Recreation Internships
Recreation Internships in Iowa

Following is a list of agencies offering internships in recreation administration. Use the dropdown menu to filter the results:

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Internship Name:
Youth Development Intern
November 4, 2014
Organization:
NORTH & WEST FAMILY YMCA

624 W. 53rd Street
Davenport, Iowa 52803
www.ScottCountyFamilyY.org
Contact Information:
Amy Goodwin , Human Resources Director
563-345-4269
Stipend: No
Housing: No
Available: 2
Year Round
Continuous
Description: Private
1. Provides practical experience by observing and participating in day-to-day conduct of projects related to fields of interest; 2. To provide opportunities for application and development of professional methods and skills through actual practice. Emphasis is placed on developing competence in basic professional methods such as analysis, fiscal management, planning, record keeping, promotion, programming, teaching, member services, and evaluation. (Each student is required to complete a list of core objectives plus specific track objectives and a related project, which will enhance their personal portfolio.) 3. To provide a wide range of experiences and observations in the chosen area for the internship. This diversification becomes an invaluable guide as the intern chooses a professional path that best reflects his/her career goals. Specifically I am looking for an intern who would be helping me with after school adventure, summer camp, programming, and other paperwork Intern evaluations will focus on satisfactory development of skills within the following areas as appropriate:  Customer Service  Professionalism  Time Management  Promptness  Handles Responsibility  Relates to Others  Handles Criticism  Friendly  Accepts Direction from Others  Enthusiasm/Energy  Organization Skills  Takes Initiative  Communication Skills  Outgoing  Leadership Skills  Attire/Personal Grooming  Decision Making Skills  Maturity
Internship Name:
Naturalist Intern
February 24, 2014
Organization:
Starr's Cave Nature Center

11627 Starr's Cave Rd
Burlington, Iowa 52601
http://www.dmcounty.com/
Contact Information:
Kent Rector, Environmental Education Manager
(319) 753-5808
Not Available
Stipend: Yes
Housing: No
Available: 1
Summer
2014
Description: Outdoor
Under the direct supervision of the Environmental Education Coordinator, the Naturalist Intern plans, develops, and presents environmental education, interpretation, conservation education, and outdoor recreation programs for youth summer camps; plans and presents programs to school groups and the public as necessary; develops written, audiovisual, and display materials; assists in directing the operations and programs of Starr’s Cave Nature Center and performs related work as the need is identified. •Plan, develop, and teach summer camps for ages 4 – 15 •Assist with the operations and programs of Starr’s Cave Nature Center •Assist with the development and designing of interpretive and promotional displays for the nature center •Assist with the promotional activities to stimulate public interest in the use of parks, including taking photos, brochure development, and speaking to the public •Attend appropriate training sessions as assigned by the Environmental Education Coordinator •Plan, develop, and teach at least one public program •Complete one major project (e.g. design a brochure, build an interpretive trail, create a new exhibit, develop curriculum for a school program) •Basic field identification and natural history of local flora and fauna •Ability to comprehend, analyze, interpret, and explain conservation laws, principles, and practices •Program Development and Educational Skills •Ability to plan and evaluate programs appropriate for the developmental ability and needs of the audience •Ability to write program goals and objectives. •Communication Skills •Ability to communicate orally and effectively to groups and individuals in both formal and non-formal situations in one or more of the following areas: indoor and outdoor presentations, camp fires, trailside talks, classroom presentations, public meetings, and storytelling. •Ability to communicate effectively in writing to people with a variety of age and educational abilities •Administrative Skills •Ability to work within a budget •Ability to organize camp registration materials •Ability to inventory supplies and obtain new supplies as needed. Normal workweek is weekdays 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM though regular evening and/or weekend shifts will be required. Interns will be provided with uniforms and all necessary training. Starting pay is $8.50 - $9.50/hr. depending on qualifications. To be considered for employment, applicant must submit a resume, cover letter and two references. Hard copy applications are preferred but applications may be submitted electronically by sending an email with “Naturalist Intern Application” as the subject. Applications must be postmarked on or before April 11, 2014. Applicants receiving interviews will be notified by April 18 and selected applicants will be given offers of employment on or before May 2.
Internship Name:
Des Moine County Conservation Internship
February 24, 2014
Organization:
Des Moine County Conservation

