The intern will work at multiple CA State Parks in the Lake Tahoe Basin, including Emerald Bay, D.L. Bliss, and Sugar Pine Point State Parks.
Black Bear Education Internship Location: California State Parks in the Sierra NevadaCommitment: 40 hours per week, minimum commitment 12 weeksTime Period: June 14 – Sep 6, 2013Job Requirement: Must have valid driver’s license Job Description: The main duties of the position are to work in the campgrounds educating visitors about the importance of food storage in bear country, communicating with visitors during bear capture and aversion, monitoring food storage compliance, and conducting campfire programs about bears and other topics of interest. The position may also assist with bear capture and release. Other interpretive topics and/or wildlife management duties may be explored based on the successful applicant’s interest and time available. We are looking for someone that has a good public presence, is able to successfully communicate with a diverse group of people, and work well independently. Previous experience or knowledge about black bears and their management is not required; we will provide the necessary training. The reporting location for this position is Ed Z’Berg Sugar Pine Point State Park, located in the Lake Tahoe Basin, where we have 5 campgrounds in 4 different park units. If you would like to learn more about the parks and the area, visit www.parks.ca.gov. This position will require working nights and weekends. Housing will be provided. This may be at the reporting location or another California State Park unit in the Lake Tahoe Basin. A personal vehicle is strongly recommended for transportation to work. In the cover letter, please include the dates of your availability, any relevant course work you have completed, and any relevant experience you may have. This should include public speaking, verbal communication skills, interacting with a diversity of people, and wildlife management. Scott ElliottSierra District, California State ParksPO Box 266Tahoma, CA email@example.com