Education Interns

Expected Dates
August 28, 2017 to November 5, 2017
Site
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
Position ID
PO-00723909
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial has an opportunity for SCA interns to assist with developing and presenting activity-based summer education and family programming at the Gateway Arch and Old Courthouse. Interns will work with interpretative rangers and education specialists who will provide them with valuable training.
 
Interns will have an exciting opportunity to participate in program development during a time of change in the park. While the park is undergoing major construction and redesign, much of the public programming will take place at the Old Courthouse. The museum under the Arch is closed and the new one will not open until 2018. During this time of transition, the Old Courthouse will have new temporary exhibits on westward expansion in addition to exhibits related to historic trials such as Dred Scott and Virginia Minor.
 
Interns will be responsible for developing programs that are relevant and enjoyable to our student population. These will include: Junior Ranger programs, interpretive family programming related to the park themes and resource stewardship, outreach community programs, and educator workshops.
  
The long-term goals of the project are to:
1) introduce youth to education related jobs and, for some, mentor them in that direction,
2) allow youth to actively participate in developing education programs that engage children and families,
3) provide an opportunity to gain experience in partnership, outreach, and collaboration, and
4) assist in fostering a sense of stewardship of the park and its resources.
 
  • Jefferson National Expansion Memorial is located in downtown St. Louis. It is a large urban area with public transportation nearby.
  • Interns will take part in training provided to park staff. They will also have access to on-line interpretation training. Park staff will provide one-on-one training as needed.
  • St. Louis is known for its many cultural and recreational activities. Many are free or low cost. Forest Park is nearby and is home to the St. Louis Zoo, History Museum, and Science Center (all with free admission.)
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Education and Interpretation
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Education
some coursework or experience
History
some coursework or experience
Customer Service
some experience
Social Media
some experience
Writing/Publishing
some experience
Working with Children
competent with supervision