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Fort Larned National Historic Site - Interpretation and Education Intern

Conservation Legacy

Conservation Legacy

Larned, KS, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024

National Park Service – Fort Larned National Historic Site

Length:

Term of positions is 12 weeks; full-time 40 hrs/wk

Location:

Larned, KS

Living Allowance:

$690.00 weekly Living Stipend

AmeriCorps Award:

Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $1,824.07 (pre-tax).

Desired Start Date:

7/8/2024

Application Due Date:

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis

Title of Position

Interpretation and Education Intern

Position Details

Stewards Individual Placements (Stewards) provide individuals with service and career opportunities to strengthen communities and preserve our natural resources. Participants work with federal agencies, tribal governments, and nonprofits building institutional capacity, developing community relationships, and supporting ecosystem health. Stewards in partnership with the National Park Service are seeking an intern who will support interpretive programming at Fort Larned National Historic Site, a crossroad of various cultures including Plains Indians, Hispanic populations, Buffalo Soldiers, and other soldiers from all over the world. The Interpretation and Education Intern would teach visitors about all aspects of Fort Learned History, the Santa Fe Trail, and the goals of the National Park Service. This intern will also have the opportunity to assist with prairie restoration projects, including removal of non-native vegetation and the study of non-native plants.

Position Responsibilities will include:

· Assisting NPS staff working at the Visitor Center Front Desk

· Recreating the past through living history techniques

· Assist NPS staff with inventories of museum collections

· Providing interpretive programming to the public about the history and cultures of Fort Larned

Minimum Requirements:

· High School Diploma/GED

· Applicants must pass a criminal background for both DOI and AmeriCorps eligibility.

· Must be 18 years or older.

· Must be a US Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident.

Preferred Qualifications

· Background in History

· Public Speaking Skills

Benefits:

· Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $1,824.07 (pre-tax).

· Living Allowance: $690.00/week (pre-tax)

How to Apply
Apply on-line at:
https://stewardslegacy.org/open-positions. In addition to your resume, please submit a one-page cover letter highlighting why you are interested in this position and how your background and experience will help you succeed in this position.

If you have questions about this position, please contact George Elmore, Chief Ranger at Fort Learned National Historic Site (George_Elmore@nps.gov). Or you can contact Sam Rush, Stewards Program Coordinator (srush@conservationlegacy.org).

Stewards Individual Placements Program does not and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.