Visitor Services and Interpretation Intern

Point Reyes National Seashore

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Dates: May 23, 2022 – Aug 4, 2022

Compensation: $600/week + Housing

Application Due: February 6, 2022

Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

All interns must be fully vaccinated for covid-19 prior to the start of their internship.

The Latino Heritage Internship Program (LHIP) seeks to engage young Latino/Latina professionals in natural and cultural resource research and management, interpretation, and public affairs

The intern will be an integral part of the Division of Interpretation during the busy summer season, providing park orientation and information at the visitor centers, hiking throughout the park and engaging with the public, and furthering outreach to under-resourced communities. There will be two crucial parts to the intern’s work. One will be to engage with the public through roving (hiking trails and beaches).  The second will be to promote Point Reyes National Seashore and the National Park Service by preparing for and creating Latino Conservation Week events in the park in mid-July. The intern will partner with the interpretive park staff and the Point Reyes National Seashore Association to hold a Latino Conservation Week program in the park.

Work products related to the first goal will include accurate data collection and inventory of rove statistics. Photos and videos for social media posts are highly encouraged.  Work products related to second goal will be the creation of a program (can be in-person or virtual depending on park operating stance) for Latino Heritage week.

Natural and Physical Work Environment: Just one hour north of San Francisco, California, Point Reyes National Seashore encompasses 70,000 acres of diverse natural and cultural resources and features 70 miles of unspoiled coastline, gray whales, birds, northern elephant seals, a historic lighthouse and lifeboat station, 150 miles of hiking trails, tule elk, and a replica Coast Miwok village. The intern would be roughly one hour away from San Francisco where they can explore and experience just about anything that a world class city can offer. Locally, Point Reyes Station, a small rural town with one main street and a five-minute drive from the park, offers a market, hardware store, library, gas station, bakery, and several restaurants. The park abounds in numerous recreational activities that the intern can explore. Summer is an ideal time for the intern to connect with summer seasonal staff, peers, and other interns.The park is about a 45 minute drive from San Rafael, which contains the Canal District, a primarily Latino community. The Mission District of San Francisco is about an hour away by car and would provide ideal opportunities to connect with Latino communities.

Abilities and Skills: The requirements and skills that will be prioritized are excellent communication skills, team work, flexibility, and enjoyment of the outdoors.

Education and Qualifications:

  • Excellent oral communication skills.
  • Excellent written skills.
  • High social and emotional intelligence.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse park visitors and staff.
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm and experience for enjoying the outdoors, including hiking. • Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.
  • Ability to effectively work independently and with others.
  • Must be detail oriented and a team player.
  • Must be flexible and adaptable.
  • Must wear a VIP uniform piece provided by the park or the Latino Heritage Intern Program.
  • Social media experience preferred.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Bilingual Spanish – English preferred.

Vehicle and Driver License Requirements: Applicants should have personal transportation and must possess a valid U.S. Driver’s License.

Housing: Housing included

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