Sleeping Bear Dunes seeking winter interns

Rangers and interns lead a winter hike

Rangers and interns lead a winter hike

The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is seeking winter interpretation interns to work with the park:

Interns will gain valuable experience in the fields of environmental education and interpretation. Interns will also be introduced to the policies, procedures, and career paths within the National Park Service. Internships in the National Park Service bolster student skills and experience, and are designed to be stepping stones to careers within the agency or similar workforce.

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, and it is open to recent graduates from college within 2 years of the anticipated start date of the position.

Head over to the National Lakeshore for all the details & to apply.