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National Park Service Civic Leadership Internship

By Cierra Seid
Posted on 7 November 2018 | 12:36 pm — 

Main goals for this position to accomplish:

The Civic Leadership position supports the Communications Office in sustaining a robust, active, and engaging internal and external communications supporting resource conservation at Gulf Islands National Seashore (GUIS).

Work to be performed:

  • Develop content for the park’s communications platforms including social media, website, publications, and interpretive waysides and exhibits featuring relevant photos, videos, or other content
  • Conduct research to find stories, resources, or other content that is relevant to GUIS, which initiates conversation, interaction, or stewardship
  • Assist with the planning and implementing temporary volunteer teams including Alternative Spring Break and Winter Break groups and more
  • Contribute to the park’s visual library by taking photographs and videos with park equipment.
  • Develop engaging and relevant graphics for communications resources
  • Support public affairs and outreach activities as assigned

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Desired candidate should have completed at least 12 hours of course work relating to journalism, media production, communications, or other similar academic programs.
  • Background knowledge of social media platforms, website development required.
  • Experience working with Adobe Creative Cloud assets.
  • Strong critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and customer service skills.
  • Background knowledge of photography desired.
  • Ability to learn basic information about Gulf Islands National Seashore and the local area.
  • Ability to work unsupervised and independently.

Tools, equipment, and vehicles to be operated:

The intern will be able to utilize the park’s photography equipment. Computer access will be authorized upon the completion of a background check. Operating a government vehicle is required.

Work Schedule:

Full-time: 40 hours per week.
Work on weekends, nights and holidays may be required, but prior notice will be provided.

Location where work will be performed:

Parkwide; duty station will be Naval Live Oaks Area in Gulf Breeze, FL
Interested students can learn more & apply for the position by logging into the College of Charleston Career Center’s Employment Opportunities site, Handshake, at
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