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Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation
Seasonal Interpreter/Re-creator (SIR)

Division of Tennessee State Parks, Bureau of Parks and Conservation

Salary: $9.97/Hour for 37.5 Hour Week; Housing provided at most sites

Period of Employment: May 14 to September 4 -  This position is seasonal and term limited

Positions located at various Tennessee State Parks and in the central office in Nashville

Summer Jobs & Internship Opportunities

 2017 Interviews will be held February 28th & March 1st 2017 in the University Career Services Office. All interested candidates should come to University Career Services to:

  • Sign up for an interview appointment time
  • Submit request for transcript
  • Fill out ETSU internship documents
  • Pick-up application (must be returned by Feb 13th)
  • Pick up pre-interview questionnaire (must be returned by Feb 13th)

 DEADLINE FOR COMPLETION AND RETURN OF THE APPLICATION PROCESS DOCUMENTS IS FEBRUARY 13, 2017.  INTERVIEW APPOINTMENTS ARE ON A FIRST COME BASIS – SIGN UP/APPLY EARLY

Qualifications

At a minimum, the applicant must be a sophomore by credit hours working toward an undergraduate degree in general life sciences, forestry, wildlife, geology, geography, history, anthropology/archaeology, environmental science, park administration, natural resource-based recreation, etc. Coursework in outdoor leadership and/or wilderness skills is supportive and desirable but not mandatory. If selected for an interview, the applicant is required to have a copy of his current college/university transcript and a completed State of Tennessee employment application.

  Candidates appointed must pass a criminal background check .

 About the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC)

The department is responsible for:

  • Safeguarding the health and safety of Tennessee citizens from environmental hazards;
  •  Protecting and improving the quality of Tennessee’s land, air, and water, and
  • Managing the system of 56 Tennessee State Parks and 85 Natural Areas

 TDEC has approximately 2,900 employees working across Tennessee supported by a total budget of more than $300 million with funding from dedicated fees and state parks revenue, federal sources, and the state general fund. The department is the chief environmental and natural resource regulatory agency in Tennessee with delegated responsibility from the U.S. EPA to regulate sources of air pollution, radiological health issues, solid and hazardous waste, underground storage tanks, water pollution, water supply, and groundwater pollution. TDEC has eight (8) regional offices across the state serving as the primary point of contact for their respective regions.

 Summary & Distinguishing Features

Seasonal Interpreter/Recreators (SIRs) provide interpretive programs for park guests such as guided tours, hikes, workshops, canoe floats, slide shows, demonstrations, campfires and other outdoor activities. They assist park rangers in the protection of natural and cultural features, and other resource management-related activities as assigned. SIRs work with park rangers to ensure that park facilities, buildings, grounds and equipment are secure, and assist with inspection and maintenance. Additional duties include general administrative responsibilities including writing reports, maintaining records, and scheduling, delegating and executing work assignments.

 Duties and Essential Functions

Seasonal Interpreter/Recreators (SIRs) primary responsibilities include:

•  Providing interpretive programs

•  Resource management activities

•  General administrative tasks

 Duties and Essential Functions

Seasonal Interpreter/Recreators (SIRs) primary responsibilities include:

•  Providing interpretive programs

•  Resource management activities

•  General administrative tasks

 Competencies

•  Personality and communication skills conducive to work in public service required

•  Candidate must be a self-starter and able to complete tasks with minimal supervision

•  Sound knowledge or willingness to learn about the natural and cultural history of the park area

•  Strong writing skills to organize park information, complete reports, generate interpretive program outlines and respond to requests for park information

•  A valid vehicle operator license required

•  Desirable but not required certifications: CPR, Advanced First Aid, or First Responder

•  Good physical condition: ability to do much hiking, climbing and carrying; ability to perform responsibly under emergency situations



MOUNTAIN YOUTH ACADEMY 
MOUNTAIN CITY, TN

SUMMER SEMESTER 2017 (CONTINUOUS SEMESTERS)

  MAJORS : CRIMINAL JUSTICE / PSYCHOLOGY / SOCIOLOGY / SOCIAL WORK / EDUCATION / HUMAN SERVICES

SOPHOMORE - GRADUATE LEVELS

 JOB DESCRIPTION:  Mountain Youth Academy is a residential treatment center for young adolescents (male and female) ages 7 through 17.  The successful candidate will be a clinical, programmatic, and/or education intern who will contribute to the effective implementation of individual treatment plan of students through line of sight supervision, provision of clinical services (including group and recreational opportunities), positive interaction and role modeling, direct and clinical care, and appropriate scoring of behaviors of students. Intern will provide appropriate crisis intervention as necessary by anticipating and responding quickly to escalating behaviors, utilizing de-escalation techniques to diffuse the situation, correctly prioritizing safety concerns, and following proper restraint technique guidelines as needed.

The work environment for this position is a residential facility setting. While performing the duties of this internship, the intern will be exposed to students who may ask inappropriate personal questions, display socially unacceptable personal behaviors, use profanity and make insulting remarks or threats.

