Interpretation Intern

Expected Dates
October 27, 2014 to January 11, 2015
Olympic National Forest
Position ID
The position is an Interpretive Guide that will help provide a variety of products and programs that share the Forest Service history and the unique natural features of the rain forest environment.  Bunkhouse space is provided at Snider Work Center, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC’s) in 1932.  The position will oversee the development of interpretive programs and a variety of visitor information products at the Pacific Ranger District of Olympic National Forest.  It will include historic and environmental education topics such as Native American uses, early Forest Service life, rain forests, wildlife, etc.  The position will also help catalogue 30 years of early Forest Service history from 1929 to 1959.  Information will be used to develop interpretive programs, visitor handouts, self guided interpretive materials, information displays at bulletin boards and information for web page.    
  • Forks, WA
  • Research; conducting interviews; learning FS accessibility standards; experience with some computer programs (power point, spreadsheets, etc.)
  • On-line resources; National Archives of federal records; museums; early FS historic records
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Cultural/Historical Resource Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
some coursework or experience
Public Speaking
some experience
Working with Children
some experience