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Recreation and Resource Intern


Individual Placement/Internships

Job Location

Durango, Colorado

Tracking Code


Position Type


US Bureau of Reclamation - Recreation and Resource Intern



Term of positions is 11 weeks; full-time 40 hrs/wk


Durango, CO

Living Allowance:

$600 per week

AmeriCorps Award:

Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $1,342.86 (pre-tax).

Start Date:

Late May

Application Due Date:

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Preference given to applicants that submit application by 05/6/2022

Title of Position:

Recreation and Resource Intern


Position Details

Stewards Individual Placement Program (SIPP) provides individuals with service and career opportunities to strengthen communities and preserve our natural resources. Participants work with federal agencies, tribal governments, and nonprofits building institutional capacity, developing community relationships, and supporting ecosystem health. SIPP in partnership with the Bureau of Reclamation are seeking an intern who will work with resource management specialists on evaluating current and potential recreation use around Bureau of Reclamation’s Navajo unit, part of the Colorado River Basin Storage Project. In 2018, New Mexico State Parks turned back a large area of land surrounding Navajo Reservoir to Reclamation for management. Project staff have identified several areas that have road and trail networks that need to be catalogued and analyzed for current and potential public use. 

The intern will be tasked with field data collection using GPS and traffic counters and then reviewing/inputting the data into GIS and documenting use patterns by the public. The information gathered will be used to determine management planning for the area at large.


Position Responsibilities will include:

  • Review the area and must develop an outline showing how they wish to proceed with the project going forward
  • Field review of trails, roads, access points
  • Install traffic counters
  • Develop maps of use and access
  • Developing recommendations for public use


Minimum Requirements:

  • Pursuing Undergraduate Degree
  • Must have insurable driving record
  • Must be US citizen or Legal Permanent Resident


 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working on B.S. in Recreation management, Engineering, Surveying, Landscape Architecture



  • Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $1,342.86 (pre-tax).
  • Living Allowance: $600 per week (pre-tax)
  • Federal mentorship.
  • One-on-one feedback opportunities.


How to Apply
Apply on-line at:  In addition to your resume, please submit a one page cover letter highlighting why you are interested in this position and how your background and experience will help you succeed in this position.


Stewards Individual Placements Program does not and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.

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