Interns will work with both the visitor services and resource management teams at Devils Postpile National Monument. Primary duties include working in the monument's Ranger Station and presenting interpretive programs, developing table talks, and providing information to the many visitors to the monument. In addition, interns will participate in natural resource monitoring and incorporate this knowledge and experience into their programs. Natural resource management projects may include: water quality and quantity monitoring, air quality monitoring, invasive plant species survey and treatment (and mapping with GPS), relocating and downloading temperature sensors from 100 sites as part of a "Cold Air Pooling" study, habitat mapping and condition assessments, and retaking long term photo points. Interns will assist in data collection and management, and learn about natural resource management issues. The intern will also work on expanding the volunteer program at the monument focusing on a volunteer "Paw Patrol" and invasive plant survey and treatment. Interns will lead volunteers, develop innovative ways to recruit volunteers and help to improve and expand the monument's volunteer in parks program.
Each intern will receive at least two weeks of training at the beginning of their internship. This training will include natural and cultural resources knowledge, interpretation skills, climate change communication, the National Park Service mission, Operational Leadership, risk management, and safety. Throughout the season, there may be opportunities for training including visiting nearby NPS, Forest Service, and BLM sites. If interested, the intern may be called upon to contribute to other emerging needs including being a team member in a litter carryout or searcher for a visitor in need of assistance.
Please have a resume attached to your SCA application.
Position ID: PO-00735254
Expected Dates: June 26, 2023 - September 17, 2023
2500 North Main
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
Training Provided: Invasive plant identification, survey, and treatment; stream discharge measurements; water quality; GPS navigation; field data collection methods; downloading data loggers; data management; interpretation; citizen science outreach; program development
Educational/Recreational Opportunities: Natural and cultural history of Devils Postpile National Monument, interpretation and education, hiking,
Main Area of Focus: Natural Resources Mgmt
AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible
Driving Logistics: Recommended
Housing or Stipend Provided?
A. Partner will provide suitable housing for the member
Housing consists of apartments in the town of Mammoth Lakes, CA with semi-private sleeping areas (rooms with dividers for individual privacy). Living spaces are shared, with each apartment having a kitchen, dining room, and living room. Housing units are fully furnished and are within walking or biking distance from most amenities. Housing is located 30 minutes from the duty station. Transportation to and from work will be provided.
Housing is provided to SCA by Mammoth Mountain Ski Area.Housing is at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area
US Citizenship: Yes