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    Richland County Park District
    Employment & Internships

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    Richland County Park District
    Employment & Internships

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    Richland County Park District
    Employment & Internships


Richland County Park District
Employment & Internships

Employment

Thank you for your interest in employment with us!

Current Openings:

No openings are available at this time.


Internships

Are you interested in an internship with the RCPD?

The Richland County Park District provides paid and unpaid winter and summer internships to high school and college students who are interested in the environmental science field and have shown initiative in helping achieve the missions and goals of the park district. The RCPD offers hands on opportunities for two students to grow towards career goals in the environmental science field each year in either Environmental Education and Public Relations or Natural Resource Management.

Each internship has a specific area of focus, with some overlap between roles. In addition to daily responsibilities, interns will have opportunities to pursue special interest projects. Past examples include maintaining the RCPD intern blog and surveying, monitoring, and mapping flora and fauna species. Interns will also be provided with ample educational opportunities for professional development and networking by attending conferences and field trips across Richland County to further their knowledge of Ohio's natural history.

Environmental Education & Public Relations

This internship focuses on building education and public relation skills through educational planning, animal embassador care and handling, outreach, and creating press releases. Interns will work closely with staff to develop and implement programming. Growing interpersonal skills through efficient communication will be a key component of this internship as interns learn to engage the public and build community relationships.

Natural Resource Management

This internship focuses on building students' knowledge in resource management principals and practices through stewardship projects including invasive species removal, restoration, and enhancement, floral and fauna surveying, inventorying, monitoring, and mapping, and GIS technology integration. Interns will work closely with staff to maintain RCPD park properties and build identification skills in native, non-native, and invasive species. Effective communication is a must. Interns will be expected to serve as RCPD ambassadors and engage the public, helping to foster good community relations.