Length: Term of position is 48 weeks

Location: San Francisco, CA or Seattle, WA

Living Allowance: $629/week

AmeriCorps Award: Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $6,345 (pre-tax).

Start Date: Mid-late Jan 2022

Stewards Individual Placement Program (SIPP) provides individuals with service and career opportunities to strengthen communities and preserve our natural resources. Participants work with federal agencies, tribal governments, and nonprofits building institutional capacity, developing community relationships, and supporting ecosystem health.

SIPP in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS) are seeking an intern to support the Office of Public and Congressional Affairs for Interior Regions 8, 9, 10, 12. This office supports more than 65 national park system sites in California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, portions of Arizona and Montana and the territories of Guam, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands. We represent the NPS to the public and help our employees effectively communicate the important things the NPS does. We conduct media relations, crisis communications, digital communications (web/social media) congressional and legislative affairs, and public records disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act

Position Responsibilities will include:

Public Affairs

Support program in external and internal communication actions
Assist with the review and development of communications plans and products (i.e., press releases, frequently asked questions, talking points, etc.)
Compile weekly reports entries and draft report for manager’s review
Gather and collate daily news clips
Receive, review and route media and public inquiries for action
Participate in regional public affairs coordination calls with the public affairs team

Digital Communications

Review and compile monthly park social media posts
Compile and analyze information related to digital data calls
Develop digital content for the regional office’s internet and intranet websites
Provide technical support and maintenance for regional intranet site
Create/adapt digital content to comply with federal accessibility standards for people with disabilities
Participate in national and regional digital coordination calls with the regional digital manager


Professional development training and travel budget will be provided.
Members have the opportunity to receive Public Land Corps Hiring Authority upon completion.

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Conservation

Required Skills:

Minimum 18 years of age
US Citizen or Permanent Resident
Undergraduate or graduate degree in communication, public relations, journalism, graphic design, and/or web design

Preferred Skills:

Good written and verbal communication skills
Attention to detail
Time management and project prioritization
Critical thinker

About Conservation Legacy - Stewards

The Stewards Individual Placement Program places individual placements across the nation in projects that build capacity, improve access to natural resources, develop and support innovative solutions, develop opportunities for service and economic development, and empower leaders.

Application Instructions

Apply on-line at: https://stewardslegacy.org/open-positions. In addition to your resume, please submit a one page cover letter highlighting why you are interested in this position and how your background and experience will help you succeed in this position.