Interpretation Intern

Greening Youth Foundation  | Martinez, CA

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HBCUI (Historically Black Colleges and Universities Internship) Greening Youth Foundation U.S. National Park Service HBCUI 2022

POSITION OVERVIEW Position Title Interpretation Intern NPS Unit Name Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial Position Dates May 9, 2022 Position Description Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial tells the story of the largest Home Front disaster of WWII and highlights its disproportionate impact on the African-American sailors who worked there, including the Port Chicago 50, who subsequently were unfairly convicted in the largest mutiny trail in U.S. naval history. Aside from the horrific disaster in which 320 men lost their lives of which over 200 were African American the site explores how the military prosecution of 50 traumatized sailors served as a catalyst for the civil rights movement, and relates to social justice issues that remain within our society today. Port Chicago NavalMagazine National Memorial is a site that has always had limited access, being located on an active military base that is now run by the U.S. Army. Our exciting partnership with East BayRegional Park District – involving a new regional park, and a future joint visitor center – has generated a need for research into a variety of topics that support our interpretive themes. We are seeking an intern who is interested in researching and cataloging resources for historicAfrican American newspaper articles that documented the disaster and mutiny trial. Interpretive staff will work with the intern to target areas of interest and develop methods for utilizing this new information in interpretive programs, writing, and future exhibits. The intern will write short social media posts that feature new discoveries about African American news media duringWWII and connections to the Port Chicago Story. The project will culminate in an interpretive presentation of these findings and connect to the wider story of early events in civil rights history. This internship will also include some participation in event planning for the park’s annual commemoration of the anniversary of the disastrous explosion at Port Chicago on July17th, 1944; this event always results in an increase in awareness and interest in the site. It is likely that this position will be involved in the planning and execution of this event and will also assist with creating outreach materials and presentations for the park. We anticipate that the2022 commemoration will be an in-person event and request that the intern be able to attend. Learning Goal The intern will develop skills in applied research, archiving information, working with partner organizations, and event planning. They may also build skills in graphic design and interpretive writing through creating interpretive content, outreach materials or presentations for the park. Qualifications Candidates with at least two years of undergraduate coursework would be ideal, with an educational major in history, sociology, education, or other humanities disciplines.Undergraduate coursework in the following areas of emphasis would be helpful: education, curriculum design, Civil Rights Movement, white supremacy, WWII, U.S. military history, and historic photography. Skills in Microsoft Office, graphic design, videoconference platforms(especially Microsoft Teams), video editing, writing, and working with youth (past camp counselor experience, etc.) are highly desirable. Participants must be a U.S. citizen or U.S.permanent legal resident ( “green-card-holder) and currently enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or Ph.D. degree program at an accredited institution of higher education during the summer internship. Additional qualifications: Must be currently enrolled or recent graduate of an accredited HBCU institution Must be between 16 and 30years of age Must be U.S. citizen,U.S. permanent resident or U.S. national Must be able to pass a federal background check (only for in-person internship)

Additional Qualifications

  • Must be currently enrolled or recent graduate of an accredited HBCU institution
  • Must be between 16 and 30 years of age
  • Must be U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident or U.S. national
  • Must be able to pass a federal background check
  • Must be fully vaccinated

Work Environment The majority of work will take place in an office setting; however, sturdy walking shoes or hikingboots will occasionally be needed. Vehicle/License Requirement A personal vehicle is preferred Compensation and Benefits

  • Compensation is at a rate of $15.00 per hour, 40 hours per week.
  • Mandatory attendance in the all-expense-paid Leadership & Careers Workshop
  • Make a difference in your local community and beyond

Application Instructions Interested students should apply directly to this position via the SERVE job portal at http://www.serve.gyfoundation.org . Resumes and cover letters are required to apply. Please combine as one PDF document and upload file to the SERVE portal.

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