Internships

GEOLOGY/GEOGRAPHY/GEOMATICS

Geology/Geography/Geomatics internships and co-op opportunities are administered by the Geosciences Department Head.  Students wishing to pursue internships or co-op opportunities should contact the Department of Geosciences at 423-439-7516. 

 

TENNESSEE STATE PARKS
STATE OF TENNESSEE DEPT. OF ENVIRONMENT & CONSERVATION

SUMMER SEMESTER 2016

 MAJORS: ANTHROPOLOGY/ APPALACHIAN STUDIES/ BIOLOGY/ EDUCATION/ ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH/ GEOGRAPHY/ GEOLOGY/ HISTORY/ PARKS AND RECREATION/ CONTINUING STUDIES (BGSD) WITH CONCENTRATIONS IN THE ABOVE MAJORS

 SOPHOMORE - SENIOR LEVELS

 POSITION:  SEASONAL INTERPRETIVE RANGER

 JOB DESCRIPTION

CRITERIA:

  • Course work in outdoor leadership and/or wilderness skills is supportive and desirable, but not mandatory; 
  • A sound knowledge of or willingness to learn about the natural and cultural history of the park;
  • Personality and communicative skills conductive to work in public service while guiding and directing interpretive programs, assisting park visitors and supporting park rangers and staff in a myriad of administrative, maintenance and operational duties;
  • Writing skills as applied to organizing information, completing reports, generating interpretive program transcripts and responding to requests for park information.

  DUTIES:   The student will be responsible for providing interpretive programs such as guided tours, hikes, slide shows, demonstrations, campfires and other outdoor activities for park visitors; assisting the part rangers in the protection of the natural and cultural features, park boundary inspection/maintenance and other resource management activities as assigned; assisting the park rangers in assuring that park facilities, buildings, grounds and equipment are secure.  Assists rangers in the inspection and maintenance of buildings, grounds, and equipment; assists rangers with routine reports and records; assists rangers in scheduling, delegating and executing work assignments of various groups.

  LICENSE, CERTIFICATES OR REGISTRATION:   A valid vehicle operator license & CPR Certification are required. Desirable but not required certifications: Advanced First Aid, First Responder or Emergency Medical Technician. 

  PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OR OTHER FACTORS:   Good Physical condition: ability to do much hiking, climbing and carrying; ability to perform responsibly under emergency and crisis situations.

 PLEASE COME BY UNIVERSITY CAREER SERVICES, ARC CENTER-2ND LEVEL CULP CENTER TO COMPLETE THE NECESSARY PAPERWORK AND TO PICK UP THE STATE OF TN APPLICATION AND PRE-INTERVIEW QUESTIONAIRE. CURRENT RESUME REQUIRED

 NOTE:  On-campus interviews will be held on Wednesday March 16, 2016 and Thursday March 17, 2016. Please schedule your appointment when you pick-up your application documents. Timeslots are very limited!!

 HOUSING: To be discussed during interview

 SALARY: $ 9.87 pr/hr

 HOURS: 37.5 hrs a week

  DEADLINE: Application process completed by Thursday, March 3, 2016

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