Interpretation/Education Intern

Expected Dates
May 19, 2020 to August 15, 2020
Site
Calaveras Big Trees State Park
Position ID
PO-00729495
Interns for this position must be AmeriCorps education award recipients. For more information:
www.thesca.org/serve/sca-and-americorps

Intern will work with park staff to interpret the giant sequoias and other park features to visitors of all ages. Intern will research, develop and present interpretive programs including a giant sequoia walk, campfire program, children’s programs including Junior Rangers and Junior Cubs and possibly other interpretive programs.  There may be opportunities to assist park staff in other aspects of park management.  Intern may also complete a relevant project.


 
  • Calaveras Big Trees State Park is located in the Sierra Nevada of California at about 4700 feet in elevation. The park’s most distinctive feature is two groves of giant sequoias—the world’s largest trees. The park also has two large campgrounds, a fork of the Stanislaus River, three creeks and many trails.
  • Interpretive techniques and program development; park orientation; wildlife awareness/protection. Numerous books will be sent before arrival to begin preparation for the summer.
  • Opportunity for field trips to nearby state parks and to other trip destinations such as Yosemite National Park, Lake Tahoe, Mono Lake and San Francisco. Additional opportunity to complete an independent project (possible).
Main Area of Focus
Education and Interpretation
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Biology
some coursework or experience
Communications
some coursework or experience
Education
some coursework or experience
Public Speaking
some experience
Working with Children
some experience