Water Safety/Interpretation Intern

Student Conservation Association

About the organization

Founded in 1957, the Student Conservation Association, Inc., is a national nonprofit organization that advocates for the environment. SCA leads the nation in providing conservation service opportunities, outdoor skills and leadership training. Every year, in all 50 states, thousands of high school, college, graduate students and others join the association to work for national parks and forests, historic and cultural resources, and urban green spaces. SCA’s mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of the environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land.

Duties

The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is the leading federal provider of outdoor recreation and attracts over 335 million visitors annually to our lake and river projects in 43 states. Encouraging public safety for those recreating at our projects and preventing fatalities on our lands/waters are our primary concerns.

Water safety interns will provide educational outreach and interpretive programming, as part of a team that encourages public safety. This includes all aspects of recreation safety on USACE lands and waters to include water, boating, bicycling, hiking, camping, and hunting.

The primary focus will be on water and boating safety for all ages with an emphasis on targeting the highest risk group of 18-35 year old males. The primary responsibility will be educating public visitors regarding public safety through face-to-face contact. This personal contact will take place at beaches, boat ramps, boat patrol, campgrounds, and other venues where you have direct contact with visitors. Additionally, they will be responsible to summarize contacts and submit a monthly report.

Qualifications

Some coursework of experience: Education
Some experience: Photography
Competent without supervision: Public Speaking, Writing/Publishing, Working with Children, Swimming, Boating

Valid Drivers License Needed
Personal Vehicle Required (Commuting to and from work)
US Citizenship Required

Salary

Expense-Paid/Stipend

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

For additional information and/or questions regarding this position, please contact Felicia James at [email protected]

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