13700 Washington Rd.
West Burlington, Iowa 52655
http://www.dmcounty.com/
Contact Information:
Chris Lee, Director
(319) 572-1564
Not Available
Stipend: Yes
Housing: No
Available: 2
Summer
2014
Description: Outdoor
Interns will primarily assist maintenance staff with management and maintenance of parks, trails, natural areas, and various public facilities throughout the county. Interns will also have opportunities to assist conservation education staff with program preparation and presentations, natural resource management staff with wildlife management activities, law enforcement staff with patrol and law enforcement duties, and administration staff with various administrative efforts. Job duties will be primarily maintenance-oriented and will include, but are not limited to park and campground maintenance and upkeep, equipment maintenance, construction or repair of facilities, trail maintenance/creation and wildlife habitat management. Conservation Interns will also report/repair safety hazards, offer assistance and information to the public, maintain working relationships with other employees and the public, attend any and all mandatory trainings and meetings, and perform related tasks as assigned and available within the other departments (natural resource, education, administration). Normal workweek is Monday through Friday 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM though the occasional evening or weekend may be required. Interns will be provided with uniforms, all necessary training. Starting pay is $8.50 - $9.50/hr depending on qualifications. Hard copy applications are preferred but applications may be submitted electronically by sending an email with “Conservation Intern Application” as the subject. Applications must be postmarked on or before April 11, 2014. Applicants receiving interviews will be notified by April 18 and selected applicants will be given offers of employment on or before May 2.
Internship Name:
Recreation Intern
February 5, 2014
Organization:
City of Waukee

230 W Hickman Rd
Waukee, Iowa 50263
www.waukee.org
Contact Information:
Patty Holden, HR Director
5159787908
hr@waukee.org
Stipend: Yes
Housing: No
Available: 1
Summer
2014
Description: Municipal
Under the supervision of Recreation Supervisors. Planning & coordinating recreation programs for youth and seniors, administer programs, assist with administrative duties, assist with special events, work with daily operations and assist with the operations of the youth and adult sport leagues. The position will include a wide range of activities from Waukee’s adult and youth programs. Job Requirements: The ideal candidate will be a student who is currently majoring in Parks & Recreation, Leisure Studies or related field. The intern must be sports/activity minded and possess the ability and desire to work with people of all ages. Must possess a Valid Iowa Driver’s License and meet the requirements of the City’s motor vehicle policy.
Internship Name:
Habitat Stewardship Intern
January 30, 2014
Organization:
Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center Woodbury County Conservati

620 Douglas St
Sioux City, Iowa 51101
http://www.woodburyparks.com/employment.html
Contact Information:
Not Available, Not Available
(712)258-0838)
Not Available
Stipend: Yes
Housing: No
Available:
Summer
2014
Description: Outdoor
Duties: Assist with conducting habitat management such as invasive species removal, shrub removal, oak savanna and prairie restoration, and prairie planting; conduct mowing, trimming and general park management tasks; assist with weeding, mulching, tree trimming , and native landscaping projects; assist with trail maintenance and equipment maintenance; assist with fence construction, repair and removal; maintain working relationships with other employees and the public; and perform related tasks assigned. Required Skills: Ability to work independently and in a groupl possess a strong work ethic and sincere interest in preserving Iowa ecosystems; experience in safely operating and maintaining mowers, motorized equipment such as All-Terrain Vehicles, power and hand tools is helpful; ability to follow directions and learn new skills; general knowledge and interest in outdoors and natural resources. Qualifications: Must possess and current valid drivers license; have reliable transportation and the ability to get to and from different work sites within a 45-mile radius of Sioux City; ability to routinely lift up to 50 pounds and be physically able to work in extreme environmentally rigorous situations (heat, humidity, steep terrain) MUST pass physical and drug screening tests prior to employment for Woodbury County. DEADLINE: 4:30pm Monday March 3rd, 2014 Please include job application (website to print is listed above) resume, and cover letter. Mail to: Human Resources Dept-RM 701 Woodbury County Courthouse 620 Douglas St Sioux City IA 51101
Internship Name:
Camp High Hopes Internship
January 30, 2014
Organization:
Camp High Hopes

