The Oil Spill Reclamation Intern will work under the supervision of Dr. Elli Groner, Director of the Center for Hyper-Arid Socio-Ecology (CHASE).
The intern will be responsible for:
-Monitoring the impact of the oil spill on the Evrona ecosystem including: Acacia physiology, soil characteristics, plant biodiversity, animal behavior and flood behavior
-Monitoring the alternative treatment pilots
-Assisting in publicity projects.
-Helping to design a reclamation plan.
-Working with volunteers
-Background in environmental science, environmental studies, sociology, policy or conservation
-Strong organizational and time management skills
-Affinity for outdoor work
-Computer and MS Office proficient
-Pleasant and personable, hardworking, efficient, able to work under pressure and for long hours
-Ability to work independently
The Center for Hyper-Arid Socio-Ecology (CHASE), directed by Dr. Elli Groner, is dedicated to the study of the natural ecosystems in the Arava valley and the interaction between those ecosystems and the region’s people.CHASE brings together Jordanian and Israeli researchers to map the biodiversity of the region, in order to better protect natural resources while enabling sustainable human development in the region.
*The Arava Institute is located on Kibbutz Ketura in the Southern Arava Valley, Israel.