Previous Job
Resource Education Intern
Ref No.: 20-00033
Location: California
Position Type:Internship
Start Date: 05/10/2020
Pay Rate : $ 14.00 /Hour
In partnership with the Interpretation Staff at Yosemite National Park and Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, Greening Youth Foundation is seeking two Resource Education Interns. The participants will communicate the history and legacy of theseearly African American park rangers, and engage park visitors in conversations about the responsibilities of these late 19th century U.S. Army soldiers,by imparting knowledge, understanding, and insight to the day to day duties and challenges of protecting not just Sequoia and Yosemite, but the National Park Idea itself during a period of great racial prejudice... "

Position Tasks:
Under the guidance of Park Rangers, interns will be responsible for:
Research the natural and cultural resources within Yosemite National Park, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, and the greater Sierra Nevada mountains ecosystem. Use this information to educate park visitors on important resource topics.
Develop and present formal interpretive talks, impromptu talks, guided hikes, and other presentations about the natural and cultural resources of the park to a variety of individuals and groups.
Provide visitor information while on trail roves and/or in a visitor center setting.
Demonstrate historic skills relevant to Buffalo Soldier lifestyles and duties.


Physical Demands:
Working conditions include sitting/standing for multiple hours while demonstrating and talking with visitors. The intern must be in good physical condition to gather and prepare materials. This includes the ability to walk and hike on and off trails over uneven surfaces and in various environments and types of terrain and weather. The Interns should also be able to lift up to 15 pounds and be able to function both in and out of doors and is subject to temperature and lighting variance.

Desired Skills:
Candidates should enjoy working with the public and have a knowledge of or willingness to learn about park natural and cultural resources. Ability to communicate effectively is essential. Ability to remain calm and courteous during hectic and emergency situations (if they should arise) is desirable.
Provided Training:
The successful candidate will be given on the job training, cross training opportunities with other divisions (community outreach program, biological studies, etc.), and online training courses about the National Park Service and interpretation through online proValens Learning courses. If interested, resume writing and government employment application training will also be given during the internship.

Position Compensation

$14/hr for 26 weeks
$400 commuting stipend
On-Site Housing
Eligibility for a Public Land Corps Hiring Authority Certificate