Genesee County Park & Forest Seeks Intern

Written by on March 26, 2020

News Release

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.

Additional benefits:
 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

To apply:

Apply online HERE
For additional information contact Shannon Lyaski, Conservation Education Program Coordinator at

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