Conservation Internship Program


The Idaho Conservation Corps Internship program is an innovative AmeriCorps Program designed to provide hands on training and experience to those interested in pursuing employment with land and water resource management agencies, and other outdoor careers. The program is a cooperative effort designed to address community, environmental, and resource management projects.  

 

OPEN POSITIONS:

Trade Skills Intern – 24 weeks– Nez Perce National Historical Park and Idaho Conservation Corps
Nez Perce National Historical Park and Idaho Conservation Corps is recruiting one Trade Skills Intern beginning November through April (24 weeks), 40 hour service weeks Monday through Friday. Internship will be learning based, and will provide opportunities for the intern to grow, develop, and apply general facility management skills through a mix of training and participation in park projects and operations. Interns will receive one-on-one mentorship from experienced park staff, and will work at a pace that allows an appropriate amount of time for learning, understanding, and skill development. Trade skills learned will include carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and masonry skills. Interns will also focus on career building and professional development skills. This will include resume writing, overview of park operations such as interpretation, natural and cultural resource management, and public engagement/community involvement. These interactions, in conjunction with the specific trades skilled learned, will allow the intern to gain a better understanding of the overall function of the National Park site and the role of facility management plays within that organization.

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Preservation Maintenance Intern – 24 weeks –Nez Perce National Historical Park and Idaho Conservation Corps
Nez Perce National Historical Park and Idaho Conservation Corps is recruiting one Trade Skills Intern beginning November through April (24 weeks), 40 hour service weeks Monday through Friday. Internship will focus primarily on the field of historic preservation through application of the Secretary of Interior’s Standards for Treatment of Historic Properties in a hands-on project based environment. The intern will be introduced to the preservation ethics and learn assessment and treatment skills necessary for successful historic structure and cultural landscape management and preservation. These skills will be taught though mix of project-based restoration work on park historic structures and cultural landscapes, and though education and mentorship from experienced park staff at a pace that allows for learning and understanding. The program will allow the intern an opportunity to learn, develop, and practice historic preservation trade skills, while gaining an understanding of their utilization and connection to facility management and overall park operations.

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