5804 Correctionville Rd
Souix City, Iowa 51106
www.camphighhopes.com
Contact Information:
Samantha Martin, Assistant Camp Director
(712)224-2267
smartin@camphighhopes.com
Stipend: Yes
Housing: Yes
Available:
Year Round
Continuous
Description: Camp
Interns will assist in assessment, planning, implementation/facilitation, and evaluation during CHH activities which are goal oriented and directed toward rehabilitation, amelioration, and/or modification of specific physical, emotional, cognitive, and/or social functional behaviors. Responsibilities during your 14 week internship period may include: client assessments, progress notes, discharge plans, activity analysis, and leisure education among others.
Internship Name:
Summer Intern Naturalist
January 16, 2014
Organization:
Woodbury CCB

Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Sioux City, Iowa
Contact Information:
Dawn Snyder,
712-258-0838
www.woodburyparks.com
Stipend: Yes
Housing: No
Available:
Summer
Continuous
Description: Outdoor
Assist the staff naturalists with planning and conducting nature interpretation and EE program activities, plan and conduct day camps, plan and conduct public education programs and special events, assist with the nature center, assist with habitat management, participate with publicity.
Internship Name:
Baseball
January 16, 2014
Organization:
Burlington Bees

Burlington
Burlington , Iowa
Contact Information:
Chuck Brockett,
319-754-5705
chuck@gobees.com
Stipend: No
Housing: Yes
Available: 4
Summer
2014
Description: Sports
As an intern with the Burlington Bees, you will actively be a part of the many facets of running a minor league baseball organization. Primary responsibilities include coordinating promotions, providing first-rate customer service maintaining a clean facility that is fan-friendly, marketing the team around town and in surrounding communities, and looking for ways to improve our operations.
Internship Name:
Burlington Bees Intern
October 1, 2013
Organization:
Burlington Bees

2712 Mt Pleasant St
Burlington, Iowa 52601
www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t420
Contact Information:
Chuck Brockett, Program Director
319-754-5705
chuck@gobees.com
Stipend: No
Housing: Yes
Available: 1
Spring
2014
Description: Sports
As an intern with the Burlington Bees, you will actively be a part of the many facets of running a minor league baseball organization. Primary responsibilities include coordinating promotions, providing first-rate customer service, maintaining a clean facility that is fan-friendly, marketing the team around town and in surrounding communities, and looking for ways to improve our operations. We’re looking for talented, self-motivated individuals who want to learn what goes on behind the scenes of professional baseball. We value open-minded, conscientious team players possessing a positive attitude and a willingness to do what it takes to get the job done. If you feel you belong in this category, we look forward to talking with you.
Internship Name:
Boy Scouts of America
January 30, 2013
Organization:
Illowa Council of the Boy Scouts of America

4412 N Brady Street
Davenport, Iowa 52806
Contact Information:
Jeff Applegate, District Director
563-349-7413
jeff.applegate@scouting.org
Stipend: No
Housing: No
Available: 2
Summer
2013
Description: Private
The Illowa Council of the Boy Scouts of America is headquartered in Davenport with executives serving in Rock Island, Moline, Davenport and Bettendorf. Intern opportunities exist within our organization to give you a better understanding of the non-profit sector. Students will learn about the day to day functions of a leading non-profit in the area and participate in the daily operations of the council. Position description: Youth programs: Interns will participate in the development, planning and delivery of youth programs in the area. The Boys Scouts serve youth between the ages of 6 – 21 so there will be opportunity to observe programs geared to a variety of age levels. Duties will include learning about how to organize youth programs and carry them out. You will participate in planning meetings and discussions. Input is welcome. Fundraising: This critical element of the non-profit sector is essential to carrying out day to day operations. Interns will learn the details of how a large non-profit raises money in the community to help carry out its mission. Duties will include assisting with tracking donor pledges, data entry of pledge contributions, planning meetings, and donor follow up. This may entail some evening meetings which are not mandatory but would be very informative. Youth membership: Learn about how a youth serving organization attracts and retains youth in its programs. Interns will learn how the BSA is structured, how our youth programs work, and how we interact with the Quad Cities youth population. Duties will include learning how we track and retain our youth membership, how we recruit more youth into our programs and the process we use to register them in Scouting. Volunteer relations: Volunteer service and leadership are central to the Scouting program. We have thousands of volunteers who serve the youth participating in Scouting programs. Positive relations with our volunteers is a key to our ongoing success. Interns will learn about maintaining relationships with existing volunteers and also learn how to develop new relationships with potential volunteers.
Internship Name:
Naturalist
January 28, 2013
Organization:
Nahant Marsh Education Center

