Backcountry Intern

Expected Dates
May 18, 2020 to August 9, 2020
Yellowstone National Park
Position ID
You will assist backcountry rangers with day to day work activities including clearing backcountry trails with chainsaws and handtools, maintenance and upkeep of backcountry campsites, cabin maintenance and upkeep, and trail maintenance such as brushing and cleaning water bars, (80%). You will also conduct ranger station, corral, and area project work including painting, cleaning, and brushing, (15%) and feed and groom horses, (5%).

Compensation amounts:
- $1,100 - one time RT travel allowance
- $85 weekly living allowance
- Housing included

- AmeriCorps eligible ($1612 education award)

*All allowances subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes
  • Position is located at the South Entrance of Yellowstone National Park. There is a small community and ample backcountry, fishing, sight seeing, and hiking opportunities.
  • There will be opportunities for horse training, First Aid and CPR training, Canoe and Kayak Safety, Bear Safety, chainsaw, axe and crosscut saw safety and training, resource management training, tree climbing training.
  • Recreational: Hiking, fishing, boating, significant back country access,
    Educational: Back country and Park management issues, occasionally working with other resource management operations, flora and fauna.
  • No
Main Area of Focus
Backcountry/Trail work
Education, Training & Skills Expected
some coursework or experience
some coursework or experience
Recreation Management
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
competent without supervision
Chain Saw Skills
competent without supervision
Customer Service
competent without supervision
Hand Tools
competent without supervision
Trail Maintenance
competent without supervision