Internship - Education Coordinator Intern

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Program Dates: 4/22/24 - 12/29/24

About us:

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is the largest provider of hands-on environmental conservation programs for youth and adults. Program participants protect and restore national parks, marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks, and community green spaces across the country.

Program Description:

The Education Coordinator Internship supports PreK-12 education programming at the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park (Park) in Cumberland, Maryland, or Great Falls Park, Maryland. Position Locations: The park will have two interns in this position. One will serve at our Great Falls Visitor Center. The other will serve at our Cumberland, MD, Visitor Center. Placement will depend on proximity to each location. This position 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.

Internship duties include program scheduling, managing supplies and materials, assisting with program delivery, and helping to coordinate special events and research. Most education interns also complete an education-related project; some examples include the development of new education programming, content research, summer youth programming, family programs, and traveling trunks. Interns will also be expected to learn about the Park and National Park Service and will have ample opportunities to attend workshops and training courses, shadow other park staff, etc. The position will be at park headquarters and report daily to the Park's Education Program Coordinator regarding projects, programs, training opportunities, etc.

Member Benefits:

  • One-time travel allowance: $1,100 (personal vehicle required)
  • Weekly living allowance: $600/ week
  • Eligible for an AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of theinternship at 1,440 hours, valued at: $4,826.50


  • For SCA's COVID-19 guidance, please refer towww.thesca.org/covid