Frontcountry Ranger Interns (PO-00735315)

The Cle Elum Ranger District of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest in north-central Washington is looking for two SCA Interns to serve for 16 weeks as Frontcountry Rangers. The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest is a large and diverse landscape, encompassing 3.8 million acres along the east slopes of the Cascade Range in Washington.

The interns would represent the USFS in agency uniforms while patrolling developed and dispersed areas of the district.  Duties include teaching Leave No Trace, refurnishing trailhead bulletin boards, explaining regulations, refurbishing picnic tables, and other facilities.  Some time will be spent cleaning restrooms and emptying refuse containers.  A high degree of visitor interaction is involved, all in support of sustainable outdoor recreation.

– $300/week* Living Allowance
– $1,100* To/From Travel Allowance, paid once with first paycheck
– USFS bunkhouse Housing provided on-site
– Eligible for AmeriCorps Education Award of $1,718 received upon successful completion of position
– Eligible for the Public Land Corps (PLC) hiring authority upon successful completion of position (640hrs minimum of service)—can be combined with another internship

*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. 

*For SCA's COVID-19 guidance, please refer to  

Position ID: PO-00735315

Expected Dates: June 2, 2023 - September 18, 2023

803 W. 2nd. Street
Cle Elum, WA 98902

Main Area of Focus: Recreation Mgmt

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible

Driving Logistics: Required

Weekend Travel, shopping, etc

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

USFS Housing available on site

Indoor/Outdoor: Outside

US Citizenship: Yes

Student Conservation Association