Internship - Visitor Services/Natural Resources Intern

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Arkansas State Parks Visitor Services/Natural Resources Internship

Position Dates: May 13, 2024 - August 9, 2024

Position Location: Crowley's Ridge State Park/Lake Frierson State Park

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, national forests, wildlife refuges, marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks, community green spaces, and much more across the country.

Position Description:

Spend the summer exploring a career and making a difference at TWO Arkansas State Parks! This joint internship between Crowley's Ridge State Park and Lake Frierson State Park (located only 6 miles apart) will offer a wide scope of experiences to prepare the intern for several future job opportunities. Specific job tasks will vary by site, but may include developing and presenting interpretive programs, maintaining park facilities and trails, working with a team to improve trails, providing information to guests, performing various natural resource management goals, and assisting with general park operations. Please let us know during the application process if you have a specific area of interest.
To qualify for an internship, an applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a full-time student in good standing at an Arkansas college/university at the time of application.
  • Have declared a degree of study.
  • Have completed 60 hours of college credit by the time the internship begins.
  • Be an Arkansas resident paying in-state tuition.
  • Maintain a 2.5 cumulative grade point average.
  • Demonstrate coursework or knowledge related to work area.
  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Have reliable on-site transportation


Priority will be given to interns from universities who provide course credit hours for internships. Selected interns will coordinate directly with their universities to obtain credit for their work.

Member Benefits:

  • A one-time travel grant of $1,100 for round trip transportation to the internship site
  • A weekly subsistence allowance of $360 during the internship period
  • An approved uniform.
  • Housing Information: Local housing may be available.
  • An AmeriCorps Educational Award, if and when available, for interns that meet the qualifications set by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

AmeriCorps Eligibility Requirements:

This position is part of an SCA AmeriCorps program and if you are selected, you will be serving as an SCA AmeriCorps member. To be eligible for this position you must meet these basic AmeriCorps Eligibility Requirements:

  • Being a citizen, permanent resident, or national of the United States;
  • Being at least 18 years or older;
  • Having a high school diploma or equivalent or actively working to complete;
  • Being willing to undergo National Service Criminal History Check, including criminal background, sex offender and FBI checks conducted after position is offered.

Other:
It is our strong belief that equal opportunity for all members is central to the continued success of our programs. We will not discriminate against an applicant because of race, religious creed, religion, color, sex, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, age, physical disability, mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity characteristics or expressions in selections, terminations and or recommendations. Opportunity is provided to all applicants on the basis of qualifications and program requirements. Upon request, reasonable accommodations will be provided to applicants during the selection process and to members during service.