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Cultural Resources and Education Intern
Ref No.: 21-00191
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Position Type:Internship
Start Date: 05/23/2022
Pay Rate : $ 15.00 /Hour
HBCUI (Historically Black Colleges and Universities Internship) Greening Youth Foundation U.S. National Park Service HBCUI 2022

Position Title HBCUI Intern
NPS Unit Name Gateway Arch National Park
Position Dates May 16, 2022
Position Description The intern will work at Gateway Arch National Park assisting the Museum Services &
Interpretation Division staff in all aspects of visitor services. In addition, the intern will be
introduced to park staff in several divisions and learn about possible career options with the
NPS. The intern will be trained in all aspects of visitor services at Gateway Arch National Park, learning valuable skills in formal and informal interpretation, front-desk responsibilities, museum programs, and working the top of the Arch (which involves taking a small tram ride up and down). The intern will serve as part of a team of park rangers, park guides, education staff, and volunteers to ensure a positive visitor experience. The intern will be trained to provide formal and informal interpretation, answer visitor questions related to the park and provide
basic information about the St. Louis community. The intern will also be trained in first aid in
order to work the top of the Arch and respond to visitor needs and emergencies.
Learning Goal Understanding of the NPS mission and interpretation/education skills. Experience working at a
large urban park. Awareness of National Park Service and career opportunities. Knowledge of
19th century American history and its relevance today Experience communicating with staff,
professional organizations, and partners regarding interpretation. Experience in working with
the public in a variety of aspects from welcoming at the front desk to providing information in
the museum and developing and presenting interpretive talks and programs. Intern will be
encouraged to maintain a daily journal for self-awareness and analysis throughout their park
experience and support for student presentation.
Qualifications Current college student or recent college graduate. Some coursework or experience in the following is helpful: History, museum studies, and communication. Skills: Written and verbal communication skills; focused, self-motivated individual, able to work both independently and as a team member; computer skills including Word and Excel, familiarity with social media; good organizational skills; ability to ride four minutes in an enclosed tram to the top of the Arch (and three minutes down); able to work in an enclosed space at the top of the Arch--630 feet high. Individual should not be claustrophobic or have a fear of heights. Intern may be required to work holidays and weekends, depending on schedule.

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 Most of the work will be done indoors at the Visitor Center desk, the museum, the trams, and
the top of the Arch. However, interpretive programs are also offered outside, weather
permitting, and it can be hot and humid. The intern should not be claustrophobic as the tram
ride to the top is a small, enclosed space, and should not be afraid of heights as the Arch is the
nation's tallest monument at 630 feet high.
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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