Undergraduate Intern - Natural Resources - Utah Valley University in Orem Utah

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Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah

United States


Detailed Job Description

The intern will work full-time with the Capitol Reef National Park (CRNP) Division of Resource Management & Science, assisting with natural resources-related field and office work, and assisting with collecting and managing data related to the park’s historic orchards. They will also work two days per pay period at Capitol Reef Field Station (CRFS).

They may be asked to help the CRFS site manager with various projects and visiting groups. In some instances, they may be asked to stand in as assistant site manager. By the end of the summer, the intern is expected to complete a personal independent project that relates to the field station.

Minimum Qualifications

Completion of two years of academic training at an accredited institution in an undergraduate program directly related to the summary of duties; relevant coursework to be determined by the hiring department.

Preferred Qualifications

Must be a current student at UVU (preferably in junior or senior year of program).

Must have background and interest in areas of ecology, botany, horticulture, GIS, outdoor leadership, and/or natural resources management.

Must be willing to live at Capitol Reef National Park throughout the duration of the internship.

Must be mature, independent, and self-motivated.

Must be able to hike, load materials, and carry out activities related to the UVU and NPS missions.


Knowledge of GPS and GIS systems.

Knowledge of using digital cameras, computer software.

Knowledge of natural resources management.


Candidates should enjoy being outdoors, be physically fit, be methodical and detail-oriented, have GPS experience, and be able to accurately and legibly record data. Skills using GPS units, digital cameras and computer software (e.g., Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, ArcGIS) would be needed. Experience driving four-wheel drive vehicles on dirt roads would be beneficial. The intern would work primarily with the park Biologist and Chief of Resource Management and Science, but would be supervised by the CRFS Site Manager.


The plant and wildlife surveys/monitoring typically requires long hours in the field and hiking up to 10 miles a day, although 2 to 6 miles per day is more typical. Hikes are generally across rough terrain and off designated trails. Weather conditions vary from cold winds or rain in the early spring to temperatures nearing 100 degrees F in the summer. Other challenging field conditions include the potential for high winds, and gnats or other biting insects.

Pay Range

$9.00 - $11.25 per hour

Special Instructions to Applicants

Under “Reference’s Letter” Please list a minimum of three contacts. References may be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process.

Keyword Phrases

  • Capitol Reef Field Station
  • Undergraduate Intern - Natural Resources
  • student centered teaching organization
  • building communities of engaged learners
  • beautiful mountain location
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
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Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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