4220 Wapello Ave
Davenport, Iowa 52802
www.nahantmarsh.org
Contact Information:
Brian Ritter, Facilitator
563-323-5196
nahantmarsh@eicc.edu
Stipend: Possible
Housing: No
Available:
Year Round
2013
Description: Outdoor
The purpose of the naturalist internship at Nahant Marsh Education Center is to provide practical hands-on experience for developing environmental professionals, thereby promoting our mission to increase understanding and preservation of our natural resources through education, research and recreation. Description: Each position will offer opportunities to actively participate in environmental education (EE), interpretation activities, conservation practices, and habitat management. The intern naturalist may assume assigned tasks of increasing responsibility. Duties: -Learn and effectively teach and EE programs and activities for a wide range of audiences. -Assist with planning and conducting summer day camps and teacher workshops -Plan and conduct public education programs and special events -Assist with nature center exhibit maintenance and animal care -Assist with habitat management such as invasive species removal and trail maintenance -Assist with facility maintenance duties as assigned -Write newsletter articles on natural history and environmental topics -Maintain working relationships with other employees and the public -Perform related tasks as assigned Pay: Housing and stipends may be available on a limited basis. Otherwise the internship is unpaid and the intern will typically work a 10-40 hour week (depending on availability and time commitment needed) Dates of internships: Spring Internships: January to May Summer Internships: Mid-May to mid-August Fall Internships: Mid-August to December
Internship Name:
Marketing/Media/Public Relations Internship
October 25, 2012
Organization:
Mid-Iowa Council Boy Scouts of America

1659 East Euclid Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50313
www.midiowacouncilbsa.org
Contact Information:
Todd Eipperle, Eastern Service Area Field Director
515-250-5539
todd.eipperle@scouting.org
Stipend: Yes
Housing: No
Available: 1
Summer
2013
Description: Other
Mid Iowa Council will be offering a summer opportunity, which will be very beneficial for students and our organization. Interns work on various projects including developing concepts, writing, organizing, selling and implementing. Projects include development of a comprehensive summer camp promotion campaign including web, social media, video, direct mail, brochures and a unit based summer camp presentation package along with other projects as assigned. Opportunity for many actual finished projects for personal portfolio. Qualifications: No Scouting background necessary — junior or senior preferably, public relations, journalism, mass communications and/or Recreation Park and Tourism Administration. Flexible hours 2-3 days per week in the Des Moines office 2-3 days working from home or field work Minimum of 2 – 3 weeks living at camp Will fill 400 hour or 12 week requirement. Some mileage, meals, and other expenses reimbursed. Estimated Start Date: May 20, 2013 To Apply: Contact Todd Eipperle 515-250-5539 or todd.eipperle@scouting.org to set up an interview. include Resume
Internship Name:
Groundskeeping
October 10, 2012
Organization:
Burlington Bees

2712 Mt. Pleasant Street
Burlington, Iowa 52601
http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t420
Contact Information:
Jared Schjei, Assistant General Manager
319-754-5705
jared@gobees.com
Stipend: No
Housing: Yes
Available:
Summer
2013
Description: Sports
Your housing, cable television, and all utilities are paid for, and you have access to free membership of the YMCA/YWCA, as well as free rounds of golf. The team provides a free meal each home game. Duties include: The groundskeeper will be involved in: mowing, fertilizing, aeration, field set up, mound and plate repair, infield skin maintenance, irrigation work, equipment maintenance, and other duties assigned. This person must be interested in turn.
Internship Name:
Media/Broadcasting
October 10, 2012
Organization:
Burlington Bees

2712 Mt. Pleasant Street
Burlington , Iowa 52601
http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t420
Contact Information:
Jared Schjei, Assistant General Manager
319-754-5705
jared@gobees.com
Stipend: No
Housing: Yes
Available:
Summer
2013
Description: Sports
Your housing, cable television, and all utilities are paid for, and you have access to free membership of the YMCA/YWCA, as well as free rounds of golf. The team provides a free meal each home game. Duties include: a. Help write daily game notes b. Research, write, and distribute team promotional and community relations themed press releases. c. Help to update and maintain team’s website. d. Have the opportunity to be involved with radio broadcasts, including pre and post game interviews, color commentary, and play-by-play. e. Spearhead different social media projects including facebook, twitter, youtube, and blog
Internship Name:
Marketing and Operations
October 10, 2012
Organization:
Burlington Bees

