Civil War to Civil Rights Internship (PO-00734873)

Stones River National Battlefield (STRI) has made great strides in engaging the African American community, but park staff recognize that opportunity for continued growth remains. STRI enjoys a thriving partnership with the African American Heritage Society of Rutherford County (AAHSRC). Since 2013, we have worked with that partner to present an array of stakeholder produced programming focused on the African American experience on the park’s landscapes. This internship will build on that relationship and work to enhance existing audience centered programs to engage a larger audience. The intern will foster programming developed by members of the African American community with the expectation that it will more effectively interest members of the community to participate.

The intern will assist in the development curriculum-based outreach programs specifically designed to engage area students in learning about the African American experience on a local, state and national level. The intern will work closely with the AAHSRC to identify and cultivate additional partner organizations and plan/present interpretive programs and events. The intern will work with partners to enhance self-guiding interpretation of sites in and around STRI connected to the African American experience using technology such as a tour app. The intern will also assist in planning and managing volunteer service opportunities that engage members of the African American community.

This position provides:
-$480/ weekly Living Allowance 
-On-site Housing
-$1,100 one-time round-trip Travel Allowance
– AmeriCorp Education Award after requirments are completed $4,546.50

*All allowances subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes.*
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Position ID: PO-00734873

Expected Dates: May 15, 2023 - February 25, 2024

3501 Old Nashville Highway
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Training Provided: National Park Service developmental training online. Orientation to park VIP programs and resources.

Educational/Recreational Opportunities: Murfreesboro has all the entertainment, shopping, and dining a typical medium sized college town might have. Savannah, TN provides a more rural setting with options for a number of outdoor recreational activities.

Handicap Accessible?: No

Main Area of Focus: Education and Interpretation

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible

Driving Logistics: Recommended

Car recommended, but bicycle would be adequate in Murfreesboro.

Housing or Stipend Provided?
A. Partner will provide suitable housing for the member

Intern will have a private room in a three-bedroom house. Park will pay for basic utilities including water, gas, electric and wifi service. 

Indoor/Outdoor: Combination

US Citizenship: Yes

Student Conservation Association