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Title: Education and Interpretation Individual Placements at Shenandoah National Park
Positions Available: 2 Internships
Position Dates: March 6th, 2023- September 15th, 2023 OR April 17th, 2023– October 27th, 2023 (28 weeks)
Pay Rate: $500/week + shared housing + AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of 900 hr term
Status: 40 hours/week, Full-Time/Temporary
Contact: [email protected]
The Education and Interpretation Individual Placement is an internship position based at Shenandoah National Park (SHEN) in Virginia. Interns may work out of Dickey Ridge Visitor Center (North District, mile 4.6), Byrd Visitor Center (Central District, mile 51) or the Education Office (Park Headquarters). The Individual Placement (IP) will work with and report directly to National Park Service Staff.
Interpretation and Education Individual Placements are responsible for preparing and presenting programs for the general public and educational groups including guided walks and hikes, interpretive talks, Junior Ranger programs, curriculum-based education programs, and illustrated evening programs on the Park’s interpretive themes (wildlife, geology, ecology, history, climate change, ecology). In addition, IPs will prepare and present recorded virtual programs and live distance learning programs for delivery on the internet. These programs are presented in a diversity of Park locations including amphitheaters, trails, visitor centers, and historic buildings. Regular public interaction and public speaking will be a requirement. Interns also staff visitor centers and provide information and informal interpretation to visitors during fixed station and roving assignments.
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