Interpretation Intern (PO-00733929)

This is a 14-week position, with a hopeful start date of 9/14/23. 

The Visitor Services intern will staff the visitor center desk providing information to visitors for 40% of their time. The intern will provide both formal and informal interpretation to park visitors for 40% of their time. In addition, the intern will receive cross training experiences 20% of their time. These special work experiences include editing the park website, creating content for social media, giving Night Hike tours, and assisting Natural/Cultural resources staff.

Through this experience, the intern will learn about the Salado Archeological Complex, cliff dwellings, the National Park Service, and the important role public lands play in safeguarding natural and cultural resources. The intern will gain invaluable work experience in a range of duties, from dealing with the public to creating engaging interpretive programs. This professional experience might lead to future career opportunities with the National Park Service and/or other federal land management agencies.

Compensation amounts:

  • $1,100 – one time RT travel allowance
  • $385 – weekly living allowance
  • Housing
  • Americorps Education Award- $1,824


Position ID: PO-00733929

Expected Dates: August 7, 2023 - November 19, 2023

26260 N AZ HWY 188 Lot 2
Roosevelt, AZ 85545

Training Provided: The intern will have opportunities for training in interpretation, digital media, accessibly, CPR/First Aid ,and safety. The intern will work closely with experienced staff on a variety of programs and projects related to interpretation.

Educational/Recreational Opportunities: There are a number of excellent cultural resources at the site to learn about the Salado and archeology in the Southwest. Nearby Roosevelt Lake and Tonto National Forest offer opportunities for boating, swimming, hiking, and fishing.

Handicap Accessible?: Yes

Main Area of Focus: Education and Interpretation

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible

Driving Logistics: Required

There are no close amenities and the location is remote. The intern will need to drive to get supplies such as food.

Housing or Stipend Provided?
A. Partner will provide suitable housing for the member

Housing is a shared unit that is furbished with a microwave, stove, full-sized refrigerator, furniture, and a
washer/dryer. The selected candidate only needs to bring bedding and any personal items that they might
want with them.

Indoor/Outdoor: Combination

US Citizenship: Yes

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