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Interpretation and Education Intern
Ref No.: 21-00044
Location: Ste. Genevieve, Missouri
Position Type:Internship
Start Date: 05/16/2021
Pay Rate : $ 10.50 /Hour
NPS Unit: Ste Geneviève National Historical Park
Location: Ste Genevieve, MO
NPS Representative Chris Collins
Project Title:   Interpretation and Education Intern
Position Description: Projects include but are not limited to the following:
  • Interpretive Programs to include guided walks, talks, Power Point presentations and informal talks
  • Education and outreach to area youth
  • Special events and programming
  • Work closely with community partners to engage the public
  • Work with park management team on a number of special projects and initiative related to park stories or management of park resources
  • Work with sites across the community as part of the larger story of Ste Genevieve.
Learning goals: Candidate will work closely with park management team, interpretive staff and partners as part of park operations.  Through special events and programming, the candidate will gain valuable experience in planning and coordination with the opportunity to serve as project lead on special projects. 
Through work with the National Park Service and various partners the candidate will learn about many aspects of park and interpretive operations and will have a variety of opportunities as follows:
  • Development of speaking and presentation skills
  • Development of skills and experience related to management of public resources and sites
  • Experience as part of a team and operations as part of a new national park site
  • Engaging visitors, community members and area youth to connect them to stories
  • Work with sites regionwide as part of Ste Genevieve
Mentoring: Candidate will work with Interpretive Rangers and other park staff to engage with the public, community and partners.
Qualifications: Knowledge, skills and experience desired:
  • Undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a degree
  • Experience working with youth and/or diverse audiences
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Interest in American History
  • Ability to work independently with little to no supervision
  • Enjoys working as part of a team
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 a U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident or U.S. National
  • Must be able to pass a federal background check
Position Dates: May 23 through July 31
Housing Available: Potentially
Vehicle/License Required: A personal vehicle is required for this site.  A valid state driver's license is required to operate a government vehicle.
Work Environment: Work will be performed in a variety of indoor and outdoor settings including visitor centers, museums, historic buildings, park grounds and park trails.  The position will require the physical ability to work in a variety of weather conditions and perform some light lifting (up to 50 lbs.)
Comments Ste Genevieve National Historical Park is a very new park.  As part of the park team, the candidate will have the opportunity to help "stand up” a new national park.  The candidate will have opportunities to work with potential sites for possible inclusion in community-based events and interpretation.  This is an opportunity to be part of something very special, working in a new NPS site that enjoys wide community support and showcases an important and often underrepresented part of American History.