Environmental Education Volunteer Intern: Kodiak, Alaska

USFWS: Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge
Kodiak, Alaska
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airfare, lodging, shared vehicle, gas, food cost reimbursed, $1,000.00 scholarship after successful internship completion. See Description for more details.
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Spend the summer outside, learn about the environment of Kodiak, Alaska and share your love for nature with youth while assisting environmental education programs at the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge. This internship will help create and lead educational lessons as instructors at our summer science camp program, Kodiak Refuge Summer Science and Salmon Camp. Interns may also assist with other education and outreach efforts. Camps take place on the road system of Kodiak and in remote communities accessible by small plane. Dates and Duration: Up to 16 week volunteer environmental education internship (Round trip travel and housing provided, food costs reimbursed up to $750 month (calculated at $25 per day). Work Period: Approximately May 8 - August 25th (~16 weeks) with some flexibility on end date. Schedule: 40 hours a week: Typically, Monday-Friday with occasional weekend work for special events or camp preparations. Location: Kodiak Island is the second largest island in the United States.  While the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge encompasses nearly two million acres of the island, the refuge itself is not accessible by road. Refuge offices, intern housing and all of our education programs are located on the road system just outside the city limits of Kodiak.  Please note: This is a 40 hour/week, summer-long environmental education internship on an island. If you're looking to spend a summer season on a beautiful Alaskan island doing work dedicated to providing engaging science education to interested young learners, then by all means apply! What we provide: • Roundtrip airfare from locations within the U.S. • Shared housing in furnished home. • Reimbursement for food purchases with submitted receipts. ~$750/month, calculated at $25/day. • Vehicle transportation with shared vehicles for interns to utilize for work, orientation to the island and food shopping. Gasoline provided. • $1,000.00 scholarship (by check) after successful completion of internship. • Training on a variety of topics including: Bear safety and awareness; botany of Kodiak; birds of Kodiak; Alutiiq/Sugpiaq culture orientation; environmental education techniques; aviation safety; CPR, First Aid and more. • College internship and/or course credit upon request: We can work with university degree programs. • Long summer evenings and weekends free for recreational opportunities including: hiking, camping, fishing, scenic bike rides, wildflower walks, birding and much more.  Some bikes, fishing supplies and camping gear are available for loan to interns.
Requirements: • U.S. citizen, at least 18 years of age • Ability to undergo and pass a background check • Valid U.S. driver’s license. Driving is required for camp positions. • Interest in working with youth of all ages and willingness to spending time outside rain or shine. Desired background: Degree-seeking students and/or graduates in the fields of environmental studies, environmental education, biology, wildlife conservation, outdoor recreation and similar fields and/or experience with or interest in youth science camps, summer camps, educating youth, scouts, or other related work. To APPLY: Submit required application documents by February 12th 11:59pm follow specific instructions below: 1. Send all requested information as one document to Michelle_Lawson@fws.gov. 2. In your email, use the Subject: 2023 Salmon Camp Intern 3. Include the following: • Cover letter stating reason for your interest and any qualifications specific to the position. • Current resume • One letter of recommendation that includes contact information (from a person with knowledge of your scholastic, employment, club, team or volunteer achievements). • Contact information for two additional references (scholastic, employment, club, sport or volunteer oriented). For references, please include: -Their name, job title and place of work -Their email address and phone number -Their relationship (coach, instructor, supervisor for example) to you and how long you have known them Reminder: Create one document that includes all of the above information to attach in your email and use the subject line listed above. Failure to do so may result in your application not being reviewed.
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Michelle Lawson
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