Fire Effects Monitoring Intern (5 mo) (PO-00728173)

As a member of the North Cascades fire effects monitoring crew, you will learn and use standard protocols to monitor the effects of prescribed fire on plants and fuels in a variety of unique fire dependent ecosystems. In addition to reading plots that burned in prescribed burns at several national parks, you may also assist the fire ecologist with fire ecology research.
In your free time, you are encouraged to enjoy the breath-taking mountain trails of North Cascades National Park, the lush forests of Olympic and Mount Rainier National Park, and the scenic San Juan Islands. There are endless opportunities to go whale watching, river rafting, and mountain climbing as well.


  • $400/week* Living Allowance
  • $650* To/From Travel Allowance, paid once with first paycheck
  • $300 Reimbursable Duty Travel (receipts required)
  • Shared Housing provided on-site/in town
  • Eligible for AmeriCorps Education Award of $2,474 received upon successful completion of position
  • Eligible for the Public Land Corps (PLC) hiring authority upon successful completion of position (640hrs minimum of service)

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

AmeriCorps Background Check
It is SCA's policy that all AmeriCorps-required background checks must return cleared results 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-00728173

Expected Dates: June 5, 2023 - October 21, 2023

7280 Ranger Station Rd.
Marblemount, WA 98267

Training Provided: forest ecology research, fire effects monitoring protocols, wildland firefighting (red card), defensive driving, cpr, first aid.

Educational/Recreational Opportunities: field research experience, backcountry skills, hiking, biking, camping, boating

Handicap Accessible?: Yes

Main Area of Focus: Natural Resources Mgmt

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible

Driving Logistics: Recommended

Nearest grocery store is 16 miles away.

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

Shared housing on the park compound in Marblemount is provided for the intern.

Indoor/Outdoor: Outside

US Citizenship: No

Student Conservation Association