Interpretation Internship at Devils Tower (PO-00735429)

Join a team of dedicated rangers working to help visitors appreciate, understand, and appropriately enjoy Devils Tower National Monument and the Black Hills. You'll expand your personal knowledge and skills by learning about the park and sharing this information with visitors.


In this position, you will provide interpretive, orientation and safety information at the visitor center (50%), you will learn how to design, develop and present interpretive programs (5%) and rove trails (20%).  The remaining responsibilities will be as directed by your supervisor.


Compensation amounts:

  • $1,100 – one time RT travel allowance
  • $400 – weekly living allowance
  • $25 weekly commuting allowance (for basic amenities)
  • All-Weather Uniform package
  • AmeriCorps eligible (valued at $2,474) at fulfillment of internship and 675 service hours
  • Eligible for the Public Land Corps (PLC) hiring authority upon successful completion of position (640hrs minimum of service)**
  • Shared housing provided on site
  • Personal Program Coordinator
  • 24-7 Incident Response Support

*All allowances subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes

** Age requirement apply (18-30 years and up to age 35 for veterans)


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Position ID: PO-00735429

Expected Dates: May 29, 2023 - October 15, 2023

Training Provided: This is an exciting opportunity to learn more about a career with the National Park Service. Training will be provided in interpretive skills and resource management. Other opportunities based on the members career and personal goals may be available.

Educational/Recreational Opportunities: Hiking trails meander for approximately 8 miles (12.1 km) through Devils Tower National Monument. The popular 1.3 mile (2 km) paved Tower Trail circles Devils Tower itself. Other longer trails traverse tranquil forests and meadows in the monument. Technic

Handicap Accessible?: No

Main Area of Focus: Education and Interpretation

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible

Driving Logistics: Recommended

Devils Tower is in a remote setting. Even the basic services require a minimum of a 10 mile drive.

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

The intern will share a studio apartment which will include a living room, a kitchen and a bathroom.  Laundry facilities, WIFI and bicycles will be available.

Indoor/Outdoor: Combination

US Citizenship: Yes

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