Education Internship – NPS – (Remote Position)

Position Type: Internship

Open Until Filled. First review of application will be March 12, 2018

Wage: $12/hour + $0.54/mile mileage reimbursement

Location: Remote position. Intern will perform work from home. Some travel required that can be performed according to intern’s schedule.

Hours: 5-8 hours per week. March 2018 – December 2018

Description: Education Intern

Intern will work closely with the Reach for the Stars Coordinator, conferring weekly on upcoming duties. Intern will assist Reach for the Stars Coordinator with assigning next generation science standards to K-12 lesson plans and activities for teachers, work with K-12 teachers in Millard and White Pine Counties to evaluate lesson plans and activities and promote Great Basin Observatory and Reach for the Stars education and outreach Initiative. Travel to schools will be required, but flexible, so that intern may choose scheduling.

The Great Basin Observatory is the first observatory ever built in a U.S. National Park. It is a project of the Great Basin National Park Foundation in collaboration with 4 partner universities and Great Basin National Park. It was constructed in 2016 to enable scientific discovery and educational opportunities to build public awareness of, preserve, encourage stewardship of, and appreciate the natural dark skies over Great Basin National Park and the Great Basin geographical region as a whole. The Reach for the Stars education and outreach initiative of the Great Basin Observatory aims is to inspire young people, park visitors, and the public, literally everywhere, to explore science and feel a sense of wonder and awe at the scale and complexity of the cosmos, while preserving our one and only Earth.


  1. Valid driver’s license
  2. Computer and writing skills – Microsoft office Suite, Google drive, etc.
  3. Consistently professional, and capable of working with a variety of people
  4. Self-motivated and directed
  5. Good organizational, time management, communication skills


Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience working with youth in an educational-programmatic-settings
  2. Experience working with elementary and/or middle and/or high school teachers
  3. Enrolled in or have completed either an education or science degree


Application Instructions:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on the IIC Application on the right-hand side. This will download a word document of the IIC Internship Application.
  3. Fill in the application (this can be done on your computer).
  4. Save application and submit with a resume and cover letter by email to Aviva O’Neil at Please put IIC internship application in the subject line.

Please contact for more information:

Aviva O’Neil 435-772-0793


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