Visitor Services Intern

Expected Dates
September 23, 2019 to May 30, 2020
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
Position ID
This intern will research, develop, and implement a reoccurring interpretive program, educational program and series of children’s activities to commemorate the ratification of 19th Amendment in August 2020. Students and educators to Sagamore Hill fail to make the connection that Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt (Edith) along with his two sisters Corinne and Anna were unable to vote throughout Theodore Roosevelt’s political career. The Roosevelt Women became politically active after gaining the right to vote. Developing and delivering a series of reoccurring Suffrage Centennial programs and activities during the Presidential Election 2020 will likely receive elevated interest from the public and educators. 
The intern will take a lead role in organizing teacher-workshop with local educators from a wide range of socioeconomically diverse school districts.The workshop will allow local educators from school districts representing various socioeconomic classes to collaborate and develop new lesson plans reaching both elementary and secondary students.
  • Oyster Bay is located on the north Shore of Long Island approximately 30 miles from NYC. Sagamore Hill is a 83 acre property in the Village of Cove Neck, an upscale suburban neighborhood on the shore of Cold Spring Harbor in Long Island Sound.
  • Training opportunities include; Adobe Photoshop and Indesign, Interpretation skills, museum management orientation, first aid/CPR, front desk visitor services, bookstore counter sales and operations, etc.
  • 1) Public speaking
    2) Front desk visitor center operation
    3) Interpretive program development
    4) NPS park operations overview
    5) Local attractions including historic towns, museums, recreation on Long Island Sound beaches, proximity to NYC, etc.
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Visitor Services and Site Operations
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Social Sciences
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degree major or professional experience