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National Park Service Recruiting Local Youth for Internships

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Date: March 25, 2010
Contact: Wouter Ketel, (252) 728-2250 Ext. 3005
Contact: Barbara Cohea, (252) 728-2250 Ext. 3002

Harkers Island, North Carolina Russel J. Wilson, Superintendent of Cape Lookout National Seashore announced the park has been awarded a National Park Service Youth Intern Program Grant for the summer of 2010 for Mentoring Youth Toward Career Opportunities.


Cape Lookout National Seashore’s grant award will fund the paid employment of four local youths from socially and economically diverse backgrounds to participate in a mentoring program within the park. Participants will work in the park assisting the Park Ranger staff in a variety of duties within the Interpretive, Natural Resources, and Visitor and Resource Protection divisions. The Mentoring Youth Toward Career Opportunities Project will also provide skills training in areas such as resume writing, filling out job applications, job searching, successful interview skills, practical skills for use within the workplace, and career opportunities with the National Park Service.


The project seeks applicants from students at Carteret Community College and rising high school seniors at the three county high schools. For information on the Youth Intern Program, send an e-mail to:  calo_interpretation@nps.gov, or phone Cape Lookout National Seashore at 252-728-2250. To apply, send a resume that includes your work history, and letters of recommendation from personal and work contacts (include their contact information) to Youth Intern Program, Cape Lookout National Seashore, 131 Charles St., Harkers Island, NC 28531.

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Cape Lookout lighthouse

A lighthouse can be identified by its daymark (painted pattern) or by its light flash pattern. Cape Lookout Lighthouse has a diagonal checker pattern and a single short flash of light every fifteen seconds. Cape Lookout National Seashore More...