Genesee County Park & Forest Seeks Intern
Written by Dan Fischer on March 26, 2020
East Bethany, NY – York State’s First County Forest has an Environmental Education Assistant
Internship position open for May – August of 2020. The position is administered through the Student
Conservation Association (SCA) and is located at Genesee County Park & Forest in East Bethany,
NY. Applicants must be at least 18 years old with a high school diploma or GED and a US
citizen. Environmental Education Assistants develop, organize, plan and lead environmental education
programs to audiences of all ages in a wide variety of settings under the guidance of park staff.
Environmental Education Assistants also coordinate the efforts of park volunteers.
Job duties include but are not limited to:
Conducting programs for schools, summer rec groups, scouts and the general public
Providing customer service to park visitors and program participants
Planning volunteer and park events
Writing articles for the parks seasonal newsletter
Marketing of park events, programs and resources
Scheduling and coordinating volunteers to assist with park events and projects
Providing training and orientation to new park volunteers
SCA interns earn a stipend of $125/week while serving and are eligible for an education award of $1,612
that may be used for student loans, tuition, classes or future college costs.
This position requires 16 weeks of 40 hour/week of service from May until August of 2020. Hours are 6
am to 5 pm Wednesday through Saturday. Flexibility is given in order to cover the prescheduled
programs that are outside of the normal working hours within the 40 hour work week.
First Aid/AED/CPR training provided
Experience and on-the-job training in Environmental Education and Volunteer Coordinating
Deeper knowledge of natural history and ecology
Job duties include volunteer outings (kayaking, hiking)
Networking with professionals in Environmental Science and Education