Job Type: Paid Internship
Salary Details: $8,960 stipend, prorated monthly
The National Park Service is recruiting one Park Ranger Intern May/June through August/September 2023 to welcome and engage visitors to the Seattle unit of Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.
About Northwest Youth Corps (NYC): Northwest Youth Corps was created in 1984 to offer teenagers an education-based, work experience modeled after the historic Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930s. Today, we serve over 1,000 youth each year across a four-state region who restore critical habitat, build trails, lead volunteers, educate visitors, and respond to local and national disasters.
About Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
This national park was created to preserve sights and trails associated with the Klondike Gold Rush of 1898. Due to geography and creative marketing, Seattle became known as the “Gateway to the Gold Fields” (located in the Yukon Territory of Canada, and reachable through Alaska) and the city would forever be transformed.
Duties and Responsibilities
Learn and conduct independent research in the history of Seattle, with particular emphasis on the Klondike Gold Rush and its impact to the city’s people, culture, and environment. Share this knowledge with visitors through formal and informal tours and the development of original publications, webpages, and content for social media. Work will be performed in collaboration with National Park Service rangers. Most of the work is performed inside the Klondike Gold Rush Museum and Visitor Center, but some tours and community events take place outside in a busy urban environment and with exposure to the elements.
Specific activities include:
- 20% – Learn and research the history of Seattle, with particular emphasis on the Klondike Gold Rush and its impact to the city’s people, culture, and environment.
- 15% – Develop original publications, webpages, and content for social media.
- 15% – Represent the National Park Service in community events and meetings with partners.
- 50% – Welcome visitors to the Klondike Gold Rush Visitor Center and Museum and offer formal and informal tours of the visitor center and the Pioneer Square neighborhood.
- Ability to positively represent the National Park Service and work collaboratively with others.
- Ability to talk to the public to provide information and solve problems.
- Good verbal and written communication skills.
- A willingness to learn.
- A positive attitude.
- Ability to work outdoors, travel across uneven terrain, and assist the public in a busy urban environment and with exposure to the elements.
- Academic discipline or area of interest related to this position: history, education, humanities, urban studies, or other similar field(s).
- College coursework in American history.
- Knowledge of the Klondike Gold Rush.
- Experience in presenting informational or educational talks to the public.
Duty Location: Duties are primarily performed at the Klondike Gold Rush Visitor Center and Museum. Attendance at special events and meetings may occur throughout Seattle. Interns will be required to provide their own housing.
Terms of Employment: Intern will complete a 640-hour program May/June through August/September 2023 and work 32-40 hours per week. (Weekend availability is a must!).
- $8,960 total living allowance, prorated monthly.
- $3,000 housing stipend.
- Application Instructions
- Application Deadline: May 15th, 2023
- Interviews: Will occur as qualified applications are received.
- Type of position: Individual Placement Internship
- Service Dates: May/June through August/September 2023
- Length of Term: 640 or 16 Weeks
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references and completely fill out the application form found at https://nwyouthcorps.workbrightats.com/jobs/
Within your cover letter, please discuss any prior knowledge surrounding the sharing of histories from under-represented communities, how this internship will further your career goals, and any experience in representing an organization via social media.
Additional Information: If you have questions about the position, please contact Michael Frederick at email@example.com. If you have any other questions, please contact Kate Sanders at (541) 239-7122 or firstname.lastname@example.org.