How would you like to spend your summer working in one of the longest and most complex caves in the world? If geologic and natural history interest you, this internship might be for you! You will make substantial contributions to the Wind Cave's interpretative activities by leading cave tours that explain the geologic and natural history of this intricate cave system, as well as producing an interpretive training manual about the park’s geologic resources that will help future interpreters convey geologic resource information to park visitors in an accurate and engaging manner.
In addition to leading tours, the intern will engage daily with diverse audiences (e.g., families, seniors, international travelers, junior rangers, visitors with disabilities) at the visitor center desk and other formal and informal settings. They will also become adept at communicating both basic park information as well as complex geologic, natural, and cultural history topics in a succinct and engaging way for park visitors.
- Geology coursework or undergraduate degree
- Environmental education
- Effective writer and speaker
- Graphic design skills
- Familiarity or interest in caves/caving
- Ability to walk up to 4 miles/day and traverse several hundred stairs while conducting tours.
The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent legal resident (“green-card-holder”) between the ages of 18 and 30 years old, of diverse background, or a veteran up to age 35. Prior to starting this position, a government security background clearance will be required.