Apalachicola National Forest Volunteer and Community Outreach Internship

Expected Dates
June 15, 2014 to June 13, 2015
National Forests in Florida
Position ID

Enthusiastic and service-minded applicants needed for volunteer coordination and community outreach.

The National Forests in Florida has partnered with the Student Conservation Association (SCA), on the Apalachicola National Forest to place an intern as a volunteer coordinator and community outreach intern. The SCA member placed in the Forest will serve approximately twelve months while completing the required hours needed to finish their term. Duties will include but are not limited to the following:

-Recruit and assist in the administration of Forest volunteers; recruiting both long term and short term volunteers within the community and through online processing.  Coordinate volunteers scheduling, assisting volunteers with orientation and maintenance duties and all other tasks necessary to support the volunteer program on the Apalachicola National Forest.

-Provide interpretation and environmental education programs to local communities, including school groups; local parks, and FS programs such as the Jr. Ranger Program.

-Work with local communities to create community understanding of and connection to, Forest natural and cultural resources through a variety of events and participating in local user chapters.

-Assist with trails and other recreation and Forest Service activities.

You will receive an exceptional experience working with the U.S. Forest Service in support of the recreation program while learning of the many other programs and activities involved in managing the nation’s forests, ranges and wetlands in ways that are the most environmentally responsible and sustainable for the long term. Training will provided on a case by case basis, but includes CPR, Chainsaw, ATV, Environmental Education and other trainings where appropriate. 

  • First Aid/CPR, Chainsaw and other equipment operation, volunteer recruitment and management training through AgLearn and other on-the-job training as necessary, such as sustainable trail maintenance, design/layout, GPS, etc.
  • Tallahassee is home to several universities including Florida State University and Florida A & M which means an unusual amount of education opportunities exist in natural resource management, agricultural, environmental and social sciences.
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Visitor Services and Site Operations
Education, Training & Skills Expected
some coursework or experience
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
degree major or professional experience
Customer Service
competent with supervision
Data Entry
some experience
Volunteer Coordination
competent with supervision
Working with Children
competent with supervision