STUDENT INTERNSHIP – 2013

                            Tentative Employment Period:
                Spring/Summer Internship: January 2013 – August 2013

                                     $12.00 per hour

The Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is a local governmental
organization that’s mission is to assist, promote and educate our community in soil and
water conservation. The vision is to be recognized as the leader in placing soil and water
conservation practices on the land to preserve our natural resources for future
generations. The Ottawa Soil & Water Conservation District was organized in February
1952 in accordance with the Ohio Soil Conservation Act. The district is responsible for
promotion of the conservation and development of the natural resources within the
county and for providing assistance to landowners with the planning and applying of
conservation practices on their land.

A spring/summer internship is being offered to an individual to join the SWCD and work
in varying aspects of the organization. Primary focus will be on the adult and youth
education programs. Intern will develop, organize and implement education programs in
the community and schools. Intern will also work in traditional conservation programs
that the SWCD is involved with.

The spring/summer internship will be a Monday-Friday position with varying hours.
General hours will be 8-5, but will be dependent on weather and work load. Occasional
evening hours will be required. The intern will be located at the Ottawa SWCD office in
Oak Harbor, Ohio. The intern should be a current student or graduated within the most
recent semester.
                               Intern Job Description – 2013

Education Program – Intern will assist the SWCD Education intern with school and
      public presentations. Develop and disperse education materials.

Survey and Inventory – The intern will perform conservation surveys utilizing
      traditional methods and GIS based methods.

Other Duties – As needed.

This internship can be as rewarding as you are willing to make it, many opportunities exist to
network with landowners and to meet and assist professionals with their research and
conservation activities.

Application Process – The application deadline is December 1, 2012. Please email or
mail a cover letter outlining your interest, a resume, and three references to Michael Libben,
Ottawa Soil & Water Conservation District, 240 W. Lake St., Oak Harbor, OH 43449.
mike.libben@ottawaswcd.com, (419) 898-1595. We will contact selected applicants to arrange
personal interviews beginning in early December. The successful applicant will be an employee
of the Ottawa Soil and Water District, must have a valid drivers lisence, will be subjected to a
pre-hiring drug screening, and will earn Ohio PERS credits.

Mike Libben,
District Program Administrator, Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District

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