American Conservation Experience - EPIC & CORPS
  • National Park Service
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Internship

Summary:  American Conservation Experience, a Non-Profit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service is seeking ONE CRDIP 19th Amendment Interpretation Intern interested in dedicating 11 weeks in support of the National Park Service at President's Park (White House) in Washington, DC.

This excellent opportunity is ideal for an enthusiastic young professional who is deeply committed to researching and interpreting women's stories.  Applicants must have strong interest in history, natural science, communications, education, and/or park and recreation management.


Start: TBD May, 2019

End: TBD August, 2019

Duration: *11 weeks minimum commitment required*


The Cultural Resources Diversity Internship Program (CRDIP) is a special professional development internship offering that supports undergraduate and graduate students, from underrepresented populations, who wish to gain exposure to and experience in the historic preservation/cultural resources fields of work. Applicants must be 18-35 and either A) in pursuit of a higher education degree or B) still be within two years of graduation from a degree program. 


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Project Website:  For more information regarding the President's Park, please visit: or the National Park Service, please visit: For more information on ACE, please visit:


Compensation:  The ACE CRDIP Intern will receive $440/week paid out every two weeks.


AmeriCorps: This position may be eligible for a 300-hour ($1,252.91) AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of internship service hours. Additional enrollment is required.


Housing: The park does not have housing. Reasonable housing costs in the area will be covered by ACE.


Position Description: The intern will conduct research, review the parks current lesson plans associated with Civil Rights and the 19th Amendment, updates, and revises those lessons and develops new integrated curriculum programs that include Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument. The intern will insure that all curriculum-based programs contain pre-site, on-site and post-site lesson. These materials are standard-based, STEAM and STEM based, multidisciplinary, park-specific, theme related, and makes maximum use of all resources, cultural and natural within the park and the surround community. At the conclusion of the 11-weeks, the intern will produce 3 to 6 lesson plans associated with the topic, Civil Rights and the 19th Amendment. Each of those lessons will target a different grade level between 6th 12th grades.  Major Duties:

  • Help plan and participate in the development, writing, production, and evaluation of current civil rights education materials for the White House Visitor Center.
  • Works with the Education Team and professional educators to ensure those materials meet the needs of the park and the local schools.
  • Participate and present revised or new lessons at the Civil Rights teacher workshop in July 2019.
  • Train professional educators on how best to use the park Civil Rights & 19th Amendment lesson plans at President's Park with a focus on women's history and the struggle for women's' rights to vote.
  • Introduce the teachers to distance-learning programs using national park service sites including the White House Visitor Center.
  • Works with a Teacher Ranger Teacher in formatting and preparing curriculum based education material for the National Park Service Education Portal.
  • Follows established policy, protocols and best practices when posting text, photographs, illustrations, maps, charts, diagrams and videos, on the portal.
  • Distance learning - develops Civil Rights & 19th / 15th Amendment curriculum programs using the White House Visitor Center museum collection, text, photographs, illustrations, artifacts, maps, charts, diagrams, pod cases, audio, videos, etc and presents these lessons at the Civil Rights & 19th Amendment teacher workshop in July 2019. Teachers will have an opportunity to provide feedback and recommendations on the lessons.
  • Intern will train park rangers and volunteers on best practices when presenting these programs to different grade levels using distance learning. This program will be pilot tested in the fall of 2019 to schools in the DC area and then made available in the spring of 2020 to the rest of the country through the parks distance-learning program. This will allow the park to reach an underserved population within the school systems since most schools outside the Metropolitan area are not able to come to President's Park.
  • In addition, we will be focusing on high school students since they have a difficult time doing site field trips because of school scheduling. The intern will also develop the standard operating procedures (SOP) for this program and instruction in how to use adobe connect.



Qualifications:  The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate their skills and experience through their resume and application and be in pursuit of obtaining or within two years of having obtained a Bachelor/Master/PhD degree in history, anthropology, cultural resource management, archaeology, public history, or other relevant field.


  • Working on your master's in education and museum studies or equivalent to
  • Be able to write and edit curriculum lesson plans to include universal concepts and have tangible/intangible connections within the lesson plans
  • Familiar with different technologies and programs to support educational learning
  • Ability to create and deliver effective presentations to a variety of audiences
  • Effective computer skill and familiar with different educational app to support learning and assess the program
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Familiar with best practices, curriculum and professional learning model Must be team-oriented, proven ability to work well with others, and flexible Strong organization skills
  • Be able to work independently with little supervision
  • Pass a federal background check
  • Drive a government vehicle
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • Must be 18 to 35 years of age and are in pursuit of a higher education degree or within two years of graduation.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely with resource professionals within NPS.
  • Must have effective communication skills with diverse audiences;
  • Ability to self-direct alone and effectively participate in a group or small team environments.
  • Must have a valid driver's license, clean driving record, and ability to provide documentation.
  • English proficiency is necessary.
  • Ability and willingness to undergo a federal criminal background check is required.

The CRDIP Intern must be willing and able 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 contact information for 3 professional references using the APPLY NOW section located on the upper right-hand corner of the position listing on our website here:


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 the ACE EPIC NPS Recruitment Specialist Tori Klotz at (385) 522-3171 or

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