Under the direction of the Park Superintendent, this internship provides an opportunity designed for students to obtain relevant work experience to be competitive for future positions in park operations, such as: management, interpretation/education, administration, maintenance, resource protection, law enforcement, etc. This position is responsible for performing a complete range of tasks to learn all the aspects of park administration, operations and management. Duties include, but are not limited to, natural and cultural resource management; facility, grounds and equipment maintenance management; interpretation and education programming and management; customer service, fee collection, revenue control and fiscal accountability; marketing and promotional programming; park patrols to include visitor contact and law enforcement observation. Performs special projects/assignments and attends selected training programs to enhance the overall working knowledge and skills related to operational and management activities. Performs additional duties as assigned. Complies with all Agency, Division, and Branch rules, regulations, and procedures.
NOTE: Acceptance to the paid internship does not guarantee a permanent position in state parks.
POSTING NUMBER: 15-00235
For complete job dscription and to apply: TPWD Jobs
In general, interns may assist with development and curation of:
- Educational resources and products for outreach instruction
- Teacher professional development
- Adult programming
- Educational media
Tasks may include standards review, data entry, writing, proofing, fact checking, testing, quality control, meta-tagging, cataloguing, website/page maintenance, and evaluation.
Related projects included Electronic Field Trips, Internet/website, Current Events/Virtual Republic website, teacher curriculum writing, The Idea of America online high school history curriculum, HERO (online media library), online professional development, and evaluative research.
Intern will receive supervision from Manager of Program Development Initiatives Lisa Heuvel and/or Senior Editor-Writer Gina DeAngelis, with guidance from staff members on specific projects.
- Some completed college-level coursework with concentration in education, history, American studies, or museum studies.
- Prior experience with photographic, archive/library, educational or historical research.
- Computer word-processing experience and Internet research experience.
Graduate-level coursework in history, American Studies, museum studies, curriculum & instruction, educational leadership, educational technology. Preferred subject areas are history, social studies, and English Language Arts.
For More Information:
The publications department intern will assist with various aspects of book publishing, specifically the editorial, design, and production processes. This may include:
Checking quotes and facts in manuscripts, including locating primary sources from libraries and online sources
Basic proofingClearing permissions for images from museums, libraries, and other sources
- Archiving electronic files of published books
- Researching topics for contents of forthcoming books
- Writing preliminary draft material
- Maintaining the Publications library
- Participating in the review of new projects
- Miscellaneous administrative tasks
Intern will receive close supervision from editor Amy Watson for editorial tasks and from designer and production manager Shanin Glenn for design and production tasks.
- College student or graduate
- Interest in writing or publishing
- Experience with research and writing
For More Information:
Students may contact Lisa Heuvel, Education Outreach at firstname.lastname@example.org or Director of Publications Paul Aron at email@example.com about academic internships.
Homestead Prairie Farm
Terms of position: One internship for 26 weeks from mid-May to mid-November. Work week is Monday through Friday with alternating weekend duty and compensatory time off. 988 total hours for the entire length of the internship based on a 38 hour work week.
Location: Homestead Prairie Farm, a circa 1860 living history house museum, is located on the grounds of the Rock Springs Conservation Area (a 1300 acre riverine forest and prairie park) near the city of Decatur, Illinois. It is administered by the staff of the Macon County Conservation District with assistance from volunteers. Staff offices are in the nearby Rock Springs Nature Center. For more information on the conservation district go to: www.maconcountyconservation.org
Salary/Stipend/Housing: $8.75/hour at 38 hours/week. Intern also receives a $250 monthly housing stipend payment. No on-site housing is available but site is near Decatur, Illinois.
Duties include interpretation, youth programs, collections, exhibits, etc. To find out more information about the duties see the link below.
To apply or inquire with any questions:
Go to http://www.maconcountyconservation.org/internship-opportunities/ to download an application. Return application along with 2 writing samples of at least 3 pages each, a resume and official college transcripts.
Deadline is 5:00 PM on March 7, 2015.
Contact person: Brent Wielt, MCCD, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL 62521