Interpretation & Education Intern

Expected Dates
January 26, 2019 to October 25, 2019
Coronado National Memorial
Position ID

The National Park Service seeks an intern for Coronado National Memorial to serve as Interpretation and Environmental Education assistant. The National Park Service (NPS) preserves and manages our country’s outstanding natural, historical, and recreational resources. Coronado National Memorial is a 5,000 square acre site that interprets the first meeting and clash of cultures between Europeans and Indigenous peoples of the southwest US and northwest Mexico. The park also protects a section of the Huachuca Mountains with 9 miles of hiking trails and a large limestone cave. This internship will help ensure that visitors have a meaningful and memorable experience at the parks, school groups will have an outstanding educational experience and outreach efforts to local communities will be increased. 
Duties include, but are not limited to, staffing the visitor center desk, greeting and orienting visitors, providing informal interpretation, selling interpretive materials; researching, developing and presenting interpretive programs to the visiting public (guided walks, tours, demonstrations, etc.); conducting environmental education programs at the park and in schools; staffing outreach events in local communities; performing roving trail patrols; researching and creating social media content and assisting with web content; working on assigned projects that could include research and interpretive writing.

Tag: SCA1957

  • The nearest town is Hereford, 10 miles away, which has gas station, restaurants, and medical care. Sierra Vista and Bisbee are both about 25 miles away and have full services (grocery stores, hospitals, etc).
  • Training opportunities include Operational Leadership safety training, ALICE training for active shooter situation, interpretive skills and environmental education training on-line and through park staff mentors.
  • By working each day side-by-side with the interpretive staff as well as the additional exposure to the other divisions’ staff, the SCA intern will further expand an understanding of real life application of working in a federal land management agency.
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Main Area of Focus
Education and Interpretation
Education, Training & Skills Expected
some coursework or experience
some coursework or experience
Earth Sciences
some coursework or experience
Recreation Management
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
Customer Service
competent with supervision
Money Handling
some experience
Community Engagement
some experience
Public Speaking
some experience
Working with Children
some experience