• Conservation Education • Other • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • General Assistance
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Drawn to Multi Cultural Education? Intrigued by the geology at your feet? Fascinated with the magic of an ancient forest? Provoked by the possibilities of archeological exploration and historic investigation? Inspired by working with young people?
The Golden Gate National Recreation Area, with sites such as Muir Woods, Alcatraz Island, Marin Headlands, Fort Point National Historic Site, and Presidio of San Francisco, serves as a dynamic outdoor classroom. Education interns work side-by-side with National Park Service Rangers to deliver place-based, relevant K-12 education programs that engage students in inquiry learning in the sciences and social studies.
As an Education Intern with the National Park Service, you will:
Assist the National Park Service staff with managing and conducting curriculum-based programs for San Francisco Bay Area students
Deliver classroom lessons that prepare students for field sessions
Lead field programs with the help of other park staff and volunteers
Help design curriculum materials and field activities for outdoor programs
A valid driver's license is required
A mature and professional demeanor while working with visitors and colleagues is required
Good oral communication skills
Bi-lingual/cultural skills helpful
Basic knowledge of relevant subject area and inquiry approach to learning is helpful
Out-of-pocket expenses, up to $30 per workday, if permanent address is at least 50 miles from the park
Dormitory housing in the park at no cost to intern, if permanent address is at least 50 miles from the park
Government vehicle for work-related driving needs
National Park Service Volunteer uniform
Training opportunities in interpretation and education
Personal enrichment and experience working in a national park
Experience working with diverse groups of students, teachers and park staff
Full-time position -- 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday; time-off is available during school breaks as arranged with supervisor
Opportunities for October 2014 through May 2015
HOUSING & AMENITIES Description: Dorm style housing with common areas including common bathrooms, living areas, and kitchens. Shared housing with diverse individuals of all ages and social economic backgrounds.