2712 Mt. Pleasant Street
Burlington, Iowa 52601
http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t420
Contact Information:
Jared Schjei, Assistant General Manager
319-754-5705
jared@gobees.com
Stipend: No
Housing: Yes
Available:
Summer
2013
Description: Sports
Your housing, cable television, and all utilities are paid for, and you have access to free membership of the YMCA/YWCA, as well as free rounds of golf. The team provides a free meal each home game. Duties include: a. Organize and execute nightly promotions and theme nights, with the goal of a fun experience for our fans. b. Promote upcoming events by designing marketing materials and placing them around the ballpark and in high-traffic areas in the community. c. Look for new marketing, promotional, and community-relations opportunities for the Bees, including ways the team can build brand awareness and make meaningful connections with fans. d. Before home games, help organize any pre-game ceremonies, national-anthem performances, and the “Baseball Buddies” program. e. Maintain a clean facility that reflects well on the organization. f. Help in the set-up and organization for special needs and events. g. Provide first-rate customer service, including assisting fans during the game, and thanking them for coming as they leave. h. During home games, seek areas that need help, including but not limited to concessions, souvenirs, ticket operations, the press box, and crowd control. i. Lend a helping hand to the head groundskeeper as needed, especially during tarp pulls, removal of batting-practice screens, and fifth-inning infield drag.
Internship Name:
Tickets, Groups, & Merchandising
October 10, 2012
Organization:
Burlington Bees

2712 Mt. Pleasant Street
Burlington, Iowa 52601
http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t420
Contact Information:
Jared Schjei, Assistant General Manager
319-754-5705
jared@gobees.com
Stipend: No
Housing: Yes
Available:
Summer
2013
Description: Sports
Your housing, cable television, and all utilities are paid for, and you have access to free membership of the YMCA/YWCA, as well as free rounds of golf. The team provides a free meal each home game. Duties include: a. Maintain and organize ticket office and souvenir store b. Set up and facilitate all group outings and birthday parties while providing first-class customer service c. Help set up concession areas d. Oversee Community Weekend ticket sales drive: sell reduced-cost tickets to area businesses. e. Help with the ticket package and group outing sales drive f. Help in the set-up and organization for special needs and events. g. Help in the office and around the ballpark as needed h. Lend a helping hand to the head groundskeeper as needed, especially during tarp pulls, removal of batting-practice screens, and fifth-inning infield drag. i. Help with public relations events, including player and mascot appearances.
Internship Name:
Spring Internship
October 10, 2012
Organization:
Burlington Bees

2712 Mt. Pleasant St
Burlington , Iowa 52601
http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t420
Contact Information:
Jared Schjei, Assistant General Manager
319-754-5705
jared@gobees.com
Stipend: No
Housing: Yes
Available:
Spring
2013
Description: Sports
The duties to be carried out by Burlington Bees interns during the spring are: 1. Marketing and Promotions a. Organize and execute nightly promotions and theme nights, with the goal of a fun experience for our fans. b. Select and order each game’s on-field contest lineup and prizes, and execute promotions with enthusiasm. c. Promote upcoming events by designing marketing materials and placing them around the ballpark and in high-traffic areas in the community. d. Help sell ticket packages and group outings. e. Look for new marketing, promotional, and community-relations opportunities for the Bees, including ways the team can build brand awareness and make meaningful connections with fans. f. Assist with fundraisers and any other events in the community. 2. Game-Day and Facility Operations a. Maintain a clean facility that reflects well on the organization. b. Help in the set-up and organization for special needs and events. c. Coordinate the public-address script for each home game, making appropriate changes to include pertinent announcements and sponsorships. d. Before home games, help organize any pre-game ceremonies, national-anthem performances, and the “Baseball Buddies” program. e. Provide first-rate customer service, including setting up, cleaning after, and serving group outings and birthday parties, assisting fans during the game, and thanking them for coming as they leave. f. During home games, seek areas that need help, including but not limited to concessions, souvenirs, ticket operations, the press box, and crowd control. g. Lend a helping hand to the head groundskeeper as needed, especially during tarp pulls, removal of batting-practice screens, and fifth-inning infield drag. 3. General Administration a. Develop a fundamental understanding of the team’s operations, finances, goals, and expectations. b. Help in the office as needed. c. Look for ways to improve operations in the above areas and in any other facets. d. Perform all other duties as directed by the Bees’ front-office staff.
Internship Name:
Student Trainee (Natural Resources Specialist/Ranger - Internship GS-0499-0
September 25, 2012
Organization:
US Army Corps of Engineers, MRPO

