Digital Media Technician (PLC) – ONSITE – Tonto National Monument

Start/End Dates: May 20th, 2024 – August 9th, 2024 (11 weeks)

Compensation: $640 per week + on-site housing provided

Application Due: February 5, 2024

The Latino Heritage Internship Program (LHIP) seeks to engage Latino undergraduates and recent graduates ages 18 – 30, and up to 35 for veterans, for this unmatched leadership training program that is focused in the cultural and natural resource management. You must be (additional requirement):

  • a U.S. citizen or legal resident.

* YES, a personal vehicle is required for this position. 

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Position Description: 

Tonto National Monument (TONT) was established to preserve, protect, and interpret prehistoric cliff dwellings, other archeological sites, and the natural resources of the Upper Sonoran Desert ecosystem. The monument sees around 30,000 people per year with most of those visitors coming during the cooler winter months. Only ten percent of the visitation occurs in the months of June, July, and August. TONT would like to explore other ways to connect to visitors during these summer months remotely in the form of digital media and content.


The Digital Media Technician will utilize the monument’s ample supply of cameras, video cameras, sound recordings, and B roll to create projects under the direction of the Supervisory Interpretive Ranger to increase digital engagement either on social media or the park’s website. The final project of this internship is open and can be steered by the interest of the candidate selected for the position. Possible projects could include social media content, short educational video production for the park’s website, articles for the website, or a podcast. The monument has all the tools necessary to create any of the above projects, including access to laptops and the Adobe creative suite. By having the final project open, we hope that the intern can utilize their unique viewpoint and create content that not only follows the standards of NPS interpretation but is also fresh and engaging.

To gain a well-rounded experience and knowledge of the management and resources available at TONT, this position will also be an interdisciplinary position. The intern will primarily work with park staff in interpretation but have multiple opportunities to assist and shadow resource management.



An understanding of the social media platforms Instagram, Facebook, and X (Twitter), understanding of computer design programs (Canva, Adobe Suite) a plus, creative writing, photography, self-motivated, communication, active listening, and willingness to learn new information.

Public Land Corps Non-Competitive Hiring Authority (PLC)
The Public Land Corps Non-Competitive Hiring Authority is a special hiring authority available to qualifying interns. The intern must be between the ages of 18 and 30 years old, inclusive, or a veteran up to age 35 and complete 640 hours of work on an appropriate conservation project to be eligible for this hiring authority. Upon successful completion of the PLC project(s), the intern is eligible for two years to be hired non-competitively into a federal seasonal, term, or permanent position. The applicant must apply to a PLC-eligible position advertised on and selected off a non-competitive certificate of eligibility. For more information, see DOI Personnel Bulletins 11-02 , 12-13, and 17-03.

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