02 Dec Interpretation & Education Intern
Website Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
This is an internship with the park interpretation and education division. The intern will help share “untold” stories of the Klondike Gold Rush, in particular stories related to Latino heritage, by working alongside park staff to learn operations and assist visitors. The internship will also incorporate Latino culture into the community and in turn connect and empower our Latino community by putting on educational programs and special events in Skagway.
The intern will develop a program which should focus on a marginalized aspect of the Klondike story. In past years, rangers have created programs such as: the cultural influence the 1898 Spanish-American war had on the U.S. and the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush, and the influence of Latino culture on the Victorian era, and the African American “Buffalo Soldiers” of Company L stationed in Skagway. Using a substantial amount of primary source documents and research, the intern can choose from multiple facets of the Gold Rush story to share and connect these important stories with thousands of visitors throughout the summer. Collaborate on community outreach and special events: The intern will work with the Education Specialist in collaborating on educational programs which will incorporate Latino heritage into our community. Some of these programs may include: interpretive programs provided in the Spanish language, Latino visitor meet and greets, local, invasive, or edible plants hike, local fauna education, or examining the health of our freshwater and marine ecosystems.