Interpretive Internship - Glacier National Park

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Deadline to Apply:

Sunday, February 18, 2018, 11:00pm

Organization: 

Address:

West Glacier - St. Mary, MT
United States

Website:

Glacier National Park

Job Category:

Internship

Job Type:

Full-time

Job Description:

Glacier National Park protects and preserves a diverse and striking landscape teeming with life. The Division of Interpretation offers internships in both the West Lakes District (west side) and Hudson Bay District (east side) from late May to late August (beginning and ending dates may be flexible). The intern’s primary responsibilities include interpreting park resources for the visiting public through a wide range of interpretive programs (e.g., guided hikes, boat tours, talks), assisting with visitor center operations, conducting roving interpretation, and completing assigned projects related to interpretation. Interns will receive 80 hours of formal training in interpretive skills, bear and wildlife safety, natural and cultural resource information, and in related areas. This training will be combined with other professional development opportunities tailored to align with the incumbent’s experience and goals. College credit may be available for current students.

Details:

  • Season: 12-14 weeks (or longer); beginning late May (beginning and ending dates may be flexible)
  • Work Schedule: 40 hours per week
  • Housing: Shared housing provided by the park
  • Wage: $150 weekly stipend, $350 to offset travel costs
  • Uniform: Provided by the park
  • Application Deadline: February 18 or until positions are filled 

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Proficiency in public speaking and personal communication
  • Knowledge of natural history, geology, biology, history, interpretation, or related fields
  • Positive and professional approach to the position
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Knowledge and experience using computers and related software
  • Valid driver's license
  • Current first aid and CPR/AED certification (or willingness to secure certification prior to start date)

Desired Knowledge and Skills:

  • Coursework in the natural sciences, history, education, interpretation, or related fields.
  • Experience teaching biology, geology, natural science, history, education, or related fields
  • Experience interacting with the general public and children

Position Start Date:

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Job Duration:

Seasonal

How to Apply:

To apply, email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references (e.g., phone, postal address, and/or email) to rebecca_alfafara@nps.gov. Enclosure of unofficial transcripts is encouraged. Your application materials will be available to hiring officials even if you receive an automated out of office email response.

Job Compensation:

Academic Credit

Stipend

Compensation Information:

Interns are reimbursed for living expenses at the rate of $150 per week. A $350 travel allowance is also provided. The park provides housing, name tags, and uniforms, plus $65 to defray the cost of other uniform items.

Contact Name:

Becca Alfafara

Contact Email:

Rebecca_Alfafara@nps.gov