Interpretation and Education Internship

Position Title
Interpretation and Education Internship

NPS Unit Name Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

Position Dates April 2017 August 2017

Position Description and Responsibilities
The intern will assist with or lead educational programs specifically geared for youth. These programs could be informal or formal, depending on the group and the park’s needs. Youth outreach is a primary objective of this internship. Additionally, the intern will provide visitor services, which will include informal roving (walking and hiking the trails, interacting with the public in the Visitor Center and around the building) as well as assisting with Visitor Center front desk operations (answer visitor questions face-to-face, answering phone calls, etc).
A tangible product to be completed is the development of a children’s activity booklet. Opportunities provided through this internship will be to gain more experience in interpretation and visitor services through on-the-job and online trainings.
The intern will learn more about the National Park Service as an agency, and an employer. Customer service skills will be learned, as well as how to present interpretive and education programs.
The intern will work under supervision of a lead park ranger. Professional development opportunities include online interpretive trainings regarding interpretation.
Intern is needed to work a minimum of 32 hours/week. One weekend day (either Saturday or Sunday) is expected as part of the normal work week.

Qualifications
Public speaking skills (list coursework where applicable)
Experience with children and youth
Customer service skills
Friendly
Considerate
Conscientious
Helpful personality

Work Environment
Work environment is both indoors (office) and outdoors (in the field). Walking on trails for a distance of approximately 1 mile. Trails are on uneven, sometimes rocky terrain.

Vehicle/License Requirement
A valid driver’s license is required and the ability to drive a government vehicle safely.

Compensation and Benefits
Compensation is at a rate of $11.50/hour for 17 weeks, with a travel stipend of $36/week
Housing is not available

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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