Human Dimensions of Resources Internships, Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park, WY

Position Title: Human Dimensions of Resources Internships

Organization: Grand Teton National Park

Location: Grand Teton National Park, WY

Position Overview: Colter Bay is located in the northern end of Grand Teton National Park, and has been the location of The social science branch of Grand Teton National Park is seeking two interns in the summer of 2023 to assist with a research project focused on understanding the extent to which different light properties impact people and wildlife. Results from this study will help inform park management on lighting infrastructure while better understanding human needs in relation to light at night in natural environments.


  • Conduct visitor surveys to understand visitor’s lighting preferences
  • Maintain and manage data collection equipment
  • Manage data and compile datasets that are ready for analysis
  • Prepare a preliminary summary of key findings
  • Assist with development of communication materials

Qualifications: The interns should have a background in human dimensions of natural resources, social science, or a related field, and an interest in the effects of lighting on people and wildlife. To successfully pursue the objectives of this internship, the intern should be self-motivated and enjoy working independently and safely, but also function well in a team. Individuals should also be detailed oriented and comfortable conducting visitor surveys outdoors.

ALL applicants must be U.S. citizens, a student in the spring or summer 2023 semesters and be continuing in an academic program during fall 2023. Applicants should be able to work independently once provided direction and training. A current driver’s license and good driving record are also necessary. 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

Start/End Dates: Flexible but are expected to be between late-May and early September

Salary/Pay: $7.25 per hour

Application Deadline: 5:00 p.m. MST March 1

How to Apply: View the announcement here. 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 or email her with questions. Applications will be reviewed as soon as they are received so early application is encouraged.