The interpretive intern will develop and present a variety of formal interpretive programs to diverse audiences. Programs include formal interpretive talks and guided hikes, roving trails, and informally educating visitors on topics such as Everglades ecology and biology, invasive species and Everglades restoration opportunities. Additionally, the intern will assist in operating the park’s main visitor center, staffing the information desk, and monitoring supplies of visitor informational material. Display exceptional visitor services by going out of the way to greet the public, access and meet visitor needs and expectations by conducting all interactions enthusiasm, flexibility, tolerance, and patience.
- Open to a variety of majors/academic fields
- Speaking proficiency in Spanish preferred
- Must possess a valid state issued driver’s license.
- Be willing and interest in working with the visiting public.
- Ability to communicate complex information to audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
About the work environment:
- Work is carried out in both indoor and outdoor environments:
- All indoor work is in air-conditioned, climate-controlled environments.
- All outdoor work during the summer months is subject to high heat,
- Expect high humidity and regular thunderstorms/rain.
- Nearest grocery store, medical, and other services are available in Homestead Florida located approximately 10 miles from in park housing.
- Everglades National Park is surrounded by the ethnic and cultural diversity of modern South Florida, one of the most diverse communities in the USA.
About the Everglades National Park:
Everglades National Park is a very special place and there truly is “only one Everglades in the world”. The melding of the temperate and tropical has led to the designation of the park as a World Heritage Site, an International Biosphere Reserve, and a Wetland of International Importance. Each of these designations points out the significance of the park and the value of its resources.
Collectively, they reinforce how unique this special place is. The park is known for its rich bird life, particularly large wading birds, such as the Roseate Spoonbill, Wood Stork, Great Blue Heron and a variant of Egrets. It is also the only place in the world where alligators and crocodiles exist side by side. It contains both temperate and tropical plant communities, including sawgrass prairies, mangrove and cypress swamps, pinelands, and hardwood hammocks as well as marine and estuarine environments.