Visitor Services and Education Internships

Park Educator (Capitol Reef National Park)
This position involves staffing the Capitol Reef National Park Visitor Center, researching, developing and presenting interpretive talks on topics including the 280-million-year geologic history of the Waterpocket Fold, high desert ecosystems, climate change in the southwest, dark sky resources and more. Expected dates: March 4 – Oct. 27, 2024. Pay: $1,100 travel allowance, $400/wk living allowance, $400 uniform stipend.

Interpretive (Educator) Intern (White Sands National Park)
This position will help develop youth programs also be an integral member of the interpretive team by staffing the visitor center, designing and presenting short formal interpretive programs, and providing roving (hiking) interpretation on topics ranging from geology, paleontology, and archeology to the plants and wildlife of the park. Local candidates are preferred. Expected dates: March 4 – 5, 2024. Pay: $1,000 travel allowance, $350/wk living allowance, $1,000/monthly housing allowance.

Education Coordinator Intern (Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park)
This position supports PreK-12 education programming at the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park (Park) in Cumberland, Maryland and serves more than 2,000 local students each year. Programs include hands-on activities and focus on history, nature, science, technology, math and environmental science. Local candidates only. Expected dates: April 22 – Dec. 29, 2024 Pay: $1,100 travel allowance, 600/wk living allowance.

Paddle Intern (Big Thicket National Preserve)
This position will work alongside the paddle program coordinator at Big Thicket to create new programming geared towards underserved communities in the southeast Texas area. Expected dates: April 22 – Oct. 20, 2024. Pay: $1,100.00 travel allowance, $600/wk living allowance.

Environmental Education Intern (Presquile National Wildlife Refuge)
This position will support educational programming at multiple national wildlife refuges in the Charles City, Virginia area. Responsibilities include assisting with the management of wildlife-dependent recreational opportunities involving hunting, fishing, wildlife observation and more. Expected dates: April 1 – Nov. 15, 2024. Pay: $1,100 travel allowance $450/wk living allowance.

Open Positions

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    Gain skills and experience through hands-on conservation projects in the Pacific Northwest.

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  • Great Plains Pollinator Internship

    At multiple locations across New Mexico, help collect data on native bee species threatened by declining habitat quality and the effects of climate change.

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  • Alaska Conservation Corps Crew Member

    Participate in a 14-week program focused on leadership development, completing trail work projects and building a sense of community across various public lands in Alaska.

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