Environmental Education Intern

An intern in a volunteer uniform presents information to a group of elementary students that are sitting in a deep snowbank near the woods.
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Munising, MI
United States

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Join the National Park Service and work with rangers at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in providing placed-based, environmental education schools across the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Interns will have plenty of opportunities to facilitate high quality programs at the park, in the classroom, and via distance learning. 

General Duties:

  • Facilitate K-4 field trips throughout all seasons of the school year at the park and partner facilities
  • Teach interdisciplinary classroom programs such as distance learning lessons and field trip pre-sites for K-4
  • Provide early childhood programs at community libraries and preschools
  • Research standards-based activity ideas for interdisciplinary Great Lakes curriculum for preK-4
  • Plan and design curriculum-based media materials and publications for schools
  • Provide support to staff by staffing visitor centers as needed
  • Attend local and/or online trainings by the National Park Service or affiliated organizations (i.e. grant writing, partnership agreements, interpretation, etc.)
  • Assist with maintaining the Education Shelter, preparing and organizing educational supplies and compiling inventory lists of educational equipment
  • Complete administrative tasks such as compiling statistical reports, processing program evaluations, monitoring grant budgets and managing staff schedules
  • Explore grant opportunities and assist Education Specialist with writing applications
  • Shadow other divisions as student interest and as scheduling allows (i.e. Law Enforcement, Natural Resources, Administration, Maintenance)


  • Strong communication skills
  • Some experience in formal education, outdoor education, and/or environmental education
  • Comfortable working with Microsoft Office programs
  • Possess a valid drivers license and ability to operate a vehicle in snowy environments 

Position Start Date:

Monday, September 19, 2022

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How to Apply:

Send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Zachary Gostlin, Education Specialist at piro_education@nps.gov.

Job Compensation:

Academic Credit



Compensation Information:

  • $200 per week stipend
  • Free government housing (with high speed internet)
  • Professional development opportunities 

Contact Name:

Zachary Gostlin

Contact Phone:

906-387-2607 x1206

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