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Backcountry Ranger Intern (Daniel Boone National Forest)

Student Conservation Association (SCA)

Backcountry Ranger Intern (Daniel Boone National Forest)
Stanton, KY Internship Paid


  • Living Allowance - $160/week ($3360)
  • Travel Stipend - $650 (issued once)
  • AmeriCorps Education Award Eligible ($1538)
  • Health Insurance provided
  • Housing Provided


Serve as the long term backcountry ranger intern during the 2018 field season working with other SCA interns and volunteers in the Red River Gorge (RRG). This position works the entire season from spring through fall. Patrolling backcountry areas of the RRG you will make visitor contacts, providing one-on-one education to visitors on topics such as Leave No Trace principles, wilderness values, and basic rules and regulations of the area.

You will help rehabilitate areas of the RRG impacted by heavy recreational use, remove fire rings from campsites, block visitor created trails, install signs and remove trash, monitor visitor use through the use of road and trail counters as well as personal observations.


  • Ecology & Restoration some coursework or experience
  • Recreation Management some coursework or experience
  • Resource Management some coursework or experience
  • Data Entry competent without supervision
  • Hand Tools competent without supervision
  • Trail Maintenance competent without supervision
  • Orienteering compass skills competent without supervision

About Us

SCA’s mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of the environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land.