Bilingual Interpretation & Education Intern (DHA-RA)

Salem Maritime & Saugus Iron Works National Historic Sites
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December 5, 2020
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After working with members of Salem’s Latinx community, the 2020 Latino Heritage Intern developed a “Latinx Commitment and Engagement Plan,” to identify specific recommendations to improve inclusion at the two Park sites.

The 2021 LHIP project is based directly on a recommendation of the plan (creating Spanish-language programs and resources), with the goal of creating new park experiences, attractive to the local Latinx community.

As part of the ParkEd team, the intern will research and develop audience-centered interpretive and educational experiences focused on natural and/or cultural resources at the Parks. Potential programs may include, historic house tours, historic maritime programs, Salem harbor tours, kayak tours, nature walks, tide walks, etc. These programs may be bilingual, but will primarily be geared toward Spanish-speakers.

The intern will promote programs with identified community contacts in El Punto (a historic district and predominantly Dominican community neighboring Salem Maritime), as well as establish new contacts and collaborations with community leaders and/or organizations.

If this internship needs to be conducted virtually, the project will shift to the development of Spanish-language resources (virtual tours, educational print/digital materials) and/or virtual experiences (live programs on a web-based platform).

This position is offered through the National Park Service's Latino Heritage Internship Program in partnership with Environment for the Americas.

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