Administrative Intern (BOR)

Great Basin Institute

Alamogordo, New Mexico

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details $17.30 - $26.10 DOE
Deadline Jun 05, 2024

The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the Bureau of Reclamation’s Brackish Groundwater National Desalination Research Facility is seeking an Administrative  Intern with a background in business management, accounting, communication, general office administration, or customer service. Successful applicants will join GBI’s Research Associate Program.

The interns will work with an area office and facility admin staff member. The intern will be matched with the most appropriate mentor and project depending on interest area, education, and previous experience.   

The intern will be assigned to a project based on their professional goals. In order to maximize the benefit the intern will be given a specific assignment and mentor. The specific assignments will vary depending on the interest of the intern as well as the ongoing workload. Assignments may be related to records keeping, client coordination, evaluation and optimization of organizational systems, data analysis, and creating programs for internal and external stakeholder outreach.

Contract Timeline:

The 12-week internship will be a full-time (40 hours per week) opportunity beginning in mid- May/June, or upon availability and successful adjudication of a DOI Background Investigation.


Alamogordo, NM is in the beautiful Tularosa Basin. There is plenty to see and do with the Lincoln National Forest to the east, Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument to the west, and White Sands National Park at the center of it all. Local attractions include outdoor recreation, museums, observatories, theaters for the performing arts, cultural events, and historical sites. Alamogordo is a starting point for adventure.

Compensation and Benefits:

• Wage: $17.30 - $26.10 DOE
• Medical, dental, and vision insurance available at no cost
• Housing support through bi-weekly stipend: $150

Job Qualifications:

• A minimum of two years of progress towards a degree in business management, accounting, communications, or other related field; 
• Prior exposure to and knowledge of data collection, customer service, written and oral communication, problem solving   
• A proven ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing to a diverse audience including, co-workers and stakeholders;
• Should be self-motivated with an expressed desire to learn and ability to maintain a positive attitude; 
• Ability to work both within a team setting and independently; 
• Possess a clean, state-issued driver’s license and exhibit prior experience or a willingness to learn how to drive safely in an off-road setting. 

Successful applicants must complete a Department of Interior (DOI) Background Investigation (BI) or submit paperwork to NPS human resources indicating an active and fully adjudicated BI has already been completed prior to beginning position. If you already have a fully adjudicated BI, please let us know in your application. 


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Category Admin & Leadership
Tags Outreach