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Education Intern
Ref No.: 20-00007
Location: Hayneville, Alabama
Position Type:Internship
Start Date: 05/18/2020
Pay Rate : $ 15.00 /Hour
Position Overview:

Location: Selma To Montgomery National Historic Trail

The Education Intern will develop both an onsite and an offsite social justice program that incorporates the themes of the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail. The themes of the park are very relevant to today's society. The implementation of this program will allow us to not only educate the public on the importance of the historical events and accomplishments but also to engage with youth to encourage stewardship and the impact of being a proactive citizen. The intern will have interaction with NPS staff, educators, civil rights activists and the community-at-large to Client the impact of social justice and how to best educate our youth on its importance. The expected outcome will consist of resources relevant to social justice, a curriculum with lesson plans that include detailed activities and photographs to be used for programs conducted at either Selma, Lowndes or Montgomery Interpretive Centers or offsite at a school or community center. The programs will meet the standards of learning for the schools. Programs will be developed to address both primary and secondary education.
 
Learning Goals:
 
The intern will be able to interact with educational professionals in primary, secondary and higher learning institutions. Individuals who were involved in the civil rights movement and who live in the area will serve as subject matter experts. National Park Service employees who work in interpretation and education will be able to share their knowledge on not only the historical area, but also NPS policies and the NPS approach to educating the public. The intern will learn how to develop curriculum and lesson plans utilizing core course of study for a variety of grades.

Qualifications:

The intern should have an educational background and some experience in development of lesson plans utilizing core course of study. An interest in history would also be beneficial. Ability to work well with a diverse group of individuals. Good communication skills in writing and orally.
 
Additional qualifications:
  • Must be currently enrolled in 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:

The Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail is 54 miles long and travels from Selma, Alabama (elevation 125 feet) to Montgomery, Alabama (elevation 240 feet). The trail also includes the community of Marion which is located 37 miles from Selma. The daytime temperatures can reach in the upper 90s in the summer and go as low as 60s/70s in the evenings. Thunderstorms can be common during the summertime. Basic amenities can be found in Selma and Montgomery, being the state capitol, has a wide variety of shopping options.

Vehicle/License Requirement:

Personal vehicle required

Compensation and Benefits:
  • Compensation is at a rate of $15 per hour, 40 hours per week.
  • A housing assistance stipend is provided for non-local interns
  • Mandatory attendance in the all-expense-paid Career & Leadership Workshop
  • Make a difference in your local community and beyond
Questions? Email Shatiba Bradley at sbradley@gyfoundation.org.