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Internship available with Tri-State Trails

Monday, April 10, 2023 by Rachel Culley

Tri-State Trails is seeking a highly motivated, responsible, and enthusiastic undergraduate student, graduate student, or recent graduate to support the work of Tri-State Trails as a part-time Trail Monitoring intern starting in May 2023. The intern will work closely with our GIS Analyst & Planner to assist with our Trail Monitoring Program, as well as support our Communication & Events Manager with events throughout the summer months. This is a paid internship ($15/hour) for approximately 15-20 hours per week.

About Tri-State Trails:

Tri-State Trails is an alliance of community advocates advancing a vision to connect and expand our region’s trail and bikeway network.  Tri-State Trails activates cross-sector collaboration to expand access to walkable and bikeable communities to all people. We believe that trails enhance our region’s communities, resulting in healthier people and stronger economies. Our mission is to connect people and places with a regional trails network that enhances vibrancy and equity in our community.

About the Position:

This internship with Tri-State Trails provides a chance to learn more about both the nonprofit sector with a focus on active transportation, outdoor recreation, and trail/bikeway planning. The position requires basic understanding of ArcGIS, a strong work ethic, perseverance to solve problems, excel data management skills, diligent attention to detail, and excellent written and verbal communications skills. Candidates should be comfortable working independently outside in the elements, as well as with a supervisor. Trail counters are rotated every eight days from May through November, including weekends. The intern will also be required to table at events, which may include evenings and weekends. The intern will work with our team out of the Digital Futures building and virtually, with frequent travel to trails and events around our 10-county service area. Candidates must have access to a vehicle, must be physically able to work in the field, and must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. Being able to transport and ride a bicycle can drastically improve the efficiency of the work for this position (we can help with access to a bicycle or bike rack if needed).

Primary Responsibilities

  • Install and dismantle automated trail counters on trails and on-road bike lanes around our 10-county service area every eight days from May through November
  • Troubleshoot counting technology in the field
  • Collect and manage data from automated trail counters
  • Utilize quality assurance and quality control measures to counting technology and data to ensure integrity of data collected
  • Collect and assemble data for other projects as needed
  • Represent Tri-State Trails at community events (e.g. staffing table or booth) on a regular basis
  • Data entry for contact databases and online calendar as needed

To Apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume as one PDF attachment by 5:00 PM on April 28, 2023 to gro.sliartetatsirtobfsctd@lehcar. Address cover letter to Rachel Culley, GIS Analyst & Planner. No phone calls please. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, so if you are interested in the position, please submit your information as soon as possible.

TRI-STATE TRAILS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND VALUES DIVERSITY AT ALL LEVELS OF ITS WORKFORCE. We are committed to making sure our applicant pool is diverse and reserve the right to extend the application period or seek additional candidates if it is not.

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