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Community Planner

Individual Placement/Internships

Anchorage, AK
ID: 2893-984


Term of position is 47 weeks; full-time 40 hours/week


Anchorage, AK

Living Allowance:


AmeriCorps Award:

Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $6,345 (pre-tax).

Start Date:

December 2021

Application Due Date:

Preference given to applicants that submit application by 11/1/2021

Title of Position:

Community Planner


Position Details:

Stewards Individual Placements (SIP) provides individuals with service and career opportunities to strengthen communities and preserve our natural resources. Participants work with federal agencies, tribal governments, and nonprofits building institutional capacity, developing community relationships, and supporting ecosystem health. SIP, in partnership with the Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) Program, are seeking an intern who will increase capacity to give community assistance to more people in Alaska, especially rural and native villages.

The selected NPS-RTCA Fellow will work with the entire RTCA Alaska staff and key community partners to help communities create and improve opportunities for outdoor recreation. Projects will likely include parks and trails planning, activity and event coordination, digital media and organizational development. Occasional travel to project sites is necessary.


Position Responsibilities will include:

  • Support the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) re-write process by coordinating with state, local, tribal, and non-profit entities, analyzing conservation and outdoor recreation across the state of Alaska, and assisting with the production of the final document and other products
  • Coordinate RTCA social media and outreach by creating original content about outdoor recreation and conservation for posting to the Alaska Regional social media accounts and national RTCA account
  • Help create strategies to increase park and trail development capacity in rural Alaska
  • Support up to 20 technical assistance projects related to outdoor recreation and conservation happening throughout Alaska and Hawai’i.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Ability to meet deadlines and communicate to supervisor when assistance is needed/desired
  • Minimum age is 18, maximum age is 30
  • Possession of a current valid driver’s license
  • Must be US Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident
  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree is required


 Preferred Qualifications:

  • BA or BS related to conservation, outdoor recreation, natural resources, landscape architecture, or community planning
  • Ability to think critically and creatively
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with a variety of people and develop strong partner networks
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Experience with or ability to learn one or more of the following software programs is desirable: ArcGIS, Adobe Creative Suite, and Microsoft Office 365



  • Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $6,345 (pre-tax)
  • Living Allowance: $580/week (pre-tax)
  • Training provided includes: job hazard analysis; defensive driving; NPS/DOI law, policy, and regulation; ANSCA & ANILCA; soft skills including facilitation and collaborative partnerships


How to Apply:
Apply on-line at:  In addition to your resume, please submit a one page cover letter highlighting why you are interested in this position and how your background and experience will help you succeed in this position.



Stewards Individual Placements Program does not and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.

This position is located in Anchorage, AK. View the Google Map in full screen.