Galena Creek Forest Naturalist Internship, Nevada

We have a number of positions available for interns to assist with environmental education on the forest and urban interface between Reno, Nevada and the Sierra Nevada mountains, with special emphasis on the unique ecology of Galena Creek Park. Internship positions are for a minimum of 3 months, after which it is possible to extend your stay.

Interns will be involved with several tasks, including: Providing interpretive and directional information for the Galena Creek Recreation Area, Developing educational materials based on Sierra Nevada and Great Basin Natural History, Presenting public outreach programs - including community events, hikes, short talks, Friday Night Campfire programs, library programs, and other special events, Conducting informal roving interpretation to the public on foot, Staffing the information desk at the Galena Creek Visitor Center to answer phone and in-person inquiries, open and close the visitor center, daily center upkeep, and provide a high level of customer service to visitors, Staffing the Center Bookstore - which includes doing inventory, running a cash register, and answering questions about merchandise.

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What to Expect?

This position will require travel throughout the Reno/Mt. Rose Scenic Byway area, as well as working on weekends and most holidays. Internship positions are Full time, 40 hours per week including holidays and weekends.

Applicants should be Aged 18+, speak English with good communication skills, and should have experience in an environmental science or related field. You should either be currently enrolled in a State recognized educational institution, or have graduated within the last 12 months of start date. Experience developing and implementing environmental education and outreach programs is desired but not required. Interns need to meet eligibility requirements for obtaining, and maintaining, a J1 Exchange Visitor visa.

  • Program ID: # 1865
  • duration:
    More than 3 Months
  • location:
    Galena Creek Reno , NV
    United States
    Nevada US
  • Fitness level:
    Moderately Fit
  • Closest Airport:
    Reno (RNO)
  • Costs From:
    Less than $500
  • Program Type:
    Environmental & Wildlife Programs
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