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):

  •  Wildlife: Camera Trap Sampling (Application deadline 10-11-10)

    The position will be a University of Maryland-based, 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 educational background and interest in Wildlife Biology, Urban Ecology, Wildlife Surveys, or Fieldwork Methods. Additionally, the intern should have access to a computer. The intern will place cameras in parks around the region to sample species of interest. 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 October 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 and the regional Wildlife Biologist. The intern will have the opportunity to present findings to NPS staff in the National Capital Region. This position has flexible start and end dates. Hours are part-time not to exceed 20 hours per week. Work will be a combination of camera-site visits and telework with occasional meetings at the Office of Natural Resources and Sciences. Project mentors will include NPS staff in the UERLA and the Office of Natural Resources and Sciences.