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Park Guide Intern
Ref No.: 20-00015
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas
Position Type:Internship
Start Date: 05/25/2020

The need for preserving all of our nation's history has never been greater, and we're counting on you! HBCUI (Historically Black Colleges and Universities Internship) is a 10-week summer experience brought to you by Greening Youth Foundation in partnership with the U.S. National Park Service. As a part of HBCUI, students from schools around the country are putting their unique skills and talents to work in preserving the contributions of African Americans to our nation's history and culture. Participants gain real-world, on-the-job experience as they explore federal careers in the U.S. National Park Service.

Position Title Park Guide Intern
NPS Unit Name Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site Little Rock, AR
Position Dates May 25th July 31st
Position Description The intern that is selected for this position will fill a role within our Interpretation division. This will allow them to actively serve as a front line representative of the National Park Service and Central High School
NHS. The intern will interact with the visiting public on a daily basis and have the opportunity to share the history of this Site and its relevance to our lives today. The intern will also assist in preparing and facilitating
special programs and events hosted throughout the year hosted by the National Historic Site or our partners. We will also assign a special project to the intern to help organize and publish digital content forresearch and promotion within the park's database and on our website and social media pages. The intern will also work with other staff and volunteers to assist with the community garden located in theneighborhood.
Learning Goals The intern will gain proficiency in customer service, event planning, and implementation, public speaking, community outreach, social networking, and advertising, and interpretive writing. The intern will also gain skills in working with volunteers and educators.
Candidates need to have skills in customer service, communication, and computer literacy. They also must have quality social and teamwork skills that will allow them to work with the NPS staff on-site to complete
tasks promptly while maintaining a positive attitude.

Additional qualifications:
  • Must be currently enrolled or recent graduate of an accredited HBCU institution
  • Must be between 16 and 30 years of age
  • Must be U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident or U.S. national
  • Must be able to pass a federal background check
Work Environment The Historic Site is located in a historic district that is currently experiencing revitalization but still has many older homes that have fallen into severe disrepair. Within 10-15 minutes of drive time, you can findalmost any kind of food, entertainment, or shopping experience. Little Rock will often host concerts, shows, and does have a minor league baseball team in addition to many summer recreation and arts programs.
Vehicle/License Requirement A personal vehicle is required for this site. A valid state driver's license is required to operate a government vehicle while conducting official government business.
Compensation and Benefits
  • Compensation is at a rate of $10 per hour, 40 hours per week.
  • A housing assistance stipend will be provided for non-local interns.
  • Mandatory attendance in the all-expense-paid Career & Leadership 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
  • Use the link to apply to the selected position
  • First-time applicants must create a profile on JobDiva
  • Upload resume 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
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