Backcountry Office Intern

Expected Dates
May 18, 2020 to August 9, 2020
Yellowstone National Park
Position ID
Intern will assist in staffing the Grant Village Backcounty Permit Office. Duties include disseminating information to back-country and front-country visitors, issuing backcountry permits, boat permits and fishing permits. Intern will assist with general projects from the back-country office including helping to clear back country trails, perform cabin assessments, assist the park’s aquatic nuisance program and helping with other miscellaneous administrative/project work under the supervision of the law enforcement division of the park.

3 days a pay period (a 2 week time block) the position will be in the field, hiking 8-13 miles a day clearing trails with axes and crosscuts and chainsaws and completing tasks such as digging toilet holes, hanging food poles, painting backcountry cabins, installing signs, and contacting visitors.  Based on other staffing this time may increase during the month of July and early August.

Finally, the intern may work with other divisions as time and opportunity allows(wolves, bison, fisheries, exotic plants, interpretation, maintenance..etc.).
Compensation amounts:
- $1,100 - one time RT travel allowance
- $85 - weekly living allowance
- Housing included
*All allowances subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes
This position is NOT AmeriCorps eligible.

  • Duty Station is Grant Village, located on the shore of Yellowstone Lake within Yellowstone National Park.
  • Backcountry Permiting Process, Yellowstone National Park Orientation,Bear Safety, Boat Safety, Backcountry Orientation
  • Intern will learn extensively about the Backcountry Permit System in Yellowstone National Park. Additionally the Intern will gain exposure to backcountry management operations in Yellowstone National Park.
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Visitor Services and Site Operations
Education, Training & Skills Expected
some coursework or experience
some coursework or experience
some coursework or experience
Recreation Management
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
competent without supervision
competent without supervision
competent without supervision
Chain Saw Skills
competent without supervision
Customer Service
competent without supervision