Architecture Intern


Position Title Intern Architect
NPS Unit Name Everglades National Park
Position Dates FY 2017/2018
Position Description and Responsibilities Opportunity:
GYF seeks an Intern Architect at the Everglades National Park (ENP), Headquarters Building, located at 40001 State Road 9336, Homestead, Florida, which is approximately 20 minutes from the downtown city of Homestead. Internship will be a one year full-time equivalent (part time possible) position.

Position Tasks:
The purpose of the position is to provide architectural and design assistance to support to the Professional Services Division, an integrated program for Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks.

The intern will be under the supervision of the Architect for Everglades National Park. It is expected that the intern:

  • Collaborate with team leadership through all phases of the design process, from design concept inception through completion of construction documents.
  • Research materials, products, and technologies and integrate these into drawings and specifications
  • Learn and apply a variety of code requirements and standards as you develop your expertise
  • Create drawings, renderings, 3D images, and other presentation materials.
  • Conduct site verification and development of as-builts
  • Engage in Construction Administration, including jobsite visits.
  • Assist with planning, coordination for projects from the initial programming stages all the way through to construction administration.
  • Review construction submittals and assist project manager in construction administration. Analyze client problems and develop architectural solutions to those problems.
  • Proficient in AutoCAD 2016 or later and drafting software.
  • Uses computer and appropriate software including Word, Excel, and Access for data collection, program scheduling, filing and documentation.
Qualifications The successful candidate must live within 35 miles of Everglades National Park (or be able to commute daily to and from the park), and have transportation to and from the job site. Must be able to drive a government vehicle. Candidate must be able to pass a background investigation before allowed to begin work.
Candidates should enjoy working with the public and independently and have a knowledge of or willingness to learn about park cultural and natural resources. Knowledge of or willingness to learn GPS and ArcGIS mapping skills. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing is essential. Ability to remain calm and courteous during hectic and emergency situations is desirable.
Work Environment Candidate will be in an office environment.
Vehicle/License Requirement The successful candidate must have a valid state driver’s license.
Compensation and Benefits The selected applicant will be compensated at a rate of $15 per 20/40-hour work weeks during the six-month period. Flexible schedules during the school year shall be accommodated. A transportation stipend of $40 a week for 26 weeks will also be provided to the successful candidate.
Greening Youth Foundation (GYF, is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization whose mission is to nurture environmental stewardship among diverse youth and young adults, while exposing them to conservation careers.
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