Employee Wellness Web Development Intern

Because the need for preserving all of our nation’s history has never been greater, we’re counting on you! HBCUI (Historically Black Colleges and Universities Internship) is a 10-week summer experience brought to you by Greening Youth Foundation in partnership with the U.S. National Park Service. As a part of HBCUI, students from schools around the country are putting their unique skills and talents to work in preserving the contributions of African Americans to our nation’s history and culture. Participants gain real world, on-the-job experience as they explore federal careers in the U.S. National Park Service.

Position Title Employee Wellness Web Development Intern
NPS Unit Name Office of Risk Management – Washington, DC
Position Dates May 29th – August 3rd, 2018
Position Description The goal of the project is to further develop the existing Employee Wellness Portal, a website on Google Sites designed to help NPS Employees find policy, resources, information about a variety of wellness topics, and tools for planning site-specific wellness programs.
Currently, the Portal is “bare bones” with a basic information architecture in place and limited content. The intern will review the existing organization and content, and, under the supervision of the Employee Wellness Program Manager, recommend areas to reorganize (if applicable), identify the areas that need further content, draft new web content, and technically implement new content and new or re-design onto the Portal.
If time permits, the intern will develop tools and resources for employees’ use, such as templates for developing personal wellness goals and an activity tracker for an employee wellness team. The intern will report to the Employee Wellness Program Manager within the Office of Risk Management.
Learning Goals The intern will gain experience in website development, including design, writing for the web, and technical implementation. The intern will have the opportunity to meet with other professionals in the Office of Risk Management and Office of Public Health, including occupational safety and health, public risk management (visitor safety), and Healthy Parks Healthy People (a program designed to encourage the public to use parks to promote health). The intern will gain professional develop working independently and as a part of a team. The intern will also have the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills acquired in this position to promote health and wellness in his/her personal life, toward his/her professional goals, and within the broader community.
Qualifications The intern must possess the following: excellent analytic and critical thinking skills; written and verbal communication skills; and organizational and time management skills. The intern must be able to take initiative and work independently and with a team. Experience writing for the web and technical experience with Google Sites are a plus. The intern should have a strong interest in wellness-related topics such as health promotion, behavior change, occupational health, and worksite wellness programs.
Work Environment This position is located in an office. There may be opportunities to visit nearby parks during the internship. The Office of Risk Management frequently employees one or two other interns during the summer.
Vehicle/License Requirement Personal vehicle and/or valid state driver’s license is not required. There is adequate public transportation available; a personal vehicle is not needed.
Compensation and Benefits
  • Compensation is at a rate of $10 per hour, 40 hours per week.
  • Park Housing will not be available and a housing stipend will be included for a portion of the rent for 10 weeks.
  • Mandatory attendance in the all-expense paid Leadership & Careers Workshop in Washington, D.C. in August
  • Make a difference in your local community and beyond
Application Instructions Interested students should apply directly to this position via the SERVE job portal at: www.serve.gyfoundation.org

For more information about HBCUI visit www.hbcui.gyfoundation.org.
QUESTIONS? Contact us at hbcui@gyfoundation.org

Greening Youth Foundation (GYF, www.gyfoundation.org) 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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