Urban Conservation Ed. & Outreach Intern - St. Paul, Minnesota
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The USDA Forest Service has a conservation education and outreach program, Urban Connections (UC), which is located in four cities throughout the Eastern Region: Boston, MA; Detroit, MI; Milwaukee, WI; and Saint Paul, MN. In partnership with MobilizeGreen, UC seeks a Resource Assistant intern who is interested in learning more about Forest Service careers while contributing to the mission of "Caring for the Land and Serving People." Beginning in late May, the intern will work full time for 27 weeks to earn at least 960 hours, to engage urban residents in conservation education programs with the support of the Minnesota UC coordinator. The Resource Assistant position will include significant time in the field if you enjoy working with large groups of people outdoors, this is the job for you! Resource Assistants are paid a weekly living allowance/stipend of $500 per week. After completion of 960 hours during the 24-week term of service, interns may be granted two years of non-competitive eligibility to apply for permanent Forest Service jobs on USA Jobs. Recent college graduates, with an associate's or bachelor's degree, preferred. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly urged to apply.
- Promoting urban residents' awareness and understanding of available natural resources and significant environmental issues in their communities.
- Working in the field with partners, including Wilderness Inquiry, Conservation Corps of Minnesota, Tree Trust, and Wolf Ridge, to encourage urban residents to participate in outdoor recreation and conservation of natural resources.
- Spending two weeks training with Wilderness Inquiry to learn basic wilderness first aid, how to stern a Voyageur canoe, and how to drive a van with a trailer.
- Traveling as a Forest Service representative with Wilderness Inquiry's urban education program, Canoemobile. Intern will travel for 8-10 weeks, facilitating field trips for underserved student groups, families, and adults with cognitive and physical disabilities.
- Assisting the Minnesota UC Coordinator with additional projects and events in the St. Paul office. May include development of interpretive curriculum and outreach materials.
- Attending local events and festivals that highlight related topics and reach out to diverse audiences. Work may include weekends and travel throughout the city.
Term: Late May with mandatory training beginning May 30, 2017. Hours will include weekends and occasional evenings.
Requirements: Valid driver's license and vehicle (preferred, but not required)
Application Requirements - Applicants need to submit:
- A Resume
- A cover letter describing what you hope to learn and why you are interested in this work.