American Conservation Experience - EPIC & CORPS
  • National Park Service
  • Cornish, NH, USA
  • Internship
  • EPIC

Summary:  American Conservation Experience, a Non-Profit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service is seeking THREE Interpretation Interns interested in dedicating 26 weeks in support of National Park Service at Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in New Hampshire and Marsh-Billings National Historical Park. 

This internship is an introduction to assisting park staff with a variety of projects and tasks associated with public land stewardship, career exploration, and community engagement.

 

Start: May 13, 2019

End: October 11, 2019

Duration: *a 24-week minimum commitment is required*

 

Project Website:  For more information regarding Saint-Gaudens National Historical Site, or the National Park Service, please visit:http://www.nps.gov/saga. For more information regarding Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, please visit: https://www.nps.gov/mabi/index.htm.For more information on the ACE Internship Program, please visit: www.usaconservation.org

 

Location: 2 positions at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in Woodstock, Vermont and 1 position at Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park in Cornish, NH.

 

Compensation:  The ACE Intern will receive a $330/week living stipend. They will also receive $1000/month for housing expenses. 

 

AmeriCorps: This position may be eligible for a 900-hour ($2,960.00) AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of internship service hours. Additional enrollment is required.

 

Housing: Housing is the responsibility of the intern, but expenses will be reimbursed

 

Position Description: Interns will beworking with park managers and staff in visitor services, natural and cultural resource management, facility maintenance, town management, and local volunteer groups to understand the skills, education, and responsibilities associated with various stewardship careers.

 

Duties include:

  • Contribute to the frontline interpretive operation at both parks by leading tours, staffing visitor center desks, and roving park trails.
  • Research, develop and present a variety of interpretive programs using audience-centered and 21st century engagement techniques
  • Create and present at least one Junior Ranger program for the public.
  • Contribute to park digital media including crafting interpretive posts for Facebook and Instagram
  • Complete land stewardship projects within the National Park and town-managed public properties
  • Perform outreach in local communities to encourage interest in the Upper Valley National Parks
  • Support logistics and implementation for outreach and partner events at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP, Saint-Gaudens NHP, and the Town of Woodstock
  • Provide support for youth programming at the national park
  • Interpretation Interns will be offered additional opportunities, including: Career Exploration- Working with park managers and staff in visitor services, natural and cultural resource management, facility maintenance, town management, and local volunteer groups to understand the skills, education, and responsibilities associated with various stewardship careers.
  • At Saint-Gaudens NHP: Assist with all logistical aspects of hosting concerts on Sundays in the summer.
  • At Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP: Assisting with all logistical and programmatic aspects of Saturday special events (Trek to Taste, Summer Celebration, Forest Festival)

 

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 American History, Art History, and/or Environmental Conservation.

Required:

  • S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Must be 18-35 years of age 
    • (Interns must be 21-35 to secure ACE position that requires operation of agency or ACE vehicles for duties.)
    • A valid driver's license and a clean driving record are required (documentation to be provided upon request)
  • Ability to work alone and in a group
  • Proficient in English
  • Ability to undergo a federal criminal background check is required

Preferred:

  • Knowledge of American history and art history and the outdoors, or a strong willingness to learn about these topics as they relate to the park.'
  • Ability and willingness to work with a multi-generational team on day-to-day duties and special projects relevant to the park's mission; to create and deliver programs for the general public.
  • Interest in customer and public service, stewardship, and the National Park Service.

 

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: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/

 

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 (385) 522-3171, or tklotz@usaconservation.org.

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