Internship - Education Coordinator Internship

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Program Dates: 5/20/2024 – 12/29/2024
Flexible 1-2 Weeks: Start or end date is flexible by 1-2 weeks
Local Candidates Preferred.
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.
Program Description:
The Education Coordinator Internship supports PreK-12 education programming at the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park (Park) in Cumberland, Maryland. 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, helping to coordinate special events, and research. Most education interns also complete an education-related project, some examples include: development of new education programming, content research, summer youth programming, family programs, traveling trunks. Interns will also be expected to learn about the Park and National Park Service, and will have ample opportunities to attend workshops, training courses, shadow other park staff, etc. The position will be stationed at park headquarters and will report daily to the Park's Education Program Coordinator regarding projects, programs, training opportunities, etc.

Member Benefits:

  • Weekly living allowance: $600*
  • One-time travel allowance: $1,100*
  • Eligible for a 450-hour AmeriCorps education award of $4,826.50, upon successful completion of service.*
  • Public Land Credits are available upon successful completion of this term for members ages 18-30.

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

Member Qualifications:

  • Driver's license
  • Personal vehicle recommended for commuting and access to field locations when government vehicles are not available.