SCA provides students with exciting and challenging work in national parks and monuments, forests, wildlife refuges, and wild lands managed by non-profit conservation organizations. Oregon Caves offers SCA internships in environmental education and resource management. SCA interns live in dormitory-style housing and receive a stipend. Read more about stipends and the application process at www.thesca.org.
The Geoscientists-in-the-Parks program is run in partnership with the Geological Society of America (GSA) and Stewards Individual Placement Program. GSA advertises the program, recruits qualified candidates, and manages the online application process. Once a candidate is offered a GIP position, Stewards enrolls them in the program, administers their payments and benefits, and serves as their point of contact throughout the program.
Geoscientists-in-the-Parks participants are considered AmeriCorps members. AmeriCorps limits the number of terms an individual can serve to four terms. If an applicant has previously completed four GIP or other AmeriCorps positions, he/she will not be eligible to apply for an additional GIP position.
This internship is offered during the operating seasons of the park (Spring, Summer, and Fall) and provides experience in interpretation and resource management. GIP interns usually have one major project, often a study of some aspect of the geology, hydrology, or soil at the Monument, which they complete along with scheduled interpretive programs and environmental monitoring.
A good candidate for the job is someone who is passionate about geology, interested in expanding their knowledge of the natural resources of the monument, and likes to interface with the public.
We can integrate other student opportunities into the Volunteers-in-Parks program. If there is an internship or coursework at your school that you want to complete at Oregon Caves, give us a call at (541) 592-2100 or send an inquiry by e-mail.