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Education Intern
Ref No.: 21-00176
Location: New Bedford, Massachusetts
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 Intern
NPS Unit Name New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park 
Position Dates May 16,2021
Position Description The Education Intern will work in the Visitor Experience & Community Engagement division to analyze, review, and rework the park's Junior Ranger program and also review and develop virtual educational programming for the park. In addition, the Education Intern will conduct information interpretation within the visitor center.
Learning Goal  The intern will learn about the park’s Visitor Experience & Community Engagement division and how interpretation of history tells stories of the Underground Railroad to visitors. The EI will also have the opportunity to analyze a park Junior Ranger program and assist the park staff with developing new stories. The EI will have the opportunity to assess and analyze the park’s virtual programming, as well as develop one virtual program that can be used on the park website.
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.

 Level of Education: Rising Junior/Rising Senior/Graduate Student Educational Major: Education/History Skills: Computer (Microsoft Office and Mac programs); written word Strengths: Working within a team setting; self-directed
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 park has 1 visitor center that is three contiguous buildings with exhibits and staff offices. Our field is a 13-block 34-acre urban landscape very close to the Acushnet River. Primary wildlife is seagulls and squirrels. In fact, a visitor once asked if we could turn off the seagull squawking. The terrain can be uneven with the sidewalks made of bluestone and the streets being belgian block pavers.
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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