Lake Shelbyville – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) at Lake Shelbyville is currently seeking someone who is interested in a Student Conservation Association (SCA) Public Safety Internship position for summer employment. SCA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of our environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land. The SCA Public Safety Intern will work under the supervision of USACE park rangers, promoting safety to visitors at USACE-managed public lands and waters.
The SCA Public Safety Intern will primarily be promoting boating and water safety with an emphasis on communicating that to the highest risk group of 18-35 year old males. Training in boating and water safety interpretation/education will be provided. The intern should be comfortable interacting with persons of varied ages and backgrounds. The intern may be required to work extended periods in the outdoors during adverse conditions such as heat, cold, or rain. The internship will be from 12 to 16 weeks starting in late May and going through early September, however that time frame is negotiable. Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years old and maintain a valid state driver’s license.
The intern will receive a $75 per week stipend and be reimbursed for mileage to and from work. Qualifying interns are offered the opportunity to apply for an AmeriCorps Education Award ranging from $1,175 to $1,400 that can be used for college tuition or repaying qualified student loans. SCA/AmeriCorps enrollees also receive deferment and/or zero interest rates on qualified student loans during their service.
This internship will provide the opportunity to gain valuable real-world, hands-on experience. Interns may receive academic credit depending on the college they attend. If you are interested please phone (217) 774-3951 ext. 7010, email Phil.J.Manhart@usace.army.mil or drop off your resume at the Lake Shelbyville Project Office east of Shelbyville, IL, on Illinois Route 16 weekdays 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
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