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Community Engagement Intern
Ref No.: 20-00012
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Position Type:Internship
Start Date: 05/18/2020
Pay Rate : $ 15.00 /Hour
Position Overview:
Location: Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve
The intern will serve as the liaison between Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve (NPS) and the Groundwork Jacksonville Green Team. The Green Team consists of underserved high school students who participate in hands-on improvement service projects throughout the city of Jacksonville. The projects help prepare Jacksonville's youth for a lifetime of environmental stewardship and healthy community leadership. This year, the preserve's partnership with the Green Team will include an additional element which will provide an opportunity for students to learn about the themes and goals of the NPS 400+ Years of African American History Commemoration (the Commemoration) and provide a special event opportunity to utilize their creativity to tell stories of the African American experience at Kingsley Plantation in their own voices.
  • Work closely with National Park Service (NPS) supervisors and Groundwork Jacksonville (Groundwork) staff in leading the Green Team as they learn about the NPS 400+Years of African American History Commemoration (the Commemoration).
  • Lead youth as they research, develop and present a series of related public programs as a special event at Kingsley Plantation.
  • Serve as a mentor to Green Team members, providing guidance; research and media management assistance; practical and technical challenge resolutions; and creative support.
  • Lead and facilitate brainstorming workshops in support of collaborative interpretive programming development.
  • Work closely with NPS and Groundwork staff to organize, lead and supervise one or more theme-related service learning work project in support of resource preservation and stewardship.
  • Coordinate field trips, tours, lectures, programs and other related learning opportunities supporting Commemoration themes.
  • Work closely with Green Team and all involved partners in developing an effective promotion plan for the Commemoration event at Kingsley Plantation.
  • Assist and provide support for Green Team members as they plan, set up, break down and conduct their programming at Kingsley special event.
  • Represent the National Park Service (NPS), Greening Youth Foundation, Groundwork and any other project partners professionally through appropriate contacts with the public as a uniformed intern while assisting supervisors, Green Team members and partners with formal and informal programs and living history event opportunities.
Learning Goals:
The intern will learn and develop valuable communication, facilitation and implementation skills while developing as a sensitive and effective mentor and project leader for the Green Team.
  • 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 Timucuan Preserve and Fort Caroline National Memorial are located on or near the banks of the St. John's River in Jacksonville, Florida approximately 13 miles from downtown Jacksonville. The park contains multiple operating sites and is spread throughout Duval County. All services and amenities are available within the city of Jacksonville. Temperatures are above 90 degrees more than 90 days per year and seldom fall below 30 degrees in the winter.

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