Heritage Areas Communcations Coordinator Intern

Expected Dates
September 6, 2020 to June 12, 2021
NPS NERO: Philadelphia
Position ID
The intern serves as a Communications Coordinator within the National Heritage Areas Program in the Northeast Region of the 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 selected intern will assist with:
  • preparing communication materials including newsletters, reports, web sites, and briefing books for the NHA program in the Northeast Region;
  • be expected to help with 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 workshops for the benefit of the NHA program;
  • maintaining effective relationships with various groups and agencies involved in, having interests in, the NHA program.
  • A variety of trainings available through the National Park Service
  • Opportunities to explore parks and natural resources associated with the heritage area program.
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Cultural/Historical Resource Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Social Sciences
some coursework or experience
degree major or professional experience
degree minor or extensive experience
degree minor or extensive experience
Social Media
competent without supervision
competent without supervision
Public Speaking
competent with supervision
competent without supervision
Web Site Design
competent without supervision