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Refuge taking student applications for Youth Conservation Corps

By Staff | May 8, 2019

The J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel is hiring one high school student for its annual Youth Conservation Corps summer program.

It is hiring the student to assist with maintenance and administrative support.

The YCC program targets teens ages 15-18 to provide them with a valuable work-earn-learn experience. The eight-week program will run from June 10 through Aug. 2.

The maintenance position duties will include facilities and trail maintenance and removal of invasive plants. The work will primarily be completed outdoors, with possible exposure to heat, humidity and insects. The administrative support duties may include, but not be limited to, answering phones, filing paperwork, organizing office supplies and entering data.

No prior work experience is required.

The student will have the opportunity to attend educational field trips to local environmental venues.

Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a 30-minute break for lunch.

The compensation is $9 per hour.

Reliable transportation is required; Sanibel toll is paid by the participant.

The deadline for applications is May 16 at 4 p.m.

To submit an application, mail it, fax it to 239-472-4061 or email toni_westland@fws.gov.

The J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge is at 1 Wildlife Drive.