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Natural Resource Interpretive Assistant - Petrified Forest National Park

Environment for the Americas Petrified Forest, Arizona
Deadline Mar 01, 2019
Job Type Internship

Environment for the Americas coordinates diversity internship programs for many organizations. Our goals are to provide science-based internships and other career-building experiences for racially and ethnically diverse undergraduate, graduate, and recently graduated students to increase relevance, diversity and inclusion in national parks, national forests, and other public lands and natural areas.

The Natural Resource Interpretive Assistant will primarily develop wayside content for a geology-themed loop drive in the park. The participant will receive adequate training in Foundations of 21st Century interpretation techniques to effectively communicate the geology of the park to visitors. The park is an ideal place to interpret geologic history, paleontology, evolution, past climate change, and tectonics. The participant can therefore expect to do extensive research on the geology and paleontology of the park utilizing academic journal articles and textbooks. Participant may also work on other interpretive media related to geologic resources of the park, such as written brochures, temporary exhibits, and/or outdoor signs/displays. In addition, the participant may develop curriculum-based learning materials.

This internship is 12 weeks starting in mid May and going until August. This internship is stipend and travel and housing costs are included.

Qualifications:
U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident,
Have relevant experience or interest in natural resources, science, technology, engineering, or related field.
Selected applicant must be at least 18 years of age, meet the qualifications for the position, and be able to pass a federal background check.

HOW TO APPLY

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