Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Services Intern (PO-00734802)

This internship will focus on the Visitor Services Program at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, located on the historic and scenic Eastern Shore of Maryland near the Chesapeake Bay.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist with the design and development of interpretive materials, including flyers, brochures and/or wayside exhibits.
  • Provide educational and interpretive programs to the public.
  • Assist with refuge outreach through social media and other outlets.
  • Complete inventory of refuge signs and locations using a mobile app.

Strong interpretive writing and graphic design skills are essential. Outdoor work is in marsh and forest communities in hot, humid conditions with numerous biting insects. Intern must possess a valid driver’s license, have good communication and organizational skills, the ability to work well with others, and live in close quarters with others.

Compensation Details:

  • One-time travel allowance: $1,100 (personal vehicle required)*
  • Weekly living allowance: $600 / week*
  • Housing provided on-site

*Local, state, and federal taxes apply.
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Position ID: PO-00734802

Expected Dates: June 5, 2023 - August 27, 2023

2145 Key Wallace Drive
Cambridge, MD 21613

Educational/Recreational Opportunities: Kayaking, fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing, photography.

Handicap Accessible?: Yes

Main Area of Focus: Visitor Services and Site Operations

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Not Eligible

Driving Logistics: Required

The nearest town is 15 miles away, and the visitor center is located approximately 1.5 miles from the visitor center on a two lane road with no sidewalk.

Housing or Stipend Provided?
A. Partner will provide suitable housing for the member

The intern will be housed in government housing on the refuge, consisting of a group trailer with individual locked bedrooms (one person per room), and with a shared kitchen and living room. 

Indoor/Outdoor: Combination

US Citizenship: Yes

Student Conservation Association