Interpretive/Education Assistant Intern (PO-00734994)


The Alaska Public Lands Information Center (APLIC) intern will continue the engagement with our diverse communities and visitors to the center by developing & presenting engaging community afterschool programs for on-site and outreach programming (many maybe in partnership with the Alaska Zoo and Bird Treatment & Learning Center (Bird TLC), and others). Once a week in the winter & shoulder season months, an intern or NPS staff will introduce the National Park Service to middle school aged youth, military dependents, and visitors to the center. This project will bring the Alaska Zoo and/or Bird TLC exhibiting animals to youth along with an intern to cultivate basic interpretive programs. The programs will inform youth of where parks are, focusing on ease of access, in addition to educating students as to what animals and experiences they can enjoy on public lands. These programs will also be presented at the local military base and the visitor center. The community groups of the area will be able to have not only an educational program to offer to their community but also a live animal to see and enjoy. The Alaska Zoo and Bird TLC will enable students to experience close encounters with wild animals in a safe and controlled environment. We will provide information where students congregate after school that these programs are happening which will ensure this program will be relevant and dynamic in one of our most underserved and diverse communities.


  • Increase youth engagement in the targeted community
  • Build community to agency awareness to youth in middle school and beyond on opportunities to be part of the federal lands agencies via 1 – Volunteering, 2 – YCC paid positions, 3 – SCA internships, 4 – Summer seasonal positions, & 5 – Future Rangers.
  • Additional support programs in community (Educational afterschool programs, distance learning options, loaner material with curriculum programs, Interpretive engagement, tabling events, community cleanup programs, community market program, YCC opportunities, Summer seasonal opportunities, internship possibilities, etc.)
  • Rebuilding ties with partners (Anchorage Zoo, BirdsTLC, Campfire, Mt. View Library, ADF&G – Potter Marsh, AKGEO, JBER)

Compensation amounts:

  • $1,200 – one time travel allowance
  • $300 – weekly living allowance 
  • $1,200 – monthly housing allowance (6 months)
  • AmeriCorps education award ($3,447.50)

*All allowances subject to applicable local, state and federal taxes

*Please include an attached resume with your SCA application. 

It is SCA's policy that all AmeriCorps-required background checks must return cleared prior to the position's start; this includes being fingerprinted for the FBI check. Otherwise, the AmeriCorps award will be removed or the position's start date will be delayed due to non-compliance.

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Position ID: PO-00734994

Expected Dates: August 27, 2023 - February 25, 2024

605 W 4th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501

Handicap Accessible?: No

Main Area of Focus: Education and Interpretation

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible

Driving Logistics: Recommended

Can be helpful for commuting and getting around Anchorage, as well as weekends outside of the city.

Housing or Stipend Provided?
C.Partner will pay the SCA to provide housing allowance for the member.

Indoor/Outdoor: Combination

US Citizenship: Yes

Student Conservation Association