George Perkins Marsh Interns - Northeast Candidates Only

Expected Dates
June 22, 2015 to August 16, 2015
Site
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park
Position ID
PO-00591786
Special Eligibility Requirements:  Recent High School Graduate (Class of 2014 or 2015) from the Northeast

This 8-week internship will expose recent high school graduates from the northeast to a variety of career options in the national park service. Interns will work with the interpretation division to as park-liaisons in the community, and conduct projects with other divisions relations to collections, natural resource management, maintenance, and administration. Interns will also have the opportunity to participate in leadership and skill development workshops and participate in work activities at Saint Gaudens National Historic Site as well.

Candidate must be entering her/his freshman or sophomore year of college in Fall of 2015..
  • Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park is located in the year-round resort community of Woodstock, Vermont – an area of great natural beauty alongside the Ottauquechee River in the foothills of the Green Mountains. The new park opened for the first time to visitors in 1998 and is the first unit of the National Park System to focus on the theme of conservation history and the changing nature of land stewardship in America. It manages and interprets the early 19th century Billings/Rockefeller mansion and grounds complex, as well as a 500-acre forest property on the slopes of Mount Tom where hiking, nature study, and cross-country skiing are popular with visitors. The climate is moderate in spring, summer, and fall seasons; winters may be harsh. A variety of local restaurants and groceries are located in the village of Woodstock and within a few miles radius of the park.
  • Interns will participate in weekly leadership development workshops and participate in seasonal employee trainings throughout the summer.
  • The park hosts a variety of workshops throughout the season for the public and staff. Interns will collaborate with other area interns, and be able to participate in weekly recreation trips/activities such as swimming and hiking.
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Education and Interpretation
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Education
some coursework or experience
Backpacking
some experience
Customer Service
some experience
Leadership Experience
some experience
Public Speaking
some experience