Outreach and Habitat Restoration

Expected Dates
August 18, 2014 to November 9, 2014
Site
Tuzigoot National Monument
Position ID
PO-00498995
The primary responsibility of this position will be to assist the Resource Management Division with ecological restoration and invasive weed control.  These may include, but are not limited to mechanical weed removal, seed collection, seedling planting and irrigation.  The intern will also document project work using photography, field notes and perform computer data entry.  The intern must be willing to perform physical labor while working closely with park resource managers, Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) and American Conservation Experience (ACE) crews.

The intern will also assist the parks’ Outreach and Education Coordinator.  This will include planning and implementing educational programs for elementary, middle and high school age students.  These programs highlight natural science and resource management.  The intern must be able to work well with children, perform impromptu educational presentations and assist wtih field programs. 

The National Park Service will provide shared housing at Tuzigoot National Monument.  This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in education, outreach and resource management.
  • The duty station is Tuzigoot National Monument in Clarkdale, AZ. The position also serves Montezuma Castle National Monument (Camp Verde, AZ) and Montezuma Well (Rimrock, AZ).
  • The intern will learn standards for interpretation and education as well as field skills such as invasive plant management, GIS, and data entry.
  • The duty station is surrounded by the Coconino and Prescott National Forests. Hiking, camping, backpacking, kayaking, climbing and cycling are available within a 5 min. drive. The larger cities of Flagstaff and Phoenix are within 100 miles.
Main Area of Focus
Natural Resources Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Education
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
Data Entry
some experience
Volunteer Coordination
some experience
Working with Children
some experience