Interpretation Intern

Expected Dates
April 2, 2018 to August 19, 2018
Colonial National Historic Park
Position ID
Step back in time at the beautiful and historic Colonial National Historic Park.  

The selected candidate will serve as an interpretive intern with the Division of Interpretation and Education at Colonial National Historical Park.  Duties include the following:

- Assisting in opening and closing visitor centers, historic buildings and other interpretive facilities on a daily basis.

- Greeting and orienting park visitors to programs and resources, as well as providing information and responding to questions from the public. 

- Under the direction of senior interpretive staff, the intern will develop, research and present guided walks and tours at designated areas within the park, as well as assist with various special events and activities at different times and venues.  

The intern may also be involved with various other activities and events, both within the division, as well as with other divisions, as assigned.

AmeriCorps award dependent on availability at time of selection.
  • Yorktown battlefield and Historic Jamestown Island.
  • See previous description.
  • On-site NPS training and orientation at Colonial NHP. Also access to web-based NPS training, as well as on the job training assignments. Many colleges and universities within the commuting area. Area has many tourism attractions.
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Education and Interpretation
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Social Sciences
degree minor or extensive experience
degree major or professional experience
Earth Sciences
some coursework or experience
degree major or professional experience
Customer Service
competent without supervision
Social Media
some experience
Public Speaking
competent without supervision
some experience
Working with Children
competent without supervision