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Park Guide Intern
Ref No.: 19-00136
Location: Nachitoches, Louisiana
Position Type:Internship
Start Date: 05/25/2020
Pay Rate : $ 10.00 /Hour
The need for preserving all of our nation’s history has never been greater, and 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 Park Guide Intern
NPS Unit Name Cane River Creole National Historical Park
Position Dates May 25th – July 31st
Position Description Cane River Creole National Historical Park is working to broaden interpretation and education to increase understanding, reach new audiences and inspire the next generation of stewards. We are in need of new ideas and fresh perspectives for Civil Rights and youth interpretive/ education programs, events and exhibits as we prepare to relocate the park headquarters in the historic Natchitoches train depot. The intern would be a vital part of the park team, developing both programming, social media posts and producing exhibits for both the Creole plantation sites and the train depot.
Learning Goals The intern will learn the history and mission of the National Park Service (NPS), the park, the Cane River region, and Creole Culture. They will also learn about and have hands-on experience with the many different
disciplines (Interpretation, Cultural Resources, Facilities, Administration, and Management) within a park, and the role each plays in meeting the NPS mission. They will gain experience in researching, public speaking, and developing both personal (talks, tours) and non-personal (writing, planning exhibits) services. They will hopefully develop a life long love of the National Park System and an interest in working for the NPS or in a similar preservation/conservation field.
Qualifications Educational Major: History is always an appropriate major, but not required. The park will teach the intern what they need to know about the history of the Cane River region. Skills/Strengths: Research, Public
Speaking, Writing, Graphic Design.

Additional qualifications:
•          Must be currently enrolled or recent graduate of an accredited HBCU institution
•          Must be between 16 and 30 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 The park headquarters is located in the city of Natchitoches, Louisiana; however, Oakland Plantation is 10 miles south in Natchez, Louisiana, and Magnolia Plantation is another 10 south in Derry, Louisiana. Summers are hot and humid. The average rainfall is approximately 55-60 inches per year. Interns might want to bring hats umbrellas and rain boots. Facilities within a few miles of Oakland and Magnolia Plantations are limited to a gas station, Dollar Store, and two small cafes. Most facilities (grocery stores, theater, bowling alley, restaurants, etc.) are located in the city of Natchitoches.
Vehicle/License Requirement A personal vehicle is required for this site. A valid state driver's license is required to operate a government vehicle while conducting official government business.
Compensation and Benefits
  • Compensation is at a rate of $10 per hour, 40 hours per week.
  • A housing assistance stipend is available for non-local interns.
  • Mandatory attendance in the all-expense-paid Career & Leadership Workshop
  • 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
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  • Upload resume as a PDF file
  • The file name should include your first and last name or initials
    • Examples: FI. Lastname-resume.pdf, Firstname Lastname – resume.pdf, or Firstname L.pdf
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