Intergovernmental Internship Cooperative
 

Standard Internship Descriptions

The internship descriptions listed below are the descriptions of the standard internships facilitated through IIC. This is not a listing of currently available internships. Please refer to the Available Internships page for a list of positions currently accepting applications.

Internship Title Overview Responsibilities Qualifications
Administrative Support Intern NPS The successful intern will assist administrative staff with the administrative and operational aspects of managing a national park or monument. Significant training is provided with many opportunities for hands on learning experiences. Duties include assistance (and learning opportunities) in accounting, marketing, payroll, human resources, web based applications and databases, facilities management, law enforcement, interpretation and resource management. The successful candidate should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, experience working in an office setting, and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. Applicants who possess these skills and who are pursuing a degree in fields related to accounting, finance, and business management are given greater consideration during the review process.
Archaeology Technician Intern BLM The Colorado Plateau and southern Utah contains over 10,000 years of archaeological history and includes sites representing the Paleoindian, Archaic, Formative (Ancestral Puebloan and Fremont), Southern Paiute, and Pioneer cultures. The candidate(s) selected for this position will learn about Cultural Resource Management through a variety of opportunities including archaeological inventory, site recording and monitoring, and interactive public education presentations. Work will also include data collection (site descriptions, photographs, GPS locations) and entry or transfer of field data as well as an exposure to Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The intern will learn about the Tribal Relations Program and will assist with field inventories designed to document possible tribal plant collection locations. There may be cross-training opportunities with the recreation, wildlife, or range programs to gain exposure to other disciplines and to learn how archaeologists are an integral part of the Interdisciplinary Team. Intern will work outdoors in extreme heat and will often be required to hike over uneven terrain while carrying a 25 pound backpack. Driving on rugged, unimproved roads in a 4-wheel drive vehicle may also be required. Defensive driving training will be provided. Weekly Work Schedule is 40 hours per week (flexible schedule 4-10 hour days or 5-8 hour days depending on the week). Weekend work and limited overnight camping may be required. Work is expected to begin in mid-May and last through mid-August. This position will assist BLM archaeologist with archeological field surveys, site monitoring, and site recording for various multi-use projects. Provides data entry of field findings and participates in BLM public outreach events and conservation education. Occasionally assist BLM Range and Recreation Specialists with various field work projects. Possess the ability to work/hike and carry a 25 pound pack in rough, uneven terrain, in various weather conditions, ranging from extreme heat and cold, and have the ability to drive a 4 wheel drive vehicle on rough roads. Coursework in anthropology/archaeology including Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Archaeology or Physical Anthropology and/or an Archaeological Field School or lab experience is desired. Applicants who have received or are working on a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology will be given priority. Preference for Native American or underserved applicants. Must have valid driver’s license and be a U.S. Citizen. A security check is required upon selection.
Archaeology Technician Intern Dixie Fishlake Interns will be working in a small group to perform archaeological surveys, record and monitor sites, and assist with outreach events. The internship includes working in low elevation deserts, high altitude meadows, and various terrain. A successful applicant is comfortable working in the outdoors, enjoys working with a team, and has an interest in Archaeology/History/Preservation. Most of the intern’s time will be spent in the field. However, some work is conducted in an office setting. A background in archaeology is not required, but an eagerness to learn and see new things is highly desirable. Assisting forest archaeologist with recording information about sites found on standard archaeological forms. Assists with marking site boundaries with flagging tape. Data entry of field finding. Services on a team conducting simple surveys and receives training in the use of a compass, topographical maps and aerial photographs. Assists in preparing site sketch maps and assists in taking photographs of visible remains. Housing is not provided The Field Qualifications for this position are knowledge of how to care for yourself and others in the outdoors, experience operating a 4 wheel drive truck, comfortable working in remote areas with a small group of people, and capable of quickly adapting to changing plans and priorities. The Office Qualifications for the positions are knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, database entry and recording, and knowledge of ESRI GIS software products (preferred but not required).
Archaeology Technician Intern Kaibab Interns will work with the Kaibab National Forest archaeologist in the Forest Supervisors Office located in Williams, Arizona. The forest has a diverse and dynamic cultural resource program with thousands of archaeological sites under management. The intern will gain exposure to federal cultural resource management practices, a variety of other Forest Service programs, and the agency. Primary duties will entail entering site and project data into ArcGIS for an archaeological analysis of the Arizona National Scenic Trail. It will also include opportunities to assist with some archaeological field work, possibly participating in public outreach events and opportunities to experience other disciplines within the agency. Interns will work with Kaibab National Forest archaeologists on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon/Utah/Arizona border. Primary duties will entail assisting archaeologists in archaeological survey, recording (including site mapping and GPS usage), monitoring sites, data entry, as well as participating in public outreach events and gaining exposure to other disciplines within the agency. Qualifications for this position are good communication skills and the ability to work well in a team setting. Capable of working independently on assignments with minimal supervision. Upon completion of training, possess the ability to collect and enter basic archaeological site and artifact data into forest data collection systems (computer, camera, GPS). Be willing to work outdoors in the National Forest and capable of hiking across uneven terrain in a variety of weather conditions carrying a field pack, water, and personal supplies.
Assistant Crew Leader Intern The primary responsibility as an Assistant Crew Leader is leading a group of high school youth (4-5 members) on a variety of projects for local public land agencies (National Park Service, US Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management) in areas such as recreation, wildlife, maintenance, re-vegetation, restoration, facilities, and other related fields. Carried out in outdoor environments, these projects are in various locations and climates under the supervision of agency mentors. This position requires filling in for other crew leaders at various locations throughout the summer season. Assisting in coordinating projects and logistics with crew, public land managers, and IIC staff while helping ensure proper clothing, equipment, essentials, and tools are available daily. Maintaining program structure and ensuring risk management procedures are met while creating a meaningful, while fun, work environment for youth members. Managing all operations of crew efficiently and independently when crew leader is unavailable. Adhering to all rules and regulations as stated in the IIC Intern Guidebook while maintaining daily log and photo documentation of crew, projects, and work completed. Complete in good standing a paid three-week field training period working alongside fellow crew leaders and land managers. Be at least 21 years or older and possess a valid driver license. Have familiarity with basic hand and power tools as well as some knowledge of trail building, fencing, facility maintenance and interpretation. Possess solid outdoor leadership skills, teaching ability, vigorous work ethic, positive attitude, maturity, and flexibility. Ability to pass a background check. Preference will be given to candidates with Wilderness First Aid certification (or greater), Leave No Trace training, chainsaw S-212 and prior conservation or land management experience.
