About this Opportunity!
Intern, Natural Resources Management
Are you a student looking to gain real world experience in managing
an open space park? The Natural Resources Management Intern is an
unpaid internship that will blend field experience
with shadowing management staff, and will include work on planning or
project development and will be adapted within our project
availability to meet the needs and interests of the student.
Our Ideal Candidate
- Must be able to work in adverse conditions such as extreme heat,
cold, wind and precipitation.
- Certifications with herbicides, chainsaws or other power equipment
may expand the range of activities the intern may experience.
- Must be available to occasionally work weekend days or evenings.
- Will have the ability to participate in professional meetings with
upper level management, community groups, or outside contractors.
- Must comply with District and department rules, regulations,
policies, and procedures, and act in a professional manner when
interacting with the public.
- Must be able to use good judgement and be self-motivated to work
in isolated areas.
- Must be at least eighteen (18) years old and working toward a
post-high school program in Park Management, Public Administration,
contract Management, Restoration Ecology, Parks Maintenance or a
- Must possess and maintain a valid Driver’s License or the ability
to obtain upon hire and maintain an acceptable driving record.
The job description above covers the main duties of this position.
Please note, as a team member, there may be additional
responsibilities that are required to meet ongoing needs of the department.
Perks of Employment at South Suburban
- FREE use of our recreation/fitness centers, swimming pools, and
- Flexible schedules
Our mission is to foster healthy living through stewardship of the
environment, parks, trails, and open space by providing recreational
services and programs.
We serve residents in Bow Mar, Columbine Valley, Centennial west of
I-25, Littleton, Lone Tree and Sheridan and unincorporated portions of
Douglas, Jefferson and Arapahoe counties. We operate four full-service
recreation centers, golf courses, outdoor pools and restaurants, two
ice centers and miniature golf courses, and a BMX track, a sports
dome, batting cages, an entertainment center, a hotel and a nature
center. In addition, we maintain nearly 3,800 acres of developed and
open space land, including 119 multi-purpose athletic fields, more
than 100 parks, nearly 80 miles of trails, 60 playgrounds, 56 tennis
courts, and the 880-acre South Platte Park.