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Summary: American Conservation Experience, a Non-Profit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service, Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GRSM) is seeking TWO Education and Outreach Interns interested in dedicating 18 weeks in support of the National Park Service in delivering inquiry-based programs in environmental education and stewardship to students grades K-8, as well as interacting and engaging park visitors in the resources of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park out of the Cades Cove Visitor Center.This excellent opportunity is ideal for an enthusiastic young professional who is deeply committed to the preservation of our national parks. Applicants must have strong interest in a career in natural resource management, history and education.Great Smoky Mountains is unique among America's National Parks. Located on the border between North Carolina and Tennessee, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is renowned for its rich diversity of plant and animal life, the beauty of the ancient mountains and forests, and its preservation of the Southern Appalachian mountain culture.Start Date: March 11, 2018 End Date: July 14, 2018* An 18-week commitment is required *Location: This position will be based out of Cade Cove, Tennessee. Project Website: For more information regarding Cades Cove and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, or the National Park Service, please visit: and -cove-history.htm. For more information regarding the ACE Internship Program, please visit: www.usaconservation.org.Compensation: The ACE intern will serve 40 hours/week and receive a living allowance of $165/week, dispersed bi-weekly, for food and incidentals. Shared housing will be provided by NPS. Cell phone reception is not always reliable and personal vehicle required due to the site being remote with no reliable public transportation. The Intern will have use of a government vehicle for project-related travel.AmeriCorps: This position may be eligible for a 675-hour ($2,215.24) AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of internship service hours. Additional enrollment is required.Position Description: Great Smoky Mountains NP has a long-standing curriculum-based education program. The Parks as Classrooms (PAC) program offers nationally recognized K-12 inquiry- based education programs for students to help them achieve academically and to inspire in them a sense of stewardship in national parks and their communities.Cades Cove is one of the most popular sites to visit in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Here, visitors are able to learn hands on about both the rich cultural and natural history of the area by exploring the on-site historic buildings scenic mountain views, outstanding wildlife viewing and numerous interactive and backcountry trails.In support of the mission of the National Park Service, the fundamental duties performed by Education and Outreach Intern are:Resource Education and Visitor Services Educating area children, teachers and parents about the significance and uniqueness of park resources, conservation, and ecologically sound practices and the laws, rules, and regulations developed to protect park resources and provide for their safe and non-consumptive use. This will be through interpretive programs, Parks as Classroom programs and visitor outreach and engagement at the Cades Cove Visitor Center.Resource Protection Preserving the natural and cultural resources of the park by preventing degradation of ecosystems, historical structures and artifacts and by preventing the loss and theft of objects, flora, and fauna through information and education. Use wildlife management techniques to ensure safe visitor/wildlife interactionsThis will be achieved through the implementation of curriculum-based education programs. The park programs enhance classroom learning by using the cultural and natural resources as teaching tools. Through place-based learning, students make real-world connections with science and history as they explore our National Parks!Scope of Work: This internship position is 40 hours/week. Education interns serve closely with National Park rangers to deliver and evaluate programs in the park and in the classroom, as well as interact with park visitors and perform public outreach in the Cades Cove Visitor Center.Projects include developing/designing new educational and interpretive programs, maintaining program statistics, and creating interpretive visual media, as well as roving the Cable Mill Visitor Center area providing information to park visitors. Lessons are guided by Tennessee state and national standards and emphasize science and cultural and history education. Lessons and field trips are provided at no cost to schools or teachers. The NPS also provides coaching throughout the internship, allowing interns the chance for continuous improvement.The Intern will serve the NPS Great Smoky Mountains' mission by enthusiastically serving to fulfill the following responsibilities:Provide and deliver outreach education programs to K to middle school aged students (70%)Provide public outreach and interact with park visitors at the Visitor Center (20%)Developing and researching program elements (lesson revision, lesson development) (10%)Training Provided: The intern will receive training in park resource knowledge, delivery of curriculum- based programs, report writing, and other position related skills, as well as safety training and oversight. ACE and NPS are committed to providing the most educational, rewarding, and challenging experience possible to best prepare interns for future careers in the stewardship of America's parks and public lands.Qualifications: Applicants for the position will hold a minimum of a bachelor's degree and/or experience in environmental education, interpretation, biological sciences, natural resource management, ecology, history, education, cultural resources, park management, or a related discipline.Required:U.S. Citizen or Permanent ResidentMust be 18 to 35 years oldMust be able to communicate clearly and concisely with resource professionals within NPSMust have effective communication skills with diverse audiences; ability to serve alone and in a groupMust have a valid driver's license, clean driving record, and ability to provide documentation; personal vehicle requiredEnthusiastic about serving with students in grades K-8Knowledge of, or willing to research and learn more about the natural and cultural history of the Southern AppalachiansMust be able and willing to serve outdoors, in varying weather conditions, and capable of participating in physical laborEnglish proficiencyCandidate is anticipated to have recurring access to vulnerable populations during this positionAbility and willingness to undergo a federal criminal background check is requiredPreferred:Knowledge and skills in the principles of education and interpretationFamiliarity with the National Park ServiceExcellent public speaking skillsBilingual applicants are strongly encouraged and welcomeThe Intern must be willing and able to represent ACE and the NPS in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner. Drug users should not consider applying, as ACE reserves the right to require drug testing.To Apply: Please submit a thoughtful resume and cover letter along with 3 professional references using the APPLY NOW section located on the upper right hand corner of the position listing on our website here: https://usaconservationepic.applicantpool.com/jobs/NOTE: Early consideration will be given as applications are received; this position may close at any time. If you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact NPS Recruitment Specialist Zoe Moskwa, zmoskwa@usaconservation.org or 801-707-7832.Summary: