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Education and Interpretation Intern
Ref No.: 21-00174
Location: Port Angeles, Washington
Position Type:Internship
Start Date: 05/16/2022
Pay Rate : $ 15.00 /Hour
HBCUI (Historically Black Colleges and Universities Internship)Greening Youth FoundationU.S. National Park Service HBCUI 2022

Position Title Education & Interpretation Intern
NPS Unit Name Olympic National Park
Position Dates May 16,2021
Position Description The intern will work in Olympic National Park's interpretation, education, and volunteer program developing and delivering a number of different interpretive, education, and community programs/products. The internship is supervised by the park's outreach and education specialist and is designed to provide an in-depth introduction the interpretation career field and an overview of park operations and associated natural and cultural resource fields.
Learning Goal  The intern will gains skills and experiences in the field of professional interpretation, curriculumbased education programming, community engagement, and volunteer management. The intern will participate in the seasonal interpretive training program which will include session on 21st Century Interpretation to include audience centered experiences. They will also have opportunities to learn about the mission of the National Park Service, the resources of Olympic National Park, and park operations. We will also provide opportunities for the intern to participate in the free online course offerings through Eppley Institute.
This is an introductory internship and we are interested in students who have completed some undergraduate work. Courses in education, ecology, history, biology will all be beneficial to the applicant. A driver's license will be helpful but not necessary to the successful completion of the 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 The work will occur both in the office and environment, at park visitor centers, and in locations throughout the park. The weather at Olympic National Park is extremely varied depending on elevation, season, and location. Interns should expect to see rainy weather and beautiful sunny days. The climate is considered temperate and are rarely extremely hot or cold.
Vehicle/License Requirement A personal vehicle is recommended.
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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