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Posted: 02/21/2017

Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear

This position is with Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear (PHSB), an official non-profit partner group of the National Park Service, assisting in the preservation and interpretation of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore’s historic resources, since 1998. We are committed to preserving this rich 1800s heritage. We conduct historic preservation projects each year, maintain an interpretive exhibit that tells the story of the Port Oneida Rural Historic District within the Park,and offer programs and tours. The 71,000-acre park looked just west of Traverse City, Michigan, features perched sand dunes, beech/maple and pine/oak forests, crystal clear rivers and inland lakes, miles of Lake Michigan beach, and two offshore islands. It also embraces 366 historic structures and cultural landscapes including a significant historic farming district, a lighthouse, two campgrounds and 105 miles of hiking trails.

Events and Outreach Intern/Volunteer
Internship Opportunity
Glen Arbor, MI


We are seeking a qualified individual to provide general support for staff to achieve our mission; assist with organizing and promoting all programs and special events, posting for social media and website, writing media releases and feature articles; soliciting sponsorships and volunteers for fundraisers and events; designing print materials; set up and tear down for events; distributing promotional materials. Raise public awareness of our mission, projects and programs.

Opportunity Timeframe:

The position is for 10 weeks, 35 hours per week, starting sometime between late May and the second week of June, working through mid-August. Dates are flexible. This may include some weekend or evening hours. The schedule will vary and the volunteer must have some flexibility.


Candidate should be a self-starter possessing good computer and writing skills; be creative, conscientious, organized and detail-oriented; have experience with desktop publishing programs such as InDesign, Illustrator or Publisher software; possess good oral communications skills; ability to easily climb stairs and lift 40 pounds. Experience in event planning and coordination. Working knowledge of social media platforms. Photography and/or video experience, and knowledge of Word Press a plus. Ideal for college students in their junior or senior year studying historic preservation, graphic design, marketing, public relations, communications or nonprofit management.

Benefits: Lodging is provided in the Park. Experience working in a national park and communicating with the public with time to play in the Park!


OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
To apply: Send cover letter confirming availability dates, housing needs, and explaining interest and qualifications with a resume; and titles/phones of three references. Contact: Susan Pocklington, Director 231-334-6103 PHSB@leelanau.com phsb.org
Susan Pocklington
Phone: 231-334-6103
P.O. Box 453
Empire, MI 49630

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