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RMS Internships - 2015

Internship: Water Trails Economic Impact - Research and Categorization

The River Management Society seeks an intern who will collect surveys, reports, assessments and other evidence of water trails economic impact published in 2012, 2013 and 2014; summarize the metrics and results; and identify key findings in a report and presentation. Ten weeks (flexible start) January - April, 2015. Closes December 19, 2014.

Internship: Guidance for Landowners on Publicly-Used Rivers and Waterways

The River Management Society seeks an individual to provide a current assessment of landowner considerations and responsibilities, including a resource of national and state-specific legal statutes, case law regarding river access/private lands, and precedent that can be published online as a tool for river managers, water trail leaders and members of the public who visit and recreate on waterways. Ten weeks (flexible start) January - April or May - July, 2015. Round I closes December 19, 2014. A second round if necessary will be announced January 14, 2014.

Supervisory Outdoor Recreation Planner GS-0023-11, Announcement # UT-Merit-2015-0021
Full-time, permanent, position located in Monticello, Utah, Open to status candidates. Closes: 12/29/14
This announcement can be viewed on the USAJOBS website.

Outdoor Recreation Planner GS-0023-9/11, Announcement # UT-Merit-2014-0070
Full-time, permanent, position located in Monticello, Utah, Open to status candidates.  Closes: 12/29/14
This announcement can be viewed on the USAJOBS website

The Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest/Gold Beach and Powers Ranger Districts are seeking a Recreation Technician, GS-0462-07. This is a permanent position.

The Gold Beach and Powers Ranger Districts are outreaching for a GS-0462-07 Recreation Technician. If you love gorgeous ocean beaches, wild rivers, mild temperatures, and exciting recreation work, we have just the job for you! Possibly the only ranger district with ocean views and coffee-break beach walks. We have lots of wild & scenic rivers and wilderness where you can paddle, hike and fish to your heart’s content. Or for the adventurous, come learn how to surf, stand-up paddle, or kite surf with the whales! Please share this opportunity with anyone you think may be interested! Duty Location: Gold Beach, OR. Please respond to outreach via the attached form by December 26, 2014.

The Middle Colorado Watershed Council is seeking a Part-time Education and Outreach Coordinator

The University of Utah is seeking several new faculty from diverse disciplines to do work related to Society, Water and Climate.

USDA Forest Service is seeking interest for a Recreation Planner,Hood River, ORSeries Categories: GS-401/807-7/9 PFT

The incumbent will work for the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area with responsibility for managing 2 Wild and Scenic Rivers, the White Salmon and the Klickitat, and a portion of the Mark Hatfield Wilderness. The incumbent is responsible for recreation planning in the Gorge and will write NEPA documents related to recreation planning while working in an interdisciplinarysetting. This positon supervises one seasonal river ranger. PLEASE RESPOND BY December 30, 2014.  See attachment for more information. 

Prairie Rivers Network, Champaign Illinois seeks an Executive Director  We seek an energetic and self-motivated individual to lead an organization working with citizens, state agencies, scientists, and other advocacy groups to protect Illinois’ 120,000 miles of rivers and streams. Individuals with leadership, fundraising, program development, and advocacy skills are strongly urged to apply.  Read full job position description and announcement.Interested candidates should e-mail their resume, a cover letter outlining their interests in and suitability for the position, and contact information for three references to: info@prairierivers.org 

Angelo State University Recreation is once again seeking a Graduate Assistant for Fall 2015 (start date in late Summer). Please pass this posting along to your student leaders ready to take the next leap. Additional details can be found in the official posting. .

Ian R. Brown, Assistant Director for Outdoor Adventures, Angelo State University Recreation, President of the Board, Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education
The Fort Carson Adventure Programs and Education (APE), in Colorado Springs, CO is currently looking for 2 well-qualified persons for a full-time Winter Internship running from mid-Jan 2015 to mid-Apr 2015. We are also currently hiring 8 interns for our Summer 2015 full-time internship, which begins mid-May 2015 and ends mid-Aug 2015. Please see attached Summer Intern Packet. Check us out at the Career Center for specific seasonal information.
We are taking resumes throughout the year for all seasons. Call or email Trevor McConnell, Internship Director at 719-492-6640 (trevor.mcconnell@us.army.mil) if these times do not work for you. Other arrangements can be made. Best of Luck!
Tara L. Allman, Adventure Programs Coordinator, Fort Carson Adventure Programs and Education, Colorado Springs, CO
The University of Idaho Department of Movement Sciences is hiring a Clinical Assistant Professor in Recreation with focus on the Outdoor Recreation Leadership curriculum. The position description and application instructions are listed here
Ohio University Outdoor Pursuits is seeking two Graduate Assistant Positions, Challenge Program & Adventure Trips. See attachments for more information or Contact Dan Vorisek at Vorisek@ohio.edu or myself for more information. Please pass this along to your student leaders ready to take this leap in their path.
David Roth, Graduate Assistant Outdoor Pursuits

University of Georgia Assistant Director for Outdoor Recreation, This position is an integral part of the department's leadership team. Reporting to the Associate Director for Programs, the Assistant Director for Outdoor Recreation is primarily responsible for the development and direction of five outdoor recreation program areas within the Department of Recreational Sports including the trips and clinic program, the challenge courses (indoor and outdoor), the Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC) (equipment retail, resale merchandise and resource material), climbing wall and bouldering courtyard and the first-year experience program, Dawg Camp Adventure. Anticipated start date is January, 2015. 

The Roaring Fork Conservancy is seeking a full-time, seasonal intern to work on their Summer 2015 River Rendezvous.    

Environmental Stewards (ES) 2014

We offer land and water management agencies and non-profit organizations opportunities to accomplish specific projects, and provides individual placements for young people (Stewards) interested in gaining experience in natural and cultural resource management. Stewards are placed with state and federal agencies or non-profits in 10-week to year-long positions throughout the United States, and can start anytime during the year.

What Can Stewards Do?

  • Water/Vegetation monitoring
  • GPS use and GIS mapping
  • Grant Writing
  • Interpretive Services
  • Program Development
  • Invasive Species Management
  • Outreach and Education
  • And other hands-on work related to environmental stewardship

Benefits of Using Environmental Stewards

  • Stewards are locally recruited but logistically supported by ES staff
  • Environmental Stewards provides payroll, worker’s comp, and liability insurance
  • Environmental Stewards can provide an AmeriCorps Educational Award based on the amount of hours served
  • ES already has some national cooperative agreements with land management agencies – Stewards can be placed easily, they can be, but do not have to be students and are selected by the hiring agency or organization. 
  • Stewards can potentially qualify for the Public Land Corps non-competitive hiring authority, and/or the PLC Direct Hire authority. 
  • ES is an official 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC) program – Steward’s work supports the national efforts of the 21CSC.

How to Partner With Us describes the Environmental Stewards program.  You can find the application at www.environmentalstewards.org under the “partner” button 

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