Park Guide Intern (PO-00735410)

Experience the adventure and beauty of Alaska’s public lands through an internship with the Interpretation team at the Fairbanks Alaska Public Lands Information Center in Fairbanks Alaska.

You’ll join a team of dedicated National Park Service rangers working with visitors on their “trip of a lifetime” to interior Alaska. During a typical internship, you'll hone public speaking and communication skills by providing orientation and safety information at the visitor center and over the phone (50%), develop original, in-person programs for visitors (25%), and project work to sustain interpretation team operations and activities (25%). Additionally, the participant will work collaboratively with other interpreters to contribute to the park's social media outreach program. During project time, the participant will assist with electronic requests for park information, work on exhibit maintenance, and complete other tasks depending on interpretation team needs and the participant's interests.

Although Denali National Park and Preserve is 2 hours away, work will help support this park's operation as well.  Interns will answer phone requests and provide trip planning assistance to visitors who plan to go to Denali. 

Start date is flexible. Please inquire about this during interview, if necessary.


  • Answers phone requests for Denali National Park and Preserve (50%)
  • Staffs information counter at the visitor center serving as initial contact for visitors. (25%)
  • Provides information on a variety of subjects and interprets park values for visitors with varying interests and backgrounds. (25%)


  • $1,350 – one time RT travel allowance
  • $300 – weekly living allowance
  • $1,100 – monthly housing allowance (5 months of housing allowances total and you will need to secure your own housing in Fairbanks beforehand)
  • $380 – duty-related travel for work related trips/duties

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

*Please note that this position is NOT eligible for an AmeriCorps Education Award

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Position ID: PO-00735410

Expected Dates: May 15, 2023 - September 30, 2023

101 Dunkel St #110
Fairbanks, AK 99701

Training Provided: Training Provided: One week of Agency orientation and visitor center operations which includes field trips to local recreation sites,bear aware/pepper spray safety; interpretive techniques and backcountry safety.

Educational/Recreational Opportunities: Our site is located in the interior region of Alaska providing great hiking opportunities, access to Denali National Park (2 hr drive), and learning about Alaska Native Cultures.

Handicap Accessible?: Yes

Main Area of Focus: Visitor Services and Site Operations

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Not Eligible

Driving Logistics: Recommended

Access to recreational opportunities is difficult without personal transportation.

Housing or Stipend Provided?
C.Partner will pay the SCA to provide housing allowance for the member.

Indoor/Outdoor: Inside

US Citizenship: Yes

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