American Conservation Experience - Member
  • National Park Service
  • GA, USA
  • Internship
  • EPIC

Summary: American Conservation Experience, a Nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service is seeking ONE Interpretation and Education Intern to work in within the Interpretation and Education division at Fort Pulaski National Monument. This opportunity is intended for enthusiastic young professionals with a deep interest in advancing their career goals in interpretation on our public lands out of Fort Pulaski National Monument, GA. 

 

Start Date: Mid to late September 2017 (some flexibility)

End Date: 28 weeks from start date

*A 28-week commitment is required for this position* 

 

Location: Fort Pulaski National Monument, Savannah, Georgia.

 

Project Website: To learn more about the Fort Pulaski National Monument, please visit https://www.nps.gov/fopu/index.htm. To learn more about ACE EPIC Internship Program, please visit: www.usaconservation.org.

Fort Pulaski National Monument was established by Presidential Proclamation No. 1713 (43 Stat. 1968) on October 15, 1928, and was later transferred to the Department of the Interior as part of the national park system in 1933. The national monument, which sits between Savannah and Tybee Island on the Georgia coast, encompasses 5,623 acres on Cockspur and McQueen's Islands. Within this setting, the monument contains a broad range of significant resources that reflect both the natural and cultural history of Georgia on the Atlantic coast.  FOPU preserves and interprets the 19th century masonry fort and associated landscape that illustrate the evolution of civil engineering and military technology, a continuum of historic resources from colonial times to the present day, and approximately 5,000 acres of nearly pristine salt marsh on McQueen's and Cockspur Islands in Savannah, Georgia.

 

Compensation: The ACE Fellow will contribute 40 hours per week and receive a living allowance of $400/week paid out biweekly for food and incidental living expenses.  Finding housing is the responsibility of the interns.

 

Position Description:

Duties for this position include:

  • Staffing the visitor information desk
  • Answering routine visitor questions and providing information and directions to the public
  • Providing informal interpretation and safety information while roving in the fort and on park trails
  • Providing guided tours, walks, and talks for the general public and special groups
  • Assisting with the park's education program by providing curriculum-based programming to educational field trips
  • Assisting with public outreach via the development of content for social media, the park website, and printed publications
  • Assisting with special events, including living history events and historic weapons demonstrations
  • Some opportunities will be available for cross-training in other park operations, including resource management

 

 

Schedule: 40 hours per week for the 28-week long commitment. Schedule will be from 8:45am - 5:15 pm, five days per week. Weekend service is required.  The intern may request time off for holidays, travel, etc. within reason.

 

 

Qualifications: Applicants must have a degree (or be pursuing a degree) in education, history, museum studies, environmental science, natural or cultural resource management, biology, ecology, or other related disciplines appropriate to the position.  A combination of relevant education and appropriate experience is also acceptable.

 

Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Must be between ages of 18-30.
  • A valid driver's license, clean driving record, and ability to provide documentation; a personal vehicle is required as there is not public transportation available to and from the park.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
  • Must be able to handle serving in an ever-changing environment, with the initiative to serve independently during time of slow visitation, and the ability to handle a busy, stressful environment that may involve speaking with thousands of visitors from many diverse backgrounds.
  • Must be willing to handle serving both indoors and outdoors. Georgia in the fall/winter has a mostly mild climate, but has the potential to still be hot and humid in the early fall and cold in the mid-winter.
  • Must be able to complete tasks well independently and/or on a team.
  • Ability and willingness to undergo a federal background check is required.
  • Proficiency in English is required.

 

Preferred:

  • Experience teaching/interacting with children
  • Experience in public speaking, teaching, environmental or cultural education, or interpretation.
  • Some knowledge'or the willingness to quickly learn--the history of the United States, including but not limited to the United States Civil War, the American Revolution, Reconstruction, and the history of southeastern United States, especially the Georgia and the South Carolina coasts.

The intern must be willing to represent ACE and the NPS in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner.  Drug users should not consider applying, as ACE reserves the right to require drug testing.

 

To Apply: Please submit a thoughtful resume and cover letter along with 3 professional references using the APPLY NOW section located on the upper right hand corner of the position listing on our website here: https://usaconservationepic.applicantpool.com/jobs/.

 

NOTE: Early consideration will be given as applications are received.  If you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact ACE EPIC NPS Recruitment Specialist, Zoe Moskwa, 801.707.7832, or zmoskwa@usaconservation.org.

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