Park Guide Intern (PO-00735878)

Join a team of dedicated rangers working to help visitors appreciate, understand, and appropriately enjoy the stunning red rock desert of The Needles district in Canyonlands National Park. Duties include:

  • Staffing the visitor center desk to provide orientation, answer questions, help visitors plan backcountry trips, and assist in the sale of bookstore merchandise, 50%;
  • Collecting fees at an entrance station, 10%;
  • Developing and presenting formal and informal interpretive programs which may include patio talks, evening programs, and "pop-up" programs on trails, 10%;
  • Attending formal and informal training to learn about park resources and operations, 10%;
  • Roving scenic overlooks and park trails to contact visitors, 10%; and
  • Assisting park staff with various projects, 10%.

Compensation amounts:

  • $1,100 – one time RT travel allowance
  • $600 – weekly living allowance
  • Housing provided at a substantially discounted rate
  • Reimbursement of uniform pants (up to $50)

*All allowances subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes 
NOTE: The park is in a remote location with no cellular service. Candidates need to be comfortable living in an area with extremely limited human interaction and connectivity. 
*This Internship is Not Eligible for an AmeriCorps Education Award.

Position ID: PO-00735878

Expected Dates: January 28, 2024 - May 18, 2024

2282 SW Resource Blvd
Moab, UT 84532

Training Provided: A full, one-week training is offered by area experts on the natural and cultural history of the area, interpretive skills and NPS operations, along with many on-the-job opportunities.

Educational/Recreational Opportunities: The nearby Henry & La Sal Mountains are cool forest retreats and fifteen other state & national park sites within a day’s drive make for amazing weekend getaways. Moab, an adventure-sport mecca, is only 72 miles away.

Handicap Accessible?: No

Main Area of Focus: Education and Interpretation

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Not Eligible

Driving Logistics: Required

no public transit to basic amenities

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

Housing is a shared park apartment or house with private bedroom. Basic kitchen dishware/cookware and utensils are provided. You should bring your own bedding, towels, toiletries, and other needed personal items. Washer/dryer and workout facilities are available. Interns will be asked to pay a substantially discounted rent of $6.04 per night. 

Indoor/Outdoor: Combination

US Citizenship: Yes

Student Conservation Association