Jobs at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
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Internship Opportunities at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
Are you looking for valuable "hands-on" experience in your career field? The National Park Service (NPS) offers beautiful and challenging environments with internship programs intended to provide working experience to augment your degree program. Natural and cultural resource management, park ranger, and facility management internships are available with the NPS at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Empire, Michigan. Many alumni of the internship program have enrolled in graduate school programs and/or successfully started careers in the National Park Service. Check out this year's internship opportunities.
Winter Interpretion Intern Opportunities
Do you like to play in the snow? Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is recruiting up to three winter interns to assist with snowshoe field trips and weekend hikes. The internship time period is early January to mid-March with the opportunity for extension based on student academic requirement needs.
Interns will gain valuable experience in the fields of environmental education and interpretation. Interns will also be introduced to the policies, procedures, and career paths within the National Park Service. Internships in the National Park Service bolster student skills and experience, and are designed to be stepping stones to careers within the agency or similar workforce. Learn more about this year's winter interpretation interns.
Anishinaabek Stories and Lifeways Interpreters
The Anishinaabek legend--the story of the devoted mother bear and her lost cubs--gives Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore its name, and the park’s landscapes and natural resources are vital to the Anishinaabek of northwest lower Michigan and their ancestors. Yet little of their story, past and current knowledge of and respect for its resources of the land, is currently part of the park’s interpretation. The park is recruiting Anishinaabek youth to help develop interpretive programs using the knowledge of their cultural patrimony and in consultation with their Tribal Elders. From these resources they can share their story and knowledge of this place with visitors through guided trail walks, distance learning programs, social media, and outreach into the local communities.
Anishinaabek Stories and Lifeways Interpreters position description