Interpretation Internship at Devils Tower

Expected Dates
November 8, 2021 to January 30, 2022
Devils Tower National Monument
Position ID
Join a team of dedicated rangers working to help visitors appreciate, understand, and appropriately enjoy Devils Tower National Monument and the Black Hills. You’ll expand your personal knowledge and skills by learning about the park and sharing this information with visitors.

In this position, you will provide interpretive, orientation and safety information at the visitor center (50%), you will learn how to design, develop and present interpretive programs (5%) and rove trails (20%).  The remaining responsibilities will be as directed by your supervisor.

Compensation amounts:
  • $650 - one time RT travel allowance
  • $150 - weekly living allowance
  • AmeriCorps eligible ($1,638 education award)
  • Housing provided

*All allowances subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes

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  • Devils Tower National Monument is our nation’s first national monument. Located in northeast Wyoming, it was set aside to preserve the 867 foot column of igneous rock along with prehistoric/historic cultural resources and the plants and animal life of the area. Park size is 1,347 acres with an elevation of about 3,800 feet. The climate is usually mild and typical of the Black Hills region. High temperatures can range from the mid-90s in the summer to the 50s in the spring and fall. The three closest communities, Hulett (9 miles), Sundance (28 miles), and Moorcroft (30 miles) have basic services. The larger communities of Spearfish, SD and Gillette, WY are approximately 1 hour away with many services available.
  • This is an exciting opportunity to learn more about a career with the National Park Service. Training will be provided in interpretive skills and resource management. Other opportunities based on the members career and personal goals may be available.
  • Hiking trails meander for approximately 8 miles (12.1 km) through Devils Tower National Monument. The popular 1.3 mile (2 km) paved Tower Trail circles Devils Tower itself. Other longer trails traverse tranquil forests and meadows in the monument. Technic
  • No
Main Area of Focus
Education and Interpretation
Education, Training & Skills Expected
some coursework or experience
Earth Sciences
some coursework or experience
Recreation Management
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
some coursework or experience
Bird Identification
some experience
Customer Service
competent with supervision
Social Media
competent without supervision
Public Speaking
competent with supervision
Working with Children
competent with supervision