Youth Empowerment Stewards (YES) - Keweenaw National Historical Park Intern
Stipend: $600/week ($15/hr)
Internship Length: 20 weeks, full time
Number of Positions: 1
Start Date: 5/8/2023
Reports to: Keweenaw National Historical Park
YES (Youth Empowerment Stewards) Program:
Are you passionate about disability rights and accessibility in National Parks and public lands? Do you identify as having a disability yourself? Work with us and help increase access to the outdoors for everyone. Our health, our planet, and our collective future rely on diversity—in thought, ability, experience, and ideas. That's why we need YOU. Become a Youth Empowerment Steward (YES) intern and help make the outdoors more accessible for all!
Keweenaw National Historical Park Intern:
The Interpretation and Education Division at Keweenaw National Historical Park strives to provide memorable and meaningful learning and recreational experiences, foster development of a personal stewardship ethic, and broaden public support for preserving park resources. We work with park partners to share the story of copper in the Keweenaw area of Michigan.
The Calumet Visitor Center in Keweenaw National Historical Park includes several temporary exhibit areas, one of which we what to turn into a family friendly hands-on space. The YES member will add important resources to the parks interpretive tools by creating with activities for learners of all ages and abilities that are designed using multiple learning styles and universal design techniques. Activities will focus on park interpretive themes and complement ideas and concepts that visitors will discover while visiting the park and heritage areas. These activities will be used in the visitor center and in park outreach programs.
The hands-on, multiple intelligences approach to activity design will create activities that will enable visitors to experience park stories in a way that they learn and remember best. The YES member will also help to staff to Calumet Visitor Center providing information and orientation to visitors through informal and formal contacts and disseminating information about Keweenaw NHP’s heritage sites and area’s popular tourist destinations. This will help the YES member to understand who is currently visiting the park and what questions they often have.
- Conducting primary source researching in park archives and museum collection.
- Developing new hands-on activities connecting visitors to park stories, using universal design and multiple learning styles.
- Engaging visitors from the general public while staffing the visitor center's information desk.
- Assisting in facilitating programs and special events.
- Health Care
- Professional Development Opportunities
- Eligible for Public Lands Corps direct hiring authority upon completion
- Eligible for AmeriCorps Education Award upon completion
- Reasonable Accommodations
- Membership opportunities and affinity spaces
- Opportunity to make a big impact!
- To be a US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident
- To be between the ages of 18-24, or a Veteran up to the age of 34
- Adaptability and capacity to work in a fluid environment
- Ability to communicate and collaborate in a variety of settings
- Interest in history, education, or interpretation
- Someone who is willing to share their ideas
- Strong communication skills
- The ability to think and problem solve creatively.
- The ability to work collaboratively
- Willingness to try new things