Heritage Area Communications Coordinator Intern

Expected Dates
October 14, 2019 to July 26, 2020
NPS Northeast Regional Office: Philadelphia
Position ID
Serve as the Communications Coordinator within the National Heritage Areas (NHA) Program in the Northeast Regional Office, National Park Service, duty stationed in Philadelphia, PA.

The geographic area of responsibility includes the states of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, and New Jersey. Some
initiatives may include heritage areas in other regions of the country or in the National Office in Washington,D.C.

The intern will work closely with partnership organizations in an effort to conserve natural, cultural and historic resources. As Communications Coordinator, the intern assists with:
  • preparing communication materials including newsletters, reports, web sites, and briefing books for the NHA program in the Northeast Region;
  • preparing draft correspondence and other written materials to higher level service and departmental officials and to interested agencies, citizens, and elected officials; the writing and overall preparation of study reports and plans as they arise;
  • providing support to other team members such as historians, architects, landscape architects, and planners, as well as NPS Park contacts; and Superintendents;
  • formulating and making recommendations for approaches, procedures, and methodologies for heritage area communication issues; the review, analysis and recommendation of solutions to problems that are of moderate difficulty and complexity associated with communications and technical assistance needs related to the NHA program;
  • organizing and conducting public meetings and facilitate workshops and program initiatives that provide insight into resource protection;
  • maintaining effective relationships with various groups and agencies involved in, or having interests in, the NHA program.

TAG: SCA1957

  • Regional Office in downtown Philadelphia.
  • Trainings in interpretation methods, basic financial systems, agreements, diversity and inclusion training.
  • The NPS regional office provides a variety of training programs. There are schools in the area, and numerous opportunities for recreation throughout the region.
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Education and Interpretation
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Social Sciences
some coursework or experience
degree major or professional experience
degree minor or extensive experience
some coursework or experience
some coursework or experience
Social Media
competent without supervision
Leadership Experience
some experience
Community Engagement
competent with supervision
some experience
competent without supervision