Environmental Education Intern

Expected Dates
August 15, 2014 to November 6, 2014
Site
Canyonlands National Park
Position ID
PO-00469737
Teach elementary students the science of Utah’s canyon county in a natural setting. You will assist the education specialist in implementing curriculum-based programs for elementary students. You will instruct at a variety of locations in Canyonlands and Arches National Parks, on surrounding public lands and at local schools. You will also have the opportunity to rove busy park trails and interact with junior rangers at the park visitor center. In addition, interns may work with other divisions on an as-needed basis. This internship is a cooperative venture between the National Park Service division of education and interpretation. Required: US citizenship; valid driver`s license; ability and willingness to undergo a required criminal history background check; ability to work well with children; good physical condition. Desired: First aid/CPR; academic background in natural or cultural history, education, or related fields.
  • Monticello, Utah sits at 7,000 feet near the base of the Abajo Mountains where recreational activities abound. Canyonlands National Park, Natural Bridges National Monument, Hovenweep National Monument, Mesa Verde National Park and Monument Valley are all with 1-2 hours drive. Great sight-seeing, hiking, biking and rafting are just a few of the activities to be enjoyed.
  • Interpretive and educational skills for working with children; natural and cultural history of the Colordao Plateau; on-going instructor training.
  • Many natural areas, national parks and state parks are nearby or within a few hours driving distance.

  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Education and Interpretation
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Communications
some coursework or experience
Education
some coursework or experience
History
some coursework or experience
Working with Children
some experience