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Recreation Technician Intern

Outdoor Pathways


  • Category: On-Campus
  • Position Type: Internship
  • Open until: filled
  • Work Hours: 29
  • Wage: $18.50
  • Location: Cedar City, UT


Schedule: Flexible with school schedule, part time up to 29 hours per week.

Housing: No Housing Available.

Dates: 10-11-2023 - 05-07-2024.

Agency: Bureau of Land Management.

Location: Grand Canyon Parashant National Monument.

Overview: The Recreation Intern will assist the agency with various recreation management activities within national monuments and other recreation areas within BLM jurisdictional boundaries.

Responsibilities This position is responsible for the following duties which may include some or a combination of:

  • Monitors and maintains recreation facilities and collects visitor use data.
  • Maintains and constructs mountain bike trails and monitors Wilderness Study Areas.
  • Processes Special Recreation Permits.
  • Collects and manages GIS and GPS data.
  • Assists with backcountry patrols, trail maintenance, and visitor services.
  • Some work will focus on projects including hiking and vehicle patrols, campground and trailhead maintenance, visitor services, trail work, site clean-up, public outreach events, and other duties as assigned.
  • Position may require working on holidays and weekends.
  • Intern will contact visitors to provide information and education about recreational opportunities.
  • Provides the public information on good resource management practices for the area, such as putting out your campfire, do not litter, no driving off roads, Leave No Trace, etc.
  • Assists in developed recreation by picking up trash, cleaning restrooms and minor repairs of recreation facilities.
  • Assists with administering campground fee program and visitor use surveys.
  • Assists with walking patrols of campground and hiking nearby trails.
  • Monitors and documents visitor use, documents and reports of resource /facility damage, water collection and testing.
  • Provides visitor assistance and/or contact visitors in the field, providing information on the area and recreation opportunities.
  • Assists in the maintenance and installation of signs, gates, fences, and other facilities as assigned using power and hand tools.
  • Uses Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (Training provided).
  • Monitors vehicle and fleet maintenance.
  • Works with volunteers and other groups to complete tasks.
  • Additional duties may be assigned as needed and could include work related to Range Management, Timber Management, Wildland Fire, Wildlife, Visitor Assistance, Outdoor Education and so on.
  • Duties may include hiking, ATV/UTV use and using hand tools.

Suitable candidates for this position may have an interest in both recreation and criminal justice.


  • Applicants who are seeking a degree in outdoor recreation.
  • Hospitality or tourism given greatest consideration.
  • All are encouraged to apply.

Work Environment: Recreation Interns will be working outside and exposed to a variety of weather conditions (temperatures 45 - 105+ degrees). Must provide own living quarters.

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