2013 Capitol Reef Field Station Internship -
The intern will work part-time at the Capitol Reef Field Station and part-time with the NPS Cultural Resources Division.
Critical elements of the internship include but are not limited to the following major responsibilities:
- Group Facilitation. Assist in facilitating group check-in, orientation, and tours of the Capitol Reef Field Station (CRFS). Occasionally, the intern will also facilitate group activities on-site and in the surrounding Park area. Assist in the day-to-day operations of CRFS to best foster a positive experience for groups at CRFS.
- Customer Service. Provide accurate information, and appropriate and professional customer service to all Field Station visitors to ensure an ongoing and positive relationship between CRFS, UVU and Capitol Reef National Park. Help visitors gain an appreciation and understanding of Capitol Reef National Park’s unique features, including its natural and cultural heritage, as well as the field station’s mission of sustainability and efficiency.
- Other Duties as Assigned.
NPS Cultural Resources Division
- Prehistoric and Historic Documentation. Assist the Cultural Resources Program Manager(CRM)/Archaeologist, the Archaeological Technician and/or the Geologist in the Park in surveying, recording and filing the scientific, state, and agency required documentation of prehistoric and historic sites located within Capitol Reef National Park.
- Field Work and Administrative Follow-through. Work three days per week hiking to undocumented sites provided by the CRM. Currently, the goal is to document, package and file a minimum of five sites. Assist with photographing, measuring, sketching, mapping/GPS and associated field paperwork, including the completion of hard copy IMACS forms (Administrative data, Environmental data, site descriptions) and ASMIS 4.0 data entry system. (Computer work will be required). This position is sensitive in that all information collected in the field will be kept confidential to the division.
- Other Duties as Assigned.
The internship runs from April 29 through early July, 2013; five days/week (Monday – Friday with occasional weekend work), approximately 10 weeks.
Obligations of the Intern
- Attend seasonal park employee training and online training.
- Comply with CRFS and CRNP regulations, policies and procedures.
- Complete projects and assignments on time.
- Wear appropriate UVU/CRFS clothing and maintain a professional appearance and demeanor.
- As a representative of both UVU and CRFS, maintain a high level of professionalism and flexibility at all times.
- Adhere to the specified dates of the agreement.
- Follow all safety regulations and guidelines; practice safe work habits; properly check out, use, care for, and check in Park equipment, vehicles and property.
The Capitol Reef Field Station consists of four buildings on a bluff overlooking Pleasant Creek in Capitol Reef National Park. The field station is a model in energy-wise construction; it is solar-powered with a propane backup generator, and it makes extensive use of passive heating and cooling. While the station has adequate electricity and water to support its activities, its staff and guests practice conservation at all times. The station accommodates up to 40 day-use visitors and 24 overnight visitors. Presently, phone and web access is limited to satellite technology only.
The internship provides a wage of $11.00/hour.
The internship provides the intern with housing on-site at CRFS.
- Must be a current student at Utah Valley University (preferably in junior or senior year of program).
- Must have background and interest in areas of archaeology, anthropology, museum curation, biology, botany, geology, recreation, natural resources, natural history education, or interpretation.
- Must be willing to live at Capitol Reef National Park throughout the duration of the internship.
- Must be mature, independent, and self-motivated.
- Must be able to hike, load materials, and carry out activities related to the CRFS and NPS Cultural Resources Division mission.
- Go to https://www.uvu.jobs, click on student positions, and look for Capitol Reef Field Station under the Department tab.
- For more information contact Lissa Camacho, CRFS Administrative Assistant (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Michael Stevens, CRFS Director (email@example.com)
Application materials must be submitted by Feb. 1, 2013.