Visitor Services Intern (PO-00735123)

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is the largest provider of hands-on environmental conservation programs for youth and adults. Program participants protect and restore national parks, marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks, and community green spaces across the country.

Join us at Fort Donelson for a memorable season connecting visitors with a Civil War battlefield located on the banks of the Cumberland River. The intern will provide visitor orientation and other visitor services including roving contacts, and film showings to enhance communication and understanding of Fort Donelson National Battlefield (FODO) and its related stories and resources. The intern will work alongside the Interpretive Park Rangers to educate park visitors about the park’s significance, assist with special events, living history events, and educational programs, and create social media content. The intern will also work with those with curatorial, resource, and other duties in assessing historic and modern maps for conversion to digital and building a resource for park use. Knowledge of utilization of historic and planning maps, and/or experience with industry-standard mapping software (ESRI) would be beneficial but is not required.


  • One-time Travel Allowance: $1,100 (personal vehicle is required)
  • Weekly Living Allowance: $250 / week
  • Housing is included on site.
  • Eligible for the Public Land Corps (PLC) hiring authority upon successful completion of position (640hrs minimum service) 


Position ID: PO-00735123

Expected Dates: August 21, 2023 - January 7, 2024

174 National Cemetery Drive
Dover, TN 37058

Training Provided: CPR/First Aid On-the-job and seasonal training. Web Based Training

Educational/Recreational Opportunities: Recreation includes hiking, camping, biking, bird watching, and canoeing/kayaking. Educational opportunities include attending ranger programs and special events at multiple area parks and recreation areas.

Handicap Accessible?: Yes

Main Area of Focus: Visitor Services and Site Operations

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Not Eligible

Driving Logistics: Required

A personal vehicle is required to access groceries, medical/dental services, and recreational opportunities. No public transportation available.

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

A private bedroom in a shared multi-coed residence is provided.  Residents may have up to two roommates with shared kitchen, bathroom and living space.  Special housing rules and restrictions apply including no pets and approval for visitors. Cell service is available in the area, not provided.

Indoor/Outdoor: Combination

US Citizenship: Yes

Student Conservation Association