 *NOTE:  Successful candidates must have a background check, drug screen and acceptance by the State of Tennessee DCS criteria.  A seven-day training will be required. 

 SALARY:   Volunteer - Unpaid

 HOURS : To be discussed during interview.

 DEADLINE: ALL PAPERWORK MUST BE RECEIVED PRIOR TO START OF SEMESTER: EMPLOYER TRAINING DATES MAY REQUIRE EARLIER COMPLETION

 

SMALL MIRACLES THERAPEUTIC EQUESTRIAN CENTER, INC.
KINGSPORT, TN

SUMMER SEMESTER 2017 (CONTINUOUS SEMESTERS)

MAJORS: EDUCATION / PSYCHOLOGY/SOCIOLOGY/ HUMAN SERVICES / INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

SOPHOMORE – SENIOR LEVELS

JOB DESCRIPTION

Small Miracles is a nonprofit corporation founded in 1995 through love to enhance the physical, emotional and cognitive growth of individuals with special needs through equine assisted activities and therapies (EAAT). Small Miracles is an affiliate member of PATH Intl.; all of our instructors are certified through PATH Intl. and are first aid/CPR trained. Our facility is located on 11 fenced acres; including indoor, outdoor riding arenas, equine barn, prayer chapel and numerous shelter/storage sheds. We provide approximately 75 equine assisted activities each week.

Desired Qualities of Internship Applicant: Candidate shall complete Volunteer Training and Orientation. The individual must be empathetic with a complete understanding of our mission to serve the special needs community. One must posses' sound judgment, maturity, humility, good decision-making skills and a servant's heart. CPR, first aide training is desirable. Must be willing to do whatever needs to be done; excellent team worker.

SALARY: Volunteer

HOURS: 10-19 (1 Credit Hour)

DEADLINE: All Paperwork must be received prior to the start of the semester.


CRISIS CENTER INC.
BRISTOL, VA

SUMMER SEMESTER 2017  (Continuous Semesters)

MAJORS:  SOCIOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY

JUNIOR - GRADUATE LEVELS

JOB DESCRIPTION: The mission of the Crisis Center is to offer the communities we serve education, advocacy and intervention allowing individuals to find positive solutions for personal crises. Through support, hope and education we strive to restore emotional balance to both individuals and the communities in which they live. Rooted in respect, justice, hope and the inherent worth of every individual, the Crisis Center partners with people to afford them a safe space to be heard, supported and believed in an effort to inspire healing and promote positive change for both the individual and the community as a whole.

Interns will attend 40 hours of crisis intervention training to become certified hotline workers. Interns will be responsible for taking at least ten hours of hotline per week, in addition to other specific duties to be determined by each intern's major, skills, expertise and preferences.

In addition to direct crisis intervention work described above, the Sociology and Anthropology position will also involve: research and data collections on rate and prevalence of sexual assault, domestic violence and suicide, including demographic information both regionally and nationally. Also, the position involves collaborating with the grant research team to find evidence to support the need for funding in nonprofits. Investigating local and national laws governing these issues and collecting stories or case studies of those affected will also be a part of this work.

Requirements:  Crisis Center Inc. volunteers and interns are subject to a background check.

Salary:  Volunteer (highly successful, long term interns have priority hiring status when paid positions are available or grant funding allows for adding staff)

Hours: 10-19 hr/pr/wk (Specific schedule during initial training, then flexible hours as needed).

DEADLINE: PAPERWORK MUST BE RECEIVED PRIOR TO THE START OF SEMESTER: EMPLOYER TRAINING DATES MAY REQUIRE EARLIER COMPLETION


FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT CLINIC
Based in JOHNSON CITY, TN

SUMMER SEMESTER 2017 (CONTINUOUS SEMESTERS)

  MAJORS : CRIMINAL JUSTICE / PSYCHOLOGY / SOCIOLOGY / SOCIAL WORK / EDUCATION / Counseling and Human Services 

JUNIOR - GRADUATE LEVELS

  JOB DESCRIPTION: The FJDCC is an agency which provides assistance to Judges in the First Judicial District by evaluating high conflict families with children who are embroiled in custody and/or visitation disputes.  The successful candidate will be capable of independent work responsibilities, collaboration with a multidisciplinary team, effective communication skills, as well as dependable and capable of crisis intervention when necessary.  The intern will work under the direct supervision of Janie A. Short, LCSW, and will be primarily responsible for providing monitoring of court-ordered supervised visitations between parents with impairment (e.g., substance abuse, anger management, poor boundaries, etc.) and their minor children.  In addition, the intern will participate in forensic evaluations of high conflict families who are referred to the FJDCC.  This is an excellent opportunity for a student interested in direct exposure to family and human dynamics.  

 The work environment for this position varies as needed and will be explained at the initial interview.  

 SALARY: Unpaid /Volunteer

  HOURS : 10-19 (1 credit hour)

 DEADLINES: ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED PRIOR TO START OF THE SEMESTER


 

 

 
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