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Visitor Service Intern

Weir Farm National Historical Park, in partnership with Environmental Stewards, is seeking a Visitor Service Intern with a target start date of May 20, 2024, with a flexible start date. This position is a 22 to 26-week paid internship with a weekly stipend of $630 and the opportunity to earn an AmeriCorps Education Award of approximately $3,400 upon completion of the internship. Schedule is 40 hours per week, Wednesday to Sunday with Monday/Tuesday off. Intern will work with Visitor Services, Interpretation, and Education department. This youth internship is available to youth 30 years and under, or US Veterans 35 and under. This is NOT a summer internship, and applicants should be available for the full 5 or 6-month internship through mid-November. The intern is responsible for housing and transportation. Please note a background check is required for this internship.

This opportunity is ideal for enthusiastic young professionals who are deeply committed to the preservation of our national parks or for recent graduates pursuing careers or interests in museum studies, education, interpretation, recreation, resource management, or working for the National Park Service. The program provides an introductory, hands-on approach to various aspects of working in a historical park and museum setting.

This internship will provide a variety of experiences in visitor service, interpretation, education, community engagement, natural and cultural resource management, and National Park Service careers. The intern will work with the visitor services division to lead public programs and guided tours, staff the visitor center and historic buildings, provide information and interpretation to visitors from around the world, complete projects to engage diverse audiences and virtual visitors, increase their understanding of natural & cultural resources, and complete research and behind-the-scenes projects that contribute to parkwide goals. Applicants must demonstrate strong communication, interpersonal, computer, research, writing, and organizational skills. A full position description with more details is included with the application link. Weir Farm National Historical Park/ National Park Service – Stewardship Intern - Wilton, Connecticut - Conservation Legacy (