Paid Science Education Internship

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Deadline to Apply:

Sunday, January 15, 2017, 11:30pm



Denali Park, AK
United States

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Internship Description:

The Murie Science and Learning Center (MSLC) provides a stimulating and nurturing environment that is dedicated to introducing visitors to the science and research of this fascinating and unique ecosystem. Interns are involved in MSLC front desk operations, administrative duties, program logistics, and delivering educational programs. The education program opportunities include science-based presentations and activities in the MSLC building and as the summer progresses opportunities may arise to lead field or vehicle based education programs. Depending on experience and qualifications, opportunities may arise for interns to guide multi-day field courses. On field courses interns may serve as ‘guide staff’ and play a lead role in group management, driving, safety, leave-no-trace practices, field camp management, cooking, and logistics. Other summer projects may include development of science information for the public, management of field camp food inventory, vehicle cleaning, maintaining communication devices used in the field, hosting evening lectures/workshops, program/prop development, and field camp maintenance.

Interns work with a mentor, have monthly performance reviews, receive coaching on delivery and development of education programs, and have opportunities to learn and experience other aspects of Denali National Park and Preserve based on interest.

Desired Qualifications Include:

  • Positive and upbeat attitude, even in the face of a demanding work schedule
  • Motivation and interest in public speaking and delivering educational programs
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and work well with long shifts on a diverse schedule
  • Minimum of Basic First Aid and CPR certifications; Wilderness First Responder preferred
  • Proven communication and group management skills
  • Being responsive to visitor questions and needs
  • Naturalist/Environmental Education experience
  • Camping and guiding experience
  • Experience with common office software programs
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. (we do not sponsor employment visas)

Position Start Date:

Monday, May 1, 2017

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How to Apply:

Email a letter of interest, a resume, and contact information for three references to: The application deadline is January 15, 2017. For applicants wishing to be considered for both the Science Educator and Education Intern positions, please submit only one application with this information included in your letter of interest. 

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Compensation Information:

Interns work a 12-18 week summer season (between May and August) with a 5 day per week schedule. We prefer staff that are available for the entire season, but there may be flexibility in start and ending dates. Interns are paid a competitive salary (bi-weekly). Room and board is available. A travel stipend may be offered at the time of hiring.