.

Requirements and Qualifications:

Course work in Wildlife and Fisheries Management, Wildlife Biology, or a related field such as Natural Resources, Environmental Science or Botany.

Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions.

Ability to perform strenuous physical labor in an outdoor setting.

Good public speaking skills, strong communication skills and the ability to participate as a team member.

Some knowledge of native plants and wildlife found in Tennessee.

Some knowledge of how to operate and maintain equipment such as tractors, bushhoggs, zero turn mowers, weed eaters, chainsaws and leaf blowers.

This internship will take place from end of May to the beginning of August - exact schedules will be determined between intern and supervisor.