Environmental Education Intern

Expected Dates
April 16, 2020 to September 30, 2020
Site
Kenai Fjords National Park
Position ID
PO-00729356
Were you ever inspired by a naturalist you met as a child?  Now its your turn to be that inspiration for today’s youth. 

This position entails working with several education staff to introduce Alaskan school students to the Kenai Fjords National Park.  Early and late season duties include working in classrooms and in the field at Exit Glacier and at a marine intertidal area with students. 

Summer season involves programming with elder hostels and youth groups (Girls Scouts, Boy Scouts, Youth Conservation Corps,Teen Youth Center,  Science and Art Camp, Adventure Hiking Club, 4-H and summer school) as well as giving programs to visiting public. Candidates will also work with a group of local teens to mentor them in National Park Service Youth Conservation Corps programs.

For the candidate that is motivated and enthusiastic about education there is an opportunity to build a program or two from scratch.  Bring your expertise and we’ll provide interested students and friendly, inspired co-workers.

Qualified applicants will be contacted for interviews beginning the week of January 27th 2020.

Compensation benefits 
  • $250 - weekly living allowance
  • $1,300 - one time RT travel allowance,
  • Housing provided
  • AmeriCorps eligible - $2,960 education award

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

  • The Kenai Fjords National Park is located in the heart of a wilderness paradise.
  • The Education Assistant will hit the ground running with the first couple of weeks of watching and assisting in programs. In May, 5-10 days of interpretive training will be provided.
  • Abundant opportunities for hiking, snow shoeing, skiing, fishing, camping and surfing??? yes surfing, exist outside your backdoor.
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Education and Interpretation
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Biology
some coursework or experience
Communications
degree minor or extensive experience
Education
degree minor or extensive experience
Earth Sciences
degree minor or extensive experience
Leadership Experience
competent with supervision
Community Engagement
competent with supervision
Public Speaking
competent with supervision
Writing/Publishing
competent with supervision
Working with Children
competent without supervision