Student Conservation Association Education Coordinator Internship in Arlington, Virginia

Education Coordinator Internship

Expected Dates

October 15, 2018toAugust 18, 2019


Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park

Position ID


Support curriculum based education programs for K-12 students visiting the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park. Major duties include: scheduling school visits, assisting with and/or delivering education programs, assisting with and/or leading (with supervision) education related projects, website/social media outreach, assisting with teacher workshops and training. Working environment includes office and field. Outdoor (field) work can take place in a variety of weather conditions and includes walking/hiking several miles a day. Curriculum programs are interdiscplinary, content includes sciences, math, social studies and environmental education. Collaboration with a variety of demographics is an important function of this position. In addition to working with elementary and secondary students, the intern will work closely with other college students or recent graduates, a variety of park ranger staff, and a cadre of local retired teachers and professionals. If you enjoy working with youth, teaching or instructing, problem-solving and being resourceful, spending time outdoors in the spring and fall, collaborating with others, and contributing to a team, this position might be a great fit for you!

  • Location Description

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park at Hagerstown, Maryland.

  • Training Provided

Training includes: NPS Interpretation, Facilitated Dialogue/ACE, Safey, Digital Media, Curriculum.

  • Educational/Recreational Opportunities

Hiking, biking, fishing, kayaking, camping, rock climbing, etc. The surrounding area and georgraphy also lend itself to outdoor recreation and tourism. Ample education opportunities and professional development experiences.

  • Handicap Accessible?


Main Area of Focus

Education and Interpretation

Education, Training & Skills Expected

Social Sciences

some coursework or experience


some coursework or experience


degree minor or extensive experience

Earth Sciences

some coursework or experience

Mathematics & Data Analysis

some coursework or experience

Social Media

competent with supervision

Leadership Experience

some experience

Public Speaking

some experience


competent with supervision

Working with Children

some experience

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible


Driving Logistics

Valid Drivers License Needed

Personal Vehicle Required

Our park is 184.5 miles long, and although the intern will have access to driving a park vehicle while on duty, the public transportation is limited in the general area and could present a challenge to the intern in commuting from housing to work, etc.

Housing or Stipend Provided?




US Citizenship