Developed and Dispersed Recreation Intern (MULTIPLE DATES)

Expected Dates
July 22, 2018 to October 13, 2018
Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
Position ID
Interns will spend the summer working and learning within the Recreation division of the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Interns will perform maintenance tasks at developed and dispersed recreation sites. Maintaining and restoring sites that visitors use for recreational purposes helps to prevent erosion and minimize impact on the land. Facilities maintenance is a necessary way to minimize sanitation impacts throughout the forest. Interns will educate visitors on Leave No Trace principles that will reduce negative impacts on the Skykomish watershed. As interns spend their summer alongside the Forest Service they will be exposed to the diverse range of career opportunities within the US Forest Service. 

Assigned duties will include the following:
-maintaining campgrounds, trailheads and dispersed recreation sites in the Skykomish Ranger District
-visitor contact
-collecting data
-cleaning restrooms
-removing litter
- landscaping, yards and grounds maintenance 
  • The Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest spans the grand Cascade mountain range in Washington state.

    Town of Skykomish is approximately 1 ½ hours northeast of Seattle on State Route 2. The town has a library, gas station, deli, and restaurant. Bunkhouse is located one mile south of the ranger station. The nearest full service town, Monroe, is approximately 38 miles west.

  • CPR,First Aid, Leave No Trace, and safety training.
  • Career exploration opportunities exist, as well as endless hiking, biking, and backpacking options in the region.
Main Area of Focus
Visitor Services and Site Operations
Education, Training & Skills Expected
some coursework or experience
Recreation Management
some coursework or experience
Customer Service
some experience
Data Entry
some experience
Hand Tools
some experience