08 Sep Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site – Latino Heritage Internship Program
The Interpretation and Education (I&E) Outreach Intern at Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site will serve as a liaison between the park and the local Latino community with a goal of establishing closer ties with the local Latino communities in the area and creating a more inclusive atmosphere in the park by increasing Latino visitation and participation in special events and day-to-day operations.
The I&E Outreach Intern will develop and present interpretive outreach programs in the local Latino communities. In preparation for these programs, the intern will receive training in National Park Service Interpretive techniques and Living History Interpretation. Under guidance from his/her supervisor, the intern will be provided research materials, access to other interpretive program examples, and will “shadow” other interpreters presenting programs. The supervisor will work with the intern during the entire process. The intern can draft social media posts for the park. The intern will also have the opportunity to make a presentation about his/her project to the park staff and community at the end of the internship.