Auto Shop Intern This exciting internship involves learning to plan for maintenance and administration of a diverse fleet of equipment that serves all divisions within the Park. The intern will participate in basic fleet maintenance such as changing tires and performing preventative repairs. Interaction with other divisions and customer service is a critical part of the shop’s mission to keep all equipment in service. Join the team to learn more about this exciting part of the “behind-the-scenes” of Zion NP. Assisting in the maintenance of equipment ranging from handheld equipment to heavy machinery. Assisting in fieldwork to include remote vehicle and equipment repairs. Coordinating with the user of the equipment to facilitate the scheduling of services. General shop administrative work in vendor research, material ordering, and expense tracking. General housekeeping of the shop to maintain a safe working environment to include learning about and coordinating safe and environmentally responsible disposal of waste products and recyclable materials. Ability to learn how to use the computer-aided equipment repair manuals. Ability to use hand and power tools to assist the mechanics in the maintenance of fleet vehicles. This may include short hikes to locations where backcountry equipment requires maintenance. Ability to use a computer to research and catalog vendor sources for replacement parts and tools. Ability to use the computer to track vehicle maintenance expenditures and reconcile credit card statements.
Biology Technician Intern BLM This position will increase skills in wildlife management, capturing and handling wildlife, and inventorying and monitoring rangeland and natural resources. It will require natural resource data collection and management while requiring some limited weekend work and camping. The intern will be exposed to a variety of weather conditions (temperatures ranging from 45 to 105) with some positions being remote, where living quarters are difficult to find in rural communities. Interns will participate as an interdisciplinary team member in the overall fieldwork and monitoring program for the wildlife, riparian, threatened and endangered species. This position also includes inventory, monitoring and data collection for rangeland and natural resource management. The Biology Technician will conduct wildlife baseline inventories to document wildlife and wildlife habitat presence, diversity, relative abundance and distribution. With training, the ability to assess seasonal migratory bird use of habitat improvement for long term effects monitoring while determining existing wildlife diversity, densities, and habitat utilization. Assess impacts upon wildlife and wildlife habitat as a result of an administered treatment. Assess the need to further mitigate impacts of a treatment for any species of class of wildlife on or near the project area while evaluating the effectiveness of migration as it pertains to wildlife. Compare habitat quality in potentially affected habitats before and after treatment activities (i.e., bird point counts, raptor nest monitoring).
Botany Technician Intern This position provides assistance in botanical surveys, vegetation monitoring and regeneration using specialized techniques. In addition, the intern will assist in data management within the specific agency’s database system. The position may also assist with noxious weed treatments. Position may also work with archaeologists and recreation staff to identify emerging plants within recent burn areas. Job will require use of GPS units to collect data. Training is provided. In some locations, positions may require overnight camping and limited weekend work. This position requires the ability to work independently or in a team environment while taking direction and training from a supervisor. The ability to manage and input data into a federal database system. This position requires excellent communication skills and the ability to work well in a team setting while also being capable of working independently on assignments with minimal supervision. It requires basic computer skills, the willingness to work outdoors in a variety of locations, and being capable of hiking across uneven terrain in a variety of weather conditions carrying a field pack, water, and personal supplies. Candidate must have a current state issued driver license and be able to demonstrate safe driving skills to obtain federal driver license, and requires experience and/or the ability to safely operate 4x4 vehicles in rough or mountainous terrain. Position requires the ability to identify plant species common to southern Utah/northern Arizona (on-the-job training will be provided), and a willingness to assist weed technician with chemical and mechanical treatment of weeds. Some knowledge of Utah plant identification is desired but not required to apply.
Cadastral Survey Technician Intern The focus is directed primarily towards the survey/resurvey of the Public Land Survey System (PLSS), recovering monuments set between 1870 and 2015. Intern will assist Cadastral Surveyor in the measurement or determination of distances, elevations, areas, angles, land boundaries, and other features of the earth’s surface. Intern will also assist Cadastral Surveyor in setting survey monuments. This internship will primarily focus on the field aspects of conducting official surveys and resurveys. The Field Work for this position includes riding an ATV, hiking in remote areas, lifting of heavy rocks, digging holes for new monuments and operating a GNSS GPS. The Office Work Includes computations of points using various programs, studying and identifying points on survey plats, and interpretation of original field notes. The workload is as follows, Field Work – 90% and Office Work – 10%. Qualifications for the positions are, but not limited to, good communication and interpersonal skills, experience working in remote outdoor settings for prolonged periods of time, and eExperience operating ATVs.
Crew Leader Intern The primary responsibility of a Crew Leader is leading and supervising a group of high school youth (4-5 members) on a variety of projects for local public land agencies (National Park Service, US Forest Service, and the Bureau of Land Management) in areas such as recreation, wildlife, maintenance, re-vegetation, restoration, facilities, and other related fields. Carried out in outdoor environments, these projects are in a variety of locations and climates under the supervision of agency mentors. This position requires the ability to coordinate projects and logistics with crew, public land managers, and IIC staff while managing all operations of crew efficiently and independently. The ability to ensure proper clothing, equipment, essentials, and tools are available daily while maintaining program structure and ensuring risk management procedures are met. The ability to create a meaningful, while fun, work environment for youth members while communicating tasks clearly and effectively in both oral and written format. The skill in adhering to all rules and regulations as stated in the IIC Intern Guidebook while maintaining daily log and photo documentation of crew, projects, and work completed. This position requires the successful candidate to complete, in good standing, a paid three-week field training period working alongside fellow crew leaders and land managers. The candidate must be at least 21 years or older and possess a valid driver license. Have some familiarity with basic hand and power tools as well as some knowledge of trail building, fencing, facility maintenance and interpretation. Have solid outdoor leadership skills, teaching ability, vigorous work ethic, positive attitude, maturity, and flexibility and the ability to pass a background check. Preference is given to candidates with Wilderness First Aid certification (or greater), Leave No Trace training, chainsaw S-212 and prior conservation or land management experience.
Crew Member Intern Youth Crew Members, work alongside other high school aged interns (4-5 members) on a variety of projects for local public land agencies (National Park Service, US Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management) in fields such as recreation, wildlife, maintenance, re-vegetation, restoration, facilities, and other related fields. Carried out in outdoor environments, these projects are in various locations and climates under the supervision of agency mentors and crew leaders. This position requires a commitment to safety and completion of assigned projects while following assigned tasks correctly and in a timely manner. Ability to adhere to all rules and regulations of the IIC Intern Guidebook while working 10 hour days, outside in various weather conditions and terrain. Ability to be respectful and considerate to all team members, land managers and visitors. Ability to attend and complete, in good standing, a 3-day training alongside other crew members. Must be at least 16-18 years old with a strong work ethic and willingness to learn, an understanding of outdoor environments and an interest in public lands. Possess a positive attitude, flexibility and commitment to the program while having basic knowledge of tools, the ability to lift 25 lbs. and be able to hike long distances.
