Seed saving and agro-ecology Internship

Academic Credits

Yes

Hours per week

40

Published

11/02/2018

Address

Near Harike-Patti crossing
Harike
Punjab
143412
India

Description

Assist in our newly initiated conservation project on organic seed savings and organic farming / agroecology. The project work includes field research and seed collecting activities in a collaborative project to secure the future of local native flora by collecting seeds of native plant species for long term preservation in secure regional seed banks. The project supports seed collections from native plant populations to conserve and develop native plant materials for stabilizing, rehabilitating and restoring local lands. Duties include assisting in the field to scout populations, collect seed, conduct surveys, collect and process plant specimens, plant identification, data collection, preparation of field forms and reports, data entry and labeling of field collections, seed processing, seed testing, and preparation of seeds for storage.

Help develop a local organic, open pollinated seed library that support gardens and the larger community.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The seed conservation intern will assist in the execution of work for seed conservation, collecting, and developing a database on Native Plants and Seeds (crops, flowers, trees, bushes etc)
  • The works may include seed collecting, seed bulking, seed processing, general botanical surveys, rare plant inventory, monitoring field projects, and restoration works.
  • Interns will participate in field collecting and research activities in association with field studies, and with personnel from other institutions.
  • Participates in associated data entry and mapping for field projects. Assists in preparation of reports and other documents
  • Enters specimen data, and generates specimen labels using interactive computer-based system.
  • Coordinates and assists with seed bank development project.
  • Coordinates with other staff to assist in supervising other volunteers and interns.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Qualifications:

  • Studying or graduates in botany, biology, or equivalent environmental science preferred.
  • Working writing and verbal skills, the ability to type, and computer skills (word processing, databases, and simple graphics)


Learn to:

  • Use GPS equipment and read/navigate with topographic maps.
  • A working knowledge of basic taxonomic principles and characteristics of major plant families and flora.


Physical / Social demands

  • Ability to conduct fieldwork under a varied environmental
  • Ability to work successfully with others in cross-cultural conditions, and work independently with minimal supervision is critical.
  • Must have physical strength and endurance sufficient to work in the field in plain farms / on uneven terrain.

Benefits

Incentivised / Free on-site accommodation is provided.

SIM and internet provision

walking distance work-place

multi-cultural team

work-related mentor-ship

How To Apply

hr@educare.in

Email us at - hr@educare.in with your cv / resume, motivational letter, and copy of an id


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