Visitor Services Intern (PO-00734612)

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking a Visitor Services intern based in the rural Alaska town of Bethel to assist with the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide visitor services at the Yukon Delta NWR visitor center and exhibits and run the bookstore. 
  • For elementary students, provide environmental education in classrooms of Bethel schools.  
  • Provide guided bird walks for visitors throughout the city of Bethel. 
  • Assist to develop environmental education programs for elementary, middle school, and high school students. 
  • Assist with environmental public outreach activities.
  • Consistent with current COVID and safety –related guidelines, provides interpretation, environmental education, and recreation based programming for target audiences, as determined  by the field station. Programming may also be virtual.

Compensation amounts:

  • $1,300 – one time RT travel allowance
  • $600 – weekly living allowance
  • $300 – reimbursable gear allowance (receipts required)
  • Housing provided in a USFWS bunkhouse

*The start date is flexible. April 1 is the earliest possible date.
*All allowances subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes
*Please note that this position is NOT eligible for an AmeriCorps education award

Please attach 1-2 page resume to application.

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Position ID: PO-00734612

Expected Dates: May 1, 2023 - October 29, 2023

807 Chief Eddie Hoffman Highway
Bethel, AK 99559

Training Provided: • Safety training - bear safety awareness and CPR/First Aid. • Communication skills training • Training with various photo/video editing programs

Educational/Recreational Opportunities: Fishing, hunting, hiking, boating, and more.

Handicap Accessible?: No

Main Area of Focus: Visitor Services and Site Operations

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Not Eligible

Driving Logistics: Not needed

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

FWS bunkhouse housing. 

Indoor/Outdoor: Inside

US Citizenship: Yes

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