Fossil Butte interns during seasonal training
Fossil Butte interns

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Fossil Butte National Monument offers two-three internships for qualified applicants through the Geological Society of America's Geoscientists-in-the-Parks program and the Student Conservation Association.

Geoscientists-in-the Parks Interns perform a variety of interpretive activities including the operation of our fossil research quarry, demonstrating fossil preparation techniques, presenting geology/paleontology-themed programs, staffing visitor center information desk, assisting with spring/fall school group visits and assisting with cultural and natural resource management projects including organizing museum collections, and assisting with research projects. Apply through the Geological Society of America's Geoscientists-in-the-Parks program.

Student Conservation Association interns assist with our invasive plant control program. Apply through the Student Conservation Association.

Applicants must be 18 years or older and have a valid driver's license and a good driving record. A government security background clearance may be required. Applicants must be able to hike in rocky terrain at elevations up to 8,000 feet. Academic background in geology and/or paleontology desired for Geoscientists-in-the-Parks internships. On-site housing provided.

For additional information contact the Supervisory Park Ranger or paleontologist at 307-877-4455 or e-mail.

Last updated: March 1, 2018

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P.O. Box 592
Kemmerer, WY 83101


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