Working collaboratively with Lake Mead National Recreation Area (LMNRA), the Great Basin Institute is seeking to hire at least three youth interns to assist with the implementation of interpretation and education programs for Lake Mead National Recreation Area. We encourage youth from a diverse background to apply. These individuals will gain valuable experience in environmental education, interpretation and Outreach. Interns will work alongside park staff contributing to a wide variety of resource management and protection, visitor use and maintenance projects. This position may require travel throughout the LMNRA, as well as working on weekends and most holidays.
Internship opportunities are available in two term lengths: 450-hours (approximately 13 weeks) and 900-hours (approximately 26 weeks). Compensation details for each term length are articulated below.
oLiving Allowance: 450-hour = $5,332900-hour = $10,665
oAmeriCorps Education Award*: 450-hour = $1,468900-hour = $2,775
oStudent Loan Forbearance**
oPaid Interest Accrual**
* AmeriCorps Education Award may be used for past, present or future educational expenses.
** On qualifying federal student loans
oMay 2014 (depending on availability) September 2014 (depending on availability), potential for extension pending funding authorization and positive performance review
oUp to 40 hours per week possibly including holidays and weekends, willing to consider part time position
oLake Mead NRA (Boulder City, NV)
oMotivated, self-starter who is detail oriented;
oFlexibility to handle competing and changing priorities;
oAbility to communicate effectively with a diverse public in a variety of forums;
oAbility to speak English and Spanish conversationally, desirable but not required;
oSome college education, desirable but not required;
oAbility to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments;
oPossess clean, valid, state-issued drivers license; and
oMeet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements: (1) U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status, (2) eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime, or equivalent of two full-time terms of service), and (3) pass National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR) and federal criminal background checks.