Posted: 09/13/2022

Come join the staff at White Sands National Park in southern New Mexico! White Sands protects the world’s largest gypsum dunefield and surrounding desert environment.  This internship is perfect for current juniors or seniors in high school, or recent graduates.  This internship will develop multiple art-focused and science-focused programs to be conducted with visitors to White Sands.  In addition, you will develop the skills of a National Park Service Park Ranger by sta?ng the visitor center, designing and presenting short formal interpretive programs, and providing roving (hiking) interpretation on topics ranging from geology, paleontology, and archeology to the plants and wildlife of the park.

The position will work each Saturday and Sunday, eight hours per day, and may include the evening. During school breaks, additional work time will be scheduled.

Conditions often require working outside in hot, windy, dry weather and long periods of standing each day. This position is ideal for outgoing individuals or those looking to obtain the skills needed for a career as a park ranger or in the visitor services sector.


Compensation amounts:

  • $300 - weekly living allowance
  • $40- weekly commuting allowance

*All allowances subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes

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