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Position Summary

Intern will work under the guidance of staff assigned by the Chief of Natural Resources at the Carl S. English Jr. Botanical Garden located at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and Lake Washington Ship Canal. Intern will be expected to participate in all aspects of natural resource record-keeping, including but not limited to: Organizing and arranging cultural and environmental records, developing an index for reference, documenting organizational strategies and daily inventory of work performed. Scanning paper documentation and electronic archiving, managing document accessibility on project network.


August 12, 2024 - December 14, 2024

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Documents to be digitally archived include letters, forms, maps, diaries, logs, and official government correspondences. Examples include maps of the Carl S. English Jr. Botanical Garden, a cultural landscape and Ecologically Sensitive Area, Memorandums for Record, real estate records pertaining to out grants and easements occurring on Lake Washington Ship Canal property, vegetation surveys, cost estimates for environmental stewardship projects, and schematics and blueprints of project grounds; Document chronology will be necessary as part of the index of documents; May assist NRM staff with labeling of plant species in the plant beds at the Carl S. English Jr. Botanical Garden and maintain plant species database. May also assist Natural Resource Specialist with the development of new brochures including a Tree Tour brochure and Lake Washington Ship Canal general informational brochure using Adobe InDesign and/or Microsoft Office products.

Marginal Duties


Required Qualifications

  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Driver's License Required
  • Personal Vehicle Required (To commute to serve station)
  • Must wear required attire by SCA attire while on duty.
  • Possess good verbal and written communications skills.
  • Position may require extended periods in the outdoors during adverse conditions such as heat, cold or rain.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous archiving experience as employee or volunteer.
  • Educational background in History, Architecture, or Archiving.
  • Records or archiving education or experience as employee or volunteer.
  • Previous experience using Adobe InDesign and/or Microsoft office suite.


40 per week

Living Accommodations

Intern must find their own lodging and transportation to their duty location; Duty location resides in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, roughly 5 miles from downtown Seattle.


  • $1800 monthly housing allowance (5 disbursements)
  • NOT to exceed $650 Reimbursable to/from travel allowance if selected candidate outside of Seattle Metro area
  • $615/week living allowance
  • $75/week commuting allowance

All allowances are subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes.

Personal Vehicle Information

Not needed during service but required for commuting to service site

Additional Benefits

First Aid/CPR

Interpretive Skills

Other (please specify)

AmeriCorps: Not Eligible

Equal Opportunity Statement

SCA strives to cultivate a work environment that encourages fairness, teamwork, and respect among all staff members. SCA is committed to maintaining a work atmosphere in which people of diverse backgrounds and lifestyles may grow personally and professionally. The Student Conservation Association, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Physical requirements and working conditions specific to the position are available in the full job description.