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Posted: 12/21/2016

National Parks Service, Environment for the Americas, Hispanic Access Foundation

Interpretation and digitization of history for the Juan de Bautista de
Internship Opportunity
San Francisco, CA
$400/week for 10 weeks

Latino Heritage Internship Program

The Latino Heritage Intern Program is a component of an overarching service-wide strategy to address and correct the lack of Latino employment opportunities in the National Park Service. The National Park Service is committed to engaging the next generation through the strategic use of student internships with partner organizations under Cooperative and Task Agreements. These agreements allow the NPS to invest in cost efficient strategies geared towards recruiting entry level talent, predicting future performance, and building a more diverse workforce. Preparing and integrating this generation into the NPS workforce is critical for the future of the Service.

About this position

The intern will work with the Anza Trail staff to enhance the digital presence of the Anza Trail and orient and interpret the story and legacy of the Anza Expedition to digital visitors. While the National Park Service is celebrating its Centennial, the National Trails System is planning for its 50th Anniversary in 2018. This intern will help us reach our goals of connecting with a more diverse audience with bilingual and bicultural content, creating updated engaging digital programs on topics of interest to the millennial and younger generations, and getting more visitors to the Anza Trail through enticing online interpretation and easy-to-use orientation.


1.The intern will be expected to review existing materials such as primary resources (expedition diaries), existing interpretive materials, results of Latino Focus group research, scholarly articles, and books. The intern will also conduct at least one interview of a historian or other resource expert to collect information.

2.The primary project for the intern is to assist in developing an ESRI Story Map. Story Maps combine narrative text and multimedia content to tell a story that is place-based. This Story Map would focus on the history, trail resources, and partners based in Southern Arizona. The end result will be a Story Map available to the public that will share the resources of the trail in a manner that engages new audiences. The intern will work both with the interpretive and planning staff during this project.

3.The intern will create and edit content to contribute to nps.gov/juba and social media. This will result in presenting a fresh perspective and increase the diversity of stories being shared. Ideally, the intern will create content that can be scheduled to share through the summer into the fall (when the expedition traveled through Southern Arizona).

4.Completing a hands-on, in person interpretation experience with Anza Trail staff    

-Age 18 to 35 
-Be a US citizen, legal resident, or have a J-1 Visa 
-Be enrolled in a post-secondary educational program or have graduated from -college within the past one year     
-Bilingual skills (Spanish/English) helpful and more needed for some positions 
-Be social media savvy! 

Coursework that demonstrates relevancy for interpretation and community outreach activities:  communications, journalism, creative writing, marketing, public relations, public affairs, history, interpretation, historic preservation, ethnic studies, anthropology, GIS or related field.

 -Strong oral and written communication (bilingual Spanish/English candidate desired but not required)
-Excellent grammar and editing skills
-Computer skills
-Web development skills or desire to learn
-Energetic, Self-directed and able to work independently and collaboratively
-Local candidate desired but not required.     

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How to apply
Applications will only be accepted through the online application at latinoheritageintern.com. Applications must be submitted by February 6, 2017 (11:59 p.m., applicant’s time zone). Top candidates will be selected for interviews. Placement decisions will generally be made by April. The paid 10 to 11-week internship period will begin in late May through early June 2017 and conclude in August through early September 2017 depending on specific requirements of the project

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