Hospitality and Tourism Interns (Backfill)

Expected Dates
July 14, 2014 to January 14, 2015
Site
Biscayne National Park
Position ID
PO-00351268
Internship is located within the Division of Interpretation at Biscayne National Park in southeastern Florida. The park is noted for its diversity of flora and fauna, much of it originating in the Caribbean and found nowhere else in the U.S. but South Florida.  The purpose of the internship is to provide park visitors with information, orientation, and interpretation.   Intern will staff the visitor center desk and will present interpretive information following a script, such as narration for trolley tours. As skill develops, experiences will broaden to potentially include leading boat tours, environmental Education day programs, and coordinating a special event for community members.  Intern will be required to work weekends, holidays, and some evenings.

On-site housing is not available but interns will receive an increased living allowance in addition to a small housing allowance. Candidates with local housing options are strongly encouraged to apply.

This position will be backfililng a vacated spot, so the start date is flexible in July.

  • The Dante Fascell Visitor Center is located on the open waters of Biscayne Bay, nine miles east of Homestead and part of the greater Miami area. The climate is sub-tropical with mild, dry winters (70 degrees on average) and hot, wet and humid summers (85 degrees on average).

    http://www.nps.gov/bisc/index.htm

  • Training that may be available; interpretive techniques, first aid, basic water safety and South Florida ecology.
  • Miami includes all the medical, sporting, educational and cultural features of a thriving multi-ethnic metropolitan area. Opportunities for swimming, windsurfing, canoeing, fishing, boating, snorkeling, scuba diving and other outdoor activities available.

  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Education and Interpretation
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Communications
some coursework or experience
Education
some coursework or experience
Ecology & Restoration
some coursework or experience
History
some coursework or experience
Customer Service
some experience
Public Speaking
some experience