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Visitor Services and Research Intern
Ref No.: 21-00183
Location: Nicholasville, Kentucky
Position Type:Internship
Start Date: 05/23/2022
Pay Rate : $ 15.00 /Hour
PROGRAM OVERVIEW
HBCUI (Historically Black Colleges and Universities Internship) Greening Youth Foundation U.S. National Park Service HBCUI 2022

POSITION OVERVIEW
Position Title Visitor Services and Research Intern
NPS Unit Name Camp Nelson National Monument
Position Dates May 16,2021
   
Position Description Camp Nelson National Monument is a newly created unit of the National Park Service. This Internship will provide opportunities to work within and learn about how the NPS interprets and provided visitor services at Civil War to Civil Rights site. This internship will also be a unique opportunity to be involved with building the Interpretive division and the visitor services at anew NPS site. Additionally, this internship will also be a chance to conduct research needed to advance the understanding and interpretation of Camp Nelson National Monument, specifically the parks United States Colored Troops (USCT) Headstone. Camp Nelson National Monument USCT Headstone Project The project consists of identifying and mapping headstones of United States Colored Troops soldiers who enlisted into the USArmy at Camp Nelson at cemeteries across Kentucky. The intern will assist NPS staff with research; on site visits to cemeteries to photograph and identify graves; communicating and collaborating with local communities on research, restoration, cleanup projects; create social media posts and other digital media highlighting the individual and collective stories of the soldiers and their families.
Learning Goal It is our intent that the intern would learn or enhance from this experience: active listening,organization, brainstorming, documentation, communication skills, public speaking, research,writing, networking, a general understanding of the NPS, and highlighting the critical contribution of African American soldiers during the Civil War and post-war period, especiallyReconstruction, and the sharing the journey of formerly enslaved people following emancipation.
Qualifications (Note: qualities are desired but may not be required) Upper-level undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a degree in history, public history,museum management, education, or work with youth Research and writing experience Excellent customer service and communications skills Desire to work with youth audiences Experience in public speaking and visual and social media communications Interest in interpretation, education, or museums Knowledge of subject matter, including Civil War,Reconstruction, Jim Crow, segregation and the early civil rights movement Dependability and punctuality.

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 Work is primarily performed indoors. The intern will conduct research at one of the park buildings and spend a portion of their work schedule at the front desk visitor center. The job may entail prolonged standing or walking. The position will require the physical ability to work in all weather conditions and perform some light lifting (<50lbs). The environment includes travel with park staff to historic sites, NPS units, and cemeteries to conduct field work, research,and digital media projects.
Vehicle/License Requirement A personal vehicle is highly 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 at www.serve.gyfoundation.org . Resumes and cover letters are required to apply. Please combine as one PDF document and upload file to the SERVE portal.
  • Use the link to apply to the selected position
  • First-time applicants must create a profile on JobDiva
  • 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