Distance Learning and Education Intern

Expected Dates
December 5, 2022 to March 26, 2023
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
Position ID

In this position you will have the opportunity to be a part of an exciting and innovative education and interpretation team. The primary duties of this position are to assist rangers with long distance classes and support outreach and education efforts by the park. Education rangers conduct classes for approximately 3,000 students and teachers throughout the country through videoconferencing in January and February. Using greenscreen technology, rangers take students on virtual visits to Glacier Bay.

This position will help with pre-visit mail outs, test connections, record keeping, and some program development and presenting. You will also respond to student information requests by email and letter, and will help with the updating of our student outreach information packets. Other duties may also include assisting with planning and preparing for summer day camp activities. The primary function of this position will be to keep the long distance learning program running smoothly and effectively. Because this duty location is 4 hours behind Eastern Standard Time, work days will sometimes start as early as 5:00 A.M. 

Compensation amounts:

  • $1,600 - one time RT travel allowance
  • $400 - weekly living allowance
  • AmeriCorps eligible ($1,718.25 education award)
  • Housing

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

Conditions of Employment:
Beginning on 1/18/22, all new SCA volunteer program participants are required to be fully vaccinated. Full vaccination is defined as having received a booster shot six months after the Pfizer and Moderna primary series and two months after the Johnson & Johnson primary series.

  • This internship will take place in Bartlett Cove, the headquarters of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in Southeast Alaska. The intern will work primarily in the administrative headquarters building. Wildlife is often visible from headquarters and on clear days the Fairweather Mountains are breathtaking.
  • This intern will have opportunities to study the fundamentals of interpretation and site specific topics related to the natural and cultural history of Glacier Bay.
  • This intern will be living and working on the edge of Glacier Bay National Park, a 3.3 million acre wilderness. Because of limited daylight and regular inclement weather, winter recreation opportunities are limited, though not impossible.
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Education and Interpretation
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Social Sciences
some coursework or experience
some coursework or experience
degree major or professional experience
Recreation Management
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
Customer Service
some experience
Community Engagement
some experience
Public Speaking
competent with supervision
competent with supervision
Working with Children
competent with supervision