Outreach and Program Assistant (Spanish)

Website Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine

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Dates: May 23, 2022 – Aug 4, 2022

Compensation: $600/week + Housing

Application Due: February 6, 2022

Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

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

The Latino Heritage Internship Program (LHIP) seeks to engage young Latino/Latina professionals in natural and cultural resource research and management, interpretation, and public affairs.

 

Position Description:

The Outreach and Program Assistant (Spanish) intern will serve as a liaison between Fort McHenry and the latinx community in the Baltimore metropolitan area.

Duties: 

GOAL 1: Research to find cultural and physical barriers keeping diverse communities from coming to Fort McHenry. Also, find out ways to engage with the Latinx community, as well as ways to work with Latinx-focused organizations in the Baltimore/Baltimore Metropolitan Area.

Comment: There are already resources available in the share drive. Major Project 1 will mainly be building off the Diversity, Outreach, and Inclusion program so far.

Task 1: Creating a running latinx community engagement document

Task 2: Creating a running document of issues preventing more diverse audiences from coming to Fort McHenry.

Task 3: Creating a running document listing potential solutions to the physical and cultural barriers preventing diversity at Fort McHenry.

GOAL 2: Engage and connect with Latinx communities in the Baltimore Metropolitan Area, for programming and job opportunity purposes.

Task 1: Creating a point-of-contact list for latinx community leaders and organizations.

Task 2: Open communication with individuals on contact sheet regarding the end-of-the-internship program, programming in general, and Fort McHenry/NPS wide opportunities.

GOAL 3: Lead Fort McHenry staff in developing and facilitating Spanish language programming for latinx and Spanish speaking visitors.

Planning and coordinating an end-of-internship event to offer programming and recreation for the latinx community.

Description: Work with Fort McHenry staff members to pick the appropriate day for the program, disseminate the necessary program information to the community, as well as the staffing logistics of the Spanish language programs day.

GOAL 4: Translate various Fort McHenry materials into Spanish such as: NPS App audio tours, brochures, Fort McHenry webpages and website outreach materials.

Comment: The intern should try translating as much material as they can. No penalty for not completing all this section.

Task 1: Translate NPS App audio tours.

Description: Make a document of the War in the Chesapeake and the Civil War audio tours in Spanish for our NPS App coordinator.

Task 2: Translate the Fort McHenry brochure.

Description: Make a document of the Fort McHenry brochure translated into Spanish for the share drive.

Task 3: Translate the Diversity, Outreach, and Inclusion (DOI) material on the Fort McHenry website.

Description: Make a document of the DOI material on the Fort McHenry website translated into Spanish for the share drive.

Task 4: Translate pertinent portions of the Fort McHenry website.

Description: Make a document of the most important information on the Fort McHenry website translated into Spanish for the share drive. Important webpages needing to be translated are as follows: fee page, DOI page, main history, and introduction page.

Natural and Physical Work Environment:

Since the housing is park housing and situated directly on the park, the intern will have access to the 42-acre park after work. The park is also adjacent to the South Baltimore neighborhood Locust point, giving the intern easy access to parks, grocery stores, and other eateries in Baltimore. There is also a free bus called the Charm City Circulator that can take the intern to the inner harbor and around the rest of the city.

There is a significant Hispanic/Latino presence in many Southeast Baltimore neighborhoods such as: Patterson Park, Highlandtown, Upper Fell’s Point, and Greektown.

Abilities and Skills: Intermediate to High Level Spanish Reading, Writing, and Speaking Skill

Education and Qualifications:

Candidates from any major field of study are welcome, though those with coursework in history, museum studies, education, environmental science, sociology, gender and women’s studies, African American studies or parks and recreation might be particularly interested in this position.
Candidates should be able to demonstrate strong communication skills (written and oral), and a strong work ethic with great attention to detail.
Candidate must be engaging people from different backgrounds, and willing to speak in front of groups. The intern must also have good organization skills and be able to write reports and create presentations.
Must be between 18 and 30 years of age (up to 35 years of age for military veterans). Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
Must be able to pass a federal background check.
Intermediate to High Level Spanish Reading, Writing, and Speaking Skill (Preferred)
Driver’s License and Vehicle (Preferred)

Vehicle and Driver License Requirements: Applicants should have personal transportation and must possess a valid U.S. Driver’s License.

Housing: Housing provided

To apply for this job please visit environmentamericas.org.

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