IIC Assistant Crew Leader Internship – Various Locations

Open Until: March 1st, 2018

Wage: $12.00/Hour

Hours: 40 Hrs/Week

Agencies: United States Forest Service (USFS) & National Park Service (NPS)

Locations: (USFS) St George, Cedar City, Panguitch, Escalante, Fredonia / (NPS) Cedar Breaks, Bryce Canyon, Pipe Spring / (BLM) Kanab (***please state desired location in application)

Overview: The Intergovernmental Internship Cooperative (IIC) is a federally grant funded partnership between Southern Utah University (SUU) and local public land management agencies. As an Assistant Crew Leader, your primary responsibility will be leading a group of high school aged youth on a variety of projects throughout the summer in areas such as recreation, wildlife, re-vegetation, facilities, and much more. Conservation crew work will be carried out in outdoor settings in many different environments. Through this experiential learning internship, students develop a connection to place, become engaged citizens of their community, and stewards of the land.     

Dates: May 8th 2018 August 16th 2018         Schedule: Monday–Thursday, 10 Hrs/Day, 7am-5pm

Training: May 8th-25th 2018 (paid)          Holidays: May 28th, July 4th, 5th & 24th 2018 (not paid)

Position Responsibilities:

  1. Must be able to fill in at other locations when needed (travel reimbursed + hours)
  2. Assist in coordinating projects and logistics with crew, IIC staff and public land managers.
  3. Help ensure proper clothing, equipment, essentials, and tools are brought daily.  
  4. Manage operations of crew efficiently and independently when Crew Leader is unavailable.
  5. Create a fun and meaningful learning/work experience for youth members.
  6. Maintain structure and ensure program goals and risk management procedures are met.   
  7. Adhere to all rules and regulations as stated in the IIC Intern Guidebook.
  8. Maintain daily log and photo documentation of projects, and work completed when needed.


  1. Complete in good standing a paid three-week field training period working alongside fellow crew leaders and land managers.
  2. Must be at least 21 years or older and possess valid driver’s license.
  3. Crew leaders should have solid outdoor leadership skills, teaching ability, a vigorous work ethic, outdoor/natural resource experience, a positive attitude, maturity, and flexibility.
  4. Have a clean record and able to pass a background check.
  5. Preference given to candidates with Wilderness First Aid cert. (or greater), Leave No Trace training, chainsaw cert. and prior conservation or land management crew experience.

Application Instructions:

  1. Go to: http://iicinternships.com.
  2. Click on “Apply Today” then download and fill in application.
  3. Email application, cover letter, and resume to: Danny Strand – IIC Crew Manager

Contact Information:


Danny Strand * dannystrand@suu.edu * (435) 586-1982

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