Environmental Education/ Interpretation Intern

Expected Dates
February 3, 2019 to October 12, 2019
Kenai National Wildlife Refuge
Position ID
Start dates flexible by 1-2 weeks.

You will serve as assistant coordinator for the environmental education program and assist with a variety of visitor service programs. During late winter, spring and fall you will organize and facilitate K-6 grade field trips, home-school and area classroom programs, and create and evaluate environmental education materials as well as operating shifts in the Refuge Visitor Center.  During the early/mid summer, you will facilitate Refuge summer camp programs, create and facilitate other Education/Interpretation/Outreach programs.  Late summer you will assist in operating the Refuge Visitor Center and assist other Visitor Service program activies in the field  including: trails, cabins, and making roving contacts with the public.  There are also possibilities on days off to assist with other refuge departments (biology, fire, trail crew).

Compensation amounts:
  • $1,300 - one time RT travel allowance
  • $250 - weekly living allowance
  • Housing

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

This position also includes money-handling and therefore is NOT AmeriCorps eligible.

  • Kenai NWR is a 2 million acre refuge located in south central Alaska and is often called “Alaska in miniature,”
    because its lands encompass mountain tundra, large lakes and rivers, and lowland spruce/birch forests. A variety of wildlife from brown bears, black bears, moose, lynx, wolves, eagles, and trumpeter swans inhabit
    this varied landscape. The refuge is a favorite destination for visitors and Anchorage residents who enjoy camping, hiking, boating, and fishing for trout and salmon.
  • Environmental Education mentoring. Communication skills training - one on one with visitors, formal interpretation presentations, and written media projects. Safety training - bear safety awareness and CPR/First Aid.
  • Refuge staff are wonderful educational resources with a variety of disciplines Including environmental ed, fire ecology, interpretation, law enforcement, and wildlife biology. Rec opportunities include wildlife viewing, hiking, canoeing, and fishing.
  • No
Main Area of Focus
Education and Interpretation
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Social Sciences
some coursework or experience
some coursework or experience
degree minor or extensive experience
Recreation Management
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
Customer Service
some experience
Leadership Experience
some experience
Community Engagement
some experience
Public Speaking
some experience
Working with Children
competent without supervision