Visitor Services Interns at Fort Laramie NHS

Expected Dates
June 6, 2022 to August 28, 2022
Site
Fort Laramie National Historic Site
Position ID
PO-00733823
This position is a vital member of the Interpretation and Visitor Services at Fort Laramie National Historic Site and tailored for an individual interested in learning about and exploring careers within the field of education and interpretation on public lands.  The position staffs the visitor center to meet and greet visitors, provide orientation, information, and informal interpretation. The intern will provide other visitor services including stationed and roving contacts and to enhance communication and understanding of Fort Laramie NHS and its related stories and resources. The intern will work alongside 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 curatorial staff with exhibit maintenance.  

Compensation amounts:
- $1,100 - one time RT travel allowance
- $200 - weekly living allowance
- $60- weekly commuting allowance (Combined with weekly living allowance)
- $800 - monthly housing allowance (3 months of housing)
- AmeriCorps eligible ($1,678 education award)
*All allowances subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes
  • Visitor Center and Historic Structures of Fort Laramie
  • CPR/First Aid

    On-the-job and seasonal training for interpretation and customer service.

    Training in Living history programming.

    Research and history study.

  • Recreation includes hiking, camping, wildlife viewing within the local commuting area. Educational opportunities include attending ranger programs and special events at multiple area parks and recreation areas.
Main Area of Focus
Visitor Services and Site Operations
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Social Sciences
some coursework or experience
Communications
some coursework or experience
Education
some coursework or experience
Arts/Humanities
some coursework or experience
History
degree minor or extensive experience
Customer Service
competent without supervision
Social Media
competent with supervision
Community Engagement
some experience
Public Speaking
competent with supervision
Working with Children
some experience