Visitor Services Intern

Expected Dates
April 2, 2018 to October 13, 2018
Fort Donelson National Battlefield
Position ID
Provide visitor orientation and other visitor services including roving contacts, film showings to enhance communication and understanding of Fort Donelson National Battlefield (FODO) and its related stories and resources. The intern will work alongside the Interpretive Park Rangers to educate park visitors of the park’s significance, assist with special events, living history events and educational programs, and create social media content. The intern will also work with those with curatorial, resource, and other duties in assessing historic and modern maps for conversion to digital and building a resource for park use. Knowledge of utilization of historic and planning maps, and/or experience with industry standard mapping software (ESRI) would be beneficial, but is not required.
  • Visitor Center
  • CPR/First Aid
    On-the-job and seasonal training.
    Web Based Training
  • Recreation includes hiking, camping, biking, bird watching, and canoeing/kayaking. Educational opportunities include attending ranger programs and special events at multiple area parks and recreation areas.
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Education and Interpretation
Education, Training & Skills Expected
some coursework or experience
some coursework or experience
Recreation Management
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
some coursework or experience
Customer Service
some experience
competent with supervision
Social Media
competent with supervision
competent without supervision
Public Speaking
competent with supervision