Recreation Intern: California

USDA - Forest Service
Pacific Ranger District, Eldorado National Forest
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Internship Opportunity Alert!

Looking to gain experience in recreation management or outdoor interpretation? Want to have fun working in a beautiful mountain environment close to Lake Tahoe? We might have something for you!

The Pacific Ranger District, Eldorado National Forest, is looking to accept 3 interns through the Student Conservation Association. These opportunities will fulfill internship requirements for college university recreation & natural resource programs, will give incumbents a great variety of experience in recreation and outdoor interpretation that could potentially lead to seasonal employment, and provide an experience of a lifetime!

Check out the following positions and links below for more information and applications to our offered internships:

PO-00722928: Recreation Intern, Wrights Lake: The Pacific Ranger District is looking for one intern who would assist Forest Service recreation staff in the Wrights Lake Recreation Area. Duties include: managing reservations, provide upkeep in campgrounds and assist with cleaning and maintenance of facilities. Wrights Lake campground has 82 campsites and multiple trailheads from Wrights Lake leading to the Desolation Wilderness. Interns would also assist in education and outreach at Wrights Lake campground, including the Junior Ranger Program, scheduling and presenting interpretive programs at the amphitheater and staffing information kiosk. For more information and the link to the application go to:

PO-00722933: Recreation Intern, Crystal Basin: The Pacific Ranger District is looking for three interns to work in support of the recreation program in the popular Crystal Basin Recreation Area. Interns would work with other FS staff to provide visitor information at Crystal Basin Information Station, patrol campgrounds and dispersed camping areas, assist with cleaning and maintenance of facilities, and will assist in education and interpretive programs. This internship will provide a great opportunity to gain experience in a variety of aspects of recreation management. For more information and the link to the application go to:

Work for all positions is performed in the office and outdoors in remote locations. Work may at times entail working in hot and inclement weather. Housing will be provided in shared Forest Service housing. Dates of employment would be a 14 week period, typically between June and September. Interns would work both with Forest Service staff and independently. Work schedule to be set between SCA intern and Forest Service staff. Interns may be required to use their own vehicle and would be reimbursed for work-related mileage.
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