Interpretation Interns

Conservation LegacyPotomac, MD
Internship

a month ago

Description

Job Title

Interpretation Intern at Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park

Job Location

11710 Macarthur Blvd, Potomac, Maryland

Job Overview

  • This is a full-time, temporary 900-hour AmeriCorps National Service position.
  • Through interpretation and visitor services, the intern will assist with fulfilling the preservation mission of the National Park Service and the C&O Canal National Historical Park.
  • The intern will provide relevant and provocative audience-centered experiences through a wide variety of interpretive and educational programming services.

Compensation

  • $525/week living stipend, paid bi-weekly
  • $3,247.50 AmeriCorps Segal Education Award upon successful completion of 1700-hour service term
  • $450 professional development funds
  • Non-competitive eligibility when applying to federal jobs through the Public Lands Corps Hiring Authority
  • Possible Federal student loan forbearance
  • Member Assistance Program- 3 free sessions of support with a counseling or work-life balance specialist
  • Depending upon the academic institution and program, this position may fulfill internship requirements
  • Professional development opportunities (mentorship, resume support, alumni listserv, etc.) and exposure to natural resource career paths

Responsibilities

  • Conduct informational/educational-related visitor contacts and site introductions through a variety of methods.
  • Research, develop and present formal interpretive talks that have a beneficial effect on visitor understanding and appreciation of the park.
  • Assist visitor services and interpretive staff with front desk visitor center operations.

Requirements

  • Be between the ages of 18 and 30 (exception for Veterans up to age 35)
  • Have US Citizenship or Legal Permanent Residency status
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Must have local housing
  • Pass background checks: all offers of positions are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and Federal and/or State criminal background check
  • Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (individuals are eligible if they have not already completed 2 full years of AmeriCorps service, or 4 AmeriCorps service terms, whichever comes first- please contact us if you are unsure of your eligibility)
  • Possess a valid driver's license

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People who completed this type of internship end up in the following types of jobs

Top majors

That get hired for this type of internship

  • History6%

  • Political Science And Government4%

  • Art History Criticism And Conservation4%

  • Management Science4%

  • Communication3%

  • 269 other majors76%

People who did this kind of internship end up at the following companies

  • National Park Service
  • Walt Disney World
  • US Department Of State
  • Teach For America
  • The Walt Disney Company
Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

For Potomac, MD | $5,379/mo

  • Housing/Rent$3,303

  • Miscellaneous$983

  • Food$499

  • Utilities$302

  • Transportation$292

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