Monday, February 13, 2017

Paid Internship
National Park Service - Urban Ecology Research Learning Alliance

The National Park Service’s Urban Ecology Research Learning Alliance in the regional Office of Natural Resources and Science is seeking a paid intern to model the ecological benefits of trees in the National Parks around the Nation’s Capital.

The intern will work closely with the NPS Urban Ecology Research Learning Alliance’s (UERLA) Science Education Coordinator to quantify the ecological contribution of NPS tress to National Capital Region parks. The intern will have the opportunity to present to NPS staff in the National Capital Region. This position will begin as soon as possible in 2017 and continue for 6 months to 1 year depending on the student’s interest and available funding. Hours are anticipated to be part time, not to exceed 20 hours/week. Duty station is flexible but visits to the Natural Resources and Science Office in Washington, DC will be necessary. Additionally, the intern should have access to a computer with experience in analysis, modeling, and be able to quantify ecological benefits. Students must be enrolled in the spring of 2017, be enrolled in a degree program, and anticipate being enrolled in the fall semester.


UERLA is a National Park Service Research Learning Center that serves 16 parks in National Capital Region. We translate complex research results into readily understandable information, providing research, education, and technical assistance for parks. UERLA also provides science communication outreach to park managers and external audiences via websites, workshops, and publications. UERLA maintains research and education partnerships with universities, not-for- profit, education, and other federal agencies. The education activities of UERLA include providing training opportunities for NPS staff and partners, participating in science education programs, and building external partnerships that support science education in parks. Within the Natural Resources and Science Office, other science programs, such as botany, wildlife, geology, air resources, and inventory and monitoring, aquatic ecology work with the Urban Ecology Research Learning Alliance on interdisciplinary projects.

If interested, provide a current resume, transcripts, and letter of interest electronically to Ann_Gallagher@nps.gov, Science Education Coordinator, Urban Ecology Research Learning Alliance, National Capital Region, National Park Service, 4598 MacArthur Blvd., NW, Washington, DC 20007, Cell: (240) 461-6171 and rcjones@gmu.edu, R. Christian Jones, Professor and Director, Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center, George Mason University, 4400 University Dr. MSN 5F2, Fairfax, VA 22030.

The deadline for applying is March 3, 2017. They expect to interview candidates the week of March 6.  To apply:  https://www.nps.gov/rlc/urbanecology/uerla-current-internships.htm