Internship - Wilderness Crew: Snoqualmie Ranger District

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Program Dates: 05/20/2024 – 09/22/2024

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

Program Description:
As a Wilderness Ranger on the Snoqualmie Ranger District, you will have the opportunity to preserve the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area through education, outreach, interpretation, maintenance, and monitoring. The popular Alpine Lakes Wilderness encompasses approximately 394,000 acres in the Central Cascades Region within Washington state. The area is accessed by 47 trailheads and 615 miles of trails; and is visited by more than 150,000 people annually.
The Wilderness Ranger crew will spend the summer working and learning within the Recreation division of the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Crew will assist with field and office work specifically related to federally designated wilderness areas. The crew will assist with wilderness monitoring and wilderness trail work, update wilderness records in the office. The Crew will spend their summer alongside the Forest Service staff and be exposed to the diverse range of career opportunities within the US Forest Service.
Assigned duties will include the following:

  • Maintain Wilderness trailheads, routinely perform wilderness patrols, develop educational materials, and conduct presentations.
  • Provide information about recreation opportunities, Wilderness regulations and responsibilities, and Leave No Trace
  • Support backcountry trail and site maintenance.
  • Maintains sanitary conditions at backcountry sites.
  • Installs and maintains information boards, travel signs, regulatory signs and other signs associated with recreation sites and safety.
  • Collects visitor use data.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Duty Location Address:
902 SE North Bend Way
North Bend, WA 98045

Member Benefits:

  • $1,200- one time RT travel allowance
  • $500 weekly living allowance (paid bi-weekly)
  • Housing on site provided.
    • Shared bunkhouse with kitchen, bathroom, and laundry facilities. Selecteeswill be assigned to a bunkhouse in walking distance of duty station.
  • $1,050 Duty Related Travel Reimbursement funding (Equal to $35/day for camping per diem x 30 days/each intern)- Receipts required.
  • AmeriCorps eligibleat fulfillment of 17 weeks and 675 hours of service($2,626 education award)
  • Eligible for thePublic Land Corps (PLC) hiring authorityupon successful completion of position and combination of another position (640hrs minimum of service)


  • All allowances subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes

Member Qualifications:
  • Driver's license
  • Personal vehicle required.
  • Physically fit enough to carry a ~30 lb backpack & tools/gear.
  • Willing to work independently & on a crew.
  • Willing to engage with the public.

Additional:
Must be eligible to serve as an AmeriCorps Member. This includes:

  • 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.
  • Being willing to undergo National Service Criminal History Check, including criminal background, sex offender and FBI checks.