Interpretation Internship - Paid

Student Conservation Association Devil's Tower, Wyoming
Job Type Internship

*Housing and weekly living allowance provided*

Join a team of dedicated rangers working to help visitors appreciate, understand, and enjoy Devils Tower National Monument and the Black Hills.

You’ll expand your personal knowledge and skills by learning about the park and sharing this information with visitors. In this position, you will:

  • provide interpretive, orientation, and safety information at the visitor center (50%)
  • learn how to design, develop and present interpretive programs (20%)
  • develop interpretive publications such as site bulletins or wayside exhibits (10%)
  • assist with social media (10%) and day to day interpretive operations (10%)

Location Description
Devils Tower National Monument is our nation’s first national monument. Located in northeast Wyoming, it was set aside to preserve the 867 foot column of igneous rock along with prehistoric/historic cultural resources and the plants and animal life of the area. Park size is 1,347 acres with an elevation of about 3,800 feet.

The climate is usually mild and typical of the Black Hills region. High temperatures can range from the mid-90s in the summer to the 50s in the spring and fall. The three closest communities, Hulett (9 miles), Sundance (28 miles), and Moorcroft (30 miles) have basic services. The larger communities of Spearfish, SD and Gillette, WY are approximately 1 hour away with many services available.

Training Provided
Training opportunities include an overall seasonal training from other divisions and communities such as local museums. There will also be computer training, an introduction to NPS policies and procedures, and Interpretation online training.

Educational/Recreational Opportunities
There are lots of recreational opportunities in the area. Hiking trails meander for approximately 8 mi (12.1 km) through the monument. The popular 1.3 mi (2 km) Tower Trail circles the Tower. We offer camping in the nearby Black Hills National Forest.

Education, Training & Skills Expected
Degree major or professional experience: Communications
Degree minor or extensive experience: Education, Earth Sciences, History
Some Coursework or Experience: Social Sciences
Competent with supervision: Social Media, Public Speaking, Working with Children, Website Design
Some experience: Photography


Visit MySCA to create a profile and start your internship application. Before submitting your application, contact Erin Nelson at to waive the $25 application fee. Afterward, submit your application and link it to PO-00724389 to be considered.

EOE: We are an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to workforce diversity.

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.
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