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 position will be a University of Maryland-based, flexible, part-time, paid internship. The U.S. National Park Service (NPS) National Capital Region (NCR), Office of Natural Resources and Science (NRS) Urban Ecology Research Learning Alliance (UERLA) is seeking an upper level undergraduate student with interest in Natural Resources, Science Communication, Park Science, Ecology, National Parks, and/or related fields. Additionally, the intern should have access to a computer. The intern will review and evaluate compelling story-telling techniques to facilitate distribution of science findings. For each of the National Capital Region Parks at least one science story will be developed using the evidence-based story-telling techniques. Stories will be appropriate for social media and website distribution. The highly urbanized and rapidly growing region around NCR parks makes them increasingly important as a critical refugia for urban visitors and other species in a changing climate. We anticipate that the internship will begin in September of 2019. Students must be enrolled in a degree program for the duration of the internship. 

The intern will work closely with the NPS Urban Ecology Research Learning Alliance’s Science Education Coordinator. The intern will have the opportunity to present findings to NPS staff in the National Capital Region. This position will begin in September 2019 and end in May 2019; start and end dates are flexible. Hours are part-time. The bulk of work is by telework with site visits to parks and UERLA in Washington, DC. Project mentors will include NPS staff in the UERLA and the Office of Natural Resources and Sciences. 

  • Web Builder Internship (Application deadline 9-13-19)

    The position will be a University of Maryland-based, flexible, part-time, paid internship. The U.S. National Park Service (NPS) National Capital Region (NCR), Office of Natural Resources and Science (NRS) Urban Ecology Research Learning Alliance (UERLA) is seeking a student with a background in website building within content management system (CMS). Familiarity with html, image editing software, and digital accessibility per Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act is helpful but not required. The intern must be able to pass a security background check for federal computer use and complete required training in using the NPS CMS Commonspot. The intern will create inventories of existing websites, make recommendations for modifications and updates to these sites, and create new pages using the NPS CMS. All web building will occur within this CMS which predetermines many of the parameters as well as the style and graphic identity of pages that can be created, yet there is still room for elegant solutions within CMS constraints. The intern may also assist with cataloging and improving access to scientific and scholarly reports and related products that were produced by and for the National Parks of the National Capital Region. We anticipate that the internship will begin in September of 2019 and continue through May of 2020 as funding and student interest allow. Students must be enrolled in a degree program for the duration of the internship. The intern should have access to dependable transportation and be able to navigate to NCR NPS properties. 

  •   Creating Informal Science and Natural Resources Lessons  Internship (Application deadline 9-10-19)

    The position will be a University of Maryland-based, flexible, part-time, paid internship. The U.S. National Park Service (NPS) National Capital Region (NCR), Office of Natural Resources and Science (NRS) Urban Ecology Research Learning Alliance (UERLA) is seeking an upper level undergraduate student with interest in Natural Resources, Science Education, Park Science, National Parks, and/or related fields. Additionally, the intern should have access to a computer. The intern will design 8-16 science education lessons for NPS summer employees at Monocacy National Battlefield. The highly urbanized and rapidly growing region around NCR parks makes them increasingly important as a critical refugia for urban visitors and other species in a changing climate. We anticipate that the internship will begin in September of 2019 and continue through May of 2020. Students must be enrolled in a degree program for the duration of the internship. 

    The intern will work closely with the NPS Urban Ecology Research Learning Alliance’s Science Education Coordinator. The intern will have the opportunity to present findings to NPS staff in the National Capital Region. This position will begin as soon as possible in September 2019 and continue until May 2020 depending on the student’s interest and available funding. Flexible hours are part-time, not to exceed 20 hours/week, during the semester. The bulk of work is by telework with limited site visits to the park and UERLA in Washington, DC. Project mentors will include NPS staff in the UERLA, the Office of Natural Resources and Sciences, and at Monocacy National Battlefield.