Visitor Damage Mitigation Interns

Expected Dates
January 4, 2021 to May 9, 2021
Site
Joshua Tree National Park
Position ID
PO-00730808
Duties will focus on mapping and mitigating visitor caused damage (mainly off-highway vehicle damage, graffiti removal). Work will involve traveling throughout the Park to strategic locations in order to conduct the above. 

Compensation amounts:
  • $1,100 - one time RT travel allowance
  • $635 - monthly housing allowance (interns must identify and secure their own housing)
  • $225 - weekly living allowance
  • AmeriCorps eligible ($2,360 education award)

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

  • Two major deserts, the Mojave and Sonoran, meet within the boundaries of this 794,000 acre natural area, Joshua Tree National Park. The desert ecosystem is truly remarkable, harboring some of the greatest biological diversity in North America. Joshua Tree National Park has 6 distinct mountain ranges, 5 fan palm oases, over 800 vascular plant species, the federally threatened desert tortoise, many species of cactus, as well as its namesake, the Joshua Tree. Joshua Tree National Park is considered to have excellent rock climbing with more than 6,000 climbs and 500 bouldering problems. Much of this Park is federally designated wilderness, allowing for many opportunities to hike into untouched landscapes.
  • First aid/CPR; 4WD, search and rescue; on-line or in-house training for ArcGIS; other safety training.
  • Opportunities to attend local symposiums or conferences that relate to natural resource management are possible. Also you may be supported in starting individual “pilot” studies; however it will depend on scheduling, duration of internship, and funds.
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Natural Resources Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Biology
degree minor or extensive experience
Ecology & Restoration
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
Data Entry
some experience
Field Research
some experience
GIS
some experience
GPS
some experience
Data Analysis
some experience