A Day in the Life of an SCA Intern

Seward City News
Thursday, August 30, 2012

Source: Seward City News

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders by engaging young people in hands-on internship opportunities.

The best part about day-to-day life as a SCA Intern is that you’re never quite sure what you’ll be doing day-to-day.

In some ways, a typical day is anything but typical. I walk into our office at Petro Plaza, still breathing hard from the bike ride in; five minutes later, we could be loading up snow shovels and gaiters, jumping in the park Jeep to go out and shovel snow on the Harding Icefield Trail, or headed out to Exit Glacier to pull weeds or map dandelions. The Kenai Fjords National Park (KEFJ) Exotic Plant Management Team is a busy team composed of a Biological Science Technician (Travis Fulton), two Youth Conservation Corps high school employees (Brandon Moore and Christian Tofson), and myself, a Student Conservation Association Intern. Continue reading.