Subject: Creating Informal Science and Natural Resources Lessons Internship -
National Park Service
The position will be a University of Maryland-based, flexible, part-time,
paid internship. The U.S. National Park Service (NPS) National Capital Region
(NCR), Office of Natural Resources and Science (NRS) Urban Ecology Research
Learning Alliance (UERLA) is seeking an upper level undergraduate student
with interest in Natural Resources, Science Education, Park Science, National
Parks, and/or related fields. Additionally, the intern should have access to
a computer. The intern will design 8-16 science education lessons for NPS
summer employees at Monocacy National Battlefield. The highly urbanized and
rapidly growing region around NCR parks makes them increasingly important as
a critical refugia for urban visitors and other species in a changing
climate. We anticipate that the internship will begin in September of 2019
and continue through May of 2020. Students must be enrolled in a degree
program for the duration of the internship.
The intern will work closely with the NPS Urban Ecology Research Learning
Alliance’s Science Education Coordinator. The intern will have the
opportunity to present findings to NPS staff in the National Capital Region.
This position will begin as soon as possible in September 2019 and continue
until May 2020 depending on the student’s interest and available funding.
Flexible hours are part-time, not to exceed 20 hours/week, during the
semester. The bulk of work is by telework with limited site visits to the
park and UERLA in Washington, DC. Project mentors will include NPS staff in
the UERLA, the Office of Natural Resources and Sciences, and at Monocacy
If interested, provide a current resume with references, transcripts, and
letter of interest electronically to [log in to unmask], Science Education
Coordinator, Urban Ecology Research Learning Alliance, National Capital
Region, National Park Service, 4598 MacArthur Blvd., NW, Washington, DC
20007, Cell: (202) 322-9888. Please use the subject line ‘Science Lessons -
The deadline for applying is 9-10-2019 at 5 pm ET. We expect to begin to
interview candidates the week of 9-17-2019.
Contact Person: Ann Gallagher
Contact Email: [log in to unmask]
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