American Conservation Experience, a Non-Profit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service, Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GRSM) is seeking TWO Education and Outreach Interns interested in dedicating 18 weeks in support of the National Park Service in delivering inquiry-based programs in environmental education and stewardship to students grades K-8, as well as interacting and engaging park visitors in the resources of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park out of the Cades Cove Visitor Center.This excellent opportunity is ideal for an enthusiastic young professional who is deeply committed to the preservation of our national parks. Applicants must have strong interest in a career in natural resource management, history and education.Great Smoky Mountains is unique among America's National Parks. Located on the border between North Carolina and Tennessee, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is renowned for its rich diversity of plant and animal life, the beauty of the ancient mountains and forests, and its preservation of the Southern Appalachian mountain culture.Start Date: March 11, 2018 End Date: July 14, 2018* An 18-week commitment is required *Location: This position will be based out of Cade Cove, Tennessee. Project Website: For more information regarding Cades Cove and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, or the National Park Service, please visit: and -cove-history.htm. For more information regarding the ACE Internship Program, please visit: www.usaconservation.org.Compensation: The ACE intern will serve 40 hours/week and receive a living allowance of $165/week, dispersed bi-weekly, for food and incidentals. Shared housing will be provided by NPS. Cell phone reception is not always reliable and personal vehicle required due to the site being remote with no reliable public transportation. The Intern will have use of a government vehicle for project-related travel.AmeriCorps: This position may be eligible for a 675-hour ($2,215.24) AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of internship service hours. Additional enrollment is required.Position Description: Great Smoky Mountains NP has a long-standing curriculum-based education program. The Parks as Classrooms (PAC) program offers nationally recognized K-12 inquiry- based education programs for students to help them achieve academically and to inspire in them a sense of stewardship in national parks and their communities.Cades Cove is one of the most popular sites to visit in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Here, visitors are able to learn hands on about both the rich cultural and natural history of the area by exploring the on-site historic buildings scenic mountain views, outstanding wildlife viewing and numerous interactive and backcountry trails.In support of the mission of the National Park Service, the fundamental duties performed by Education and Outreach Intern are:Resource Education and Visitor Services Educating area children, teachers and parents about the significance and uniqueness of park resources, conservation, and ecologically sound practices and the laws, rules, and regulations developed to protect park resources and provide for their safe and non-consumptive use. This will be through interpretive programs, Parks as Classroom programs and visitor outreach and engagement at the Cades Cove Visitor Center.Resource Protection Preserving the natural and cultural resources of the park by preventing degradation of ecosystems, historical structures and artifacts and by preventing the loss and theft of objects, flora, and fauna through information and education. Use wildlife management techniques to ensure safe visitor/wildlife interactionsThis will be achieved through the implementation of curriculum-based education programs. The park programs enhance classroom learning by using the cultural and natural resources as teaching tools. Through place-based learning, students make real-world connections with science and history as they explore our National Parks!Scope of Work: This internship position is 40 hours/week. Education interns serve closely with National Park rangers to deliver and evaluate programs in the park and in the classroom, as well as interact with park visitors and perform public outreach in the Cades Cove Visitor Center.Projects include developing/designing new educational and interpretive programs, maintaining program statistics, and creating interpretive visual media, as well as roving the Cable Mill Visitor Center area providing information to park visitors. Lessons are guided by Tennessee state and national standards and emphasize science and cultural and history education. Lessons and field trips are provided at no cost to schools or teachers. The NPS also provides coaching throughout the internship, allowing interns the chance for continuous improvement.The Intern will serve the NPS Great Smoky Mountains' mission by enthusiastically serving to fulfill the following responsibilities:Provide and deliver outreach education programs to K to middle school aged students (70%)Provide public outreach and interact with park visitors at the Visitor Center (20%)Developing and researching program elements (lesson revision, lesson development) (10%)Training Provided: The intern will receive training in park resource knowledge, delivery of curriculum- based programs, report writing, and other position related skills, as well as safety training and oversight. ACE and NPS are committed to providing the most educational, rewarding, and challenging experience possible to best prepare interns for future careers in the stewardship of America's parks and public lands.Qualifications: Applicants for the position will hold a minimum of a bachelor's degree and/or experience in environmental education, interpretation, biological sciences, natural resource management, ecology, history, education, cultural resources, park management, or a related discipline.Required:U.S. Citizen or Permanent ResidentMust be 18 to 35 years oldMust be able to communicate clearly and concisely with resource professionals within NPSMust have effective communication skills with diverse audiences; ability to serve alone and in a groupMust have a valid driver's license, clean driving record, and ability to provide documentation; personal vehicle requiredEnthusiastic about serving with students in grades K-8Knowledge of, or willing to research and learn more about the natural and cultural history of the Southern AppalachiansMust be able and willing to serve outdoors, in varying weather conditions, and capable of participating in physical laborEnglish proficiencyCandidate is anticipated to have recurring access to vulnerable populations during this positionAbility and willingness to undergo a federal criminal background check is requiredPreferred:Knowledge and skills in the principles of education and interpretationFamiliarity with the National Park ServiceExcellent public speaking skillsBilingual applicants are strongly encouraged and welcomeThe Intern must be willing and able to represent ACE and the NPS in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner. Drug users should not consider applying, as ACE reserves the right to require drug testing.To Apply: Please submit a thoughtful resume and cover letter along with 3 professional references using the APPLY NOW section located on the upper right hand corner of the position listing on our website here: https://usaconservationepic.applicantpool.com/jobs/NOTE: Early consideration will be given as applications are received; this position may close at any time. If you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact NPS Recruitment Specialist Zoe Moskwa, zmoskwa@usaconservation.org or 801-707-7832.

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