River Ranger Intern (PO-00735399)

Core program work will include installing, removing, and maintaining habitat fence, working with volunteers to educate anglers, removing litter, recycling monofilament, patrolling the river, and monitoring human-bear interactions.

Interns will work with permanent and seasonal staff to engage with volunteers.  They will also work with other federal, state, and tribal staff to coordinate management activities and complete projects. Interns will need to bring a positive attitude, willingness to work inclement weather, and wade in cold water wearing chest waders.

Compensation Amounts:

  • $1,500 – one time RT travel allowance
  • $300 – weekly living allowance
  • $500 – duty-related reimbursements for boots/travel
  • $255 – monthly housing allowance to pay for USFS bunkhouse costs
  • AmeriCorps eligible ($1,718.25 Education Award)

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

It is SCA's policy that all AmeriCorps-required background checks must return cleared 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 www.thesca.org/covid  

Position ID: PO-00735399

Expected Dates: May 15, 2023 - August 20, 2023

33599 Ranger Station Spur
Seward, AK 99664

Training Provided: Chainsaw operation; ATV operation; snowmobile operation; vehicle safe operation; boat passenger; bear behavior; bear spray; first aid/CPR/AED

Professional Development Opportunities:

These positions will be immersed with SRD staff and may receive training in Bear behavior/ safety and the use of bear spray; Aviation User Training, Defensive Driving, and others.

Handicap Accessible?: Yes

Main Area of Focus: Recreation Mgmt

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible

Driving Logistics: Not needed

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

Housing in the form of a bunkhouse will be available.  All rooms are double occupancy.  While dormitories may be co-ed, we generally put same sex roommates together.  Dorms include use of the kitchen, living room, bathroom and laundry facilities.

Indoor/Outdoor: Outside

US Citizenship: Yes

Student Conservation Association