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Community Engagement and Special Programming Liaison
Ref No.: 21-00164
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Position Type:Internship
Start Date: 05/23/2022
Pay Rate : $ 15.00 /Hour
HBCUI (Historically Black Colleges and Universities Internship)Greening Youth FoundationU.S. National Park Service HBCUI 2022

Position Title Community Engagement & Education Intern
NPS Unit Name Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve
Position Dates May 16,2021
Position Description The intern will serve as park ambassador for the continuation of both regional and congressional initiatives commemorating 400 + Years of African American History, working closely with the park Community Engagement Specialist (CES) to promote and facilitate programs, activities and initiatives in support of these initiatives. They will research, develop and present on and off-site interpretive programming, assist park staff with executing larger-scale events, and work to promote and facilitate partnered commemoration events and activities. They will be trained in how to implement 21st century interpretation techniques and learn together with park staff, volunteers and partners how to engage the public in conversations to more seriously, sensitively and extensively explore and the African American Experience over the past 400 years and beyond. In support of regional and national agency objectives, work will involve researching, developing and presenting interpretive programming on both the park and regional levels designed to extend beyond the park's enabling legislation to tell lesser known stories stories and, in some cases, facilitate explorative conversations involving more challenging histories surrounding race, inclusivity, and social and environmental justice and Inclusivity.
Learning Goal The mission of the National Park Service Leadership skills including: • Organizational Skills • Career opportunities within the NPS • Interpretation skills (Including 21st Century, AudienceCentered, and T.O.R.E) • Customer Service skills • Communication skills • Understanding of park operations including all work groups • Project Management Learn about careers with the National Park Service and Federal Government.
Qualifications Current college student or recent college graduate Some coursework or experience in the following is helpful: History, Communications, Social Sciences (Anthropology, Sociology, etc) and/or Humanities.

Participants must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent legal resident ( "green-card-holder) and currently enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or Ph.D. degree program at an accredited institution of higher education during the summer internship.
Additional qualifications:
  • Must be currently enrolled or recent graduate of an accredited HBCU institution
  • Must be between 16 and 30years of age
  • Must be U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident or U.S. national
  • Must be able to pass a federal background check
  • Must be fully vaccinated 
Work Environment As a Community Engagement and Special Programming Liaison will be base-stationed at park Headquarters with their own work station in an office shared with the CES, there is also a large conference room at HQ that can serve as an alternate, more-spacious working pace. Teleworking at times is also an option. In carrying out most their duties, the intern will be out and about in the community working at various off-site locations, partnered facilities, or working at any of the park's unit sites (including Fort Caroline National Memorial and Kingsley Plantation) which are equipped with ranger station workspaces. A driver's license is required for the position and shared park vehicles will be available for work-related transportation. Schedule will include weekends and some evenings
Vehicle/License Requirement A personal vehicle is needed.
Compensation and Benefits
  • Compensation is at a rate of $15.00 per hour, 40 hours per week.
  • Mandatory attendance in the all-expense-paid Leadership & Careers 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 and cover letters are required to apply. Please combine as one PDF document and upload file to the SERVE portal.
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  • Upload resume and cover letter as a PDF file
  • The file name should include your first and last name or initials
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