Park To Hire Three Summer Interns

gathering seeds
Natural Resource interns do seed collection as a part of prairie restoration at American Camp. The officers' quarters is in the background.

Gary Tarleton

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News Release Date: March 5, 2015

Contact: Raena Parsons, 360-378-2240, ext. 2222

San Juan Island National Historical Park has announced three paid, full-time summer intern positions through the Youth Conservation Corps, according to Jerald Weaver, park chief of Integrated Resources.

The Resource management positions will start June 29 and run through August 21 and pay $9.47 an hour (Washington State minimum wage) for 40hours per week. Candidates must be between the ages of 16 and 19. The application period opened March 2 and will close April 15.

Resource management assistants supplement park staff in a variety of resource and park-related tasks, Weaver said. Duties include plant propagation, seed collection, weeding, exotic plant control, videography/photography, trail maintenance, interpretation and education.

"The positions will be tailored to each candidates' individual strengths and career aspirations," Weaver said. "What is essential is a desire to learn and grow and a positive attitude."

The following knowledge, skills and experience are desired:·ability to follow instructions and complete tasks; ability to perform work of a physical nature including pushing, pulling, lifting and carrying up to 20 pounds; ability to stretch, bend, lift and remain standing for long periods of time; ability to identify safety needs and risk; and a Washington State driver's license.

Click here for a job announcement and application.

For information, contact Raena Parsons, education specialist, at 360-378-2240, ext. 2222, or e-mail

Last updated: March 5, 2015

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