American Conservation Experience - EPIC & CORPS
  • National Park Service
  • Andersonville, GA, USA
  • Internship
  • EPIC

Summary:  American Conservation Experience (ACE), a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS), is seeking ONE Interpretive and Library Intern interested in dedicating 26 weeks in support of Andersonville National Historic Site. This position will involve implementing and delivering interpretive programming to site visitors, organizing the museum research library, assisting with the information desk, and researching and writing social media posts.

This excellent opportunity is ideal for an enthusiastic young professional who is deeply committed to the preservation of our national parks!

 

Start Date: September 23, 2019 (some flexibility)

End Date: March 20, 2020 (26 weeks from start date)

*A 26-week commitment is required*

 

Location: Andersonville National Historic Park, Andersonville, Georgia.

Andersonville National Historic Site began as a stockade built about 18 months before the end of the U.S. Civil War to hold Union Army prisoners captured by Confederate soldiers. Today, Andersonville National Historic Site comprises three distinct components: the former site of Camp Sumter military prison, the Andersonville National Cemetery, and the National Prisoner of War Museum, which opened in 1998 to honor all U.S. prisoners of war in all wars.

 

Project Website: To learn more about the Andersonville National Historic Site, please visit https://www.nps.gov/ande. 

For more information regarding the ACE EPIC Internship Program, please visit: www.usaconservation.org.

 

Compensation: The ACE Intern is expected to contribute ~40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $560/week to cover the costs of food, housing and incidental expenses, paid biweekly. An additional one time relocation stipend not-to-exceed $650 is available.

 

Position Description: The intern will work alongside Andersonville NHS staff to accomplish interpretive programming and visitor services. 

Specific duties include:

  • Presenting interpretive walks, talks, and other programs.
  • Reorganization of the museum's small research library.
  • Assisting with the site's opening and closing procedures.
  • Staffing the information desk to provide information and assistance to visitors.
  • Researching and writing social media posts.
  • Assisting with AV equipment operations in the museum.
  • Writing a short article on their learned experiences.

 

Qualifications: Applicants must have a degree (or be pursuing towards a degree) in the museum studies, history, library science, archives, cultural/historic preservation, archeology, cultural/natural resource management, or a related discipline. A combination of relevant education and appropriate experience is also acceptable. 

Required:

  • Must be a US Citizen or 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)
  • A valid driver's license, a clean driving record, and ability to provide documentation upon request.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely with resource professionals within NPS.
  • Must have effective communication skills with diverse audiences; ability to work alone and in a group.
  • English proficiency is imperative.
  • Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time.
  • Ability and willingness to undergo a federal criminal background check is required

 Preferred:

  • Knowledge and skills in the principles of interpretation.
  • Knowledge and skills of library science and management.
  • A strong demonstrated interest and/or education in history and cultural resources.
  • Excellent writing, research, and organizational skills.
  • Excellent public speaking skills.
  • Bilingual applicants are encouraged and welcome.
  • Experience and/or knowledge in the mission of the NPS and other federal land management agencies 

 The intern 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.

 

EOE: American Conservation Experience provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, American Conservation Experience complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

 

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 our website here: https://usaconservationepic.applicantpool.com/jobs/.

 

NOTE: Early consideration will be given as applications are received.  This position can close at any time.  If you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact the ACE EPIC NPS Recruitment Specialist, Madison Douthitt, (828) 329-4793 or at mdouthitt@usaconservation.org

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