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Category: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Type: Standard

Location: Jefferson City

Starts: May. 1, 2024

$ Paid
 Full Time
 Part Time


15.00 per hour

Duration of Assignment: Spring or Summer 2024

Job Location: This position is with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Division of State Parks, and will be located at 1659 E. Elm Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101. Potential for statewide travel during internship.

 Why you’ll love this position:

We are looking for someone to assist the Recreation Section, this person should love people, nature, history, trials, volunteers and engaging the public; someone who is passionate about sharing Missouri’s outstanding natural and cultural resources for all to enjoy!


What you’ll do:

  • Assists with planning, developing and carrying out outdoor recreation programs; such as the Learn2 series, WIN programs and outreach programs.
  • Performs office duties related to planning outdoor recreation programs, volunteer events and trail events to include: obtaining bids, scheduling services, staff and equipment.
  • Assists with trail maintenance, clean-up days, assessing trails and utilizing GPS for documenting routes.
  • Assist with volunteer recruitment, work days at parks and creating volunteer appreciation events and programs.
  • Researches and develops new and creative outdoor recreation programs to provide up-to-date activities for the state park visitor.
  • Creates electronic materials as it relates to outdoor programs, volunteer and trail events, such as: programs, schedules, tickets and fliers.


Professional Experience to be Gained:

  • Planning and developing programs, events and trainings
  • Overview of maintaining natural surface trails and the GPS data behind trials maps
  • Working with a team and meeting deadlines

 All you need for success:

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current student pursuing a degree in Parks and Recreation or related field.
  • Experience in outdoor skills such as kayaking, camping, rock climbing, archery or outdoor recreation programming.
  • Valid Missouri Driver’s License

Lack of post-secondary education will not be used as the sole basis denying consideration to any applicant.

 If you have questions about this position please contact: 

Rebecca Young, (573) 751-9264 or


Amy Richards, (573) 526-1640 or


The State of Missouri is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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