This is an education position located within the division of interpretation and education at the Alaska Public Lands Information Center. The position is located in Anchorage, Alaska. Although considered a volunteer assignment, the intern will work alongside salaried seasonal and permanent educators and have similar duties and performance requirements.
College level academic background in natural science or education preferred, but not necessary
Public speaking and writing skills
Valid driver's license
Dates of Service: This is a 16-week position requiring weekend work. The workweek consists of 5 days (40 hours) with 2 consecutive days off. The spring environmental education position will begin January 2020. Applicants must be available for the entire internship during the FY 2020 season.
Duties and Responsibilities: The intern will spend considerable time learning about the resource and preparing education programs. Spring interns will participate in a two week long training program beginning Monday, May 11-15. Participants will take part in a busy education programming, as well as preparation of selected weekend programs and activities presented for the public. Interns must be willing to work with students in all grades Pre-K through high school and use a variety of educational techniques including puppetry, poetry and singing. Many programs are conducted outside, even if the weather is cold.
Each intern will learn the basics of biology and boreal ecology and, in turn, provide interpretation of this knowledge to school students and visitors through regularly scheduled forest, ecology, and various walks.
Housing, Uniforms, and Stipend: Alaska Public Lands Information Center does not provide housing.
Work Environment: Anchorage, Alaska can be windy and cold in the spring and hot and humid in the summer. Biting flies, mosquitoes and ticks are a natural part of the resource experience. The intern can expect to exert a physical effort in outdoor programs.
To apply, submit the following:
A cover letter or formal email stating your reason for interest in the position.
Resume (including at least 2 references)
Grade transcript (does not need to be official)
E-mail information to Glenn_Hart@nps.gov or mail to Education Specialist, Alaska Public Lands Information Center, 605 W. 4th Ave. Anchorage, AK 99501
Position will remain open until the appropriate candidate is found.