The Student Conservation Association and the Scattergood Foundation are seeking an Urban Trails Organizer Intern from the Philadelphia region to work with the surrounding community to identify projects, engage community members and develop an urban trail and outreach plan. This is a full time paid 12-month position.
Start date: 2/11/13 (flexible)
Benefits: $200/week stipend; $500/month housing allowance; $40/week commuting allowance; eligible for 12-month Americorps Education Award of $5550 and medical coverage/insurance
Position Code: PO-00199247
The Scattergood Foundation is situated on 125 protected acres in North Philadelphia that backs up to Tacony Creek Park. The wooded park land includes rolling hills, trails a creek and riparian area. The Scattergood Campus also includes the Friends Hospital, designated a National Historic Landmark by the Department of the Interior. While most work will take place on the property a lot of emphasis will be placed on outreach to community members from the surrounding neighborhoods, encouraging safe and healthy use of the property which will be open to the public. The specific location is 4641 Roosevelt Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19124.
The intern will work directly with staff at the Scattergood Foundation and the surrounding community to identify projects, engage community members, and develop a trail and outreach plan for the Scattergood property. The intern will also work closely with SCA’s Philadelphia Community Program, overseeing SCA summer and year round crews and volunteers who will be completing the trail projects.
The outputs of the project will include:
• The construction and development of an urban trail that will run through the property of the Foundation, which will connect various existing trails and will provide access to the watershed for individuals.
• The improvement of the existing storm water system on the Foundation’s property. This portion of the project is to be supported by the Philadelphia Roots to Reentry Program.
• The construction and development of a wetlands boardwalk to be used by the Tookany-Tacony Watershed Partnership for educational programs.
• The development of a replicable model for other organizations to use that includes details of the urban trail development, improvement to the storm water system and the development of the wetlands boardwalk. The model will also address components of evaluation, maintenance, and sustainability.