Environmental Education Intern (PO-00729356)

Were you ever inspired by a naturalist you met as a child?  Now its your turn to be that inspiration for today's youth. 

This position entails working with several education staff to introduce Alaskan school students to the Kenai Fjords National Park.  Early and late season duties include working in classrooms and in the field at Exit Glacier and at a marine intertidal area with students. 

Summer season involves programming with elder hostels and youth groups (Girls Scouts, Boy Scouts, Youth Conservation Corps,Teen Youth Center,  Science and Art Camp, Adventure Hiking Club, 4-H and summer school) as well as giving programs to visiting public. Candidates will also work with a group of local teens to mentor them in National Park Service Youth Conservation Corps programs.

For the candidate that is motivated and enthusiastic about education there is an opportunity to build a program or two from scratch.  Bring your expertise and we'll provide interested students and friendly, inspired co-workers.

Qualified applicants will be contacted for interviews beginning the week of January 30th 2022.

Compensation benefits 

  • $350 – weekly living allowance
  • $1,300 – one time RT travel allowance,
  • Housing provided
  • AmeriCorps eligible – $3247 education award

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

*For SCA's COVID-19 guidance, please refer to www.thesca.org/covid  

Position ID: PO-00729356

Expected Dates: April 24, 2023 - September 29, 2023

411 Washington St.
Seward, AK 99664

Training Provided: The Education Assistant will hit the ground running with the first couple of weeks of watching and assisting in programs. In May, 5-10 days of interpretive training will be provided.

Educational/Recreational Opportunities: Abundant opportunities for hiking, snow shoeing, skiing, fishing, camping and surfing??? yes surfing, exist outside your backdoor.

Handicap Accessible?: Yes

Main Area of Focus: Education and Interpretation

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible

Driving Logistics: Not needed

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

Housing varies from year to year.  All housing is shared with 2-3 others in either a multi-bedroom apartment or a remote cabin with no heating, electricity or running water.  

Indoor/Outdoor: Combination

US Citizenship: Yes

Student Conservation Association