Data Collection: Commercial Services The intern selected will collect data examining how people/vehicles physically move throughout the park, what they do while in the park, and how they perceive their experiences. This type of study is used to guide management decisions and strategies to improve visitor experiences and resource conditions. Intern will interact with park visitors throughout the park. Data collection will be mainly outdoors and may be conducted on trails, in parking areas, and at popular gathering areas. Data collection will primarily be focused on commercial tour buses, but will also include the park's shuttle buses and trails. Good attention to detail and ability to follow standard operating procedures (SOPs). Ability to provide quality customer service while representing Zion National Park and the National Park Service. Ability to hike outdoors in all weather environments, include temperatures over 100 degrees. Ability to be outside for majority of the working day. All are welcome to apply, but individuals interested in social science, land management, and socio-economic data are especially encouraged to apply.
Data Manager Intern USFS Intern will be a data manager with the USDA Forest Service. The selected applicant will be responsible for transferring ecological data from an antiquated database into a current system. In addition to data transfer incumbent will structure files and organize data for continued use in land management planning/reporting. This position requires knowledge of data entry, data organization and light data analysis. This position requires a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Software.
Digital Media Intern PARA Intern will assist interpretive staff with a variety of tasks including outreach and education programs, and the creation of media products. Field time will be spent creating video clips for use in interpretive videos. The intern will create interpretive media that meets accessibility guidelines and NPS/BLM interpretive standards. Field time and will require overnight camping, late nights and conducting work in high temperatures (excess of 100°F). Camping gear will be provided. This position requires the ability to create video clips for interpretive use, and the ability to create interpretive media that conforms to the accessibility guidelines and interpretive standards of NPS/BLM. This position requires a valid driver’s license, knowledge of how to care for yourself and others in the outdoors, and experience operating a 4 wheel drive truck is an advantage. Candidate must be comfortable working in remote areas with a small group of people, while being capable of quickly adapting to changing plans and priorities. Candidate should have knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Premier Pro.
Digital Media Interpretation Intern PIPE Do you have experience in writing, photography, and graphic design? Make history come alive for virtual visitors at Pipe Spring National Monument! Digital interpreters weave together the arts of photography, design, and language to connect the public to the deeper meanings associated with a site. This position will receive training in CMS website design. The selected intern will also provide content for Pipe Spring’s social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and act as a park interpreter. The position offers opportunities for cross-training and experience working with a variety of mentors and specialists including resource management (vegetation, archaeology, wildlife, hydrology, museum management, and historic preservation), administration, and maintenance staff. The Digital Media portion of the position will create projects to connect visitors to the park using various social and other media platforms. Interpreters at Pipe Spring also guide tours of the historic fort and present talks and demonstrations on Native American and pioneer crafts and activities. Other duties include welcoming the public in the visitor center, providing information about the monument and surrounding public lands, collecting entrance fees, cleaning historic buildings, helping care for livestock, and maintaining the historic scene by working in the garden and orchard. Candidates must have strong writing and photography skills, an interest in creating engaging material about U.S. history, and be comfortable with working around livestock.
Education Intern NPS The summer education staff is based out of the Zion Nature Center in Zion Canyon where ranger programs, activities and interactive displays are offered from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The position is developmental in nature, though the intern has opportunities to take on greater responsibilities according to ability and desire. This position requires interns to staff the front information desk at the Nature Center and conducting an interactive junior ranger table at the park’s busy visitor center. Interns will hike trails and interact with visitors. Interns will swear in Junior Rangers and conduct “drop-in” programs throughout Zion Canyon while providing general support of Zion’s Youth Program. Work is performed both indoors and outdoors in all types of weather from wind and rain to sun and heat. Work involves standing for long periods of time and walking over rough and uneven terrain. Candidate must enjoy working with families and youth, and have excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
Education Intern State Parks Present educational programs to visiting school groups (K-12); Develop and/or lead interpretive guided hikes for school children and/or the general public. Develop pre- and post-visit materials as applicable; meet and greet park visitors and help them discover the park's resources and how to enjoy them appropriately; maintain park trails and exhibits. Applicant must be available one morning (Monday-Friday) each week (from approximately 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.) and willing to learn local geology, plant and wildlife communities; and work independently in an outdoor setting. No housing available for this internship. Background and interest in natural history and interpretation. Experience in public speaking, writing, and developing interpretive programs, working with school children and/or large groups, and word processing programs. Ability to work outdoors independently in a desert environment, hike rugged and occasionally steep trails, and hike at night. Additional skills or training: First Aid or CPR Certification is preferred but not required - U.S. Citizenship required. - A background check is required. - Must possess or be able to obtain a state-issued driver's license. - Submission of Unlawful Harassment paperwork; Safe Driver training. Preferred contact is through emails only.
EMS Search and Rescue Bryce Canyon National Park’s Division of Visitor & Resource Protection is seeking a highly-motivated, hard-working and personable student for a 12-week Emergency Medical Service and Search and Rescue internship (Mid-May through Mid-August 2018). Emergency Medical Service: Intern will assist emergency services staff with the planning and response to emergency medical situations. Training for CPR and first aid will be provided if certifications are not already held. Interns will train side by side with certified EMTs and Paramedics. Interns will work to support caregivers and be provided opportunities to help with patient care and receive hands-on training while dealing with sick and injured individuals. This position supports caregivers, assists with patient care, and supports search and rescue operations for the park. It uses specialized equipment to move individuals from steep terrain and other remote locations, searches on foot on and off trail, handles a wheeled litter, conducts crowd control, and assists with response gear. Successful candidate will attend specialized rescue training that involves technical rope work. Students majoring in a medical field (EMS, Nursing, Health Science), or an emergency response field (EMS, Law Enforcement, Fire) will be given the greatest consideration. However, applications will be accepted from any student who has the skills and mindset required for the position. Applicants should have an interest in the outdoors and be willing to spend large amounts of time in conditions that may be rough terrain or various weather conditions.
Engineering Intern Civil USFS This position will work with engineers on the Forest to complete any of the projects assigned to the engineering group. This position will assist with surveying, sign installation, CAD drafting and preparing written specifications for projects. It will scan documents and organize files. Other duties will be assigned according to project descriptions. The Forest is willing to teach the successful candidate the skills necessary to be successful. All are encouraged to apply. *Applicants who possess surveying and drafting skills, and are pursuing a degree in fields related to engineering are given greatest consideration.
