Do you enjoy interacting with park visitors and assisting them in understanding and appreciating the parks natural and cultural resources while living and working in a beautiful mountain setting? As an interpretive intern you would gain experience in presenting thematic interpretative programs, operating visitor centers, and gain knowledge on a variety of topics including wildlife, biology, botany, forest ecology, geology, history and park management.
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, pikas, black bears and a variety of birds. Trail Ridge Road provides access to the alpine tundra while connecting the east and west sides of the park. Over 90%of the park is designated Wilderness, with over 355 miles of trails available to explore. More information at www.nps.gov/romo or join us on social media sites @RockyNPS.
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.
In addition to public speaking skills, the ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of audiences, and working as a team with park staff and the public are essential skills. Must possess a valid drivers license and have the ability to work on uneven terrain above 8,000 feet.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties include preparing and facilitating up to four interpretive natural or cultural history programs to a variety of diverse audiences, answering questions at park visitor centers and communicating curent park issues in a professional manner to the public.
Additional duties include separate projects related to social media and additional projects as assigned. Interns must have the ability to work as part of team with park volunteers, seasonal and permanent staff, including communicating well with supervisors.
Dates of Service:
August 16 through October 31, 2015. Commitment is forty hours per week including weekends and holidays. Stipend is $225/week plus housing. An initial orientation and training period is provided, followed by on-going mentoring.
Application Process: Applications accepted February 1 through May 1
--A cover letter describing why you want the internship, which internship and dates of availability
--Detailed resume listing education, work experience and interests.
--Three references with contact information (phone and email)
--Transcript (unofficial or official)
Mail completed application to:
1000 Hwy 36
Rocky Mountain National Park
Estes Park, CO 80517