Intern with the National Park Service

Posted on June 16th, 2016

The National Park Service (NPS) Natural Resource Condition Assessment (NRCA) Program is seeking a student intern. Interns receive training and experience in formatting and editing technical scientific publications about natural resources research being conducted in the parks. The publications are intended for use by on-the-ground managers of various parks (see: http://nature.nps.gov/water/nrca/reports.cfm for examples of published reports). Interns perform structured assignments with assistance from supervisors who are experienced professionals in the field of information management.

A variety of skills is desired, including overall good computer skills (including MS Word, Excel, and Adobe Acrobat Professional), familiarity with natural resource terminology, and excellent writing, spelling, and grammar skills. Self-motivation, attention to detail, enthusiasm, verbal communication skills, and a strong work ethic are required qualities. Applicants must be current CSU students (undergrad or grad). The job location is at 1201 Oakridge Drive near the intersection of Harmony and Lemay in south Fort Collins.

Interns work 15-20 hours per week during the semester with the possibility of more hours during class breaks or the summer. Flexibility for fewer hours during mid-terms and finals is possible. The position starts immediately following federal security clearance and will continue through fall and spring semesters as work permits. Salary is commensurate with experience.

To apply, send the following required documents in a SINGLE PDF via email to Dr. Ashley Anderson, ashley.a.anderson@colostate.edu; Assistant Professor, Department of Journalism and Media Communication: (1) a cover letter stating your computer-related experience and expected date of graduation, (2) a resume, (3) name, address, phone for 3 references, (4) and current college transcript (copies or HTML transcripts are OK). Colorado State University conducts background checks on all final candidates.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.