Engineering Technician Intern BLM The focus of the internship will be surveying and drafting. The intern will spend time in remote areas surveying for water rights and construction projects. The intern will take the collected data and utilize it for water right proof maps and engineering design projects through AutoCAD Civil 3D software. The position also assists with engineering design. The intern will gain experience in construction project management and construction contract preparation under the supervision of an agency engineer. This position is responsible for topographic, water right and construction surveys, survey data management, AutoCAD Civil 3D drafting, completing water right proof maps, engineering design and construction management. Skills gained will directly relate to the BLM’s Engineering Technical Series 0802 if the student were to apply for a position in this series. Completed classes or has experience in surveying or drafting and/or construction management. Ability to pack survey equipment for long distances on steep and rugged terrain in remote locations. Applicants who possess surveying, drafting and construction management skills who are pursuing a degree in fields related to civil engineering and construction management will be given greatest consideration.
Facilities Maintenance Intern This overview is for multiple agency positions/locations including the US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and the National Park Service. Different locations may have some specialized duties specific to the agency. Interns will work within some or all of the duties listed. Primarily, interns will assist agency facilities management with all aspects of facilities maintenance. Duties may include assisting with new facilities projects as well. Interns will also work to maintain and managing front country and backcountry trails, boundary fences, overlooks, roads, signs, recycling programs and utility systems. In some locations, maintenance of cultural features is also required. Significant training and mentoring opportunities provided. Custodial duties are also required. The intern will work under the supervision of craftsmen in the respective agency maintenance departments and perform a variety of maintenance related tasks. Duties include but are not limited to: Assisting in preservation projects and carpentry projects such as the repair and repainting of structures, signs, fences, utility systems and may include other cultural landscape features such as wagons, historical structures, and other site-specific maintenance. Facility maintenance such as flooring, cabinets, sheetrock repair, window replacement, etc. Assisting with trail maintenance and reconstruction and campsite and recreation facility maintenance (including some custodial duties). It includes grounds maintenance (mowing grass, pruning, trimming, raking and weeding), livestock care, feeding, cleaning corrals and chicken coop (specific locations). Internships will also include an introduction to computer-based maintenance management systems. Most work will be performed outside in a range of temperatures and weather conditions. May be required to lift 50-100lbs. This position requires an Interest or experience in civil construction-related fields. The ability to perform strenuous physical exertion including but not limited to, hiking, lifting, carrying, bending, digging, biking, walking and standing. It requires good oral and written communication skills and candidates must be interested in learning how to care for various aspects of the agency location through hands-on, mind-on projects; be able to work on tasks independently and as part of a team; and work in outdoor and indoor settling throughout the summer months.
Facilities Management: Housing Intern Intern will be working alongside seasonal and permanent Maintenance employees to assist with general repair and landscaping in and around park housing. Assist or work independently to address work orders within housing (clean or repair). Assist on special projects to improve or maintain housing. Could include carpentry, painting, plumbing, landscape maintenance, or minor electrical work. Complete check-ins, check-outs, and inspections of park housing for park employees and volunteers. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Have experience with simple and common trade practices, or the ability to work hard and learn a new skill quickly. Good customer service while repairing/inspecting people's homes.
Fisheries Biology Technician Intern USFS The Fisheries Biology Technician will assist staff fisheries biologists with data collection on various fish and amphibian species. The intern will conduct water quality analyses, analyze stream habitat and assist with trout species recovery. The intern will also prepare reports and hike to remote locations and camp in the field. This internship will assist fisheries biologists in a number of projects including native cutthroat trout distribution and population monitoring. Interns will conduct electrofishing for species counts and native cutthroat trout recovery work including spawning monitoring. Interns will also conduct amphibian data collection using visual encounter surveys and PIT tagging, stream habitat analyses, macroinvertebrate sampling, water quality analyses, report writing, and other duties as assigned. Occasional camping in the field for up to three nights in a workweek, several times throughout the summer will be required (per diem included). Hiking over remote and rough terrain in varied weather conditions is required. This position requires the candidate to hold a valid driver license and have the ability to work effectively and independently for long hours in the field (remote locations). It requires excellent writing skills, good communication skills, interpersonal skills, and the ability to work well in a group. Desired qualifications: (but not required to apply) are a working knowledge of GPS, the ability to operate a 4x4 vehicle and ATV, electroshocking experience including fish identification, and scientific writing including experience with Microsoft Word and Excel. All are encourage to apply.
Forestry Technician Intern Fuels Serves as a member of fire and fuels crew assigned to suppress a full range of wildland fires while independently performing recurring fire suppression duties. Performs assignments as a wildland firefighter in developing a working knowledge of fire suppression and fuels management techniques, practices and terminology. This consists of fire line construction, use of pumps and engines, and hose lays using appropriate nozzles and nozzle adjustments in the effective use of water and additives. In addition, working in and around aircraft such as helicopters, adhering to safety rules, and learning basic fire behavior. Searches out and extinguishes burning materials by moving dirt, applying water by hose or backpack pump, etc. This work is physically demanding, primarily performed in forest and desert environments with temperatures that may reach over 100 degrees and working in elevations above 11,000 feet. Risks include snake or insect bites and stings, exposure to excessive machinery noise and environmental impacts. Position will also Interact with the public and require managing conflicts where they arise. Chops brush, fells small trees, and moves dirt to construct fire line using various hand tools such as axes, shovels, Pulaski’s and McLeod’s, and may use power tools including chainsaws and portable pumps to control spreading of wildland fire and/or to prepare control lines prior to burning. Patrols fire line to locate and extinguish embers, flare-ups, and hotspot fires that may threaten developed fire lines. Cleans, reconditions, and stores fire tools and equipment. Each candidate is required to pass the pack test. The pack test is a 3-mile walk on flat ground, carrying 45 pounds, completed in 45 minutes or less. Successful completion of the pack test is a condition of employment. Candidates must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and a solid work ethic.
Forestry Technician Intern Rec and Timber Located on a Forest Service unit, this position serves as a resource crew member in support of various programs in timber, silviculture (the growing and cultivation of trees), recreation, fire, fuels, wildlife or range. Performs a full range of standardized forestry support duties for fire, timber, silviculture, recreation, wilderness or research activities. Assist in one of more of the following duties: Cruising timber by following specific instructions on taking and recording simple measurements and running compass and chain lines in the field (training provided). Interns check for compliance with rules and regulations for parking, campfires, sanitation, picnic sites, and hunting and fishing while providing maintenance of recreation and wilderness sites. Performs standard fire prevention, dispatch, or lookout duties, and various standard duties related to silviculture (the growing and cultivation of trees) activities. Does some trail maintenance (motorized and non-motorized) and wilderness trails. Conducts recreation and facility maintenance which includes cleaning restrooms and other buildings. Provides education to the public on correct recreation practices and some positions may interact with stock animals. This position requires the ability to work in various weather conditions, to hike in rough terrain, OHV experience and be familiar with various hand tools and power tools. It requires excellent people and communication skills with team members and the public, and the ability to maintain a safe work environment. The successful candidate must be able to adapt to changing schedules and work locations and be timely.
