Going Public with the Conservation in the West Poll: Public Lands Survey of Visitors project
PAID Summer 2022 10-12 week internship
(Team meetings begin Block 6, 7, + 8)
The Student Project Researcher will work with the State of the Rockies Project/Outdoor Ed/Journalism Institute collaborative to explore diversity, equity, and inclusion in the outdoors. Student researchers will travel by car to three or four of the most popular national parks, forests, and monuments in Rocky Mountain West to survey park visitors. The student researchers’ primary role will be to visit the identified parks’ campgrounds, visitors’ centers, trailheads, etc., and while doing so, interview visitors to the park areas. Students will investigate individual characteristics of park attendees, how they recreate in the parks, and attitudes towards climate change, and other conservation topics.
This position is ideal for students with experience in the outdoors and who share an interest in conservation and the environmental impacts of human activity. Demonstrated experience in outdoor recreation, interest in conservation, and qualitative analysis preferred.
Students will perform qualitative analyses of the survey and report findings using various delivery platforms: film; podcasts; reporting; photography.
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Applications due JANUARY 23, 2021 @ MIDNIGHT.