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Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area Intern


Individual Placement/Internships

Job Location

Fort Collins, Colorado

Tracking Code

3541 - 984

Position Type


National Park Service – Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area


Term of positions is 12 weeks; full-time 40 hrs/wk


Fort Collins, CO

Living Allowance:

$660 /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:

August 1, 2022

Application Due Date:

Preference given to applicants that submit application by July 1, 2022

Title of Position

Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area Intern



Position Details

Stewards Individual Placements (Stewards) 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. Stewards in partnership with the National Park Service are seeking an intern who will be working directly with the Cache la Poudre National Heritage Area (CALA) in Northern Colorado. National Heritage Areas are designated by Congress as places where natural, cultural, historic and scenic resources combine to form a cohesive, nationally important landscape arising from human activity shaped by geography. The CALA is a locally managed, grassroots organization affiliated with the NPS, which focuses on community efforts and partnerships oriented around resource conservation, historic preservation, and economic development.


The Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area (CALA) was designated by Congress in 2009 and is one of 55 National Heritage Areas in the country. The CALA extends for 45 miles and includes the lands within the 100-year flood plain of the Cache la Poudre River. It begins in Larimer County at the eastern edge of the Roosevelt National Forest and ends in Weld County, at the confluence of the South Platte River just east of Greeley. The CALA is important for its contributions to the development of water law in the Western United States, the evolution of water delivery systems, and the shaping of the region’s cultural heritage tied to the Cache la Poudre River.


The intern will assist the CALA with marketing and outreach related to the Colorado Heritage Journey initiative, a state-wide effort to promote recreation in Colorado’s NHA areas. The intern will also assist with researching partnership opportunities to help with the preservation of the historic Belvue Hydraulic Lab, a historic site focused on water hydraulic research. In addition, the intern will assist the heritage area with developing target audiences for the many NHA programs and resource assets, along with providing program and community event support that promotes education, recreation, and conservation throughout the heritage area.


Position Responsibilities will include:

  • Conduct outreach and promotion for the Colorado Heritage Journey initiative;
  • Research partnership opportunities for local preservation projects;
  • Develop target audiences for CALA programs and assets;
  • Provide program and marketing event support.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Graduate level student or recent graduate at an accredited university or college; degree/coursework related to marketing, communications, public relations, graphic design, or similar degree.
  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Must be a US Citizen or legal permanent resident.
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony or be a registered Sex Offender & must submit to a background screening.


 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Attention to detail and ability to work effectively with a variety of people.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Strategic and creative mindset.
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office Suite and Canva.
  • Passion for, or interest in, cultural heritage and river conservation.



  • 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: $660/week (pre-tax)
  • Additional funding will be made available specifically for professional development training


How to Apply
Apply on-line at: 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.


If you have any questions about this position, please contact Ali Jones, Stewards Program Coordinator, at

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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