GIS Technician Intern BLM In coordination with the BLM Color Country GIS Staff, this position will provide operational support for GIS projects within the Cedar City Field Office. The intern will generate/maintain geospatial data and evaluate it for spatial accuracy and source data consistency. The intern will be working in both an Enterprise GIS and ArcGIS online (AGOL). The focus is directed primarily toward GIS Modernization building web mapping applications in addition to data collection, manipulation and technical use support for all aspects of geospatial data, analysis, and software. The intern must identify requirements and implement analytical techniques necessary to solve GIS issues. Extensive experience will be gained working with a diverse group of resources specialists, planners, and managers to coordinate and implement GIS activities. Consideration will be given to applicants that have: Prior GIS experience, the ability to demonstrate the use of the current suite of ESRI GIS Software and extensions and the ability to develop and analyze spatial information with GIS. Candidate should possess practical knowledge of appropriate geodatabase design principles and have knowledge of geographic projection datums and geospatial data. Candidate should be currently pursuing or have obtained a GIS degree/certificate and be familiar with GIS modernization. The position requires the ability to take initiative and work independently, as well as participate effectively in collaborative efforts. Applicants who possess these skills and who are pursuing or have obtained a degree/certificate in fields related to the above qualifications will be given first consideration.
Hydrology Technician Intern Assist the soil and water program staff in collection and input of soil and hydrologic data. Significant training provided with many opportunities for hands on learning experiences. The Hydrology Technician Intern will collect data for: water uses, water quality, stream functioning and soil disturbance. The position will require data management within agency databases and other duties as required according to project descriptions. The position requires experience working outdoors in a field setting, critical thinking, and attention to detail. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, working well in a group, and proficiency with spreadsheets and word processing software are required. Applicants who possess these skills, and are pursuing a degree in fields related to earth science, will be given priority consideration. All are encouraged to apply.
Information Technology Intern (IT) This internship is based at Zion National Park in Springdale, UT but sometimes involves travel to Kolob Canyons, Cedar Breaks, and Pipe Springs. Intern will work alongside two IT professionals installing hardware and software, providing customer support and trouble-shooting issues for NPS employees, and reviewing/verifying daily and weekly backups. Zion IT Help Desk Support: assisting users, resetting domain passwords, troubleshooting login issues, and general IT support. IT Inventory Management: Installation of new machines and components, removal of e-waste in accordance with the park's EMS policies. Database/Server Management: Reviewing and verifying the daily and weekly backups, software updates, and general Server support. Consideration will be given to applicants that have: Proficiency in installing, configuring, and troubleshooting Windows 7 & 10. Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite. Good customer service
Interpretation Info Desk Intern NPS This position will have two distinct sets of duties including both Interpretation duties and front line responsibilities at the Visitor Center Information Desk. Data and Voice Network Management: Monitoring the Data and Voice switches and routers, installing and repairing network cables. This position requires a highly motivated, hard-working, personable individual interested in pursuing a career with the National Park Service. Elementary Education or Environmental Interpretation major preferred, but is not required to apply. To clarify, interpretation is explaining the park to the public visitors. It does not require proficiency in a foreign language. Successful candidates must pass a background investigation
Lands and Realty Intern BLM Lands and Realty Interns work under the supervision of a professional land management specialist in duties relating to all aspects of public land use documentation. As a Lands and Realty Intern for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lands and Realty Program, the intern will perform duties that may include: maintaining, organizing, reviewing, and researching administrative and historical records, performing in the field compliance inspections of uses on public lands (i.e. communications sites, transmission lines, etc.), completing database entry, retrieval and manipulation of administrative record data, preparing correspondence and legal documentation relations to uses of public lands. Applicant must be attending or planning to attend SUU or Snow College. Possess great organizational skills, have attention to detail, and the ability to work outdoors in rough and uneven terrain. Applicants who possess these skills and who are pursuing a degree in fields related to public administration, business, real estate, and natural resources would be given greatest consideration. ALL IIC INTERNSHIPS ARE REQUIRED TO BE TIED TO THE EARNING OF AN ACADEMIC CREDIT. Credits can departmental internships, cooperative education, practicums, assignments, research, etc.
Natural Resources Intern The selected intern will work with and learn alongside several Resource Management Divisions within the park: Native Vegetation, Exotic Vegetation, and Wildlife. Intern will typically work with each separate group 1-2 days/week on a rotation. Native Vegetation: Intern will learn about collecting, processing, counting, and cleaning native plant seed, transplanting or salvaging plants, weeding, caging, mulching, watering plants and raking in seed at field restoration sites, and closing social trails. Exotic Vegetation: Assist the exotic crew with inventorying and treating invasive plants in a front and back country-setting. Treatments include hand-pulling plants with gloves or tools, spraying herbicide from a 4 gallon backpack sprayer while traversing a wide range of terrain for hours at a time. May have the opportunity to camp in a back-country setting with the crew to assist in projects away from the main canyon. Will also assist with data collection utilizing GPS mapping devices to inventory and record treatment and weather data. Wildlife: Intern will be mostly engaged in office work associated with sorting legacy files, publications, and data. Intern must be able to work in teams and independently. Intern must be able to hike over uneven and steep terrain, and engage in some heavy physical labor in all weather conditions, including temperatures over 100 degrees F. Intern must be able to pass a federal background investigation.
Paleontology Technician Intern BLM The successful intern’s primary workload will be to assist in field surveys as part of an ongoing Monument Management Plan directed inventory of important fossil resources for management and research purposes. Methods for field surveys consist of hiking pre-determined target areas while closely examining Late Cretaceous age rock outcroppings for fossil materials (with an emphasis on vertebrates such as dinosaurs). When sites are located, they will be documented using standard format field forms, GPS, and digital photography and assessed as to significance via surface testing. Significant sites found during the inventory (or previous inventories) would require collection/excavation which will be done under close supervision by the Monument Paleontologist. The intern may at times assist crews from partner institutions in excavation work. The work environment and terrain conditions may be extreme (e.g. heat, cold, thunderstorms, steep badlands). Lifting of loads up to 50 pounds will be common during excavations and lab work. Camping in remote backcountry settings (vehicle-based) for up to four days is also necessary. (training provided) This opportunity is suitable for youth working towards an undergraduate or graduate degree in geology or geo-science related discipline. The position will require time outdoors and fieldwork that is often under somewhat rigorous physical conditions. Intern should also demonstrate through actual work experience the ability to work well independently. A good pair of ankle supporting hiking boots is necessary. Gear for backcountry camping will be provided by the agency. Living Arrangements: Intern must provide own living quarters. Kanab is a rural community with limited services available.
