College Internships

The Knox County Park District has hired many college interns over the years and continues to offer this program today.  Internships are a paid position of 40 hours a week or less and generally begin late May and end late August. Please review the qualifications and details below, applications will be taken until March 30, 2018 for the current year.

Duties & Responsibilities:
♦ Control invasive plant species in various ecosystems
♦ Replace invasives by planting native plants
♦ Assist volunteers in monitoring butterfly transect trail & bluebird boxes
♦ Monitor Wood Duck nesting boxes (3), American Kestrel box, Barn Owl box
♦ Develop and present at least one educational interpretive program
♦ Conduct current Park District programs
♦ Write nature-related articles for e-newsletter
♦ Develop printed educational materials for kiosks
♦ Mark Knox County Park District property boundaries
♦ Assist with trail design and layout at various properties
♦ Routine maintenance on hiking trails, multi-use trails, water trails
♦ Assist with construction projects

Qualifications, Education &/or Experience:
♦ Must be a currently enrolled college or university student in Natural Resources,
Environmental Sciences, Wildlife Management, Biology or closely related field
♦ Experience in ecosystem management and wildlife management preferred
♦ Strong desire to work outside in most weather conditions; strenuous physical labor required
♦ Able to work independently or with a team

Internship Details:
♦ Position pays $10 per hour
♦ 40 hours or less per week
♦ Occasional early morning, evening, Saturday and/or Sunday required
♦ KCPD willing to work with college/university so student may gain college credit
♦ On-grounds housing offered, free of charge
♦ The most qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview

To apply: send a cover letter and a resume to:

Lori Totman, Director
Knox County Park District
117 East High Street, Suite 224
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050