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York River State Park

Brad Thomas

Email : bradley.thomas@dcr.virginia.gov
Phone Number : 757-566-8523
Number Internships available : 1
Summary : Interns will lead a variety of outdoor education programs - hiking, canoeing, day camps, etc. - for all ages from children to adults. Please see full description for details.
Interview Required : Yes
Special Requirements : The park would like to spread out the 8 week period from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend, so the intern would not work a straight 40-hour work week all of the time. The time can be spent directly whenever the intern is responsible to cover a particular program. Most of our programs occur on Saturdays and Sundays. There will be a one-time travel to Chippokes Plantation State Park in Suffolk for the annual Pork, Peanut, Pine festival (one day). There will be overnight travel to Douthat State Park for an interpretive techniques workshop (four days).
Minimum Time Commitment : 8 Weeks
Lodging Provided : Yes. On-site park housing is an option. We are located 11 miles west of Williamsburg off I-64 at exit 231B.

Details

This internship is in a Virginia State Park setting.  You will be oudoors alot of the time.  You work with a variety of age groups - both kids and adults. You will be leading many different types of programs from hikes to paddling, both day and evening, largely on weekends. During the school year there will be environmental education trips for school groups grades K-8. Interns will also assist with a handful of one-week Kids Kamps (ages 6-12).  Several off-site promotion of the park activities are done at nearby state and county parks.  You also help maintain the park's seven aquariums that house a variety of fish and reptiles, as well as light cleaning of the park's visitor center displays.  All training is included before you actually lead a program on your own.