Education and Interpretation Intern

Website Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

Start Date: May 15th, 2023

End Date: August 4th, 2023

Compensation: $640 a week paid every two weeks. Travel costs to the site and back home are covered by the program. 

Personal vehicle is highly recommended

Application Due: February 6th, 2023

The Latino Heritage Internship Program seeks to engage ethnically and racially diverse young professionals in natural resource careers.

All interns must be fully vaccinated for covid-19 prior to the start of their internship.

Please Apply HERE

Positon Description:

Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial seeks interns for Youth and Family program development and bilingual education and interpretation programs and products for use at the park site and within the surrounding community.

In 2017 and 2018, Latino Heritage Interns at LIBO developed and nurtured working relationships with the Association of Latino Americans in Southern Indiana (ALASI). Together they created an event called “Fiesta in the Park” which took place on LIBO park grounds. The intent of the event was to develop connections between the park and an underserved community within the park’s surrounding area. The relationships that were created have been hampered by the ongoing COVID pandemic and LIBO would like to reconnect with this audience.

29% of the population of Huntingburg, Indiana (approximately 11 miles north of the park boundaries) identify as Hispanic or Latino. The 2023 Latino Heritage Interns will work to create meaningful connections between LIBO and the Hispanic community within the park’s geographic area, develop audience-centered experiences and programs primarily geared toward Spanish speakers, and develop and update park educational and interpretive products. Potential programs may include southern Indiana nature, pioneer life, Abraham Lincoln’s time in southern Indiana, and on-site living historical farm tours and Memorial Visitor Center exploration. 

Throughout the summer, the interns will engage in outreach with the Latinx community to expand existing programs and re-establish the once forged connections, specifically in the Huntingburg area. The interns will begin with the previously identified contacts as well as establish new connections, garner feedback from representatives about how the park can best serve the needs and expectations of the community, and provide outreach within the community to establish a solid collaboration network. The interns will develop a minimum of two bilingual (Spanish-English) audience centered interpretive programs that can be experienced on or off-site, create outlines and plans with vocabulary lists that will help future interpreters present the programs, and develop methods and best practices for facilitating bilingual interpretive and education programs.

Intern Qualifications:

Interns selected for the NPSCF Program should possess:

  • Dependability and act with integrity
  • Ability to work collaboratively with people from different backgrounds and communicate well verbally and in writing, hold self accountable and meets timelines
  • Writes, reads, and speaks Spanish fluently
  • An education background in History, Education, Earth Sciences, Communications
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and experience
  • Strategic thinking ability
  • The ability to self-start/work independently
  • Flexibility/resourcefulness
  • The ability to adapt new skills and ideas to the public sector
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and experience
  • Strategic thinking ability
  • The ability to self-start/work independently
  • Flexibility/resourcefulness
  • The ability to adapt new skills and ideas to the public sector

Physical/Natural Environment: Park is in southern Indiana in a wooded, rural area. A small grocery store and several conveniences stores are located within 5 miles of park housing. We are 5 miles from Holiday World! There are bigger cities within a 30-minute drive. Several park staff live within 7 minutes of the park. 

29% of the population in Huntingburg, IN (11 miles north of the park) identifies as Hispanic. There is an active community organization called Association of Latino Americans of Southern Indiana (ALASI) in Huntingburg.

Summer is hot and humid!

Work Environment: We are in a wooded area with two miles of pea-gravel hiking trails. We staff a Memorial Visitor Center and a Living Historical Farm. Interns will work in office space inside the Visitor Center, outside within park boundaries, or out in the community. We do normally host more than one intern.

To apply for this job email your details to internships@environmentamericas.org

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