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Education Development & Community Outreach intern.
Ref No.: 21-00172
Location: Chicago, Illinois
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 Education & Development Intern
NPS Unit Name Pullman National Monument
Position Dates May 16,2021
Position Description The selected candidate would have an opportunity to work alongside uniformed National Park Service (NPS) Interpretation and Education staff in support of a new and developing historic site. The primary emphasis of the internship is to support the NPS’s ongoing efforts to develop education programs and engage with local schools. The intern would learn about the park’s core themes, help identify and conduct outreach at local schools/summer education programs, and make traveling curriculum packs for educators and visitors 12 years and under. Along with outreach activities and curriculum development, the intern will also have opportunities to shadow park staff and provide information and orientation at our shared Visitor Information Center, and possibly our partners’ facilities. The intern would also support developing and delivering activities to promote the park themed programs with area youth in informal settings and activities during the summer. The intern will be responsible for learning the park themes, utilizing professional and exceptional customer service skills, and learning and using interpretive best practices for public communication and programs. The intern will work with park staff to identify potential audiences and develop an outreach strategy for the summer team to follow
Learning Goal  Successful candidates will have an opportunity to improve communications skills, community engagement skills and interpretive skills. They will learn about federal employment opportunities and diverse career fields in federal land management agencies.
Qualifications Candidate should have at least one year of college level courses, the ability to read, speak and communicate clearly with others, the ability to operate a vehicle, and the ability to walk and stand for several hours each day. Spanish language skills are a plus but not required. College courses in history, community, public policy, environmental justice, education, and public speaking are helpful. The best candidate will be open to working with diverse people from different backgrounds, seeking common understanding and shared interests.

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 The work environment is in an urban setting . Pullman National Monument is located in South Chicago with a diverse surrounding community. We are a site that has a partnership with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
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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