Interpretation/Information Desk – NPS – Bryce Canyon National Park

Position Type: Internship

Open until: March 1, 2018

Wage: $12.33 / HR

Location: Bryce Canyon National Park

Description:

THIS INTERNSHIP IS BASED AT Bryce Canyon National Park

Interpretation duties:  The Intern will provide front line information, orientation, and interpretive services for visitors in the day-to-day operation of the Park at the Visitor Center and various locations throughout the park.  Approximately 20-hours/week the intern will work with park interpreters developing and presenting a variety of junior ranger programs for youth groups, and/or natural history-orientation talks at viewpoints and at a busy shuttle bus station.  Interns may also develop and present formal and informal interpretive talks, hikes of moderate difficulty, or assist with special events during the summer season.

Visitor Center Information Desk: From May-September, more than 4,000 visitors per day enter the visitor center and interact with information desk staff!  Approximately 15 hours/week will be spent working at the visitor center information desk (answering questions, providing directions, recommending hiking trails, interacting with Junior Rangers, processing lost and found items, operating a 2-way radio and telephone).

Other duties: The remaining 5 hours/week will allow the intern opportunities for “roving” on shuttle buses, hiking trails and visiting viewpoints (chatting with visitors, answering questions, helping them make the most of their visit), and/or opportunities for cross-training (e.g., Working with vegetation crew, First Aid/CPR/AED training, search and rescue training and  assisting in emergency carry-outs, etc.)

Shared government housing may be available (intern is responsible for rent)

Qualifications:

Bryce Canyon National Park’s Division of Interpretation and Visitor Services is seeking a highly motivated, hard-working and personable student with an interest in pursuing a career with the National Park Service for a 12-week internship this summer. Ideally, students majoring in Elementary Education or Environmental Interpretation would benefit the most.  To clarify, the position of interpretation intern doesn’t need to have experience or knowledge in a foreign language.  The Interpretation is explaining the park to the public visitors.  Interns will need to pass a background investigation before beginning work.

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 Todd Cullings at todd_cullings@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 1, 2018

Contact Information:

Todd Cullings * 435-834-4733 * todd_cullings@nps.gov

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