Resource Interpretation Intern (PO-00728117)

Resource Interpretation Interns assist park rangers and volunteers with the park's Shorebird Ecology Ambassador Volunteer Program (SEA-VIP), which educates New Jersey beachgoers about the importance of sharing the shore with the threatened and sensitive beach-nesting birds that call Gateway NRA home.  Interns help to staff visitor contact stations throughout Sandy Hook, which features some of the premier swimming beaches in the NYC metropolitan area, and educate beachgoers about the abundance of natural, cultural, and recreational resources within the park.  Interns will also have the chance to help deliver education programs, learn about and lead informal and formal interpretive programs, and use photography and social media to share program highlights.  The goals for the intern are to learn about park resources, and learn and practice interpretive skills such as audience centered interpretation and dialogic techniques.

Allowance/Benefits (pre-tax):

  • $600/week Living Allowance
  • $1,718 AmeriCorps Education Award (received upon successful completion of the position).

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Position ID: PO-00728117

Expected Dates: May 22, 2023 - August 13, 2023

Fort Hancock
26 Hudson Road
Highlands, NJ 07732

Training Provided: Interns will have the chance to participate in a week-long Visitor Engagement and Interpretation training and other developmental opportunities.

Educational/Recreational Opportunities: The interns will have full access to natural, cultural, & recreational resources of the 10 parks in NYC, as well as access to many of the arts, cultural and museum institutions throughout the NY-NJ metropolitan area.

Main Area of Focus: Education and Interpretation

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible

Driving Logistics: Not needed

Housing or Stipend Provided?
D. No housing is available

Indoor/Outdoor: Combination

US Citizenship: Yes

Student Conservation Association