Environmental/Outreach Intern - LOCAL CANDIDATES ONLY

Expected Dates
June 16, 2014 to September 8, 2014
Site
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park-Seattle
Position ID
PO-00492027
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park – Seattle – Environmental/Outreach Intern
LOCAL CANDIDATES ONLY
 
Four intern openings are available at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park - Seattle’s urban National Park. Located in the heart of the historic Pioneer Square district, the park serves as an urban gateway to other national parks in Washington State. One of the park’s primary missions is to introduce community members to local public lands and resources. Through this experience, you will gain valuable knowledge about the park itself and also the National Park Service as a whole. You will work as part of a team to visit and research cultural and natural resource areas, such as local museums and other national parks. These field trips will involve meeting resource professionals, participating in job shadowing, and exploring local public lands. From these experiences, you will work to design and produce informational materials that can be used to inform others in the community about local educational and recreational opportunities.

Your responsibilities will include: visitor center services, such as presenting programs and working in the visitor center (25%); researching and developing community outreach materials (publications, videos) (25%); field trips and travel (40%); and reporting/reflection related to internship projects (10%).

Desired qualifications include: excellent verbal and written communication skills; works well independently and as part of a team; word processing and computer skills; and social media or graphic skills (optional). Position dates: June 16, 2014 to September 8, 2014 (start and end dates may be flexible by two weeks). Housing not provided. Valid driver’s license required. Federal driver training will be provided. Applicant must be between 18-24 years of age.
  • Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in Seattle is not your “normal” park. It is a single building located in the Pioneer Square Historic District. The visitor center is housed within the historic Cadillac Hotel.
  • Basic introduction to the National Park Service.
    Basic introduction to interpretation and outreach efforts in the National Park Service.
    Federal drive training.
  • Responsibilities will include: visitor center services, such as presenting programs and working in the visitor center (25%); researching and developing community outreach materials (publications, videos) (25%); field trips and travel (40%); and reporting
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Education and Interpretation
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Communications
some coursework or experience
Education
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
Leadership Experience
competent without supervision
Community Engagement
competent with supervision
Writing/Publishing
competent with supervision