The internship is roughly 3 months, with start dates in January. Interns will generally work Monday-Friday, or Tuesday-Saturday, 8:00-4:30.
Work includes presenting virtual and in-person curriculum-based lessons and activities on topics like ecology, ecosystem health, the National Park Service mission, and local history. Interns may also assist in leading snowshoe hikes for 3rd-5th graders and for the general public. Interns will create and post content on the park’s social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
Interns receive a stipend of $20 per day, government housing, and a volunteer uniform. Interns are required to provide their own snow/rain pants and waterproof boots. Snowshoes will be available for the interns to use during educational and interpretive programs. Snowshoeing experience is not necessary, however interns must be physically capable of snowshoeing.
The internship time period is early January to mid-March with the opportunity for extension based on student academic requirement.
This position is open to current college students and recent graduates.*
*Recent graduates must have graduated from college within 2 years of the anticipated start date of the position.
To apply for an internship email or postal mail the following:
Cover letter why are you a good candidate?
Résumé include relevant jobs and/or life experience
References contact information for at least two
Letter of recommendation at least one
Unofficial transcripts will be requested after initial materials are received.
Email your documents to email@example.com
or mail your documents to:
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
ATTN: Education Technician
9922 Front Street
Empire, MI 49630