An Intern's Perspective

About the Internships

The Latino Heritage Internship Program (LHIP) introduces program participants to a diversity of career fields. Participants have the opportunity to work in cultural resource stewardship, interpretation, scientific research, communication, wildlife, and more. LHIP targets undergraduates, recent graduates, and graduate students to help with mission critical internship projects that will support NPS goals and objectives. In addition, this program helps to expand NPS outreach into Latino communities nationally and develops sustainable partnerships.

This summer, we will offer two types of LHIP internships:

An entry internship that focuses on career exploration and building fundamental public land management skills. Each LHIP Intern will receive a weekly stipend of $600 based on a 40-hour week, plus a commuting stipend if needed. Local or park housing and travel expenses will be provided for out-of-state students.

 

Public Land Corps participants who successfully complete 640 hours of service in one or more eligible internships are eligible for the Public Lands Corps noncompetitive hiring authority for two years following the successful completion of the internship. Successful completion of an LHIP internship does not guarantee that the participant will be hired into a federal position.

 

Internships are a total of 11-weels.

A unique internship opportunity for students currently enrolled in an accredited educational qualifying institution. This internship aims to build a pathway to employment in the Department of Interior (DOI). DHA-RA interns will have opportunity to build a network with federal employees. These rigorous internships required specialized knowledge and typically are available to upper-level undergraduate students and graduate students. DHA-RA interns will receive a weekly stipend of $640 based on a 40-hour work week, plus a commuting stipend if needed. Local or park housing and travel expenses will be provided for out-of-state students. DHA-RA interns who successful complete the internship requirements may become eligible to be non-competitively hired by the DOI for two years from the date of graduation after the internship. 

 

Successful completion of the internship does not guarantee that the participant will be hired into a federal position.

Internships are a total of 12-weeks.

  • Participate in the Career and Leadership workshop 
  • Conduct an oral presentation on internship accomplishments at the workshop (DHA-RA Interns)
  • Conduct a poster presentation on internship accomplishments at the workshop (PLC Interns)
  • Complete blogs on your internship experience (at least 6 total)
  • Complete internship program surveys 
  • Participate in required webinars
  • Age 18 to 30 inclusive, and military veterans up to age 35 or younger
  • Possess US citizenship or permanent residence
  • Have a serious interest or relevant experience in areas pertaining to, but not limited to, history, historic preservation, museum studies, archaeology, cultural interpretation, landscape architecture, interpretation, wildlife, conservation, and other fields
  • Bilingual skills (fluent in Spanish/English) – helpful