Park Guide-Integrated Resource Intern

Expected Dates
August 5, 2019 to August 2, 2020
Fort Frederica National Monument
Position ID
Park Guide-Integrated Resource Intern

Located on a beautiful island with white sand beaches, Fort Frederica National Monument is an ideal place to be a park guide.

This position will aid the interpretation of the story of Fort Frederica National Monument through Interpretative talks and programs as well as a variety of visitor services including greeting visitors, leading tours, and facilitating programs, sometimes for groups of 50 or more.

The intern will also assist visitors by providing information about park and area resources, lost and found, weather and directions.

Other duties will include: crowd control at park sites, incident reporting as needed, clerical work (time and attendance, travel, schedules, inventories), operate and maintain audio-visual equipment and operate park vehicles.  Light maintenance and housekeeping duties will also be assigned.  Some of these duties will be performed at the Bloody Marsh unit, which is a day use facility approximately 6 miles from the main park unit.

Working directly for the park Integrated Resource Manager, the intern will participate in and contribute to an active interpretive team. The intern selected will occasionally be engaged in outdoor activities such as trail clearance, kayaking, resource management, and living history demonstrations.  Additional duties may include assisting with museum and archival collections maintenance.

  • Fort Frederica National Monument, on Saint Simons Island, Georgia, preserves the archaeological remnants of a fort and town built by James Oglethorpe from 1736-1748 to protect the southern boundary of the British Colony from Spanish raids. At its peak in 1742 1000-1500 men, women, and children occupied the 40 acre town site. In 1742, the Spanish attacked the island and were driven back thereby fulfilling the forts and towns purpose. The park has a robust archeological education and living history program.
  • On-the- job training and mentoring in park social media approaches, the NPS content management system, film editing and production.
    First-Aid and CPR
    Job shadowing and cross training career exploration.
  • Fort Frederica is located in St. Simons Island, Georgia. Located in the Golden Isles on the Georgia coast, Saint Simons Island is a tourist destination with numerous outdoor recreation opportunities (hiking, kayaking, fishing, surfing, festivals). Locate
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Main Area of Focus
Education and Interpretation
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Social Sciences
some coursework or experience
some coursework or experience
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
some coursework or experience
Computer Science
competent without supervision
Community Engagement
competent with supervision
Public Speaking
some experience
Trail Maintenance
some experience
Working with Children
competent with supervision