Project Management Intern The intern will be assisting Zion's Project Management staff with the planning and design of park facilities projects. The internship will focus on the preparation of planning and construction documents in coordination with the park's Project Management staff. Minor amounts of fieldwork will be required to coordinate design documents with field conditions. The applicant needs to have a degree in Landscape Architecture or working towards a degree in Landscape Architecture. Applicants are required to have training in Autocad, and the ability to pass a federal background check.
Public Affairs Internship - Color Country District Office The BLM Color Country District Office is responsible for the management of three field offices covering nearly a quarter of southwest Utah, stretching into central Utah. Public affairs specialists provide the district and field offices with guidance and support regarding community relations, public/external information and internal information. Guidance includes the development of communication plans that identify best practices to convey information to a variety of audiences and identifying trends in communication methods and messages. Additional efforts include writing and disseminating information to employees/media/general public, developing social media plans and posts and basic photography and videography. The public affairs function exists throughout the Federal Government at all major organizational levels including headquarters, agency, region, command, district, and local installation in both domestic and foreign locations and is staffed by public affairs specialists who support a variety of agency program functions. While public affairs specialists deal with varied fields, they are not necessarily experts in them. However, through on the job experience they develop a knowledge of the concepts and issues of the subject of agency programs. Although public affairs specialists do acquire a substantial degree of program knowledge, it is their knowledge of the full framework of communication that enables them to facilitate the effective communication between management and various publics. The BLM Color Country District Office has one internship position available for the 2020 summer field season. The focus is directed primarily to drafting media releases and developing products for release, including short videos, photographs and audio. Imagery and audio are collected on Panasonic mirrorless cameras and GoPro cameras, and edited using Adobe products, including Premiere, Photoshop, Lightroom and Audition. Microsoft products are used for spreadsheets, word processing, and slide show presentations. Good communication and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of journalistic principals and techniques. Knowledge of basic video production. Knowledge of basic photography. Flexibility to adapt to changing conditions .Ability to work in a professional office setting and in an outdoor field environment. Applicants who possess these skills and who are pursuing a degree in fields related to Communications, Journalism, Broadcast Journalism, Public Relations or Marketing will be given the greatest consideration. ALL IIC INTERNSHIPS ARE REQUIRED TO BE TIED TO THE EARNING OF AN ACADEMIC CREDIT. Credits can be EDGE projects, departmental internships, cooperative education, practicums, assignments, research, etc.
Ranch Hand Intern PIPE Pipe Spring National Monument preserves a 1870s cattle ranch, including historic buildings and corrals, a large garden, orchard, vineyard, long horn cattle, horses, chickens and ducks. This position is a full- time summer job that typically runs May through September (job hours and length may be negotiable). This position will serve as a ranch hand with multiple duties associated with the maintenance of the ranch and livestock care. In addition, the intern will provide interpretation to the public of the garden, livestock and ranch in its pioneer era. Interpretation is the art of making history and the significance of an area come alive for visitors. This position requires the care and feeding of the livestock (horses, cattle, ducks and chickens). It also requires planting and care of the pioneer/Native American garden and assisting in the care of a historic orchard and grape vines. Intern will provide public contact and interpretation of the garden, animals, and ranch. Physical work involving the use of tillers, tractors, and hand tools in various weather conditions is also required. Candidates must be comfortable, or have experience working with ranch animals. Knowledge and success in creating and maintaining a garden and orchard, or a desire to learn these skills is required. Be physically able to lift 50 pounds, use a variety of mechanical and hand tools for various projects and maintenance. Possess the ability to work independently and as part of a team, and to work in various weather conditions. Candidates should have the desire to share information with the public regarding the monument and the internship.
Range Technician Intern all agencies Range Technicians work under the supervision and guidance of professional range and natural resource specialists performing a variety of duties related to monitoring range conditions and utilization, supervising range use by permits, investigating unauthorized use, inspecting or maintaining existing range improvement projects, and weed management and inventory. Performed outdoors, the work is often in rugged terrain and various weather conditions. Individuals should be capable of working alone, or with other people, during morning hours and throughout the day. Some positions may require overnight camping for several days at a time and limited weekend work. Depending on locations, there may or may not be government housing. Some locations are rural and have limited services available. This position requires range management, grazing compliance and administration, noxious weed treatment and inventory and vegetative monitoring. With training provided, line intercept, point intercept, gap intercept and key forage plant utilization will be conducted. Intern will assist Rangeland Specialist, provide stock care and feeding (in some positions), and stock wrangling and packing (in some positions). Office work associated with data gathering is also required. Candidate must have the ability and willingness to work alone in remote locations and various environments. Must have a current state issued driver license and be able to demonstrate safe driving skills to obtain federal driver’s license. Experience and/or ability to safely operate 4x4 vehicles in mountainous terrain. Experience and/or ability to identify plant species common to southern Utah/northern Arizona and to describe environmental characteristics concerning rangeland plants and soils. Have a basic knowledge of fence construction techniques. Willingness to assist weed technician with chemical and mechanical treatment of weeds. Ability to work in a variety of weather conditions that can range from mild to extreme. Some experience in one of all of the following is helpful but not necessary to apply for the internship: Natural resource management, biology, physical science, or botany
Range Technician Noxious Weeds The BLM Cedar City Field Office is responsible for the management of 2.1 million acres in Southwest Utah. The renewable resources division of the field office is responsible for the administration of the range, wildlife and fisheries, soil, water and air, forestry, sensitive plants, and wild horse and burro programs. The diversity of resources and issues surrounding them provide many opportunities for interdisciplinary and inter-agency projects. Recent projects stretch across many disciplines, including the development of grazing management systems, fuel treatments, Range Improvement Projects, Emergency Stabilization, and Rehabilitation and invasive species control. The BLM Cedar City Field Office (CCFO) has 1 - 2 Range Technician (Noxious Weeds) Internship positions available for the 2020 summer field season. The focus will be directed primarily towards the eradication of noxious weeds throughout the Field Office (Summer 2020 – (May - September)). The extensive experience will be gained in noxious weed identification, mapping and eradication. the following vegetative monitoring methods. Noxious Weeds (May 1st – August 31st) ● Noxious Weed Identification ● Noxious Weed Mapping (GPS Unit) ● Noxious Weed Eradication (Chemical and Hand Tools) ● Noxious Weed Chemical Calibration ● Required to have a Pesticide Applicators License ● Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs (i.e. backpack sprayer). Work Load ● Field Work – 95% ● Office Work – 5% 1. Good communication and interpersonal skill0s 2. Experience working in an outdoor setting 3. Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite Applicants who possess these skills and who are pursuing a degree in fields related to Range, Natural Resources, Agriculture or Wildlife Biology will be given the greatest consideration. ALL IIC INTERNSHIPS ARE REQUIRED TO BE TIED TO THE EARNING OF AN ACADEMIC CREDIT. Credits can be departmental internships, cooperative education, practicums, assignments, research, certificate program, etc.
