Citizen Science Coordinator Intern

Expected Dates
June 23, 2014 to September 14, 2014
Mount Rainier National Park
Position ID
This position will coordinate community volunteers helping to document amphibian populations and  aquatic ecosystems throughout Mount Rainier National Park, monitoring changes over time. This will add to our knowledge of the park and its resources, and also engage members of the public in significant work toward helping to preserve those resources.

You will recruit, train, organize and lead Volunteer-In-Park volunteers in conducting surveys of amphibians according to protocols established by the Mount Rainier National Park Biologist. You will enter data into an established database, encourage citizen participation in park science through active participation in field data collection, and provide important data to the NPS on the distribution and relative abundance of amphibian species inhabiting aquatic or riparian environments within Mount Rainier National Park.
  • Mount Rainier National Park lands include 235,625 acres; of which 228,480 acres is designated Wilderness. Mount Rainier is located on the western slope of the Cascade Range, approximately 65 miles southeast of the Seattle-Tacoma metropolitan area in Washington State. The park consists of Mount Rainier, a 14,411 ft. glacier-clad volcano and three major zones - alpine, subalpine and lower forest. The forested areas cover over half of the park and include over 91,000 acres of old growth forests. Aquatic ecosystems include 385 lakes and over 400 streams within the park.
  • The intern will receive training on Mount Rainier’s natural resources, data collection, and volunteer management, and safety. Wilderness first aid training may also be provided.
  • Opportunities will also exist to participate in other natural and cultural resource programs and other volunteer opportunities at the park throughout the summer.
  • No
Main Area of Focus
Wildlife Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
degree major or professional experience
some coursework or experience
Ecology & Restoration
some coursework or experience
competent without supervision
Field Research
competent without supervision
some experience
Volunteer Coordination
some experience
Orienteering compass skills
competent without supervision