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Visitor Services and Education Interns - Monocacy National Battlefield

Conservation Legacy

Conservation Legacy

Frederick, MD, USA
Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2024

Resource Education and Visitor Services Interns



Category

Individual Placement/Internships

Job Location

Frederick, MD, Maryland

Tracking Code

4947-984

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular

Title: Resource Education and Visitor Services Interns

Location: Monocacy National Battlefield

Positions Available: 2 Internships

Position Dates: May 29th- August 18th (12 weeks) This position runs on a Wednesday – Sunday work schedule.

Pay Rate: $600/week + shared housing + AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of 450-hour term

Status: 40 hours/week, Full-Time/Temporary

About Us:

The Appalachian Conservation Corps (ACC) is a non-profit, AmeriCorps-affiliated organization, whose mission is to engage motivated young adults to complete challenging and impactful conservation and service projects throughout the region. ACC works with a variety of federal, state, and non-profit organizations to create projects that develop a new generation of conservationists.

Our programs focus on place-based learning, life skills development, appreciation of diversity, civic responsibility and career development. ACC also provides an opportunity for members to learn about the local environment, environmental issues and introduces individuals to recreation and resource management careers.

Position Summary:

Develop your communication skills with this fun summer opportunity at a National Park Service site!

The purpose of Monocacy National Battlefield is to commemorate the Battle of Monocacy; to preserve the breastworks, earthworks, walls, and other defenses and shelters used by the Confederate and Union armies on July 9, 1864, as well as the buildings, roads, and outlines of the battlefield; and to provide opportunities for visitors to understand and appreciate the significance of the battle within the full context of the Civil War and US History.

We are seeking two Resource Education and Visitor Services Individual Placements to serve this summer at Monocacy National Battlefield. These interns will serve mainly with Resource Education Visitor Services division under the supervision of National Park Service staff. The purpose of this division is to create opportunities for visitors to experience both tangible and intangible connections to the park and understand it's significance and the need to preserve and protect it for future generations.

Interns this summer will have the opportunity to be a part of the 160th commemoration of the Battle of Monocacy. They will assist in the preparation and programming. This will be a unique opportunity to be a part of a large-scale special event, working one on one with the public and entire staff at the battlefield. Interns may also development educational materials that are presented to the public in person and through digital media. The interns will work with rangers to provide more robust information of the trail systems on the park website, by doing research, writing, and potentially web-design. What they produce will improve writing skills and provide the intern with the understanding of how to write for a public audience. The intern will gain confidence in public speaking and working with the public through working at the visitor service desk, providing orientations, and assisting with special events. All these opportunities have on-line training that will provide the necessary support as well as that of the supervisor and fellow rangers.

The intern is expected to be on time, dressed neatly, and considerate of the supervisor and fellow co-workers.


Required Skills

General Qualifications:

To qualify, you must be between the ages of 18 and 30, and a US citizen that has received a high school diploma or GED. All offers of employment are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check. Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Interest in U.S. History

  • Experience with computers, web design

  • Demonstrated proficiency in Adobe Suite, graphic design, photography, and videography

  • Professionalism and good interpersonal communication skills

  • Interest in pursuing a career with a public land management agency

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Benefits:

  • $600/week living stipend, paid bi-weekly

  • $1,824.07 AmeriCorps Segal Education Award upon successful completion of a 450-hour service to be used for paying off federal student loans or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college)

  • Possible student loan forbearance

  • Member Assistance Program– 3 free sessions of support with a counseling or work-life balance specialist

  • Uniform shirts provided

  • On-the-job training

  • Additional subject-specific certifications and trainings may be offered

  • Depending upon the academic institution and program, Individual Placement positions may fulfill academic internship requirements

  • Professional development opportunities (mentorship, resume support, alumni listserv, etc.) and exposure to natural resource career paths

Conservation Legacy is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to hiring a breadth of diverse professionals and encourage members of diverse groups to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, political affiliation, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during application or recruiting process, please send a request to the hiring manager.