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Communications Intern
Ref No.: 21-00175
Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Position Type:Internship
Start Date: 05/16/2022
Pay Rate : $ 15.00 /Hour
HBCUI (Historically Black Colleges and Universities Internship) Greening Youth Foundation U.S. National Park Service HBCUI 2022

Position Title Communications Intern
NPS Unit Name Office of Communications
Position Dates May 16,2021
Position Description The Office of Communications supports the National Park Service (NPS) with innovative and responsive communications strategies and leads the Service in exploring new ways to communicate broadly about the National Park Service’s mission. The intern will be a leader and team member in these efforts working with the Digital Strategy and Public Affairs Divisions in the office.
Learning Goal The intern will have a structured work plan and project that will guide them through a comms rollout and comms projects step by step while paired with professions. The work plan will also identify specific training and learning opportunities while routinely checking with the intern for their thoughts on areas of continued growth for learning.
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.
We are looking for someone with a solid background of communications related skills and abilities. Projects will be identified based on the strengths and interests of the individual balanced with the needs of the office. The applicant should have a blend of the following: * ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing * some college-level writing/journalism/communications/visual media classes * experience preparing, writing, and/or editing written material * desire and/or ability to work as part of a team to brainstorm and develop outreach materials and achieve common goals * ability to cooperate with and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, partners, and the public. Additional skills are a plus but not required: * experience with web and/or social media content * experience with photography, videography, graphic design, and/or multimedia creation.

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 intern will have a desk in a shared office in the Main Interior building in downtown Washington, DC. Summers can be hot and humid, but the work will take place primarily indoors in an air-conditioned environment. If the position is remote, our office is set up for remote telework.
Vehicle/License Requirement A personal vehicle is NOT 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 at . Resumes 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
    • Examples: FI. Lastname-resume.pdf, Firstname Lastname resume.pdf, or Firstname L.pdf