Title: Digital Interpretation Individual Placements
Location: Williamsport, MD
Dates: June 6th, 2022 – May 26th, 2023 (51 weeks, start date may be flexible)
Positions Available: 2 Internships
Pay: $500/week paid biweekly
Contact: Questions? Email [email protected]
The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park welcomes an estimated 1 million visitors a year on our digital platforms. The Digital interpretation Individual Placements will help connect to these visitors and expand the parks reach through creative content, adding accessibility features to existing content, as well as support some in-person interpretation efforts during the “peak season” at the park.
The Digital Interpretation Individual Placements (IP’s) will work with National Park Service staff to enhance and expand on outreach, with the primary focus being digital media. The IP’s will work on the park’s website, app, social media, develop and update videos, and graphic design. The interns will also have the chance to collaborate with other park Individual Placements and staff doing in-person interpretation at the visitor center and in programs.
Responsibilities include but aren’t limited to:
Work within the Interpretation, Education, and Volunteers division to provide fully-accessible interpretation and customer service.
Use Microsoft Office, Adobe Suite, and social media platforms to develop and update digital media.
Assist interpretive staff and volunteers at the parks visitor center and outdoor pop-up programs.
Housing may be provided for this position.
This opportunity is meant to provide knowledge and experience that allow for future success in the field. The interns will gain skills in 21st Century Interpretation, include ACE techniques; customer service; digital media (video, photography, and creative writing); as well as training in safety, diversity, and career-building within the Federal government.
$500/week paid bi-weekly
Segal Education award of $6,345 to be used towards future education or student loans at completion of term
Discounted outdoor gear through Outdoor Prolink
Member Assistance Program– 3 free sessions of support with a counseling or work-life balance specialist
Non-competitive hiring eligibility through the PLCHA when applying for federal jobs
Professional Development opportunities
About Appalachian Conservation Corps
The Appalachian Conservation Corps (ACC) is a non-profit whose mission is to engage motivated young adults to complete challenging and impactful conservation and service projects throughout the region. ACC works with a variety of land management agencies throughout the state such as the United States Forest Service, National Park Service, and The Nature Conservancy.
Our programs focus on place-based learning, life skills development, appreciation of diversity, civic responsibility and career development. ACC also provides an opportunity for members to learn about the local environment, environmental issues and introduces individuals to recreation and resource management careers.