Park Ranger Mounted Unit Internship

Department of Conservation and Recreation Milton, Massachusetts
Job Type Internship

Interns will gain experience and knowledge of the profession by assisting mounted rangers with preparations for the park patrols, programs, and/or events.

All Park Ranger Mounted Unit Interns assist with park programs that involve school/special from toddlers to elderly, special needs groups and the general public, CORI check required. No paid positions available.


Commitment must be minimum 1 day per week (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday).


  • Enhance job applications with professional association and experience.
  • Develop spirit of cooperation and collaboration within your community.
  • Support environment sustainability by enhancing and protecting wildlife habitats and natural areas in parks.
  • Complete training session series for certificate and letter of reference.


  • Minimum 1 day per week (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) shadow/assistance with park programs, events, patrols, and maintenance.
  • Intermediate English/Eventing horseback riding ability (walk, trot, canter ring and trail). Able to mount from the ground.

Some Annual Programs/Events:

  • New Year’s Eve Hikes Event @ Blue Hills Reservation/Milton (January)
  • Maple Sugaring Event @ Blue Hills Reservation and Breakheart Reservation (March)
  • Equestrian Training Area Spring Clean-up @ Blue Hills Reservation/Canton (April)
  • Lovelane’s Therapeutic Center Annual Road Race (June)
  • 4th of July patrol Esplanade (July)
  • Sandcastle Festival Event @ Revere Beach Reservation/Revere (July)
  • Labor Day Parade (September)
  • Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children Joint Fall Trail Ride (October)
  • Pumpkin Float Festival Event @ Pope John Paul Park/Dorchester (October)
  • Broderick Stable Fall Volunteer Day @ BTB Stable Blue Hills Reservation (November)
  • Holiday Open House @ Brian T. Broderick Stable Blue Hills Reservation (December)


Department of Conservation and Recreation

Massachusetts Park Ranger Mounted Unit

617.698.1802 x8


Please email your resume to 

Must have at least 1 year of horse handling experience to be considered.

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