Trails Partnership Intern

Expected Dates
September 15, 2017 to September 13, 2018
Site
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park
Position ID
PO-00724023

Intern will assist the Education, Resource Management, and Facility Divisions of the National Park to facilitate public outreach, events, and service projects on trails within the Woodstock Trails Partnership network. Projects will include supporting the development and implementation of two seasonal public trail celebrations, working with a wide variety of summer and school-based youth groups and teachers to develop and conduct service-learning projects on trails, furthering the initiative to develop a connector trail from the park to the nearby Appalachian Trail, and updating digital trail maps.

  • Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park is located in the year-round resort community of Woodstock, Vermont – an area of great natural beauty alongside the Ottauquechee River in the foothills of the Green Mountains. The new park opened for the first time to visitors in 1998 and is the first unit of the National Park System to focus on the theme of conservation history and the changing nature of land stewardship in America. It manages and interprets the early 19th century Billings/Rockefeller mansion and grounds complex, as well as a 500-acre forest property on the slopes of Mount Tom where hiking, nature study, and cross-country skiing are popular with visitors. The climate is moderate in spring, summer, and fall seasons; winters may be harsh. A variety of local restaurants and groceries are located in the village of Woodstock and within a few miles radius of the park.
  • There will be on the job training and also an experienced mentor assigned to the intern. There experienced staff that have certified training skills and will offer trainings in park resources.
  • The intern will have access to on-going leadership development workshops, involvement in teacher and other training offered at the park, and a variety of local cultural events in the Woodstock area.
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Recreation Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Education
some coursework or experience
Forestry
some coursework or experience
Recreation Management
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
Hand Tools
competent without supervision
Leadership Experience
some experience
Community Engagement
competent with supervision
Trail Maintenance
competent without supervision
Volunteer Coordination
competent without supervision