Visitor Services Intern

Expected Dates
May 25, 2020 to August 16, 2020
Site
Yellowstone National Park
Position ID
PO-00729650
Your responsibilities will include: assist with ranger station operations at the Bridge Bay Ranger Station in the Lake District of Yellowstone National Park which includes the collection of fees, issue backcountry, fishing and boating permits, provide visitor information, safety information and weather advisories over marine band radio (60%); assist with emergency services operations including ambulance operations, structural fire, search and rescue and visitor assistance, and maintain emergency services equipment and vehicles (20%); assist with front and backcountry resource management operations, provide assistance at wildlife jams, provide exotic plant management, patrol and clear backcountry trails and assist with boat/marine operations, (10%); other outdoor work projects and duties as assigned and participate in area and park wide training, (10%). This position is not eligible for an AmeriCorps Education Award.

Compensation amounts:
- $1,100 - one time RT travel allowance
- $85 - weekly living allowance
- $40 reimburseable funding for additional SCA fleece

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

EDUCATIONAL AND RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES:
Opportunity to learn about the natural history of the area and hike, backpack, and explore throughout Yellowstone and Grand Teton Parks.
  • Lake District is located on the eastside of Yellowstone National Park. The closest large town is Cody, WY a distance of 83 miles where all services and amenities are available.
  • Visitor service, issuing park permits, cash register operation, EMS (to scope of interns certification), Leave No Trace, backcountry operations*, horse/stock care*, wildlife management*

    *indicates possible/not guaranteed training opportunity

  • Opportunity to learn about the natural history of the area and hike, backpack, and explore throughout Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Visitor Services and Site Operations
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Social Sciences
some coursework or experience
Forestry
some coursework or experience
Earth Sciences
some coursework or experience
Recreation Management
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
Customer Service
some experience
Leadership Experience
some experience
Money Handling
some experience
Community Engagement
some experience
Public Speaking
some experience