The Vegetation Management branch of the Resource Management and Science Division at Great Smoky Mountains National Park has several main objectives: management of invasive exotic plants and invasive forest pests, grassy bald restoration, and native plant restoration. Our agency’s mission is to preserve unimpaired the natural and cultural resources of the NPS system for the enjoyment, education and inspiration of this and future generations.

Interns are needed to assist with accomplishing the goals of the Vegetation Management branch. Current employee staffing levels are not adequate to achieve current management goals. The interns will benefit the natural resource by restoring the landscape through control of non-native invasive plant and forest pest species and restoring native species.

Tagged as: Conservation


Successful completion of 2 years of study that included at least 12 semester hours in any combination of courses such as forestry, agriculture, crop or plant science, range management or conservation, wildlife management, watershed management, soil science, natural resources (except marine fisheries and oceanography), outdoor recreation management, civil or forest engineering, or wildland fire science. Experience may substitute education; please document on resume.

About Southeast Conservation Corps

Empowering young adults to cultivate compassion, responsibility, and grit through community service, hard work, and environmental stewardship.

Southeast Conservation Corps (SECC), a program of Conservation Legacy, is a non-profit, AmeriCorps-affiliated organization. SECC selects young adults, ages 18-30, to complete conservation work projects on public lands throughout the Southeast. SECC programs encourage environmental stewardship, foster community partnerships, & emphasize experiential learning. SECC serves a diverse population that is representative of the Southeast, including youth, graduates, veterans, and a cross-section of ethnicities and income levels. SECC is an active member of the AmeriCorps Disaster Response Team & as such, selected crews may be deployed on Disaster response projects for up to 30 days.

Application Instructions

Please apply via our website. https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/5268