02 Dec Outreach and Communications Intern
Rock Creek Park is committed to the core values of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. Our goal: To welcome everyone to the park by telling more inclusive stories of the park's history and sharing other topics of interest to people (e.g., natural resources, recreation, etc.).
Approximately 5.3 million people live in the Washington Metropolitan Area making it the eighth-largest and one of the most ethnically diverse areas of the United States. While over two million people visit the park each year, there is a prime opportunity for growth, especially with reaching underserved audiences.
This is an exciting opportunity for an intern to:
- Review and analyze research about park audiences
- Expand a draft community outreach plan for Rock Creek Park as part of a team
- Develop, present and pilot at least two new interpretive programs related to Rock Creek Park designed to reach children with community groups like YMCA, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, recreation centers, etc. with advance input into program development from park and partners
- Help develop, schedule, and/or coordinate two new public programs for a general audience (primarily adults) as part of a park-partner series to explore the racial history of northwest Washington, DC
- Participate in development of at least one new product to better tell the stories of one or more diverse populations connected to the park's history (e.g., develop an exhibit, brochure, OR create a series of social media posts / complete significant research / develop a webpage / create an interactive online activity for elementary school children related to this topic)
- Add to the park's stakeholder lists of community groups and individuals
- Present an update about the project at the end of the internship to park management and partners
This position is offered through the National Park Service's Latino Heritage Internship Program in partnership with Environment for the Americas.