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Education Program Fellowships

The Rocky Mountain Conservancy seeks interns of exceptional ability for three education fellowships.

These are unique, entry-level positions with the National Park Service and the Rocky Mountain Conservancy, a supporting, non-profit organization. It is recommended that the candidates be actively pursuing or have already completed a degree program in environmental education, interpretation, education, general education or natural resources. In addition, experience volunteering for or working with non-profit organizations and an interest in public relations and/or marketing is desired.

Internship Responsibilities:
  • Develop and lead interactive summer/fall youth and school group nature activities and programs
  • Assist with program development, planning and implementation for Rocky Mountain Conservancy - Field Institute
  • Complete projects that may include advertising, basic marketing, graphic design and/or custom program requests
  • Teach nature-based programs to diverse audiences (e.g., K-12 students, youth/adult outreach groups)
  • Schedule and present informational programs about educational opportunities at RMNP
  • Engage in social media to represent the Conservancy including Facebook and Instagram
  • Draft news releases and feature articles
  • Drive and instruct bus tours on 14 passenger and 11 passenger vehicles
  • Support maintenance of Conservancy vehicles

Required Traits:
  • Dedicated to child-centered education with the ability to also lead adult audiences
  • Demonstrated ability to think and act creatively
  • Adept with communication—both speaking and writing – for diverse audiences and mediums required
  • Strong problem solving skills with the ability to organize ideas and information
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and independent with assignments and duties
  • Computer literacy/experience with Power Point and desk-top publishing preferred
  • Enthusiasm, a warm disposition, and the ability to handle the stress of children in stride

Work Schedule: The education fellows will work a 40-hour week, with time occasionally divided between RMNP and the Conservancy. The work schedules with both organizations are somewhat flexible and depend upon program reservations by visiting groups and scheduled projects.

Benefits: Fellows are provided with a $900/month stipend (paid out in two-week periods), housing in Estes Park/Rocky Mountain National Park, work clothing, and three credits to Colorado State University.