Internship Winter (Rocky Mountain National Park)
Do you enjoy interacting with park visitors and assisting them in understanding and appreciating the parks natural and cultural resources? Would you like to work in a beautiful mountain setting during the winter season? As an interpretive intern you would gain experience in presenting a thematic interpretative talk, operating a visitor center and managing supplies, social media and assisting with maintaining the parks graphic library system.
Area Information: Rocky Mountain National Park is located 70 miles northwest of Denver and consists of 415 square miles of high mountain scenery carved and sculpted by glaciers. Wildlife includes elk, bighorn sheep, coyotes, mountain lions, marmots, and a variety of birds. Over 95%of the park is designated Wilderness, with over 355 miles of trails available to explore. More information at www.nps.gov/romo.
Qualifications: Rocky Mountain National Park seeks college students or recent graduates of exceptional ability with a background in natural or physical sciences, history, communication, education, natural science interpretation, recreation and resources management or a related field with public speaking skills. The ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of audiences, communicating with your supervisor and working as a team with park staff and the public are essential skills. Must possess a valid drivers license, have a personal vehicle, be a U.S. Citizen have the ability to work above 8,000 ft.
Duties and Responsibilities: Duties include preparing and facilitating one interpretative talk and one table talk program to a variety of audiences. Answer questions in a professional manner at park visitor centers and information office. Manage supplies at the parks visitor centers. Input photographs into the parks graphic library and complete social media assignements. Interns must have the ability to complete projects and assignments in a timely manner following training.
Dates of Service/Benefits: Approximate dates are mid-January through March or possibly mid-April, 2015. Commitment is forty hours/week including weekends and holidays. Stipend is $225/week plus housing. Uniform is provided except for pants, belt and shoes which must be purchased by the intern.
Application Procedures: Application accepted from October 1, 2014 or until filled.
1. A cover letter
2. Detailed resume listing education, work experience and other interests
3. Three references with contact information
4. Transcript (unofficial or official)
Mail completed application to:
1000 Hwy 36
Rocky Mountain National Park
Estes Park, CO 80517