Recreation Technician Intern BLM The Recreation Intern will assist the agency with a full range of recreation management activities within national monuments and other recreation areas within BLM jurisdictional boundaries. This position is responsible for the following duties which may include some or a combination of: Monitors and maintains recreation facilities and collects visitor use data. Maintains and constructs mountain bike trails and monitors Wilderness Study Areas. Processes Special Recreation Permits. Collects and manages GIS and GPS data. Assists with backcountry patrols, trail maintenance, and visitor services. Some work will focus on projects including hiking and vehicle patrols, campground and trailhead maintenance, visitor services, trail work, site clean-up, public outreach events, and other duties as assigned. Position may require working on holidays and weekends. Intern will contact visitors to provide information and education about recreational opportunities. Provides the public information on good resource management practices for the area, such as putting out your campfire, do not litter, no driving off roads, Leave No Trace, etc. Assists in developed recreation by picking up trash, cleaning restrooms and minor repairs of recreation facilities. Assists with administering campground fee program and visitor use surveys. Assists with walking patrols of campground and hiking nearby trails. Monitors and documents visitor use, documents and reports of resource /facility damage, water collection and testing. Provides visitor assistance and/or contact visitors in the field, providing information on the area and recreation opportunities. Assists in the maintenance and installation of signs, gates, fences, and other facilities as assigned using power and hand tools. Uses Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (Training provided). Monitors vehicle and fleet maintenance. Works with volunteers and other groups to complete tasks. Additional duties may be assigned as needed and could include work related to Range Management, Timber Management, Wildland Fire, Wildlife, Visitor Assistance, Outdoor Education and so on. Duties may include hiking, ATV/UTV use and using hand tools. Applicants who are seeking a degree in outdoor recreation, hospitality or tourism given greatest consideration. All are encouraged to apply.
Recreation Technician Intern USFS The Recreation Intern will assist the agency with a full range of recreation management activities within Agency jurisdictional boundaries. This position requires the following duties and may consist of some or a combination of: Monitors and maintains recreation facilities, and collects visitor use data. Maintains and constructs mountain bike trails and monitors Wilderness Study Areas. Processes Special Recreation Permits. Collects and manages GIS and GPS data. Assists with backcountry patrols, trail maintenance, and visitor services. Work will focus on projects including hiking and vehicle patrols, campground and trailhead maintenance, visitor services, trail work, site clean-up, public outreach events, and other duties as assigned. Position may require working on holidays and weekends. Contact visitors to provide information and education about recreational opportunities. Provides the public information on good resource management practices for the area, such as putting out your campfire, do not litter, no driving off roads, Leave No Trace, etc. Assists in developed recreation by picking up trash, cleaning restrooms and minor repairs of recreation facilities. Assists with administering campground fee program and visitor use surveys. Assists with walking patrols of campground and hiking nearby trails. Monitors and documents visitor use, documents and reports resource /facility damage, water collection and testing. Provides visitor assistance and/or contacts visitors in the field, providing information on the area and recreation opportunities. Assists in the maintenance and installation of signs, gates, fences, and other facilities as assigned using power and hand tools. Uses Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (Training provided). Conducts vehicle and fleet monitoring and maintenance. Works with volunteers and other groups to complete tasks. Additional duties may be assigned as needed and could include work related to Range Management, Timber Management, Wildland Fire, Wildlife, Visitor Assistance, Outdoor Education and so on. Duties may include hiking, ATV/UTV use and using hand tools. Applicants who are seeking a degree in outdoor recreation, hospitality or tourism given greatest consideration. All are encouraged to apply. Work Environment: Recreation Interns will be working outside and exposed to a variety of weather conditions (temperatures 45 - 105+ degrees). Must provide own living quarters.
Remit Clerk Info Desk NPS (Park name here), is seeking a motivated, hard-working and personable student for a 12-week internship this summer as a Remit Clerk and Information Desk intern in Visitor Services. This position will work at the visitor center information desk, answering public questions, providing directions, recommending hiking trails, interacting with Junior Rangers, operating a cash register, selling backcountry permits, processing lost and found items, operating a 2-way radio and telephone, etc. The Visitor’s Center information desk is a busy location. Interns must be able to handle that type of situation throughout the day. The intern will also assist fee personnel in counting cash, checks, and credit card receipts, with 100% accuracy. Intern will also be responsible for prompt and accurate filing and retrieval of remittance paperwork, and keeping the Remit Office neat, clean, and well stocked with needed supplies. Students majoring in Business Administration or Communication will be given first consideration. Applications will be accepted from any student who has skills in money handling and customer service. If selected, a background investigation will be required before beginning work.
Vegetation Management Intern NPS Bryce Canyon National Park seeks a highly motivated and hard-working student with an interest in acquiring experience in the field of natural resource management. The Vegetation Management Intern will work with the park’s vegetation crew, conservation corps crews, and volunteers to maintain healthy native plant communities at Bryce Canyon National Park. The intern will gain experience in invasive plant management, disturbed area rehabilitation, habitat restoration, plant surveys, and other work-related to maintaining natural landscapes at a highly visited national park. This internship will provide an opportunity to build important skills for the field of vegetation management. Some of those skills include plant identification, collecting and utilizing GIS data, herbicide handling and application, and planning, executing and reporting on vegetation projects. This internship will also provide a great introduction into the unique plant communities and ecology of Bryce Canyon National Park, as well as natural area conservation and public land stewardship. There may also be opportunities to help other park divisions, as well. Duties of this internship require working in an outdoor setting for long periods. Tasks will require strenuous physical activity such as manual labor, lifting, carrying, and hiking at high altitudes and over rugged, precipitous, and sometimes unstable terrain. Work occurs in a variety of natural settings, often in remote backcountry areas. The weather in the park can be quite variable. Temperatures fluctuate an average of 30 degrees between day and night during the summer, with afternoon thunderstorms commonly occurring from July through August. The intern must be comfortable with working with chemical herbicides and, once hired, will need to obtain a Utah Pesticide Applicator License (provided). Other requirements include a demonstrated ability to work safely, be self-motivated, and successfully work as part of a diverse team. Preferred candidates will have a background, major, and/or strong interest in biology, botany, natural resources, environmental science, or a related field.
