Education and Outreach Intern (PO-00734442)

Eastern National is partnering with the National Park Service in Hodgenville, Kentucky to introduce 4th grade students to the educational and recreational opportunities available at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park.

The intern will be responsible for working with education and interpretive staff to help students create a meaningful connection to their public lands, to learn about Abraham Lincoln and the time he spent here in growing up in Kentucky, and to foster an understanding and appreciation for National Parks.

Job duties include:
1) collaborating with area teachers to schedule Every Kid Outdoors (EKO) pre-visits and field trips,
2) preparing materials ahead of field trips,
3) assisting with leading groups during field trips to the park,
4) presenting information to student groups during virtual or in-person visits.
The long-term goals of the project are to:
1) introduce intern to education related jobs and, for some, mentor them in that direction,
2) allow intern to actively participate in a large-scale education project,
3) provide an opportunity to gain experience in partnership, outreach, and collaboration, and
4) assist in fostering a sense of stewardship of the parks and their resources.

$340/week* Living Allowance
$1,100* To/From Travel Allowance, paid once with first paycheck
– NPS bunkhouse Housing provided on-site
– Eligible for AmeriCorps Education Award of $1,718.25, received upon successful completion of position
– Eligible for the Public Land Corps (PLC) hiring authority upon successful completion of position (640hrs minimum of service)

*All Allowances are subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes

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Position ID: PO-00734442

Expected Dates: February 6, 2023 - May 28, 2023

2995 Lincoln Farm Rd
Hodgenville, KY 42748

Training Provided: Resume building and training with

Educational/Recreational Opportunities: The park offers a picnic area and hiking trails at both the Birthplace and Boyhood Home Units. The selected individual will live in park housing with other SCA employees during their internship at the park.

Handicap Accessible?: Yes

Main Area of Focus: Education and Interpretation

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible

Driving Logistics: Required

Since the park does not have access to public transportation and it is too far away from local amenities, the selected individual MUST have access to a personal vehicle.

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

The selected individual(s) for this internship will live in park housing.  The park houses were built in the late 1950s when the park's Birthplace Unit visitor center was built.  Each house has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.  The selected individual will have their own bedroom but will have to share the bathrooms.  Common areas will also be shared and include a kitchen, dining room and living room area.  The house is fully furnished and the park also provides a land-line telephone, cable TV and Wi-Fi internet access at no additional cost to the selected intern(s).

The house also contains a washer and dryer as well as a microwave, oven and refrigerator in the kitchen.  The kitchen is also supplied with plates, glasses, cutlery, as well as some pots and pans.  The park also has provided a limited amount of sheets, blankets, and towels for interns to use, but all of these items are shared among house members.  Selected individuals are strongly encouraged to bring some of their own personal items, such as bedding and kitchen supplies, to make their stay more enjoyable.

Every individual who stays in park housing is required to read the park's housing manual and comply with all rules and regulations.  The selected individual will be required to sign that they have read the manual and agree to all rules and regulations.  Failure to comply with the park's housing manual may be cause for dismissal.

Indoor/Outdoor: Combination

US Citizenship: Yes

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