ACE/NPS: Jimmy Cart Nat'l Historic Site Interpretation Internship

American Conservation Experience

Plains , Georgia

Summary:  American Conservation Experience (ACE), a nonprofit conservation corps, in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS), is seeking ONE Interpretation Interns interested in dedicating 16-weeks to the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site. Interns will primarily assist with staffing visitor center desk, providing formal and information interpretation, providing recreation information, assisting with curriculum-based programs, social media, and operations at exhibit farm (working with animals and crops). This excellent opportunity is ideal for an enthusiastic young professional who is deeply committed to the preservation of our national parks!

Start Date: ASAP - Summer 2018

End Date: 16 weeks from start date

* A 16-week commitment is required*

Location: Jimmy Carter National Historic Site & Andersonville National Historic Site, GA.

Project Website:  To learn more about the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site, please visit the NPS website at: https://www.nps.gov/jica/index.htm. For more information regarding the ACE Internship Program, please visit: www.usaconservation.org.

Compensation: The ACE intern will serve approximately 40 hours/week and receive a living allowance of $560/week for food, housing, and incidentals.  

Background:  In order to fully appreciate the relationship between Jimmy Carter and the town of Plains, Georgia, there must be an understanding of the geographical features of the region in which they were both developed. The Jimmy Carter National Historic Site is located in what is part of the southwest Georgia Costal Plain's Flint River region which covers approximately 8,400 miles. The waters of the region contain various types of fish, such as catfish, bass, perch and carp. The woodland wildlife in the area consists of animals such as deer, turkey, duck, opossum, raccoon and fox. There are an abundance of birds in the area and include cardinals, bluebirds and bluejays.

Position Description: Interns will receive training in frontline interpretive operations and will receive interpretive coaching. Duties for this position will include:

  • Staffing visitor center desk
  • Providing formal and information interpretation
  • Providing directions and recreation information
  • Clerical work associated with division
  • Assisting with curriculum-based programs and social media
  • Operations at exhibit farm (working with animals and crops)

Qualifications: Applicants must have a degree (or be pursuing towards a degree) in the natural resource management field or other related disciplines appropriate to the position.  A combination of relevant education and appropriate experience is also acceptable. 

Required:

  • Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Must be 18 to 35 years old
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely with resource professionals within NPS
  • Must have a valid driver's license; clean driving record, and ability to provide documentation
  • A self-starter, independent, organized and motivated
  • Willing to perform duties indoors and outdoors when needed
  • Must have excellent communication skills and be able to educate guests of all backgrounds about programs and Park information
  • Ability to carry out projects adequately with minimal supervision

Preferred:

  • Interested in interpretation and interacting with the general public on a regular basis
  • Strong desire to enter the public service field as a natural resource professional
  • Experience and/or knowledge in the mission of the NPS and other federal land management agencies 

The interns must be willing to represent ACE and the partner organization in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner.  Drug users should not consider applying, as ACE reserves the right to require drug testing.

To Apply: Please submit a thoughtful resume and cover letter along with 3 professional references using the APPLY NOW section located on the upper right hand corner of the position listing on our website here: usaconservation.org

NOTE: Early consideration will be given as applications are received. This position may close at any time. If you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact ACE EPIC NPS Recruitment Specialist, Zoe Moskwa, zmoskwa@usaconservation.org.

HOW TO APPLY

Apply directly through this link: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/179009-3869.html

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