Education and Interpretation – National Park Service

Tumacácori National Historical Park
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December 2, 2019
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APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY JANUARY 28th, 2020.

This early internship begins on February 3, 2020 and ends on May 24, 2020 (16 weeks), and will work within the division of Interpretation, supervised by the Chief of Interpretation and Education and the park’s ranger for curriculum-based and youth programming.

Primary goals of this position are to: (1) conduct and develop curriculum-based programs in classrooms and onsite; (2) plan and execute special programs and events for youth such as the Anza Fun Run, O’odham Tash, Junior Ranger Day and Family Sleepover; and (3) work in a variety of standard interpretive operations, including visitor contacts, event support, fee collection, providing informal and roving interpretation, and creating and presenting formal interpretive tours.

Work will occur within the park and in schools, and will also involve site visits to other parks and locations throughout southeastern Arizona.

Basic Eligibility

  • US citizenship or permanent residence
  • Be enrolled in a post-secondary educational program or have graduated from college within the past year
  • Have a strong interest — or relevant experience — in areas pertaining to — but not limited to — history, historic preservation, public history, museum studies, archaeology, cultural interpretation, landscape architecture, anthropology or other related fields.

Benefits:

Students will have substantive assignments in their areas of study, work closely with NPS staff day-to-day, and receive additional mentoring and support through Environment for the Americas.

This 16-week internship is compensated with a $400 weekly stipend, housing, and transportation costs are fully covered.

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