Internship: Latino Heritage Internship Program

Environment for the Americas has a new internship opportunity, the Latino Heritage Internship Program (LHIP). LHIP engages the next generation
of conservation stewards. The program raises awareness of our
national parks and historic sites, their accessibility and the need for
the Latino community’s involvement in their preservation. Highly motivated
undergraduate and graduate students will be selected to work alongside NPS
historians, interpreters, archaeologists, architects, and curators on projects
in different park units, offices and historical sites throughout the nation.
Basic Eligibility:
·      Age 18 to 35
·      Be a US citizen or legal resident
·      Be enrolled in a post-secondary educational program or have graduated from college within the past one year
·      Have a strong interest — or relevant experience — in areas pertaining to history, historic preservation, museum studies, archaeology, cultural interpretation,                       anthropology, sciences, biology  or other related fields
·      Bilingual skills (Spanish/English) — helpful and more needed for some positions
·      Be social media savvy!
Time Frame:
·      Applications must be submitted by February 6, 2018. 
•   Top candidates will be selected for interviews.
·      Placement decisions will generally be made by April.
·      The paid 10-20 week internship period will begin in late May through early June 2018 and conclude in August through early   September 2018 depending on specific requirements of the project site.
 Selection Criteria:
Applications will be reviewed and rated according to the following
criteria – relevant educational and work experience, oral and written
communication skills, maturity, professionalism, technical knowledge
and expertise, evidence of adaptability and adventurousness, and
 ability to work effectively with diverse audiences. Final candidates will
undergo a background check before beginning their assignment.