Job Type: Paid Internship
Salary Details: $15/hr
Deadline: Aug 18, 2023

Project Title: Support for Community-Led Recreation and Conservation Projects Across Alaska 
Project Type: In-person, with some teleworking and project travel
Duration: 52 weeks (12 months). Preferred start by September 1st 2023
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Housing: Must be secured by the fellow. A housing stipend of up to $700 per month will be provided.   

Project Background: Alaska RTCA support community-led recreation and conservation projects across Alaska, while also supporting some projects in Hawaii. Our current roster of active projects includes community trail master plans, planning and preliminary design for individual trails, the redevelopment of park sites, working closely with Alaska Native entities to help them tell their stories in a state game refuge, bike corridor planning, and assisting a Native Hawaiian Organization with the restoration of an 800yo fishpond. This position will provide support and participate in many of these projects and will also have the opportunity to take on a leadership role in one or more projects as the project manager. 

Project Duties: 

Project support (50%): Examples – assisting with facilitating work sessions, research and writing, producing maps, newsletters, and web content, document production, field mapping of resources and infrastructure. 

Project management, as an individualized developmental exercise (25%): Under the direction of the program manager and the rest of the team, the incumbent will develop project management skills and learn how to manage a multi-faceted, community-led recreation or conservation project. 

Administration, Training, and Development (25%): Duties will include maintaining our shared files systems, developing new skills through training and/or job shadowing, and other tasks as assigned. Fellows will work and communicate with a Hispanic Access Program Associate during their fellowship. Fellows will be expected to participate in scheduled conference calls, webinars, and meetings conducted throughout their term. Fellows will capture photos and/or videos for reporting purposes and submit 3-5 blog posts highlighting their experience and development. 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with, or knowledge of, the principles of community and/or outdoor recreation planning
  • Experience with, or knowledge of, mapping tools such as GPS, ArcGIS, StoryMaps
  • Experience with, or knowledge of, document production and graphic design programs such as MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Canva, Mural, and other communication tools

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Age under 30 y.o. as of September 2022 (up to 35 for veterans)
  • A four-year undergraduate degree, ideally in a major/focus area related to planning, policy, geography, landscape architecture, resource management, or other related fields
  • If not meeting the desired qualifications, must possess a desire to learn those things
  • US citizenship or permanent residency. Interns must undergo a government background check if selected.
  • Available to work full-time (40 hours per week)
  • Willing to travel within Alaska for project work, sometimes to remote areas, and to travel to Hawaii for project work

Working Conditions: The majority of the work will occur in an office setting. There will be time spent in the field. This field work could occur in remote parts of Alaska and in inclement weather.   

Stipend + Benefits:

  • A weekly stipend of $600 based on a 40-hour workweek ($15/hourly)
  • Monthly housing stipend up to $700 per month
  • Travel stipend up to $400 to defray cost of relocation travel to and from duty station
  • Health insurance coverage
  • Travel expenses paid to participate in an in-person gathering with your colleagues in the COR program (date tbd)
  • Funds available to support professional development opportunities that align with role and goals (training, conference, etc.)
  • Public Land Corp Eligibility – after completing 960 hours, PLC status provides special non-competitive hiring status when applying for certain federal positions.

Application: All applications should be submitted through Hispanic Access’ MANO Project application page. A resume and two references will be required for submission. Your application or resume should include professional and educational experience, along with any awards, technical skills or volunteer activities. Application questions or issues may be directed to Carina,

Applications for this position are due August 18th. 

Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement: Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and/or hiring process should contact Hispanic Access Foundation directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. 

National Park Service Mission: The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world. 

Hispanic Access Foundation Mission: Hispanic Access Foundation (Hispanic Access) is a 501(c)(3) national nonprofit organization that connects Latinos and People of Color to partners and opportunities improving lives and creating an equitable society. Hispanic Access’s vision is that all Hispanics throughout the U.S. enjoy good physical health, a healthy natural environment, a quality education, economic success and civic engagement in their communities with the sum improving the future of America.


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