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Natural Resource and Interpretation Intern


Individual Placement/Internships

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Beatrice, Nebraska

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Length: Term of positions is 16 weeks; full-time 40 hrs/wk

Location: Beatrice, NE

Living Allowance: $400/week

AmeriCorps Award: Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $1,678.57 (pre-tax).

Start Date: 8/1/2022

Application Due

Date: Preference given to applicants that submit application by 7/10/2022.

Title of Position: Natural Resource and Interpretation 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 Homestead National Historic Park are seeking an intern who will focus on developing and leading one new interpretive activity that allow the visitors to explore the park with their camera; monitoring of freshwater mussels and the quality of the water in Cub Creek; and, decreasing prevalence of exotic species through removal and involvement of volunteers in the removal process.

 Position Responsibilities will include:

  • Visitor Services
    • Learn about the 1862 Homestead Act and how the facilities help to interpret the impact of the law to the visitors
    • Develop greeting for visitors
  • Develop photography experiences for visitors.
    • Explore opportunities to enhance visitor experience
    • Develop interpretive talk/walk
  • Natural Resource Monitoring
    • Use passive integrated transponder reader to find stocked mussels in Cub Creek
    • Collect and report water quality metrics for Cub Creek and Graff Pond.
  • Vegetation Management
    • Maintain native plant display
    • Exotic/undesirable plant removal

 Minimum Requirements:

  • Enthusiasm for working in the outdoors and sharing with others.
  • Ability to get along well with others.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing
  • Driver’s License and ability to pass MVR through Conservation Legacy (must be over 21 years old or have had license for 3 years)

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Biological Science background preferred, but not required.


  • Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $1,678.57 (pre-tax).
  • Living Allowance: $400/week (pre-tax)
  • Housing provided
  • Training:
    • History and Orientation to park and Homestead Act of 1862
    • First Aid/CPR (applies to all work plan activities)
    • Orientation to local hazards (weather, terrain, bugs and plants) (applies to all work plan activities)
    • Camera operations
    • Introduction to ACE (Audience Centered Experience Training) and/or other available interpretive trainings
    • PIT tag reader orientation
    • Water safety
    • Water quality training including a review of SDS documentation for water quality analysis products
    • Plant identification
    • Lawnmower and weed eater operation
    • Hand tool usage
    • SDS review of herbicides

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. Preference will be given to applicants that submit their applications by 6/26/2022. 

 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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