Gulf Islands National Seashore – Service Interns
Length: Full-time, 11 month position May 27, 2014 – March 27, 2015 (4 weeks off –unpaid over 12 month period).
Location: Pensacola Beach, Florida, Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Living Allowance: $300 week, health insurance provided if desired
AmeriCorps Award: Service Interns are eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of the education award is $5,550.
Ages: Preferred minimum age is 18, maximum age is 26.
Start Date: Positions starting May 27, 2014
Specific training: In-person training for all trainees, hands-on work experience
Application Due Date: May 2, 2014
The Gulf Islands National Seashore is recruiting 4 “Service Interns” as part of their Youth Ambassador Civic Leadership program. Service Interns will work with park staff to develop three half-day citizen science/ stewardship programs for local high school students to engage in park research/monitoring, discover new recreational activities, and participate in a wilderness overnight camp-out. The Interns, as a group will use their experience working front line interpretive operations and programming to plan and develop a new citizen science project, stewardship program, and one discover recreational activity project by the end of the program. At least once per year, the Florida based interns will travel to Mississippi and spend one week working in MS, while the Mississippi based students will spend one week working in Florida. This swap will allow the students to expand their horizons by working in another district of the park. The project also includes two employability skills workshops (resume writing with a focus on the usajob.gov format and interview skills). Each intern will be responsible for developing a short interpretive program focused on natural or cultural resources and why it is important for others to preserve, conserve, and protect these resources.
The Interns will develop and present a talk summarizing their experience as youth ambassadors at a professional conference, symposia, or park based venue.
Please go to www.environmentalstewards.org/join/ in order to find the link to the application. This will be located at the bottom of the page and says "Applications for Gulf Islands National Seashore Positions can be found here".
If you have any further questions, please contact Megan Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you. -