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IMR is seeking 2 wilderness fellows summer 2012
Wilderness Fellow Position Overview
The Wilderness Program of the Intermountain Region of the National Park Service (NPS) is seeking qualified candidates to fill 2 - 3 ‘Wilderness Fellow’ position in National Park units. The Wilderness Fellow will work at National Park Units (to be determined) to directly support the goals of wilderness stewardship planning and wilderness character monitoring currently underway in the park.
Primary Wilderness Fellow Responsibilities
- Participate in initial wilderness fellow training, interact with park staff, and participate in biweekly phone conversations with Regional and/or National Office staff.
- Identify wilderness character measures for the park unit.
- Implement inventory and monitoring strategies for tracking wilderness character.
Educational Opportunities: Wilderness Fellows work directly alongside park staff members, regional and Washington Office staff, external scientists, and others involved in wilderness assessments for hands-on practical experience with wilderness assessment and monitoring.
Academic Credit: Up to six credit hours of course credit may be paid by the NPS Intermountain office at University of Montana Wilderness Management Distance Education Program (WMDEP).
Housing: Housing will be provided on-site by the host park unit.
Salary: Fellows will receive a weekly living allowance of $400/week.
Desired Skills & Educational Background
- Interest in wilderness/resource management and National Parks
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
- Research skill and attention to detail
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively on projects
- Educational Background: Wilderness Management, Protected Area/Natural Resource Management, Recreation Resource Management, Conservation Social Science, Environmental Policy, Natural, Biological, and/or Physical Sciences
Requirements & Time Commitment
- U.S. Citizen and willingness to undergo a required criminal history background check.
- Three to six month fellowship starting approximately 6/10/2012, with start dates flexible within 1-2 weeks.
Wilderness Fellows must provide their own transportation to and from the park unit, where they will be stationed. Once at the park, a NPS vehicle may be available for use within the park. We strongly recommend that the Wilderness Fellow bring a personal vehicle for off-duty mobility. Experience has shown that isolated conditions at a remote location may result in a negative experience for Fellows without personal transportation.
A 1-page cover letter, 1-page resume, and three professional references must be submitted by 2/28/2012. Electronic submissions should be a single file (preferably PDF), with applicant “last name, first name” as file name. Please direct application submissions and/or questions to:
For more information contact:
National Park Service - Intermountain Region
12795 W. Alameda Parkway
Lakewood, CO 80228
fax (303) 969-2717
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