Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Intern, Grand Teton National Park

Jackson, WY

Job Title: Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Intern

Organization: Grand Teton National Park

Contact: For more information or to apply, email Bridgette_Guild@nps.gov.

Duties: Grand Teton National Park’s social scientist is seeking an intern for the summer of 2019 to

  • Conduct social science surveys and observations in an outdoor setting, including visitor interactions with large,
    potentially dangerous wildlife such as black and grizzly bears, moose, and bison.
  • Monitor visitor use levels in frontcountry and backcountry areas.
  • Manage data collected from visitor intercept surveys, observations, and GPS units.
  • Conduct analysis for a preliminary report.

Desired qualifications: This position is best suited for an intern with a background in social science and/or protected area visitor use management; it may be of special interest to students who also are interested in human dimensions of wildlife. The intern
should be friendly, comfortable talking with people, and able to spend long days standing and walking in an outdoor setting, sometimes in inclement weather. The intern should be able to work in small groups or independently. A graduate level or high-level undergraduate student is preferred.

Start and end dates: Dates are flexible but are
expected to be between late-May and early September 2019.

Salary/pay: Housing for these (8- to 10-week) positions will be provided at the University of Wyoming-National Park Service Research Center at the historic AMK Ranch on the shore of Jackson Lake in view of the beautiful Teton Range, along with a $2,500 stipend.

How to apply: Interested students should submit a resume, names and contact information for three references, their expected graduation date, and a short statement of interest and skills related to the internship(s) with Grand Teton National Park via email to the appropriate contact listed above.

Application deadline: 5:00 PM (MST) on March 15, 2019

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