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Reference # : 18-00163 Title : Park Partnership Assistant ? DHA-RA
Company/Department : National Park Service/HBCUI Location : Atlanta, GA
Position Type : Intern
Experience Level : Start Date / End Date : 05/20/2019 / 08/02/2019  

The need for preserving all of our nation's history has never been greater, 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 Partnership Assistant ? DHA-RA
NPS Unit Name Southeast Regional Office ? Atlanta, GA
Position Dates May 20th ? August 2nd, 2019
Direct Hiring Authority Resource Assistant The DHA Resource Assistant internship (DHA-RA) is a unique internship opportunity within the Department of the Interior (DOI). The objective is to build a pathway to employment in the DOI for exemplary students in higher education. DHA-RA interns will apply content expertise to NPS management and build a network with federal employees throughout the internship. These rigorous internships require specialized expertise and typically are available to upper-level undergraduate or graduate students or recent graduates. The internships are designed to develop the participant's technical and creative thinking abilities, leadership skills, and problem-solving capabilities. DHA-RA interns will receive a weekly stipend of $480, park-provided housing or a housing allowance, and paid travel expenses. Successful completion of the internship does not guarantee that the participant will be hired into a federal position.

In order to be eligible for a DHA--RA Internship, applicants must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent legal resident ( "green-card-holder?) and enrolled or within one year of graduating from an institution of higher education.

DHA-RA interns who successfully complete the internship requirements become eligible for 2 years from the date of their degree to be non-competitively hired by the Department of Interior.

Position Description The Park Partnership Assistant will: (1) provide assistance to Park Partnership program staff, (2) provide support through research on a variety of topics that are subject to change, (3) develop and present a guide to diversifying philanthropic partnerships, and (4) prioritizing personal and professional development.

The guide outlined in objective #3 will be a written product between 5-10 pages that will provide industry insights and pragmatic tips to partners on how to navigate matters such as: nonprofit board diversification, diversity in donor bases and donor cultivation, the intersection between community and philanthropic partnerships, and partner networks that aid in diversity. This guide will ultimately be disseminated to all field level staff in the Southeast Region and be made available as a national tool for partnership professionals.
Learning Goals The intersection of the public sector and nonprofit organizations (i.e. public-philanthropic partnerships), a crash course in public policy, deepening of knowledge in best practices in philanthropy.
Minimum Qualifications: strong writing and speaking skills, in final years of undergraduate study. Preferred Qualifications: experience with nonprofit organizations and/or nonprofit management; awareness of best practices in philanthropy; preferred academic background in communications, public policy, social science business, or nonprofit management.

In order to be eligible for a DHA-RA Internship, participants must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent legal resident ( "green-card-holder?) and currently enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or PhD degree program at an accredited institution of higher education during the summer internship. Persons enrolled in a certificate program do not qualify for DHA positions.

Additional qualifications:
  • Must be currently enrolled or recent graduate of an accredited HBCU institution.
  • Must be between 16 and 35 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 Southeast Regional Office is located in an urban environment. Most of the job will be located at a desk, and there is no anticipated need for regularly/ frequently traversing the city.
Vehicle/License Requirement A personal vehicle is not required, however, a valid state driver's license in order to operate a government vehicle while conducting official government business.
Compensation and Benefits
  • Compensation is at a rate of $12 per hour, 40 hours per week.
  • Housing allowance stipend or offsite housing is provided for non-local students
  • 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 Resume and cover letter are required to apply. Please combine as one PDF document and upload file to the SERVE portal.
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