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2018 Generation Green Deschutes National Forest Service National Visitor Use Monitoring Program Internship
The Deschutes National Forest is seeking four interns to work with the National Visitor Use Monitoring program. Each intern will assist with collecting recreation use information from visitors as they are leaving developed recreation sites, wilderness areas, the general forest area, or as they view scenery along forest highways. Data collection will primarily be done through roadside and trailhead interviews at randomly selected sample sites on specific dates. This position will involve a great deal of travel, as the interview sites are located throughout the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests. Information gathered in the interviews will be used to support future planning efforts at a local, regional and national scale. The National Visitor Use Monitoring program will run from October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018.
This is a double Generation Green Internship, meaning interns will complete 320 hours of service and receive a total of $2,000 as reimbursement for allowed expenses.
The Generation Green Internship program is as follows:
Provide conservation education and exposure to natural resources through mentorship and job shadow opportunities and educational experiences to high school and college students as well as recent graduates in either natural resources, cultural resources, recreation, or engineering
Participants are required to complete a minimum of 320 hours of service
Each participant will be paid a stipend of $250 per 40 hours served and has the option to gain credit as an intern or other definition through their academic institution
D) All participants will have the opportunity to gain experience with other U.S. Forest Service programs outside of their targeted program area.
Reimbursement: $250 per 40 hours.
Application Window Closes: Wednesday, Feb. 28th
Interviews: March 1st– March 9th
Selections: Made by March 12th
Position A (days per month vary – 36 days total [not including training days])
Training will be held: Thursday, May 17th & Friday, May 18th
Start Date: Saturday, May 19th
Duration: Thursday, May 17th – Wednesday, September 12th
Position B, C, D (12 days/month – 36 days total [not including training days])
Training will be held: Thursday May, 31st & Friday, June 1st
Start Date: June 2nd
Duration: June through August
Skills the intern will have:
Ability to initiate conversations with visitors to gain permission to administer a survey
Excellent communication skills and ability to easily talk to a large number of people on a regular basis
Exceptional work ethic, enthusiasm, and high degree of flexibility
Comfortable in remote settings with little to no cell phone reception
Commitment to work nine hour days, including weekends and holidays
Ability to travel to Bend, Oregon for work on the Deschutes National Forest, and Prineville for work on the Ochoco National Forest
Skills the intern will develop:
Administer National Visitor Use Monitoring surveys to forest visitors
Confidence interacting with the public and answering questions as a positive representative of the U.S. Forest Service
Learn how to complete appropriate documentation reports
Acquire map reading, GPS and mobile mapping application skills
Gain general knowledge about the local forests, as well as, the Forest Service as a whole
Ability to perform duties in a position with high visitor contact rates
Understanding of the Forest Service’s recreation department and how it operates within the context of the agency
Exposure to other areas of interest within the Forest Service
To apply or learn more about this opportunity, please contact Stacey Cochran, Discover Your Forest Community Engagement Director at 541-383-5530 or send a resume and cover letter to Stacey.email@example.com.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Description: No housing is available