SERC is operated by a cooperative partnership between Acadia National Park (government organization), the Schoodic Institute (non-profit). The Schoodic Campus is located in Acadia National Park on the Schoodic Peninsula, Winter Harbor, Maine.
Situated on Big Moose Island at the tip of the Schoodic Peninsula, the campus has direct access to a variety of habitats. A short walk along the shore provides a substantial view of coastal geological processes, exposed cliff, cobble, mudflat, and marsh habitats. The impressive shoreline encompasses spruce/fir woodlands, stands of jack pine and mountain habitats which are home to numerous migratory species. This Gulf of Maine setting offers a unique place to study natural sciences as well as human history spanning over 4,000 years to present.
Education/Interpretation Interns at Schoodic assist field rangers with K-8 curriculum based field trips to the park as well as school outreach programing in local classrooms. Additional duties as assigned include assisting with group meetings and general interpretive roving.
The Schoodic Education District offers public programming teaching about the natural and cultural history of Acadia National Park. Interns assist with evening campground programs and hikes, lead interpretive table talks, develop children’s activities, and rove.
The Spring Schoodic Intern Program will run April through Mid-June.
Intern responsibilities include:
Working 32 hours per 4/5-day work week. Schedules occasionally include working weekends and shifts vary.
Must participate in pre-program training, work as a member of an education team, and attend weekly staff development/ logistical meetings.
Lead morning, afternoon, and evening programs.
Contribute to all aspects of the operation of the Education District through other duties as assigned.
Positively represent the National Park Service as a member of the interpretive staff.
A weekly stipend of $150.00
$65.00 uniform allowance for tan pants. Interns must provide receipts.
Uniform shirts and jackets provided.
Fully furnished shared apartment and utilities are provided on campus in a separate location from the student dormitory.
Limited meals are available when school programs are in session.
Free laundry facilities are available on campus.
College credit can be arranged through most universities prior to internship season. Interns are responsible for arranging credits with their schools.
This is an intensive and rewarding experience.
How to Apply:
E-mail a resume, cover letter, and 3 references we can contact by phone and e-mail, to email@example.com .
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Other Description: Shared Apartments, fully furnished with utilities provided. On-site laundry. We have trailer and RV pads available too.