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Recreation Intern


Individual Placement/Internships

Job Location

Richfield, Utah

Tracking Code


Position Type


Bureau of Land Management – Richfield Field Office


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


Richfield, Utah

Living Allowance:

$750.00/week ($600 Living Stipend; $150 Housing Allowance)

AmeriCorps Award:

Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $1,459.26 (pre-tax).

Desired Start Date:


Application Due Date:

Preference given to applicants that submit application by 04/30/24

Title of Position

Recreation 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 Bureau of Land Management are seeking an intern who will work with recreation staff to help manage trails in the Richfield Field Office. We have over 40 miles of mountain bike trails, and over 2,000 miles of motorized trails that we manage with the Fishlake National Forest.


Position Responsibilities will include:

·        Working with partner organizations to best manage the Paiute and Paker Mountain motorized trail systems.

·        Work with community mountain bike committees to manage and maintain single track mountain bike trail systems in multiple communities.

·        Work with volunteers to coordinate the signing of the new Parker Mountain Trail System.

·        Work with supervisor to select and map project survey boundaries.

·        Determine status of sites, designation level, and work with supervisor through Tribal Consultation and the SHPO process

·        Educate youth and the general public on site etiquette – how to respect and protect these resources.


Minimum Requirements:

·        High School Diploma or equivalent

·        Must be currently enrolled in college or university

·        Have interest in recreation.

·        Be willing to work with a wide variety of people.

·        Be professional and reliable.

·        Valid US Drivers License with insurable driving record of at least 3 years

·        Applicants must pass a criminal background checks for both DOI and AmeriCorps eligibility

·        Must be 18 years or older

·        Must be a US Citizen or legal permanent resident.


Preferred Qualifications

·        Education in recreation or related natural resources.



·        Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $1,459.26 (pre-tax).

·        Living Allowance: $750/week (pre-tax; $600 Living Stipend; $150 Housing Allowance)

Exposure to multiple natural resource specialist positions and programs.

·        Better understanding of how the Bureau of Land Management manages public lands.

·        Great experience in working with multiple groups with differing viewpoints. Great practice finding solutions that meet multiple objectives.



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.


If you have questions about this position, please contact. Or you can contact Dave Mortensen or Emma Nehan-Springstead, Stewards Program Coordinator.


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.

This position is located in Richfield, UT. View the Google Map in full screen.