American Conservation Experience - EPIC & CORPS
  • National Park Service
  • Valentine, NE, USA
  • Internship
  • EPIC

Summary:  American Conservation Experience, a Non-Profit Conservation Corps based in Flagstaff, AZ, in partnership with the National Park Service, is seeking ONE Digital Media and Educational Program Intern to dedicate 12 weeks in support of Niobrara National Scenic River. The main duties include engaging the public through social media, revamping the Park's website and social media outlets, and assisting with public interpretation programs and school education programs.

This opportunity is intended for conscientious, enthusiastic, individuals with an interest in developing their skills in digital media and public outreach.

 

Start Date: August 19, 2018

End Date: November 9, 2018

* A 12-week commitment is required *  

 

Location: Niobrara National Scenic River, Valentine, NE

 

Project Partner Website:  For more information regarding the Niobrara National Scenic River, please visit the NPS website at: https://www.nps.gov/niob/index.htm.  For more information on the ACE Internship Program, please visit: www.usaconservation.org.

To see some beautiful pictures of Niobrara, click here!

Compensation:  The ACE interns receive a living allowance of $200/week for food and incidental expenses, paid bi-weekly. Housing will be provided to the intern at no extra cost.

 

Housing will be in a bunkhouse-style facility on the Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge, with shared rooms. Other temporary residents will include USFWS professionals and those the FWS invites. Free laundry facilities and a nice, large kitchen are included on-site.

 

AmeriCorps: This position may be eligible for one 450-hour ($1,538.36) AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of internship service hours. Additional enrollment is required.

 

Position Description:

Primary responsibilities for this position include:

  • Assist with After School Nature Club by engaging students in creating a video about the club and the river. Intern will video tape students, encourage them to video each other, and create a video using Adobe Premiere Pro.
  • Engage the public through social media posts. This involves taking still photographs and video, editing them, and posting using a professional informal voice. Intern will respond to comments appropriately and in a timely manner. 
  • Revamp and improve park website content, including evaluating the current content for clarity, rewriting content, updating photographs, and appropriately tagging new content.
  • Assist with public interpretive programs and/or school educational programs.
  • Provide visitor information in the field and at the park visitor center.

Qualifications:  Applicants for the position must hold or be pursuing a minimum of a bachelor's degree and/or have relevant experience in subject areas such as ecology, interpretation, education, natural resources management, environmental science, or related disciplines.

Required:

  • Must be a US Citizen and Permanent Resident
  • Must be 18 to 35 years old (interns must be 21 years of age or older to apply for any ACE position that requires operation of agency or ACE vehicles)
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing, with NPS resource professionals and their partners
  • Must have a valid driver's license, provide documentation of a clean driving record
  • Ability and willingness to undergo a federal criminal background check is required
  • Proficiency in English is required

Preferred:

  • Experience with photography (still and video) and photo/video editing (Park will provide both a DSLR camera and "point and shoot" cameras for the kids to use)
  • Experience and interest in educating/supervising children
  • Interest in engaging the public both in-person and through digital media
  • Experience with social media in a professional setting
  • Ability to complete projects independently (after training, of course!)

The interns must be willing to represent ACE and the partner organization 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 three professional references using the APPLY NOW section located on the upper right hand corner of the position listing on the ACE website: www.usaconservation.org

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

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