Education and Interpretation Intern

Expected Dates
January 7, 2020 to April 25, 2020
Tumacacori National Historical Park
Position ID
The intern will work within the division of Interpretation, supervised by the Chief of Interpretation and Education and the park’s ranger for curriculum based and youth programming. Primary goals of this position are to (1) conduct and develop curriculum-based programs in classrooms and onsite (2) plan and execute special programs and events for youth such as the Anza Fun Run, O’odham Tash, Junior Ranger Day and Family Sleepover  (3) work in a variety of standard interpretive operations, including visitor contacts, event support, fee collection, providing informal and roving interpretation, and creating and presenting formal interpretive tours. Work will occur within the park and in schools, and will also involve site visits to other parks and locations throughout southeastern Arizona.

Compensation amounts:
  • $1,100 - one time RT travel allowance
  • $160 - weekly living allowance
  • $800 - monthly housing allowance

*All allowances subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes

  • Tumacácori protects the sites of three Spanish mission communities, including the ruins of their churches. Tumacácori is the only mission of the three that is open to the public on a daily basis, and is the location of the Tumacácori visitor center and museum, the site of the most complete mission church, and the center of park operations, including interpretation and education. The Tumacácori unit also contains a mile of rare riparian area and a segment of the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail.

    The park lies within the beautiful Santa Cruz River Valley in southern Arizona. Tumacácori is 19 miles from the international border with Mexico, in Nogales, and 40 miles south of Tucson.

  • OTJ training experiences with multiple divisions including interpretation and resource management, opportunities to work with staff of other southern Arizona national parks, training in subject matter and interpretive technique, CPR/1st Aid training
  • - skills in NPS interpretation & curriculum based education
    - leadership opportunities
    - creative/graphic design
    - social media and web-author
    - recreation in public lands of high desert, riparian corridor, and mountains
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Education and Interpretation
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Social Sciences
some coursework or experience
some coursework or experience
some coursework or experience
some coursework or experience
some coursework or experience
Social Media
some experience
Leadership Experience
some experience
Community Engagement
some experience
Public Speaking
competent with supervision
Working with Children
competent without supervision