02 Dec Alaska Virtual Education and Outreach Specialist
The intern that would work in this position would be attached to community outreach programming, and visitor services. The primary goal of this project is to re-engage with Anchorage’s most diverse communities.
Anchorage has over 100 languages spoken in schools and has a large diverse population which we have been working with since 2016. In 2020 we had less staff working at re-scripting the center’s primary message through virtual means, due to COVID-19. The goal is to get the site back on track providing community outreach that provides awareness of our public lands, access to our public lands, and opportunities to work in our public lands.
If/when programming returns to normal the LHIP intern would take part in activities in the Mountain View community with Park Rangers, at Potter Marsh refuge alongside Rangers, on the Joint Air Force and Army base (JBER) with youth and new soldier briefings alongside Rangers, and at the newly developed visitor center with Rangers and other interns. If COVID-19 still persists and programs are still only by virtual visitation, then the LHIP will continue to programming, however by still using safe means and measures as outlined by the National Park Service. The interest is the continued engagement with populations that are not connected with our public lands to help bridge the gap.
This position is offered through the National Park Service's Latino Heritage Internship Program in partnership with Environment for the Americas.