San Juan Island National Historical Park (SAJH) is seeking an Island Marble Butterfly (IMB) Restoration Project Intern for the Division of Integrated Resources. The individual will coordinate with park staff and volunteers to accomplish the following actions related to butterfly restoration: monitor 2019 chrysalises for emergence, release adult butterflies, collect larvae and/or eggs from designated areas in the field, collect and replace food for larvae within the butterfly rearing lab, monitor captive larvae health and life stages daily, maintain deer fences that protect IMB habitat, conduct transect surveys to track population trends, data entry, collect wild native seed, maintain restoration plant nursery, and occasional other duties as assigned.
Another component of this position will be outreach related. The intern will update elements of the Park’s website to reflect on-going activities, local volunteer opportunities, and key events related to IMB restoration. The intern will co-lead volunteer project days and youth corps outings related to IMB conservation actions. The intern will collaborate with Interpretation staff to develop appropriate media related to IMB conservation. The intern will be the primary relay of IMB conservation activities and events internally to ensure proper communication between divisions.