Media Intern

Expected Dates
May 26, 2020 to August 24, 2020
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
Position ID
*Candidates must possess a valid passport upon time of travel and be able to travel through the country of Canada* 

You will assist and become engaged several aspects of National Park Service media projects including: fully scripted video, unscripted video, digital photo requests and editing, and community outreach and engagement. Some projects may involve writing as well so as to better convey park themes to the visiting public (digitally and in-person). You may be involved with overall media management including cataloging, rendering video, formatting and distribution, and also instructing/coaching park staff members.  Intern assist in uploading images to park website to increase accessibility to park images.

This position requires working in an outdoor setting in potentially inclement weather and challenging field conditions. It may also involve strenuous hiking and overnight camping or extended periods in a backcountry setting without running water and out of range of cell and internet service.  Work schedule will be flexible and could involve working more than 8 hours in some days and potentially working weekends as projects require. Any time over 8 hours in a day or 40 hours in a week with be compensated with time off.

Compensation amounts:

  • $1,500 - one time RT travel allowance
  • $280 - weekly living allowance
  • AmeriCorps eligible ($1,538 education award if elected)
  • $150 - for train ticket
  • Housing

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

  • Skagway, Alaska, located in the coastal temperate rainforest of southeast Alaska, is a populated largely by young open-minded travelers enjoying seasonal employment, summer population is around 3,000 with up to 13,000 visitors each day from all over the world. Skagway is a major Alaskan cruise-ship destination. It also has road access to Canada. Skagway’s economy mainstay is tourism. Community activities such as outdoor concerts, intramural sports, and art contest occur regularly. Skagway is also home to many volunteer organizations, Interns are encouraged to get involved and be a part of the community.
    Skagway has two grocery stores, a rec center, several restaurants and bars, a microbrewery, and a library with free Wi-Fi.
  • Member will receive trainingNPS Operational Leadership and in Bear Safety. As well as receive training in the basic natural and cultural history of coastal Alaska.
  • Intern will be engaged with developing media as part of an organization and enhancing science communication. Intern will have the opportunity to learn about local Alaska Native culture and customs, and also coastal marine environment and current research.
  • No
Main Area of Focus
Education and Interpretation
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Customer Service
competent without supervision
Social Media
competent with supervision
competent without supervision
some experience
Web Site Design
some experience