Fawnskin, CA, April 12, 2012, 8:00am – The National Forest Association a nonprofit, known as the NFA,  is looking for five motivated, energetic college students who are interested in spending their summer working with the NFA.  According to Stacy Gorin, NFA Director of Operations, this is a resume-building opportunity for students, ages 18 to 24, who have an interest in ecological restoration or botany and possess a desire to work with children in an educational setting this summer on the San Bernardino National Forest.  Ms. Gorin, added, “(Interns) can gain valuable work experience in a beautiful mountain setting and work alongside a well-trained and professional team of volunteers who support our summer programming at our Big Bear Discovery Center and Children’s Forest in Running Springs.”  Positions available include Youth Program Leader, Restoration Technician and Naturalist/Interpreter and are split between Big Bear Lake and Running Springs.  Other duties include visitor services at Forest Service Visitor Centers, fieldwork at restoration sites and in the greenhouse as well as working with both adult and youth volunteers.  Paid interns must be a current college student enrolled for the coming semester, provide their own transportation and housing, and demonstrate good oral and written communication skills.  Prior experience or interest in environmental education or interpretive setting is desirable.  Summer internships are full-time paid positions with compensation of $9 per hour for 40 hours per week from June through August for a maximum of 12 weeks.  The application deadline is April 20, 2012 and interested parties should submit a cover letter along with a résumé and a list of three references and their contact information to Stacy Gorin, Director of Operations at the Big Bear Discovery Center, P.O. Box 69, Fawnskin, CA 92333, or email to sgorin@nationalforestassociation.org.  For more information, call (909) 382-2794.

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