Interpretation Intern

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

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) Program 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 OVERVIEW

Position Title Interpretation Intern
NPS Unit Name Everglades National Park – Homestead, FL.
Position Dates May 29 – August 3, 2018
Position Description Research's the natural and cultural resources within Everglades National Park and the greater Everglades ecosystem, and use this information to educate park visitors on important resource topics. Develops and presents a variety of formal interpretive programs to diverse audiences. Programs include formal interpretive talks and guided hikes. Programs are developed according to the National Park Service's interpretive development standards. Roves busy trails and informally educates visitors about important resource topics such as Everglades ecology and biology, invasive species, Everglades restoration etc. Operates the park's main visitor center, staffs the information desk, open and close facilities following established procedures. Record and compiles visitor statistics. Monitor supplies and restocks brochures and other informational material. Operate audiovisual equipment. Display exceptional visitor services by going out of the way to greet the public, access and meet visitor needs and expectations. All public interaction is conducted with enthusiasm, flexibility, tolerance, and patience. Work is performed in all types of weather conditions including high heat and humidity.
Qualifications
Must have a willingness and interest in working with the visiting public. Ability to communicate complex information to audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

Additional qualifications:

  • Must be currently enrolled or recent graduate of an accredited HBCU institution
  • Must be between 16 and 35 years of age
  • Must be U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident or U.S. national
  • Must be able to pass a federal background check
Work Environment Work is carried out in both indoor and outdoor environments. All indoor work is in air-conditioned, climate-controlled environments. All outdoor work during the summer months is subject to high heat, humidity and regular thunderstorms and rain.
Vehicle/License Requirement A valid driver's license is required. The student may operate
government vehicles. Students that are in this position must carry a
valid state issued ID with them at all times. State issued driver's license is required. A personal vehicle is highly recommended.
Compensation and Benefits
  • Compensation is at a rate of $400 per week
  • Housing stipend or offsite housing is provided – In park housing is available and located approximately one-half mile from duty station. Housing is shared with private bedroom. Air conditioning, utilities, and furniture including bed, couch, frig, stove are all provided.
  • Mandatory attendance at the all-expense paid Leadership & Careers Workshop in Washington, D.C. in August
  • Qualify for federal non-compete hiring after meeting service requirements
  • 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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