Website National Park Service/NCPE Internship Program
The African American Civil Rights Network (AACRN) Act of 2017 authorizes the National Park Service (NPS) to coordinate and facilitate Federal and non-Federal activities to commemorate, honor and interpret “…the history of the African American Civil Rights movement; the significance of the civil rights movement as a crucial element in the evolution of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; and the relevance of the African American Civil Rights movement in fostering the spirit of social justice and national reconciliation.”
AACRN encompasses properties, facilities, and interpretive programs, all of which present a comprehensive narrative of the people, places, and events associated with African American Civil Rights movement in the United States.
AACRN is seeking up to 3 interns to engage in the following activities:
1. Explore African American civil rights history including, but not limited to, research and writing online blogs and articles on civil rights topics; presenting research findings by webinar or in-person; posting historical information to social media outlets; creating Storymaps and other virtual history exhibits; etc.
2. Assist with communication to National Park units and programs, Federal agencies, state and local governments, non-profit conservation organizations, media, and the general public to encourage application to the AACRN including responding to general information requests; drafting press releases and correspondence; drafting newsletters, fliers and brochures.
3. Assist with planning and execution of virtual and in-person AACRN programs including securing meeting locations, drafting invitations to participants, arranging event logistics such as audiovisual needs, and onsite or online coordination.
In addition to these project-specific responsibilities, the intern(s) will engage in career development, mentoring, and skills training opportunities including resume-writing and job application best practices. Training opportunities and exposure offered by the Senior National Park Service (NPS) Cultural Resources staff members may include: website Content Management Systems (CMS) development and certification; National Register and National Historic Landmark policies, procedures, and documentation preparation; oral history best practices and interview techniques; grant and cooperative agreement administration; public speaking; and budget development.
There is an option for remote work; a housing allowance and travel stipend are available.
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.