PO Box 534
Pleasant Valley, Iowa 52767
http://www.mvr.usace.army.mil/missriver/
Contact Information:
John Knoble, Supervisory Park Ranger
309-794-4523
john.f.knoble@usace.army.mil
Stipend: Yes
Housing: No
Available: 1
Year Round
Continuous
Description: Military
Students must go to: www.usajobs.gov and set up an account to add their resume. Jobs must be applied for through this website by the closing date. Job Title:Student Trainee (Natural Resources Specialist/Ranger - Internship) GS-0499-04 Department:Department of the Army Agency:U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Job Announcement Number:SWBG12144236748960P SALARY RANGE: $27,990.00 to $36,384.00 / Per Year OPEN PERIOD: Monday, September 24, 2012 to Friday, October 05, 2012 SERIES & GRADE: GS-0499-04 POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time - Internships DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy in the following location: Rock Island, IL United StatesView Map WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Student/Internship Program Eligibles JOB SUMMARY: Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army. Who May Apply: All U.S. citizens that are current students pursuing a full 4-year course of study, on a full or half-time basis, in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor’s or higher degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or other related disciplines appropriate to the position. About the Position: This position is for an internship under the Pathways Internship Program as a Student Trainee (Natural Resources Specialist/Ranger) at the Mississippi River Project Office in Rock Island, IL. This is an excepted service appointment for an initial period expected to last for more than 1 year. Pathways Internship Program: The Pathways Internship Program is for current students and individuals accepted for enrollment in a qualifying educational program. It replaces the existing Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) and Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP). The Internship Program provides students enrolled in a variety of educational institutions with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school. Veterans’ preference applies to selection for positions in the Pathways Programs. Interns may work full-time or part-time schedules. Interns may be eligible for noncompetitive conversion to a term or permanent position in the competitive service within 120 days of successful completion of the program. However, service in the Pathways Program confers no right to further employment. Location:The position is located across from the Rock Island District Headquarters which is in the Clock Tower Building on Arsenal Island in Rock Island, Illinois. Rock Island is part of a metropolitan area known as the Quad-Cities. The Quad-Cities rests on the banks of the Mississippi River and has a total population of 400,000. The Quad-Cities is comprised of the cities of Rock Island and Moline/East Moline in Illinois, and Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa. Payment of Permanent Change of Station/Relocation (PCS) costs are not authorized.US Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District KEY REQUIREMENTS •U.S. Citizen -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- DUTIES: Back to top You will serve as a Student Trainee (Natural Resources Specialist/Ranger) for the U.S. Department of Army Corps of Engineers under the Pathways Internship Program. You will receive on-the-job training in natural resources management at one or more water resource development projects within the Rock Island District. You will: Perform natural resource management activities associated with forestry, fisheries, wildlife habitat assessment, pest control, pollution abatement, and soil conservation. Collect and record information on items such as water quality, sediment samples, vegetation, noxious weeds infestation, wildlife and fish populations, and soil erosion and site rehabilitation problems. Assist with habitat management activities such as prescribed burnings, reforestation, native grass plantings, edge development, shoreline erosion abatements, wildlife food plantings, and the establishment of underwater structures for fisheries habitat. Enforce regulations (Title 36 CFR) regarding project use, patrol project lands and waters, direct vehicular and pedestrian traffic, maintain crowd control, and issue warnings and violation notices, and interpret violation patterns to make prevention and mitigation recommendations.. Respond to emergency calls and investigate accidents, complaints, disturbances, etc. Perform duties related to visitor assistance, outgrant management, boundary surveillance and encroachment detection, dam surveillance. Physical Effort: Work requires some physical exertion such as long periods of standing, walking over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces. Working Conditions: You will spend approximately 50% of the time working in all types of weather and be subject to the hazards associated with working in and around wooded areas, lakes, and rivers. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Back to top Minimum Qualification Requirements: Completion of 2 academic years of post-high school study or associate’s degree. An academic year of undergraduate education is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in an accredited college or university. Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please include this information in your resume. Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet education requirements. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. Requirements: • Must possess and maintain a valid state issued driver’s license. • Position requires employee to wear a uniform. • Personnel security investigation required. • May be required to work uncommon hours such as nights, weekends, and holidays. • Must sign a Participant Agreement that sets forth the expectations for the internship. • One year or longer trial/probationary period may be required. • Direct Deposit of Pay is required. • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements. Your responses to the questionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BENEFITS: Back to top The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include: • Comprehensive health and life insurance • Competitive salaries • Generous retirement programs • Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time • Flexible work environment and alternate work schedules • Paid employment related training and education • Possible student loan repayment • Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable • Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job. OTHER INFORMATION: Click here for more information. • In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives.) • The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at http://www.cpms.osd.mil/ASSETS/E8AB932EA1E44617BAC7222922E42A62/DoDl140025-V300.pdf. • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- HOW TO APPLY: Back to top To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: 1. Your resume 2. Your responses to the questionnaire 3. Additional required documents (see Required Documents section below) The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, October 05, 2012. To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID748960. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144. If you cannot apply online, you will need to provide the same information obtained in the online process. You will need three documents to complete this process: the Occupational Questionnaire, the scan response form, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Occupational Questionnaire (OPM Form 1203-FX), and a separate document described in item #3. below. 1. Download the scan response form, OPM Form 1203-FX, from http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf. 2. View Occupational Questionnaire Use this information to guide you in completing the OPM Form 1203-FX. Note that you may be instructed to leave some responses blank on the scan response form. 3. On a separate document, please identify which position(s) on your resume (include title, organization, and employment dates) support any response of“E” ("I am considered an expert in performing this task...."). 4. Fax the completed OPM Form 1203-FX, along with your required and supporting documents, to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission. PLEASE NOTE: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire. Section 25 of the OPM Form 1203-FX continuously numbers from number one, while the Questionnaire starts each section of questions with number one. When entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence. This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible. It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan. Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement. REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: The following documents are required: • Resume • College Transcripts • If you are claiming Veterans Preference, to verify your preference claim you MUST submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to:DD214 (which indicates character of service) SF-15, VA Letter and/or Activation/Deactivation orders. • If you are currently serving on active duty: A statement of service from your unit identifying the branch of service, period(s) of service, campaign badges or expeditionary medals earned, type of discharge, character of service, and the date you will be separated or be on approved terminal leave. If you supply a statement of service at this stage, your preference/eligibility will be verified by a DD214 (Member 4 Copy) upon separation from the military. For more information about Veteran's Preference, please click this link:http://www.opm.gov/employ/veterans/html/vetguide.asp. Please upload veteran's documents under the appropriate category. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and will not be considered any further. PLEASE NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for other than the applicant. These documents may be sanitized to remove such personal information before submission with the application. Applicants may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents upon selection to confirm eligibility. AGENCY CONTACT INFO: Central Resume Processing Center Phone: (410)306-0137 Email: APPLICANTHELP@CONUS.ARMY .MIL Agency Information: W2R905 Rock Island Dist Miss Rvr Nat Res Mgmt Sec 314 Johnson Street Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005 US WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position. If no email address is provided, applicant is responsible for checking status updates and notifications in Application Manager. Hard copy notifications will not be sent to applicant.
Internship Name:
Recreation Intern
September 5, 2012
Organization:
City of Bettendorf- Life Fitness Center

