Interpretation Intern

Expected Dates
August 26, 2019 to May 31, 2020
Sitka National Historical Park
Position ID
This student will work with the Division of Interpretation on education and outreach activities.  The SCA will assist the park’s education and outreach ranger in planning and coordinating special events.  The SCA will also get hands-on experience planning, scheduling, and presenting education and outreach activities associated with the park’s demonstration arts studios and Teacher-Ranger-Teacher program. 

Opportunity to obtain Interpretation certifications through the Eppley Institute for Public Lands at Indiana University as part of the National Park Service Interpretive Development Program. Other in-house training may be offered.

Compensation amounts:
  • $1,300 - one time RT travel allowance
  • $280 - weekly living allowance
  • AmeriCorps eligible (2,907 education award and health insurance if elected)

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

*Please include a 1-2 page resume as an attachment with your SCA application

  • Formerly the capital of Russian America, Sitka is rich in culture and history, containing 20 places on the National Register and eight National Historic Landmarks. For a small community of 9000, it offers a range of services and opportunities.
  • Training provided includes: Basic orientation about the park resources, training in the NPS interpretive development principles, orientation to any resource projects they may assist with, other in-house training may be provided.
  • A beautiful, coastal rain forest community, surrounded by the Tongass National Forest (the largest National Forest in the country) Sitka offers unlimited recreational winter opportunities: hiking, snowshoeing, skiing and more. Located on Baranof Island.
  • Yes
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
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
some coursework or experience
Customer Service
some experience
Community Engagement
some experience
Public Speaking
competent with supervision
Volunteer Coordination
some experience
Working with Children
some experience