Job Overview


Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service. Become a part of our mission to unite our past, our cultures and our special places, to establish important connections to the present and build a rich and lasting legacy for future generations. For more information about the National Park Service, click Rocky Mountain National Park.

This is an excepted service appointment under the Pathways Internship Program and the appointment is expected to not exceed one year from appointment date. This appointment may be extended based on continued need/funds for the position and the student's continued eligibility in the Internship Program.  Conversion to a Term position is a possibility, but not a guarantee.

This is a full-time position with Rocky Mountain National Park.

What are the eligibility requirements? In order to be eligible for an appointment under the Pathways Internship Program:

You must be a student accepted for enrollment or enrolled in a degree or certificate program on a full- or half-time basis as defined by the institution (certificate program means post-secondary education, in a qualifying educational institution, equivalent to at least one academic year of full-time study that is part of an accredited college-level technical, trade, vocational or business school curriculum); and

Enrollment is with a qualifying educational institution such as high school or state-approved home school; or accredited technical or vocational school; a 2 or 4 year college or university; a graduate or professional school (i.e., law school, medical school); or a post-secondary home school curriculum; and

You must be in good academic standing according to your institution, with a GPA of at least 2.0.

You must continue to meet these eligibility requirements throughout the duration of your Pathways Internship Program appointment.

Verification of Enrollment: Your application must include an unofficial transcript. And, a letter from your educational institution that confirms the following: the degree/diploma program in which you are enrolled; that you are enrolled at least on a half-time basis and your anticipated graduation date. If your transcript addresses everything requested in your letter from your institution that will suffice.


This position is integral to a division that supports more than 50 permanent and term employees as well 60+ seasonals, more than 250 volunteers, and millions of dollars in contracts and agreements. Programs of support within the Division of Resource Stewardship include: Resource Management, Fire Management, Cultural Resources and Compliance, and the Continental Divide Research Learning Center. This position works collaboratively with all positions but the Fire Program Management Assistant position, in particular. The intern will perform a diversity of administrative duties including but not limited to: purchasing, time keeping, auditing, budget, travel, housing and written correspondence. Regularly uses standard DOI software applications such as AFS4, FBMS, GovTrip, Quicktime, FPPS, and DOI Learn.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work is mostly sedentary, with some walking, bending, standing, lifting and carrying of materials.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work is performed in an office setting.

AREA INFORMATION/HOUSING INFORMATION: Established on January 29, 1915, Rocky Mountain National Park is a living showcase of the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains. With elevations ranging from 8,000 feet in the wet, grassy valleys to 14,259 feet at the weather-ravaged top of Longs Peak, a visitor to the park has opportunities for countless breathtaking experiences and adventures. This position is located on the east side of Rocky Mountain National Park. The nearest community is Estes Park, Colorado, which is approximately two miles from the park headquarters. Estes Park includes a school (grades kindergarten through twelfth grade), a post office, restaurants, grocery stores, medical centers, shops, etc. There are boundless outdoor activities including hiking, fishing, rock climbing, biking, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing. Denver, Colorado which has a major airport, cultural events, and several professional sports teams is an hour and a half drive away. Government housing may be available in the park headquarters area. Housing assignments are made through a bid process.