The Tongass National Forest’s Southeast Alaska Discovery Center is seeking interested candidates for Student Conservation Association interns. We’re looking for people enthusiastic about sharing the cultural heritage, economic diversity and natural beauty of the Tongass with Ketchikan visitors.
Working from our landmark downtown visitor center near the cruise ship docks, interns work alongside permanent staff to serve visitors from around the world.
Duties include collecting admissions fees, selling America the Beautiful passes and Forest Service maps, presenting interpretive programs on a variety of Southeast Alaska topics, answering visitor questions, providing conservation education programs to youth, operating audio-visual equipment, and assisting with center maintenance, cleaning and special events as necessary.
- $1,500 – one time RT travel allowance
- $300 – weekly living allowance
- Housing Options:
- $500 monthly housing allowance to pay for bunkhouse IF Forest Service housing is available (dependent on availability – must check with USFS)
*All allowances subject to applicable federal, state and local taxes
*Please note this position is NOT eligible for an AmeriCorps education award
For SCA’s COVID guidance, please refer to www.thesca.org/covid.
Position ID: PO-00734236
Expected Dates: April 10, 2023 - September 24, 2023
50 Main Street
Ketchikan, AK 99901
Training Provided: Two weeks of preparatory training; including safety topics, first aid and CPR training, interpretation skills, and natural resource training.
Educational/Recreational Opportunities: Numerous hiking trails, kayaking, camping, backpacking, etc.
Handicap Accessible?: Yes
Main Area of Focus: Education and Interpretation
AmeriCorps Eligible: Not Eligible
Driving Logistics: Not needed
Housing or Stipend Provided?
C.Partner will pay the SCA to provide housing allowance for the member.
US Citizenship: Yes