National Park Service editorial internship

Posted on April 7th, 2017

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 that primarily involve format review of complex MS Word documents according to spelling, grammar, and style specifications. Training and supervision is provided by experienced professionals in the field of information management.

Good computer skills are required (MS Windows, MS Word) and general familiarity with Adobe Acrobat Professional and InDesign software is helpful, but not required. Interns must possess excellent writing, spelling, and grammar skills. Technical writing experience and familiarity with natural resource terminology are also a plus, but not required. Self-motivation, attention to detail, enthusiasm, verbal communication skills, and a strong work ethic are especially important. Applicants must be current CSU students. 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 writing, editing, and 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.