2222 Middle Road
Bettendorf, Iowa 52722
www.bettendorf.org
Contact Information:
n/a,
563-344-4119
Stipend: No
Housing: No
Available:
Year Round
Continuous
Description: Municipal
-Assist in coordinating recreational leagues by forming teams, creating schedules, contacting coaches and officials, and assists in holding coaches meetings. -Developing and implementing of new recreational programs. -Evaluating and developing status reports of the recreational programs. -Performing other duties assigned.
Internship Name:
Director of Parks and Recreation Internship
September 5, 2012
Organization:
Davenport Parks and Recreation

700 West River Dr
Davenport, Iowa 52802
www.cityofdavenportiowa.com/parks
Contact Information:
Steve Ghose, Director of Parks and Recreation
563-326-7817
sghose@ci.davenport.ia.us
Stipend: No
Housing: Yes
Available:
Spring
2012
Description: Municipal
Position reports to the Director of Parks and Recreation. The main task of the internship will be to study each of the 144 standards of the department accreditation, update the policy or information where necessary, and in the process schedule meetings, internally and with external agencies, to get the quorum necessary to update or change the policy. The goal is to have by April 2012 updated accreditation standards on file, hard copy and electronic form.
Internship Name:
Paid Park Ranger
January 27, 2010
Organization:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Mississippi River Project P.O. Box 534
Pleasant Valley, Iowa 52767
www.missriver.org
Contact Information:
John Knoble, Supervisory Natural Resource Specialist
309/794-4523
john.f.knoble@us.army.mil
Stipend: Yes
Housing: No
Available: 1
Summer
2010
Description: Outdoor
Openings: Starting date, May 2010 Application deadline: April 15, 2010 Position/Grade: Park Ranger, GS-4/5 starting at approx $11.28 per hour Location: Quad City Metro Area (Moline/Rock Island IL; Davenport/Bettendorf IA) Duties: Most of the employee’s time will be at the Visitor Center performing a variety of interpretive related duties to include: development of printed materials; conducting on and off site programs to include schools and civic organizations; staffing the visitor center information desk (greeting public, providing site specific and general information, answering phones, etc.); conducting lock and dam tours; assisting with eagle watches; and participating in special events throughout the year. Selectees may also be provided some experience and exposure to other aspects of ranger duties performed on the Mississippi River such as campground management, natural resource planning, and rule and regulation enforcement. All training and materials to do the work will be provided at no cost, including a daily wear uniform. A student’s primary educational background can be in interpretation; however students enrolled in a Natural Resource program, Environmental Education program, a Park or Recreation Management Program, or otherwise with a biology or natural resource background are preferred. Internship schedule: Students are encouraged to work full time at the Visitor Center a minimum of one semester as part of their scholastic plan, either followed or preceded by a summer. Local students may work while actively enrolled in classes. Variations of these schedule options are possible.
Internship Name:
Various
1/10/09
Organization:
Bettendorf Parks & Recreation

2222 Middle Road
Bettendorf, Iowa 52722
www.bettendorf.org/parks
Contact Information:
Christin Powers, APRD
563-344-4121
cpowers@bettendorf.org
Stipend: Possible
Housing: No
Available: 5
Year Round
Continuous
Description: Municipal
Marketing Intern [year round-semesters] Daycamp Program Manager [summer] Recreation Internship [Aquatics (summer) or Sports-Spring/Summer/Fall] Exercise/Fitness Internship [year-round -semesters]
Internship Name:
Visitor Center Interpretive Park Ranger
January 21, 2009
Organization:
US Army Corps of Engineers

PO Box 534
Pleasant Valley, Iowa 52767
www.missriver.org
Contact Information:
Donald Bardole, Team Leader
309-794-5338
Donald.N.Bardole@usace.army.mil
Stipend: Yes
Housing: No
Available: 1
Year Round
Continuous
Description: Other
Starting date: Mid to late May 2008. Visitor Center Rangers perform a variety of interpretive duties to include: development of printed materials; conducting on and off site programs; staffing the visitor center information desk; conducting lock and dam tours; assisting with Eagle Watches, and participating in special events throughout the year. Primary education shall be in interpretation; however students enrolled in a Natural Resource Interpretation program, Environmental Education/Interpretation program, or otherwise with a natural resource background are preferred. A student must work a minimum of 640 hours before completion of requirements for their degree. The position is at the Mississippi River Visitor Center in Rock Island, IL. Resumes should be sent to Leon Hodges, Chief Park Ranger, P.O. Box 534, Pleasant Valley, IA 52767.
Internship Name:
Special Needs Camp Internship
February 13, 2006
Organization:
Camp Courageous

12007 190th St.
Monticello, Iowa 52310
www.campcourageous.org
Contact Information:
Tom Shank,
319-465-5916
tshank@campcourageous.org
Stipend: Yes
Housing: Yes
Available:
Year Round
2006
Description: Camp
Contact Tom for more information.