Visitor Services Intern – Massachusetts

Agency
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service/Student Conservation Association
Location
Situated along the Atlantic Flyway in Massachusetts, the Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge Complex is comprised of eight ecologically diverse refuges that stretch from central Massachusetts to Cape Cod. The Complex Headquarters are situated in Sudbury, Massachusetts, roughly 30 minutes west of Boston.
Job Category
Internships
Salary
$333/weekly living & commuting allowance; $5,000 education award at completion of internship. Housing is provided at no cost to the Visitor Services Intern by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service for the duration of the internship in the form of a shared bunkhouse. The bunkhouse is divided into gender-specific bedrooms, with a shared common area and kitchen. All utilities are provided at no cost, including wireless internet.
Start Date
09/13/2017
Last Date to Apply
07/17/2017
Website
https://www.thesca.org/serve/position/visitor-services-intern/po-00723794
Description
The Visitor Services Intern will be stationed at the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) during the week and at the Assabet River NWR on weekends, however duties will also be carried out at the other refuges in the Eastern Massachusetts NWR Complex as needed. Duties include but are not limited to:
-staffing the front desk at our visitor center
-providing trailside interpretation
-updating social media accounts and websites
-developing and guiding monthly interpretive programs for audiences of all ages
-working with volunteers, scouts, Refuge Friends and school groups
-assisting Refuge staff with maintenance of Refuge grounds and trails (i.e. snow removal/lawn care), as well as maintaining upkeep of facilities and the visitor center.

The intern's normal schedule will be Wednesday through Sunday, 8AM-4:30PM. There will be some activities that require the intern to work on Mondays or Tuesdays, as well as some evening meetings and programs. A personal vehicle is required for this position for travel to and from Refuge-provided housing to the office.

Position Duration: September 13, 2017 to September 11, 2018
Qualifications
Desired qualifications:
-Previous visitors services/environmental education/customer relations experience working for federal, state, local, or non-profit agencies
-Previous experience conducting environmental education/outreach with low-income/urban youth
-Previous experience working with youth on conservation-related projects
-Ability to work with and coordinate a large number of Refuge volunteers

If interested in the position, please:
1. Send resume/CV to Jared_Green@fws.gov
2. Apply for the position through the SCA website at the following link: https://www.thesca.org/serve/position/visitor-services-intern/po-00723794
Contact Person
Jared Green
Contact eMail
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