Web and Social Media Intern

  
POSITION OVERVIEW
 

Position Title Web and Social Media Intern
NPS Unit Name Everglades National Park
Position Dates FY 2017/2018
Position Description and Responsibilities Opportunity:
GYF seeks a Web and Social Media Intern (the "position”) at the Everglades National Park (ENP), Daniel Beard Center, located at 40001 State Road 9336, Homestead, Florida, which is approximately 30 minutes from the downtown city of Homestead.  Internship will be a six-month full-time equivalent (part-time possible) position. 
 
Position Tasks:
The South Florida Collections Management Center (SFCMC) Museum Curator seeks an intern to assist in planning and implementing a new subject web site (Natural and Cultural Collections of South Florida) on the National Park Service web site. The intern will use the NPS content management system to upload content to and design pages on the new site. The overall goal is to have a functioning web site that begins to provide access to the 7.5 million objects in the SFCMC museum and archives collections. The intern will also manage the social media program for the SFCMC through the new web site and in collaboration with staff in five national park units.  The SFCMC serves five parks: Everglades National Park (EVER), Dry Tortugas National Park (DRTO), Biscayne National Park (BISC), De Soto National Memorial (DESO), and Big Cypress National Preserve (BICY). The intern will develop web content related to the collections from all of the park units. It is equally important that the intern possess technical skills and an appreciation for the mission of National Park Service cultural and natural resource programs.
 
The intern will be under the supervision of the SFCMC Museum Curator. It is expected that the intern:

  • Has completed coursework or has practical experience with web site development and management.
  • Possesses advanced skills in using computer and appropriate software including Word, Acrobat, media tools, content management systems, and social media platforms that are commonly used in web site development and social media campaigns.
  • Can think creatively to assist NPS staff to develop a web site with effective navigation, interesting visuals, and engaging stories based on the park's collections.
Qualifications The successful candidate must have completed coursework pertaining to web site development or have practical experience in creating and managing web site content. The candidate must live within 50 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 in a team environment and collaboratively with professional staff and other interns. It is highly desirable for candidates to appreciate the natural and cultural collections of the parks and be highly motivated to convey information about those collections effectively to the target audiences. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing is essential.  Ability to work independently is critical.
Work Environment Working conditions are primarily sedentary in an office environment. However, the intern will be exposed to weather conditions typical to the South Florida climate. Full-time or part-time schedules are available. Special projects may be assigned based on park needs and intern interests/skills.
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 hour in 20/40-hour work weeks during the six-month period. Flexible schedules during the school year will be accommodated. A transportation stipend of $40 a week for 26 weeks will also be provided to the successful candidate.

 

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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