Position Type: BLM Direct Hire 11 week internship
Open until: February 28, 2018
Location: Bishop, CA (BLM Field Office)
Start Date: June 3, 2018
End Date: August 18, 2018
Related degrees: Communication, Public Relations, Business, Hospitality
Position Description: This Bishop Field Office DHA-RAI intern position will be the project lead and primary point of contact for the development and initial implementation of a communication strategy and new public outreach and interpretive materials related to shared, conservation stewardship and recreational access and use in the Alabama Hills Special Recreation Management Area in Inyo County, California. Substantive increases in recreational use in the Alabama Hills has created a need for a new communication strategy related to recreational access and use in the area. The intern will serve as liaison between the Bishop Field Office and external entities including the Alabama Hills Stewardship Group and the Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association to support the collaborative development of this new communication strategy and associated public outreach and interpretive materials. The intern will also be responsible for designing, collecting, digitizing, and summarizing visitor use information that will provide the basis for this new communication strategy and for developing initial public outreach and interpretive products needed to implement this new communication strategy.
The DHA Intern will serve as the project lead and primary point of contact for the development of a communication strategy and new outreach and interpretive material related to shared, conservation stewardship and recreational access and use in the Alabama Hills Special Recreation Management Area. Extensive interaction with many different internal and external stakeholders is expected. The intern will be expected to interact and coordinate with Bishop Field Office staff and management on a regular and recurring basis to develop and implement the project. Extensive interaction with external entities including the Alabama Hills Stewardship Group, Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association, and a diverse group of public land users and special interest groups is also expected.
Related Skills/Experience: The candidate should have some experience working as a public information/contact representative or in a similar role for a public land management agency or working for an interpretive association or similar entity that provides public information related to the use and management of public lands and resources.