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Interpretive Internship Program

Idaho Department Parks & Recreation
Job Field:
Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
Job Type:
Seasonal, Temporary, Internship
Location Detail:
Job Description:

General Park Duties (25%)

- Assisting with operations of the visitor center, such as greeting visitors, determining the needs of the visitors, and properly assisting them.

- Assisting with operations of the Jack O’Connor Hunting Heritage & Education Center.

- Participating in the park's ongoing natural resource monitoring efforts for interpretative purposes.

Interpretive Duties (75%)

- Create and prepare interpretative weekly educational activities.

- Develop new and/or maintain or update existing interpretive activities, handouts, signage, and displays based on educational needs around the park.

- Performing hands-on tasks based on the park's interpretive needs, including groundskeeping and maintenance work to prepare for the interpretation event.

- Performing informal interpretation/education for Lewis & Clark Discovery Center visitors.

- Creating and promoting such interpretive programs using social media and in-person promotion.

- Delivering interpretive programs in the park weekly and more if desired.

- Evaluating previous interpretive activities.

- Proper documentation of the interpretive activity for future use and park records


- Must be 18 years of age or older.

- Applicants must be actively pursuing a college degree in parks and recreation or have at least two years of education toward a degree in communications, education, interpretation, biology, natural resources or wildlife management.

- Good customer service '

- Knowledge or experience with education in a small or large group, teaching or public speaking

- Must be able to lift weights 40 pounds or more and perform activities that include bending, stooping, climbing, or other outdoor activities.

- Preference will be given to applicants with a Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG) issued by the National Association for Interpretation.

- Requires having or obtaining a valid driver's license

How to Apply:

Send your resume, cover letter, and references to In your email, please provide a good date and time for an interview for March 2024

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