Communications Assistant (DHA-RA) – Latino Heritage Internship Programs

Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network
December 2, 2019
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Would you like to work in an office that takes pride in connecting people to Chesapeake Bay’s natural and cultural heritage, and plays a vital role in helping to conserve important landscapes? The NPS Chesapeake Bay Office manages the Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network, a partnership-based entity that connects people to the region’s natural and cultural heritage, and also coordinates watershed-wide efforts to achieve land conservation, public access, and citizen stewardship goals established under Executive Order 13508 (Protecting and Restoring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed) and the Chesapeake Bay Program.

The Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network seek a DHA Resource Assistant intern to help create a communications tool kit for parks within the Chesapeake Bay watershed that would like to better engage Hispanic and Latino audiences as potential park stewards. In particular, the National Park Service is in the process of developing a visitor contact station at Sandy Point State Park where thousands of Latino families recreate each year. Using Sandy Point State Park as a case study, the Resource Assistant will create a research-based communications tool kit with best practices in connecting to this new audience.

The Resource Assistant intern will create the following:

1) Literature Review
2) Survey or Observation Report
3) Community-Based Social Marketing campaign
4) Presentation to NPS interpretive staff and leadership
5) Digital Toolkit for partners

This communications toolkit will inform interpretive planning at Sandy Point State Park and communications plans for NPS and partnership programming and initiatives.


Skills: public speaking or customer service experience, research, interpersonal communication, bilingual English and Spanish preferred, writing, use of Microsoft Office and Adobe Design suites.

Coursework: environmental or biological/life sciences, media, journalism, or other communications fields, sociology, social work, anthropology, public/applied health, public/applied history, Spanish/Latin American/Latino Studies, education, or related humanities or sciences.

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