Intern, Natural Resources Management

    • Job Tracking ID: 513080-760252
    • Job Location: Littleton, CO
    • Job Type: Internship
    • Date Updated: February 19, 2021
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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.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 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 related field.
  • 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 ice arena
  • Flexible schedules

About Us

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.