Outreach and Education Intern

Expected Dates
January 5, 2015 to July 5, 2015
Site
Olympic National Park
Position ID
PO-00609096
The position works with the outreach and education rangers at Olympic National Park to facilitate connections between park resources and students and local community members. The outreach and education branch of the division of interpretation at Olympic National Park delivers a successful and broad program of classroom-based and park-based educational experiences. You’ll be visiting classrooms across the Olympic and Kitsap Peninsulas teaching kids about the wonders of the three ecosystems protected in their “backyard” national park. You’ll also be leading students on day-long field science explorations of a local watershed investigating the health of the watershed. Additional programs include community events, field trips on plants and insects, and programs with distant classrooms using web based video conferencing. 
  • Olympic National Park is a land of great diversity. Often called three-parks-in-one, glacier and snow-capped mountains rise above old growth and temperate rainforest and the wild Pacific coast.

    The position will be stationed in Port Angeles, WA at the Olympic National Park Visitor Center.

    Learn more about Olympic National Park by visiting www.nps.gov/olym
    Learn more about Port Angeles by visiting http://www.portangeles.org/

  • Training in interpretation and education program development, including access to courses in interpretation through the Eppley Institute. Park training in first aid and CPR is available. Opportunities to shadow park staff in other divisions.
  • Olympic National Park and the Olympic Peninsula is an outdoor adventurer’s paradise. Hiking, backpacking, biking, and kayaking are all possibilities. We’re 2 1/2 hours from Seattle and a 90 minute ferry ride from Victoria, BC.
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Main Area of Focus
Education and Interpretation
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Biology
some coursework or experience
Communications
degree minor or extensive experience
Education
degree minor or extensive experience
Field Research
some experience
Community Engagement
some experience
Public Speaking
competent with supervision
Writing/Publishing
competent with supervision
Working with Children
competent with supervision