🔗History/Story Mapping Intern – 400 hours
Website National Park Service/NCPE Internship Program
A former Hansen’s Disease settlement since 1866, Kalaupapa NHP was established in 1980 to preserve the memories and experiences of people who were forcibly sent here. The location is on a remote peninsula on the island of Molokai, surrounded by ocean on three sides and mountain cliffs on one side. The only way to get there is by a small 9-passenger plane or hike a 3-1/4 mile trail with 26 switchbacks. Daytime temperatures range mostly in the lower 80s; summer weather is usually hot with ocean breezes and periodic light rains.
Located at the historically and culturally significant Kalaupapa National Historic Park on the beautiful island of Molokai, Hawaii, the successful candidate will be asked to use their creative abilities and Story Mapping and ArcGIS experience to help build website content, create a virtual walking tour on park App, and create story maps for website visitors. The intern will research Kalaupapa’s history in the park’s archives and select photos and objects from the museum and archival collections to create story maps in ArcGIS. These story maps will orient visitors to the landscape and educate about early settlement life and historic buildings. The intern will learn and follow National Park Service (NPS) standards for educational outreach and Kalaupapa style guides on creating content for online education. The park is looking for a motivated individual who takes initiative, can follow directions, and work independently to carry out a project to completion.
Other duties may be assigned as needed. The intern will work under the direction of an off-site Museum Curator and supervised by the park’s cultural anthropologist. The internship will start/end on 6/10 – 8/16/2024 or 6/17 – 8/23/2024; these dates are negotiable, depending on the availability of free park housing.
This position is part of the Internship Program administered by the National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE). The program is a partnership between the National Park Service and NCPE. Eligibility requirements apply; visit https://preservenet.org/ncpe-internships/ for details and instructions on how to apply.
Qualified NCPE interns who successfully complete their internships may count their position towards earning a Public Land Corps (PLC) Non-Competitive Hiring Authority certificate. Once earned, the PLC hiring authority certificate may be used to apply for eligible Federal temporary, term, or permanent positions. Visit the website listed above for details about this benefit. Successful completion of the internship does not guarantee Federal employment.