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Summer Parks & Naturalist Internships

Posted 12/29/2023
County Winneshiek
Location Fort Atkinson ,Iowa
Deadline 02/23/2024



  • Park Intern – maintenance of county areas and facilities, including mowing, trimming, cleaning, painting, etc., as well as assisting with natural resource management and naturalist programming.
  • Naturalist Intern – environmental education, including planning, assisting with, and implementing environmental education programs and activities for summer camps, libraries, public programs, and at a county fair booth, as well as assisting with maintenance, resource management, trail counts and administrative work as assigned.


  • Flexible start and end dates; 12-14 week position begins April/May and ends August/September.
  • 40 hour work week (non-routine week including some weekends, evenings, and holidays).
  • Housing is available for an additional 6-8 hours/week of mowing and park upkeep.
  • Salary is $11.00-$14.00/hr, depending on qualifications. No benefits.


Applicants must be enrolled in or have a degree in one of the following fields: ecology, environmental studies, recreation, park management, biology, forestry, or other natural sciences. Must be 18 years old, have the ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs., possess a valid Iowa driver’s license, and maintain an acceptable driving record. Certification in First Aid and CPR desired but not required. Applicant will undergo a background check.


Applications must be postmarked by, delivered to the WCC office, or received via email by Friday, February 23, 2024.


Send a completed application, resume, cover letter, and three references to the address listed at

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