Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Internship

Summary: American Conservation Experience, a Non-Profit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management’s Eastern States Office, is seeking one Recreation and Natural Resource Intern for the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area (ONA) in northern Palm Beach County, Florida, who will dedicate 32 weeks to assisting the ONA Manager with site management, and outreach and interpretive programs within the ONA and throughout surrounding communities.

Working cooperatively with ONA partners, principally the Loxahatchee River Historical Society (LRHS) and Palm Beach County, the primary mission for the ONA is to protect, preserve and enhance unique and nationally significant historical, natural, cultural, scientific, and educational, recreation and scenic values. The site contains the historic Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, and important historic and cultural resources from the past 5,000 years. Furthermore, the site is home to 23 special status species across 4 rare and sensitive Florida habitats. The ONA is a component of the National Conservation Lands, administered through the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Start Date: August  10, 2015 (Possibly flexible for the right candidate)

End Date: March 19, 2016 (32 weeks from start date)