Visitor Services and Interpretation Intern This position requires front desk customer service at park Visitor Centers. Intern will provide information to visitors to ensure an enjoyable and safe trip. Intern will provide fee collection, operate AV equipment and open and close the building. Intern will develop and provide interpretive, educational and school programs on park natural and cultural resources and produce Park communications through written and verbal means, social media and press releases. Position will assist with special projects as they arise. Position requires working both inside and outdoors. Visitor Services intern positions may include some or all of the following responsibilities. Each park may have specific duties relevant to the park that are not listed here. Greet and orient park visitors. Answer visitor questions and conduct public presentations on natural and cultural resource significance. Provide safety and regulatory information, conduct interpretive talks and guided walks while developing an in-depth knowledge of the park’s geology, history, plants, and wildlife. Interns may collect fees, and sell park related association gifts, books and merchandise in the visitor’s center, and account for funds received. Interns will ensure park information pamphlets and other materials are well stocked in the visitor’s center. This position requires excellent customer service skills, the ability to enjoy working with individuals and groups of diverse backgrounds (public experience helpful). Excellent writing skills, knowledge or interest in regional geology, native tribes, ecology, history, etc. are essential for this position. The successful candidate should be excited about Public Lands and have a desire for knowledge of the natural world.
Visitor Use Management and Interpretation This intern position assists park staff in gathering data for Zion’s Visitor Use Management Plan. In addition, interns assist with park visitor transportation. Interns will provide some interpretation of the park’s resources and safety and regulatory information to visitors. Interns assist with loading park shuttle buses and conducting tours. Interns also participate in gathering data for the park’s Visitor Use Management Plan. This includes managing the data by creating spreadsheets, graphs, and creating messaging for visitors. The position also greets and orients park visitors and provides some interpretive work regarding the park’s cultural and natural resources. Other duties may include outdoor work requiring bending, lifting, and hiking, as there may be some ground and building maintenance, and developed recreation and trails projects. This position requires excellent customer service and interpersonal skills. The successful candidate must enjoy working with individuals and groups with diverse backgrounds. Applicants with these skills, and are pursuing majors in the following fields will be given first consideration: Outdoor, parks, recreation and tourism, Biological Sciences, Education and History and cultural resource fields.
Wild Horse Technician Intern This position will participate as an interdisciplinary team member responsible for supporting the Field Office’s work and vegetative monitoring program for the wild horse and rangeland management programs. The intern working in this position can expect to apply their education in various settings, learning on-the-ground field applications, BLM inventory and monitoring procedures, and uses and management of the data collected. The intern will be trained and learn a broad range of responsibilities, duties and issues associated with the wild horse and range management programs. The Wild Horse Technician is responsible for monitoring water source conditions, vegetation utilization and vegetative trends. The position conducts range improvement maintenance, hauls water to wild horses using a gooseneck trailer (truck with manual transmission), maintenance of BLM corrals, and assists with wild horse trapping and feeding wild horses in corrals. These and other duties require the physical ability to lift 30-80 pounds throughout the day. The workload consists of Field work – 90% and Individuals with prior wildlife experience will be given preference. Anyone may apply.
Wilderness Intern Intern will assist Wilderness staff by working with park visitors to plan trips into Zion's backcountry, issue permits, and provide safety, regulatory, and Leave-no-Trace information. They will also participate in projects or patrols to monitor or improve the park's natural and cultural resources which may include wilderness campsite or trail monitoring, GPS data collection, or photo documentation. Work will be conducted both inside and outside. For every day spent patrolling the West Rim or Narrows, another day will be spent inside the Visitor Center issuing permits and talking to visitors about safety. Consideration will be given to applicants that have good customer service and interpersonal skills and enjoy working with individuals and groups with diverse backgrounds. Canyoneering experience not required, but preferred.
Wildlife Biology Technician Intern BLM This position will increase an intern’s skills in wildlife management through capturing and handling wildlife, inventorying and monitoring rangeland and natural resources. Interns will conduct natural resource data collection and management. Position may require some limited weekend work and camping and intern will be exposed to a variety of weather conditions. Some positions are remote where living quarters are difficult to find in rural communities. Interns will participate as an interdisciplinary team member in the overall fieldwork and monitoring program for wildlife, riparian, threatened and endangered species. This position also includes inventory, monitoring and data collection for rangeland and natural resource management. The Biology Technician will conduct wildlife baseline inventories to document wildlife and wildlife habitat presence, diversity, relative abundance and distribution. Interns may assess seasonal migratory bird use of habitat improvement for long-term effects monitoring (i.e. bird point counts and raptor nest monitoring) and determine existing wildlife diversity, densities and habitat utilization. Interns will learn to assess impacts upon wildlife and wildlife habitat that result from an administered treatment program and determine the need to mitigate impacts of a treatment for any species or class of wildlife on or near the project area. Interns may evaluate the effectiveness of migration as it pertains to wildlife, and compare habitat quality in potentially affected habitats before and after treatment programs. Some assignments may require limited weekend work and camping while being exposed to adverse weather conditions. A successful Biology Technician intern should expect to learn a broad range of responsibilities, duties and issues associated with wildlife and endangered species management programs and natural resource management. This position requires candidate to possess a valid driver license and the ability to operate a 4-wheel drive vehicle in rough terrain. Experience in any of the following disciplines is desired but not required to apply for the position: Biology, botany, physical science, or zoology. Ability to hike various terrain and work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions and temperatures. Ability to work in both the field and a portion of the time in an office environment. Experience with some data entry and computer work is required.
Youth Crew Member Intern Youth Crew Members, work alongside other high school aged interns (4-5 members) on a variety of projects for local public land agencies (National Park Service, US Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management) in fields such as recreation, wildlife, maintenance, re-vegetation, restoration, facilities, and other related fields. Carried out in outdoor environments, these projects are in various locations and climates under the supervision of agency mentors and crew leaders. Typical dates: first week of May 2020 through third week of August 2020 Schedule: Monday–Thursday, 10 hrs/day, 7am-5pm This position requires a commitment to safety and completion of assigned projects while following assigned tasks correctly and in a timely manner. Ability to adhere to all rules and regulations of the IIC Intern Guidebook while working 10 hour days, outside in various weather conditions and terrain. Ability to be respectful and considerate to all team members, land managers and visitors. This position requires a commitment to safety and completion of assigned projects while following assigned tasks correctly and in a timely manner. Ability to adhere to all rules and regulations of the IIC Intern Guidebook while working 10 hour days, outside in various weather conditions and terrain. Ability to be respectful and considerate to all team members, land managers and visitors.