Lewis and Clark National Historical Park – Interpretation and Education Internship

Northwest Youth Corps
Astoria, OR
Job Category
$5,760 stipend, prorated monthly
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
Duties and Responsibilities: The members will work for 20% of their time on enrichment activities that focus on environmental education; duties will include instructing students on general ecology, edible plants, and animal behaviors. 20% of the time will be spent in the park’s kayak program; duties include presenting informational talks, ensuring safety of visitors, and surveying for new invasive species infestations along 2.0 miles of the Lewis and Clark River. The members will also work for 45% of their time at the Visitor Center, the Fort and trail, where duties include general orientation for visitors, assisting with the Junior Ranger program as well as providing costumed fort programs and uniform nature walks. The members will also spend about 15% of their time receiving formal training.
Required Qualifications: • Ability to work outdoors, hike, and assist the public in remote settings and inclement weather on uneven ground. • Willingness to work as part of a team in an outdoor setting • Ability to give direction and talk to the public • Good written and verbal communication skills. • Ability to paddle and self-rescue out of a kayak or canoe (training will be provided). • Ability to lift and carry up to 25 lbs. • Willingness to submit to a government background check • Current driver’s license and clean driving record • A positive attitude Desired Qualifications: • Experience in presenting informational or educational talks to the general public. • Experience teaching and/or leading youth, conservation, reforestation and/or outdoor rec skills. • Bilingual, Spanish speaking, reading and writing skills
Contact Person
Kate Sanders (she/her)
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