College Internships for 2019
Interns working in interpretation and visitor services will perform a variety of tasks while assisting NPS staff in the day-to-day operations of the site. Duties include welcoming visitors, making tour reservations, answering phones, facilitating bookstore sales, keeping statistics, introducing and showing the site film, and providing information and orientation to visitors. Interns will also conduct formal and informal interpretive tours. Interns will receive training in interpretation and then create a 30-minute, guided tour of John F. Kennedy’s birthplace based on original research. Those with fluency in a foreign language are preferred and encouraged to develop programming in a second language. Interns may also assist in the creation of interpretive media such as brochures, posters, and web features. We also encourage interns to create their own projects and plan special events. Interns will be provided with a volunteer uniform and may qualify for travel reimbursement.
Dates: Mid May through late August; option to continue working through October
Time commitment: 2 days/16 hours per week minimum
Academic Credit: Available if interested and offered through school
Interested students should email his/her resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references (professional references preferred) to:
Jason Atsales, Lead Park Ranger
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Last updated: March 11, 2019