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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Actively Recruiting:
Yes

Position title :
Interpretative Media Intern

Town, City, Park, etc :
Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge

State / Territory :
Arizona

Organization/Program Description :

Do you have experience in writing, photography, graphic design, and social media with a love for public lands? Take those talents to the heart of the Sonoran Desert, the most biodiverse desert in the world, at Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge in Ajo, AZ. As an interpretative media intern for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, create meaningful content and lead design opportunities for connection through the refuge’s interpretive library, website, and social media. By creating experiences in the form of interpretive media throughout the refuge as well as website and social media content to extend and enhance outreach, you will develop physical and digital material that will educate and share with the public a deep understanding our this vast habitat. As the refuge headquarters is somewhat remote, it is recommended that you have your own reliable vehicle. Additional work at nearby refuges during your experience will be made available. Onsite housing is available.

Position Description :
  • We are looking for resourceful, creative, and enthusiastic applicants who are working toward or recently completed a degree and have a passion for connecting adults, kids, and families to the great outdoors. The 2020-2021 school year presents new opportunities to get families outside to their refuges. The intern will need to work both independently and with a small number of staff. Digital content development skills, interpretive writing experience, and basic website editing skills are desired. As is demonstrated cultural awareness, including experience working with people from diverse cultures.
  • 880 hours to be completed by the end of their internship. Anticipated period of work is January 2021-June 2021 with some flexibility in dates. Work hours generally will be 8am-4pm Monday-Friday; some weekend and evening hours may be needed for events. At least initially, work will be virtual because of COVID-19. When in-person work is possible, work location will be at the headquarters office/visitor information center at Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge.
Requirements :
  • Candidates must have experience in interpretative writing and digital editing. A valid driver’s license is required.
  • Applicants will receive first consideration with academic disciplines and areas of interest related to this position: writing, photography, education, history, botany, biology, communication, graphic design and/or working with the public and partners. A personal vehicle is highly recommended. 
  • Upon the completion of this internship the intern will have earned Public Lands Corps Hiring Authority which can be used to gain permanent employment with the federal government.
Contact Information :

For more information, please contact Alfredo Soto at [email protected] and/or (520)387-4987.