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Cultural Resources Outreach Intern
Ref No.: 19-00014
Location: Florida
Position Type:Internship
Start Date: 02/12/2019
Position Title Cultural Resources Outreach Intern
NPS Unit Name Everglades National Park
Position Dates April 2019 - March 2020

Position Description and Responsibilities
GYF seeks a Cultural Resources Outreach Intern (the "position”) at Everglades National Park (ENP), located at 40001 State Road 9336, Homestead, Florida, which is approximately 30 minutes from the downtown area of the city of Homestead. Internship will be a ten- month full-time equivalent (part-time possible) position.

Position Tasks:
The Cultural Resources Division of Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks seeks an intern to develop and execute programs that engage the public with the cultural resources of the parks, including the museum collections of Everglades, Dry Tortugas, and Biscayne National Parks; Big Cypress National Preserve; and De Soto National Memorial. The intern will creatively use social media and other technology to connect the global public with cultural resource projects and collections. The intern will develop and give tours of the museum collections in the Daniel Beard Center during the busy visitor season (November through April). The intern will work with the chief of cultural resources, archeologist, museum curator, and archivist to develop other public programs that enhance the visitor experience and engage the public in new, creative ways either in person or through the internet.
  It is expected that the intern:
  • Has a passion for cultural resources, such as archeology, history, ethnography, and art.
  • Has completed some coursework or gained experience in working with the public in a museum, historic site, or other cultural institution relevant to national parks.
  • Has an interest in developing new programs that use the latest technology and educational methods to connect various publics, particularly those underrepresented as visitors to national parks and that engage visitors with information and objects from multiple disciplines.

The successful candidate must have completed coursework pertaining to cultural resources, such as archeology, history, museum studies, or ethnography. 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. 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 but also include standing and walking during tours and programs. The intern will also be exposed to weather conditions typical to the South Florida climate and may conduct programs or complete projects in outdoor settings. 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 ten-month period. Flexible schedules during the school year will be accommodated. A
  transportation stipend of $40 a week for 42 weeks will also be provided to the successful candidate.