paid Internships with the u.s. national park service

 

The U. S. National Park Service (NPS) National Capital Region (NCR), Office of Natural Resources and Science (NRS) is seeking to fill paid internship positions. Interns will work closely with the NPS Urban Ecology Research Learning Alliance’s Science Education Coordinator. 

UERLA is a National Park Service Research Learning Center that serves 16 parks in National Capital Region. They translate complex research results into readily understandable information, providing research, education, and technical assistance for parks. UERLA also provides science communication outreach to park managers and external audiences via websites, workshops, and publications. UERLA maintains research and education partnerships with universities, not-for- profit, education, and other federal agencies. The education activities of UERLA include providing training opportunities for NPS staff and partners, participating in science education programs, and building external partnerships that support science education in parks. Within the Natural Resources and Science Office, other science programs, such as botany, wildlife, geology, air resources, and inventory and monitoring, aquatic ecology work with the Urban Ecology Research Learning Alliance on interdisciplinary projects.

Students must be enrolled in a degree program at the University of Maryland. The positions are University of Maryland paid internships. Students should consult with their academic advisor to determine if they can also receive academic credit for their internship.

 

These positions are currently open (click on link for more information and application instructions):

The U. S. National Park Service (NPS) National Capital Region (NCR), Office of Natural Resources and Science (NRS) is seeking an upper level student with a background in Ecology, Habitat/Community Structure, Plant Identification, Insect Identification, or related fields. The intern will continue an existing project in the native plant areas of Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts during the 2018 growing season. On April 6, 2018 there was a controlled fire in the native meadow. Post-fire the intern will conduct a recovery investigation, documenting the return of species. Lastly, a site review of the native woodland garden will be conducted to provide a baseline of pollinators for park reference. The highly urbanized and rapidly growing region around NCR parks makes them increasingly important as a critical refugia for biodiversity as species expand their ranges from the south in response to climate change. The internship will begin in August of 2018 and could continue through December of 2018.

  • Stormwater Infiltration Internship (Application deadline 9-7-18)

     The U. S. National Park Service (NPS) National Capital Region (NCR), Office of Natural Resources and Science (NRS) is seeking an upper level student with a background in Soils, Hydrology, or related fields. The intern will evaluate infiltration rates at several locations within Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. The highly urbanized and rapidly growing region around NCR parks makes them increasingly important as a critical refugia for biodiversity as species expand their ranges from the south in response to climate change. We anticipate that the internship will begin in September of 2018 and continue through May of 2019.