Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Specialist RA - ONSITE - Region 1

Enviroment for the Americas

Missoula, Montana

Job Type Paid Internship
Salary Details 650 Per Week
Deadline Apr 24, 2024

Start/End Dates: July 2024 - March, 2025

Compensation: $650 per week + $1000 monthly for housing

Medical Insurance provided upon request

Application Due: Apr 26, 2024

The Resource Assistants Program seeks to engage ethnically and racially diverse young professionals in natural resource careers. You must be:

  • a U.S. citizen or legal resident.
  • a college graduate.

* A personal vehicle is required for this position. 

Position Description: 

The Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Specialist Resource Assistant (RA) will work between the Region 1 office and the Washington Office within the Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers program. The RA will support projects such as training programs, contributing towards research projects, data entry, and editing plus revising forest service policy.


  • Assist with the preparation of training and resources, data entry, developing reports, and attending meetings
  • Support with the completion of a user capacity on Wild and Scenic River 
  • Assisting towards the completion of a Comprehensive River Management Plan 
  • Support two research projects as a contributing member focused on recreation use on wilderness and wild and scenic rivers user capacity


Major studies relevant to this position: Bachelor is required. A Masters Degree in a recreation, wilderness, or rivers related field is preferred

  • Experience working with wilderness or wild and scenic rivers; working on research projects that examine recreation use on wilderness and wild and scenic river systems 
  • Strong communication skills with a passion for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion; strong 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and understanding of user capacities on wild and scenic rivers

Direct Hire Authority (DHA)

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EEO Statement

Environment for the Americas provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


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