• Conservation Education • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information
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Olympic National Park is located in the northwest corner of Washington state. This nearly one million-acre park encompasses incredible diversity—from wilderness coast and temperate rainforest to glacier-capped peaks.
The volunteer intern will work as an entry-level Interpretation and Education ranger. Interns work both alongside experienced park rangers and independently.
Duties could include staffing visitor centers, preparing and presenting interpretive programs, and working with school groups. Interns also participate in the day to day behind the scene projects that keep an interpretive program going. Training is provided. Applicants should have good communication skills, be enthusiastic and outgoing, and enjoy learning and sharing with others. Applicants are undergraduate students or recent graduates of a natural science, environmental education, or park management program. People in other fields with interest or experience in natural history, education, or the outdoors will also be considered. Some knowledge of ecological processes and natural history is desirable. The ability to work both independently and with people is essential. Interpretation Internships are available year-round, and in several park locations.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Bunk House Description: Park housing is provided at no cost to the participant. Park housing typically consists of a bunk house or
dormitory with a shared kitchen and bathroom. Occupant should bring cleaning supplies, toiletries, linens, pots,
pans, utensils. The dorm is fully furnished and includes the major electrical appliances (refrigerator, stove, etc.) Reimbursements for meals may be available.