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National Park Service, Rocky Mountain, Summer Internship, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 9762

Sat, February 14, 2015

Explore this position and apply via your BTT Gateway account, Job ID 9762

As an interpretation intern on the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park, you will gain experience presenting thematic interpretive programs, operating a visitor center, and staffing programs, operating a visitor center, and staffing Holzwarth Historic Site, a 1920s-era guest ranch. You will also increase your knowledge of natural and cultural resources and park management. 

Rocky Mountain National Park is located 70 miles northwest of Denver and consists of 415 sq. miles of high mountain scenery carved and sculpted by glaciers. Elevations range from 8,000-14,000 feet. Wildlife includes elk, bighorn sheep, coyotes, mountain lions, moose, pika, black bears, and a variety of birds. Trail Ridge Road provides access to the alpine tundra while connecting the east and west sides of park. There are over 355 miles of trails in the park. More information is available at www.nps.gov/romo. 


Qualifications: 
Rocky Mountain National Park seeks college students or recent graduates of exceptional ability with a background in natural science, history, communication, education, recreation and resource management or related fields. Candidates should have excellent communication and teamwork skills, including the ability to present formal presentations or tours. Flexibility, reliability, and willingness to learn are also desired. 


Duties and Responsibilities: 
Duties include researching, preparing, and presenting interpretive natural and cultural history programs to a variety of diverse audiences, staffing an historic site, answering questions at park visitor centers and communicating current park issues in a professional manner to the public. Additional duties include working as a team with park volunteer, seasonal, and permanent staff, including communicating well with supervisors. Must possess a valid driver’s license and have the ability to work on uneven terrain above 8,000 feet. 


Dates of Service: 
May 24-August 22, 2015/ May 24-October 17, 2015. Commitment is forty hours/week, including weekends and holidays. Stipend of $225/week plus housing. Two weeks of in-depth training are provided, followed by on-going mentoring. 


Application Process: Applications accepted January 1 through February 15 

Mail completed application to: 
Rebecca Roland 
Rocky Mountain National Park 
16018 US Highway 34 
Grand Lake, Colorado 80447 
Call 970-586-1510 with questions 
Required Documents: 
1. Detailed resume listing education, work experience and other interests 
2. Names of three references with contact information 
3. Cover letter 
4. Transcript (unofficial is fine)

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