Mio Ranger District Recreation Interns

Expected Dates
May 17, 2022 to September 5, 2022
Huron-Manistee National Forest
Position ID
The Mio Ranger District Recreation Interns will work to support the Mio Ranger District Recreation Department on the Huron Manistee National Forest. Located in the northern part of the lower Peninsula of Michigan the Mio Ranger District operates a busy recreation program that manages over 30 popular recreation sites that include developed and dispersed campground and day use sites. The Au Sable Wild and Scenic River is managed by the recreation program and is a popular river for floating as well as a premier trout fishing stream. Finally, the program manages almost 300 miles of trail, most of which is motorized.

This position will work to support the recreation program by performing daily and deferred facility maintenance at multiple recreation sites. Interns may also interact with Forest Visitors to provide education and guidance about the local area as well as Forest regulations. 

This position is heavily motorized and applicants should be able to operate full-sized pick-up trucks and be able to pull a trailer. Additionally, power tools such as brushers, riding lawnmowers, and chainsaws are used, and applicants should be able to learn the safe operations of power tools. 

This position provides:
- $125 weekly Living Allowance*
- $1100 one-time round-trip Travel Allowance*
- Housing on-site

The AmeriCorps Education Award available upon successful completion of this position is $1,678.57. 

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

It is SCA’s policy that all AmeriCorps-required background checks must return cleared results prior to the position’s start; this includes being fingerprinted for the FBI check. Otherwise, the AmeriCorps award will be removed or the position’s start date will be delayed due to non-compliance.

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.

  • Mio Ranger District is located in Mio, MI and is part of the Huron Manistee National Forests.
  • Training opportunities related to recreation operations as well as possible cross training in other departments as work load and timing allows.
  • Members will have to opportunity to learn about Forest Service recreation operations as well other departmental operations. Recreation is centered around local outdoor recreation which focuses on aquatic (lake and river) and motorized recreation.
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Recreation Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Social Sciences
some coursework or experience
some coursework or experience
some coursework or experience
Recreation Management
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
some experience
competent with supervision
Chain Saw Skills
competent with supervision
Hand Tools
competent with supervision
All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs)
competent with supervision