Recreation and Visitor Services Internship – AmeriCorps-Florida

American Conservation Experience
Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area, FL
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This ACE internship is multi-faceted, adaptable, and geared at providing valuable professional experience in the land-management field. Duties performed for this internship will typically take place within the ONA and will support all management activities occurring at the site. Daily work will range from site and facility maintenance to developing interpretive and outreach materials, and may also include biological/ecological monitoring and resource planning. This position is ideal for a talented, well-rounded, enthusiastic, adaptable, and resourceful young professional interested in a career in public land management. The ideal candidate should have demonstrated interest and/or education in natural resource management, interpretation and outreach, though all qualified applicants will receive careful consideration.
Qualifications: Applicants for the position will hold a minimum of a bachelor's degree in biological sciences, historical archaeology, environmental policy, natural resource management, recreation & park management, interpretation/education or public relations or related discipline. The intern will be resourceful, adaptable, and able to work comfortably alone, within minimal supervision. Required Skills: Internship is available to US Citizens and permanent residents only. Interns must be 18 to 35 years old. Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely both verbally and in a writing. Must have a strong work ethic, self-starter with the ability to work alone; Must be able to take initiative and work independently, as well as participate effectively in collaborative efforts. Must have a valid driver's license, clean driving record, and ability to provide documentation; personal vehicle is not required for the position, but strongly suggested. Interns must have personal medical insurance for the duration of their participation with ACE. Must be able to able and willing to work outdoors, in hot humid weather conditions, participating in physical labor; be able to lift 50 lbs. English proficiency is imperative. Other language proficient is a plus. Ability and willingness to undergo a federal criminal background check is required. This position will likely have recurring (regular, scheduled or anticipated) access to vulnerable populations. State and Federal Criminal History Checks will be required for participation. Preferred: Excellent writing, research, and organizational skills. Excellent public speaking skills. Interest and experience in photography. Interest in maintenance task painting, home repair and landscaping. Experience using Facebook and/or other social media. Experience using creating outreach media using Photoshop, InDesign and Acrobat. Knowledge & skills in the principles of education, interpretation, outreach or public relations. Ability to envision the goal, and develop and complete projects independently to achieve goal. Willingness to complete a wide variety of tasks including manual labor. Ability to swim, snorkel, kayak and/or paddleboard. Bilingual applicants are encouraged and welcome. The intern must be willing and able to represent ACE and the BLM in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner. Drug users should not apply, as ACE reserves the right to require drug testing. To Apply: Please submit your resume, cover letter, sample Social media post (Photo and Narrative) suitable for Facebook publication, and contact for three professional and/or academic references to the online application page for this position. NOTE: Early applications will be considered as they are received. This position may close at any time. If you have any questions regarding this internship opportunity, please contact ACE EPIC Recruitment Specialist, Erin Mounce at 385-266-7483 or
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