An education intern helps a student explore a pine tree
An education intern helps a student explore a pine tree.


Education and Outreach Program Internship

Now accepting applications for the 2019 Fall season
Start Date: August 2019

Summer Internships will be offered through the Geoscientists in the Parks program

Rocky Mountain National Park has a well known education and outreach program focused on providing curriculum based programming. Interns assist park staff as program instructors. They also complete projects and administrative tasks required to run this well established program.

Area Information

Rocky Mountain National Park is located 70 miles northwest of Denver and consists of 415 square miles of high mountain scenery carved and sculpted by glaciers. Wildlife includes elk, bighorn sheep, coyotes, mountain lions, marmots, pikas, black bears and a variety of birds. Trail Ridge Road, the highest continuous paved road in the U.S. provides access to the alpine tundra while connecting the east and west sides of the park. There are over 355 miles of trails within the 97% designated wilderness park.


Rocky Mountain National Park seeks interns of exceptional ability, who think and act creatively, who have demonstrated communication and problem solving skills, and who are fully computer literate. Candidates must be dedicated to and experienced with learner-centered education with children.

It is recommended that the candidate be actively pursuing a career in environmental education, interpretation, or general education. Personality should include flexibility, a warm disposition, and the ability to handle the stress of children in stride. This is an excellent entry-level opportunity.

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties include preparing and facilitating environmental education activities at schools and in the field, to a variety of diverse audiences.

About 60% of work occurs outdoors at elevations of 7,800 feet to 12,000 feet, often in extreme weather including cold, snow and high winds. Programs are physically active lasting from 2 to 5 hours. Moderate hiking is required. Valid driver’s license required. About 40 % of work is office based preparing for programs and completing evaluation paperwork

Dates of Service and Benefits

Commitment is forty hours/week.
Stipend is $960/mo. + housing + uniform.

For further information, contact:
Katie Phillips 970-586-1338

Application Procedures

Positions are open until filled. To apply by email please submit:
1. Detailed resume listing education, work experience, and other interests.
2. Three references.
3. A cover letter.

Last updated: November 16, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1000 US Hwy 36
Estes Park, CO 80517


(970) 586-1206
Through winter, the Information Office is open 8:00 am–4:30 pm Mon–Fri. Recorded Trail Ridge Road status: (970) 586-1222.

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