Park Guide/Interpretation Intern (PO-00455990)

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: The typical internship will involve staffing the visitor center desks and collecting fees (50%), creating and presenting formal interpretive programs independently (25%), roving park trails to make informal visitor contacts (15%), assisting in environmental education programs (5%), and gathering and recording measurements and data (5%). During June, one or more interns may be selected to assist park staff with Junior Ranger Camps. These day camps are held at Montezuma Well and involve preparing and presenting outdoor children's activities (70%), taking down and stowing equipment afterward (25%), and performing administrative reporting on the success of the program (5%) while continuously helping to ensure campers' safety.

EDUCATIONAL AND RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES: The intern is encouraged to explore the surrounding public lands to become a better source of area information. Opportunities may be possible for working with other park divisions, including resource management, in order to learn more about potential careers.

Since this internship involves collecting fees, it is Not Eligible for an AmeriCorps Education Award.

Position ID: PO-00455990

Expected Dates: February 23, 2014 - April 28, 2014

P.O. Box 219
Camp Verde, AZ 86322

Training Provided: National Park Service Interpretation, Fee Collection and Remittance, Possible First Aid & CPR

Educational/Recreational Opportunities: This position will introduce interns to as many new work experiences as possible, including fees, interpretation, special events, and environmental education. Over 400 miles of hiking trails are located on the nearby Coconino National Forest.

Handicap Accessible?: No

Main Area of Focus: Education and Interpretation

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Not Eligible

Driving Logistics: Required

Members will need to be able to commute among three possible work sites.

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

Housing is a single-occupancy, one-bedroom, one-bathroom manufactured home at the Montezuma Well unit of Montezuma Castle National Monument. The living room is furnished with a couch, loveseat, coffee table, end tables, and television. The kitchen has a two-person table, pots, pans, utensils, dishes, coffee pot, toaster, microwave, oven/stove, and refrigerator. The house also has a stackable washer/dryer unit for clothing. The bedroom is equipped with a queen-sized bed, dresser, two bedside tables, lamps, and closet. Past interns have advised packing as one would for college, bringing necessary clothing, towels, bedding, computer, camera, and personal items.

Indoor/Outdoor: Combination

US Citizenship: Yes

Student Conservation Association