Environment for the Americas has a new internship opportunity, the Latino Heritage Internship Program (LHIP). LHIP engages the next generation of conservation stewards. The program raises awareness of our national parks and historic sites, their accessibility and the need for the Latino community’s involvement in their preservation. Highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students will be selected to work alongside NPS historians, interpreters, archaeologists, architects, and curators on projects in different park units, offices and historical sites throughout the nation.
- Age 18 to 35
- Be a US citizen or legal resident
- Be enrolled in a post-secondary educational program or have graduated from college within the past one year
- Have a strong interest — or relevant experience — in areas pertaining to history, historic preservation, museum studies,archaeology, cultural interpretation, anthropology, sciences, biology or other related fields
- Bilingual skills (Spanish/English) — helpful and more needed for some positions
- Be social media savvy!
- Applications must be submitted by February 6, 2018.
- Top candidates will be selected for interviews.
- Placement decisions will generally be made by April.
- The paid 10-20 week internship period will begin in late May through early June 2018 and conclude in August through early September 2018 depending on specific requirements of the project site.
Applications will be reviewed and rated according to the following criteria – relevant educational and work experience, oral and written communication skills, maturity, professionalism, technical knowledge and expertise, evidence of adaptability and adventurousness, and ability to work effectively with diverse audiences. Final candidates will undergo a background check before beginning their assignment.
Apply using the following link: http://www.latinoheritageintern.com/internship-positions/