Education Coordinator Internship

Expected Dates
September 6, 2022 to May 12, 2023
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
Position ID
The Education Coordinator Internship supports PreK-12 education programming at the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park (Park) in Cumberland, Maryland. This position serves more than 2,000 local students each year. Programs include hands-on activities and focus on history, nature, science, technology, math and environmental science. 

Internship duties include: program scheduling, managing supplies and materials, assisting with program delivery, helping to coordinate special events, and research. Most education interns also complete an education-related project, some examples include: development of new education programming, content research, summer youth programming, family programs, traveling trunks. Interns will also be expected to learn about the Park and National Park Service, and will have ample opportunities to attend workshops, training courses, shadow other park staff, etc. The position will be stationed at park headquarters and will report daily to the Park’s Education Program Coordinator regarding projects, programs, training opportunities, etc. 

  • One-time travel allowance: $1,100 (personal vehicle required)
  • Weekly living allowance: $160 / week
  • Monthly housing allowance: $1,000 / month
  • Health insurance
  • Eligible for an AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of internship valued at: $4,336

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.


  • Located in Washington County - Hagerstown, MD, include projects that require office time as well as time outside in the Park working with students and teachers.
  • Curriculum development, program delivery techniques, classroom management, learning styles, interpretive personal and non-personal services, visitor services, safety, as well as training in career-specific fields, i.e. historic preservation, resource mgmt
  • Education opportunities include access to Park and Regional National Park Service Training, Fish and Wildlife Training Courses, online education-related webinars, shadow opportunities. Recreational opportunities include hiking, biking, fishing, kayaking.
  • No
Main Area of Focus
Education and Interpretation
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Social Sciences
some coursework or experience
degree minor or extensive experience
Earth Sciences
some coursework or experience
Recreation Management
some coursework or experience
some coursework or experience