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Grand Canyon Hazard Tree Program Intern

HBCUI (Historically Black Colleges and Universities Internship)Greening Youth FoundationU.S. National Park ServiceHBCUI 2021
POSITION OVERVIEWPosition TitleMultimedia Engagement InternNPS Unit NameColonial National Historical ParkPosition DatesMay 16,2021Position DescriptionThe intern will work alongside a LHIP media engagement intern and the park's new (and first-ever) Visual Information Specialist to help build the park's media program from the ground up. The intern will have an opportunity to develop the park's social media strategy and develop relevant and meaningful content for the park's social media and website. The content will focus on untold stories in the park that go beyond the battle at Yorktown and the story of colonization at Jamestown to feature the peoples impacted by colonization including Native Americans and Africans. There are also opportunities to feature the park's natural resources. Opportunities exist to shadow all park divisions including administration, law enforcement and resource management to learn about the full park operation. There will also be opportunities to learn about the operations of Fort Monroe National Monument and the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail. The intern may also work alongside interpretation rangers to shadow and to also rove high visitation areas in the summer (only if it can be done safely due to COVID). Opportunities exist to collaborate with the LHIP intern, who will also assist with media, to develop messaging campaigns related to heavy visitor use along the Colonial Parkway in the summer. The two interns may work on photography, video and social media projects together. The interpretation division has a new Chief and Deputy Chief of Interpretation and we desire to bring folks on to the team who will have fresh ideas for how we can tell park stories.Learning GoalThe intern will work alongside the park's Client-9 Visual Information Specialist to learn how interpretation divisions use digital media to tell important park stories. They will learn how to write interpretive text for media and the park website. They will have an opportunity to gain professional experience in videography and photography. A laptop and Adobe suite will be available, along with a camera as needed. The intern also has an opportunity to shadow other park divisions and learn about the full park operation (which we can do even if it's virtual).QualificationsDesired Skills: Adobe Suite skills, photography, videography, graphic design (ideal, but not required), social media engagement experience, strong written communications skills, comfortable working with others to accomplish tasks, comfortable working remotely (if it's not safe to have the intern on site), solid time management, self starter, positive attitude, flexibility. Ideal Majors: Communications, Digital Media, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, History (if the candidate has the other technical skills), Natural Sciences (if the candidate has the other technical skills), Mass Communications. Level of education: Ideally our candidate is entering their Jr. or Sr. year of college with coursework under their belt giving them some of the desired technical skills

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
  • Work EnvironmentAt least 50% of the work will be spent in an office environment at the Visitor Center at Jamestown or Yorktown (web, social media, etc). Field work will include walking, driving to locations within the park, shadowing staff and potentially filming videos or taking photographs. When in the field the intern may be exposed to summer heat, sun, thunderstorms and insects. The work will be entirely office/telework based if the staff hasn't returned to the office due to COVID. It's possible to have on site training and field trips for a local student (with social distancing) even if the actual internship work will be performed remotely.Vehicle/License RequirementA personal vehicle is needed.Compensation and BenefitsCompensation is at a rate of $10.50 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 InstructionsInterested students should apply directly to this position via the SERVE job portal by clicking on the green Apply Externally button. 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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Contat: Andre Armour-