16 Dec Education and Outreach Intern – Latino Heritage Internship Program
The Education and Outreach Intern will be responsible for developing and strengthening connections with underserved audiences to the Monuments in the vicinity northern Arizona. In particular, we have at least initial working relationships with Hispanics Enjoying Camping, Hunting, and the Outdoors (HECHO), Latino Outdoors, and Northern Arizona University's Hispanic Honor Society but need to build capacity to engage. Our intern would dive deep and quick to strengthen those ties and create tangible, meaningful experiences that 'move the needle' increasing opportunities for these groups/demographic to be invited to, experience, and have opportunities to personally connect to their public lands (with the Flagstaff Area National Monuments, otherwise known as FLAG, being the catalyst).
The intern would get direct experience in engagement, partnerships, collaboration, providing interpretation/education opportunities, leadership, teamwork, and empowerment. We foresee the intern also utilizing FLAG's social media platform(s) to share their experiences, joys, and challenges of their work in these realms.
The intern would certainly influence what opportunities might come to fruition (and if the pandemic is still rampant @ summer 2021 that would also limit gathering of groups), but a primary goal would be to target market audiences to be invited guests to the Monuments where a variety of hands-on, experiential, 'wind in your face' opportunities can occur (hiking, creating art, capturing experiences re: photos and/or videos for use on social media, service projects, interacting with cultural demonstrators, etc).
We have had one successful LHIP intern thus far at FLAG (Raeann Garcia, summer 2020) and were able to initially engage with the power of this program and what's possible with several tangible products completed. We hope to build on the foundation Raeann helped initially build and expand beyond the one Monument she was stationed at (WUPA) to ideally engage/utilize our other Monuments as well (SUCR & WACA).
This position is offered through the National Park Service's Latino Heritage Internship Program in partnership with Environment for the Americas.