NPS Academy Planning Intern

Expected Dates
November 7, 2022 to April 23, 2023
NPS Alaska Regional Office (R7)
Position ID
This position will be working alongside the Alaska NPS Youth and Education program coordinator as the Youth/Young Adult Programs Assistant. This position will primarily focus on developing and implementing an Alaska-based and Alaska-informed interdisciplinary diversity summer internship program based in Alaska’s National parks. This Anchorage-based position will work with staff throughout the Alaska National Parks programs and divisions. This is not only an opportunity to build skills in a professional setting, but also lend your voice and lived experience to inform future intern programs.

Duties will include: working on an interdisciplinary team to network and reach out to staff throughout the NPS, create a recruitment and advertising strategy for the summer internship, join in calls regarding young adult engagement in the NPS, help support internships throughout Alaska NPS sites, be mentored in developing opportunities you would like to grow and learn, ability to job shadow and explore other career paths within the National Park Service, and more!

The person filling this position should expect to work Monday through Friday, 8 hours per day. Weekend work is highly unlikely. There is no planned required travel outside of Anchorage, but if time and schedules allow, a visit to a National Park on the road system is desired.

Compensation amounts:
  • $650 - one time RT travel allowance
  • $600 - weekly living allowance
  • $800 - monthly housing allowance (6 months worth)

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

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.

SCA 1957

  • NPS Regional Office in Anchorage
  • No
Main Area of Focus
Education and Interpretation
Education, Training & Skills Expected
some coursework or experience
Customer Service
some experience
Field Research
some experience
Community Engagement
some experience
Public Speaking
some experience
some experience