EMS and Search & Rescue Intern – Bryce Canyon National Park

Position Type: Internship

Open until: Thursday, March 1st 2018

Wage: $12.33 per hour

Location: Bryce Canyon National Park



Bryce Canyon National Park’s Division of Visitor & Resource Protection is seeking a highly-motivated, hard-working and personable student for a 12-week internship (Mid-May through Mid-August 2018).

Emergency Medical Service: Intern will assist emergency services staff with the planning and response to emergency medical situations. Interns will be expected to maintain equipment and provide logistical support for major emergency medical incidents. Interns will be provided CPR and first aid certifications if not already held. Interns will train side by side with certified EMTs and Paramedics. Interns will work to support care givers and be provided opportunities to help with patient care and receive hands-on training while dealing with sick and injured individuals.

Search & Rescue:  Interns will also support search and rescue operations in the park. Due to the high visitation and extreme conditions, park staff responds to a large number of rescue calls in and around the park. Typically these responses require a large amount of staff to use specialized equipment to help move visitors out of the rough and steep terrain. Interns will receive training towards a National Park Service Search & Rescue Technician Certification and be asked to support rescue operations regularly. These responses will include searching by foot on and off trail, manning a wheeled litter, providing crowd control, and assisting with response gear. Interns may also receive hands-on technical rope rescue training and advanced search and rescue training.


Students majoring in a medical field (EMS, Nursing, Health Science), or an emergency response field (EMS, Law Enforcement, Fire) will be given the greatest consideration. However, we will accept applications from any student who has the skills and mindset we are looking for. Applicants should have an interest in the outdoors and be willing to spend large amounts of time in extreme conditions.

ALL IIC INTERNSHIPS ARE REQUIRED TO BE TIED TO THE EARNING OF AN ACADEMIC CREDIT. Credits can be EDGE projects, departmental internships, cooperative education, practicums, assignments, research, etc.

Application Instructions:

  1. Go to iicinternships.com
  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 email it to Lauren Yoder at Lauren_Yoder@nps.gov in the subject line put IIC INTERNSHIP APPLICATION. You can also print your application and bring it to Miranda Gubler at the IIC offices.

Submit IIC application, resume, transcripts, and statement of interest. Applications must be received by March 1st 2018.

Contact Information:

Lauren Yoder


(435) 834-4763


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