The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is currently recruiting for several 3-6 month internships during 2011. The positions are available for college students and recent graduates who would like to gain valuable work experience while helping to protect the cultural and natural resources in the park through education, research, and management.
The internships are available for people who are interested in botany, ecology, cultural museum collections, backcountry management, fishery management, GIS, vegetation management, wildlife management, and resource education. These are great entry level positions for anyone wishing to pursue federal, state or local park and forest careers.
Interns receive dorm housing, uniform shirt, and a weekly stipend ($125), but are responsible for their own travel expenses to the park. A personal vehicle is also encouraged to facilitate off-duty use since public transportation is limited in the area.
For general questions about the internship program, you may contact Volunteer Coordinator, Dana Soehn, at (865) 436-1265 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Thanks to Liz Etnier, author of Day Hiker’s Guide to all the Trails in the Smoky Mountains, for giving me a heads-up on this.)