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Kaci Thompson <[log in to unmask]>
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Subject: National Park Service paid internship

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 Communication, Park Science,
Ecology, National Parks, and/or related fields. Additionally, the intern
should have access to a computer. The intern will review and evaluate
compelling story-telling techniques to facilitate distribution of science
findings. For each of the National Capital Region Parks at least one science
story will be developed using the evidence-based story-telling techniques.
Stories will be appropriate for social media and website distribution. 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. 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 in September 2019 and end in May 2019; start and end
dates are flexible. Hours are part-time. The bulk of work is by telework with
site visits to parks and UERLA in Washington, DC. Project mentors will
include NPS staff in the UERLA and the Office of Natural Resources and

For more information, visit

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 ‘Park-based

The deadline for applying is September 13, 2019 at 5 pm ET. We expect to
begin to interview candidates the week of September 16, 2019.

Contact Person: Ann Gallagher
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