Biological and Cultural Assessment

Are you interested in a career in conservation, restoration ecology, or landscape architecture? Are you passionate about biodiversity education and restoration? Want to be involved in undoing historic ecological and cultural erasure on Virginia landscapes? We’ve got the Internship for you!

Join the Center for Urban Habitats team for the summer season as it accomplishes landscape assessments, vegetative plot sampling, inventory of species, and mapping of natural and cultural resources. A few of our highlight projects include a Biocultural Assessment of a future regenerative agriculture landscape in Augusta County, a 15 acre savanna restoration in Orange County, an inventory of cultural and natural resources on an historic farm in Madison County, and the identification and assessment of potential pre-colonial savanna remnants in a 9-County area of the east-central Piedmont.

We will accept a limited number of individuals to form a diverse team of externs for this component of our work. The program is focused narrowly on students, from rising high school seniors to university level graduate students.

Our goal is to involve participants in as many projects as possible in order to maximize real world exposure and education. We also recognize your time is valuable, and so we will offer stipends for your participation that reflect the value of your contribution beyond shadowing and learning (this is not a scholarship-supported program. All funds come from operational profit).

If you are interested, let us know immediately. The Externship activity will begin as soon as you are ready, and details will be shared after your acceptance. Send a private message to affirm your interest or contact us via email at centerforurbanhabitats@gmail.com. Cover letter and CV a plus (if we do not already have one on file for you!).