Friends of Harriman State Park

Summer 2020 Internship Description:

Exciting internship position in Island Park, Idaho working with the 501(c)3 non-profit organization Friends of Harriman State Park (FHSP). Formed in 2010, FHSP is a citizen support group, which serves as a fundraising and volunteer partner for Harriman State Park of Idaho with a mission to work in cooperation with Harriman State Park to enhance and preserve its natural and cultural resources and its visitor experience. Harriman State Park is located in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem nestled within the Caribou-Targhee Forest Service and the Harriman Wildlife Refuge. The park is famous for fly fishing on the world renowned Henrys Fork of the Snake River, hiking, biking, horseback riding and cross country skiing. The selected intern will work with FHSP board members to increase public outreach by marketing and promoting the organization.

Duties include generating a newsletter for FHSP; writing blogs and newspaper articles which may involve interviewing project leaders and community members. The intern will work to keep the Island Park and Fremont county communities aware of FHSP happenings throughout the summer; may create marketing materials such as postcards, brochures and displays; manage contact lists and website; and reach out through social media via photos and posts. In addition, the intern will represent FHSP at community events throughout the summer, including Harriman State Park’s “Heritage Days.” The Intern will also be tasked with capturing video featuring the Ranch Bridge Project and those that are “Part of the Story” to be highlighted in a marketing campaign. Intern must have good work ethic and be able to work independently with guidance from their supervisor. 

Intern will need own transportation to and from residence. This is a thrilling opportunity with prospects of gaining valuable experience in the non-profit and state government systems.