Environmental Education/ Interpretation Intern (PO-00736041)

Start dates flexible by 1-2 weeks.

You will serve as assistant coordinator for the environmental education program and assist with a variety of visitor service programs. During late winter, spring and fall you will organize and facilitate K-6 grade field trips, home-school and area classroom programs, and create and evaluate environmental education materials as well as operating shifts in the Refuge Visitor Center.  During the early/mid summer, you will facilitate Refuge summer camp programs, create and facilitate other Education/Interpretation/Outreach programs.  Late summer you will assist in operating the Refuge Visitor Center and assist other Visitor Service program activies in the field  including: trails, cabins, and making roving contacts with the public.  There are also possibilities on days off to assist with other refuge departments (biology, fire, trail crew).

Compensation amounts:

  • $1,300 – one time RT travel allowance
  • $300 – weekly living allowance
  • AmeriCorps eligible ($4,826.50 education award)
  • Housing provided

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

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.

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

Position ID: PO-00736041

Expected Dates: February 4, 2024 - November 9, 2024

Soldotna, AK 99669

Training Provided: Environmental Education mentoring. Communication skills training - one on one with visitors, formal interpretation presentations, and written media projects. Safety training - bear safety awareness and CPR/First Aid.

Educational/Recreational Opportunities: Refuge staff are wonderful educational resources with a variety of disciplines Including environmental ed, fire ecology, interpretation, law enforcement, and wildlife biology. Rec opportunities include wildlife viewing, hiking, canoeing, and fishing.

Handicap Accessible?: No

Main Area of Focus: Education and Interpretation

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible

Driving Logistics: Not needed

Personal vehicle improves accessibility to day off activities

Housing or Stipend Provided?
Partner will provide seasonal housing, on-site trailer, owned bunkhouse, etc.

February-April housing is a bunkhouse with 4 bedrooms (possibility of 2 people per room), 2 bathrooms, kitchen and laundry.  Housing May-October is usually in 12 x 16 heated cabins (up to 4 people per cabin during summer peak- two sets of bunk beds) with a common shower house (bathrooms, and laundry) and cooking area (kitchen), located at Headquarters in Soldotna. It is 1 1/2 to 2 miles into town and services. Bedding, towels, dishes, pots, and pans are provided.  Note: there are very few people in housing during the winter/spring months.

Indoor/Outdoor: Combination

US Citizenship: Yes

Student Conservation Association