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2018 Summer Interpretation Internships
Internship Dates: May 7 - August 24, 2018
Description: Park Interpreters are the public face of Shenandoah National Park. Interpretation interns are responsible for researching, preparing, and presenting programs such as guided walks and hikes, interpretative talks, Junior Ranger programs, and evening programs on the Park's Interpretative themes (wildlife, geology, history, etc.). These programs are presented in a diversity of Park locations including campgrounds, trails, visitor centers, and historic buildings. Interns also staff visitor centers and provide information and informal interpretation to visitors during fixed station and roving assignments. Interns work 40 hours per week with two consecutive days off. A stipend and park housing will provided to the intern. Ideal candidates should have previous experience or interest in public speaking and an ability to work independently. Prior knowledge of natural and/or cultural history also beneficial.

Application Process: To apply for a summer interpretation internship a resume, cover letter and list of 3 professional references (names, title/position, phone and email) should be submitted by February 26, 2018. Application may be submitted by mail or email to the following Park contact:
Debby Smith
Interpretative Operations Supervisor
3655 US Hwy 211 East
Luray, VA 22835
debby_smith@nps.gov

Last updated: February 2, 2018

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