Recreation Monitoring Research Assistant – Bryce Canyon National Park

Position Type: Internship – Mid-May through mid-August, 2018

Tour of Duty: 40 hours/week – May work weekends

Salary: $12.33 per hour

Open until:  March 16, 2018

Location: Bryce Canyon National Park



Interns will work with NPS staff in collaboration with SUU outdoor recreation professors to collect recreation impact data in Bryce Canyon National Park. The interns will work in varied environments:  congested visitation areas and remote backcountry areas below the rim.    The majority of time will be spent in the developed and more visited portions of the park.  But some backcountry travel will also take place.  Primary duties will entail field based data collection along park trails, at park viewpoints, parking lots, areas where visitor impacts to vegetation is occurring in both developed areas and along the park’s backcountry trail system as well as data analysis and reporting.


Housing: Shared government housing may be available (intern pays rent).  Camping during the week with return to Cedar City on weekends may also be an option.  



  1. Good communication skills and the ability to work well in a team setting.
  2. Capable of working independently on assignments with minimal supervision.
  3. Proficiency in typing and computer usage especially Microsoft Excel and attention to detail.
  4. Willing to spend extended periods of time in the field and is comfortable in outdoor environments with limited cell phone service.
  5. Willing to work outdoors in Bryce Canyon National Park for up to 4 days at a time.
  6. Capable of hiking across uneven terrain in a variety of weather conditions carrying a field pack, water, and personal supplies.  For backcountry travel, capable of carrying an overnight backpack, plus field supplies, water and personal supplies.
  7. Capable of field trip planning, logistics, and risk management.

Application Instructions:

How to Apply

If interested, please send a résumé by March 16, 2018 to:

For questions about the position, please contact or call 435-834-4700.


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