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Ellanor C. Lawrence Park

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Title: Interpretation / Education Intern - Ellanor C. Lawrence Park

Description: Intern will assist with public programs to include camps. Intern will gain well-rounded experience including; researching local history, developing tour programs, creating program plans and instructor manuals, producing educational materials, and writing for web posting and print pieces. The intern will gain experience working with diverse groups and interpretive offerings. Initially the intern will assist with summer camps and then progress to leading and planning segments of camps under the direction of the camp director. The intern will also assist with general public programs, visiting camp programs, and field studies in natural and cultural history and resource management based on interest and assignment.

Requirements: The successful candidate will develop; interpretive programs, lesson plans, teaching aids, create and maintain interpretive exhibits, and preform administrative duties and special projects as assigned. Applicants must be a rising junior or higher in college with an interest in: museum studies, American studies, material culture, history, elementary or secondary education, environmental science, interpretation, or closely related field. This position requires 30 - 40 hours per week during the summer, June – August.

Contact: Ellanor C. Lawrence Park’s Senior Interpreter or Operations and Visitor Services Manager

Title: Historic Resource Specialist Intern - Ellanor C. Lawrence Park

Description: Ellanor C. Lawrence Park contains multiple home and light industry sites and buildings dating from the mid 1700’s. Intern will assist in assessment and treatment of a number of cultural resource management and interpretive projects within ECLP and/or other parks within the Sully District. The internship will involve researching and documenting various aspects of the site's history and local history as it relates to the projects. The intern will also assist in researching and developing historical interpretive programs for the public, cataloging archival documents, and developing exhibits. Visits to other FCPA historic sites and meetings with collections management staff will enhance the experience. Internship responsibilities include developing a project proposal, conducting project activities, resource management and maintenance, and presenting a written and oral project report.

Requirements: Applicants must be a sophomore or higher in a college curriculum of museum studies, archaeology, cultural resource management, architecture, history, education, or related fields of study. We are seeking an intern with the ability to work independently with a “will succeed” attitude. This position requires a minimum of 20 hours a week for a period of 10 weeks or equivalent based on the needs of the intern and the agreed on project requirements.

Contact: Ellanor C. Lawrence Park’s Historian I or Park Manager

Title: Marketing and Outreach Intern - Ellanor C. Lawrence Park

Description: As part of a need to generate additional revenue and forge connections with the community. This intern will meet with; local home owner groups, faith based organizations, libraries, schools, and other non-governmental organizations and user groups to explore partnering opportunities that connect the park’s resources to residents in the surrounding community and region. Over the course of the internship the successful candidate will also produce a site orientation map and self-guide brochure to enhance visitor awareness of and interaction with the site’s cultural resources.

Requirements: Applicants must be a junior in undergraduate or higher in their college studies and enrolled in: communications, business, marketing, event management, or advertising with an interest in the outdoors and parks. We are seeking an intern with the ability to work independently and with a “will succeed” attitude. Strong written and oral communication skills required. You must be able to work without close supervision. Strong computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office are required. This position requires a minimum of 30 hours a week for a period of 12 weeks or equivalent based on the needs of the intern and the agreed on project requirements.

Contact: Ellanor C. Lawrence Park’s Operations and Visitor Services Manager

Title: Natural Resource Specialist Intern - Ellanor C. Lawrence Park

Description: Ellanor C. Lawrence Park covers 650 acres and contains managed forests of direct Intern would be assigned tasks related to assessment and evaluation of natural resources used by program staff for interpretive programs to help to determine ways to manage impact on these areas. Working with the park’s site manager and natural resource manager, the intern would aid in helping to find solutions to direct the management and use of natural resources used for interpretation and public events. Internship responsibilities include developing a project proposal, conducting project activities, resource management and maintenance, and presenting a written and oral project report.

Requirements: Applicants must be a sophomore or higher in a college curriculum of environmental science, natural resource management, biology, forestry, parks & recreation management, or closely related field of study. We are seeking an intern with the ability to work independently with a “will succeed” attitude. This position requires a minimum of 20 hours a week for a period of 12 weeks or equivalent based on the needs of the intern and the agreed on project requirements.

Contact: Ellanor C. Lawrence Park’s Site Manager or Natural Resource Manager

 

Frying Pan Farm Park

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Title: Marketing Intern - Frying Pan Farm Park

Description: the Frying Pan Farm Park Marketing Intern would develop a marketing plan for the site's equestrian program.  They would then develop contacts with the appropriate market to promote the program and attract new visitors to the park.

Requirements: Hold a junior or senior standing in four-year degree program majoring in marketing, communications, business administration or a related field.

Contact: Frying Pan Farm Park – Park Manager

Title: Equestrian Marketing Intern - Frying Pan Farm Park

Description: The Frying Pan Farm Park Equestrian Center is looking for an equestrian savvy individual who is eager to learn about the day-to-day responsibilities and operational skills required to maintain a large scale equestrian training center, as well as, learning how to host and manage large scale equestrian events ( Rated horse shows, breed inspections, clinics etc.) This internship position works directly under the FCPA Equestrian Facilities Manager.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assist with answering equestrian customer inquiries via phone, email and in person
  • Help coordinate volunteer staff for FCPA Horse Shows and Equestrian Events
  • Assist the FCPA Equestrian Facilities Manager with a regular equine facility maintenance plan and implementation at Frying Pan Farm Park Equestrian Center
  • Act as admin assistant/ secretary for the Equestrian Office
  • Assist in dealings with outside contractors, vendors and or consultants for capital improvement projects
  • Supports FCPA Equestrian Facilities Manager with tasks as needed

Requirements: Motivated! This job requires some very long days, especially for events, candidate must be willing and able to work these days with a smile and a “can-do” attitude. Equine experience required. Excellent written communication skills- English/Writing/Marketing majors welcome. Basic Microsoft Office experience and knowledge. Desire to learn Equestrian Facility Management. Desire to learn about Equestrian Event Management. An analytical and critical thinker will be a success in this role. Ability to work in a fast paced environment—multi-tasking is key! The ideal candidate is adaptable and flexible and knows how to set priorities.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience working or volunteering at equestrian events. Barn Management experience. Full time working student experience. Cross disciplinary experience.

Contact: Frying Pan Farm Park –Equestrian Manager  

Title: Museum Collections Technician (Collections Care and Research) - Frying Pan Farm Park

Description: Students will work alongside professional staff and have a hands-on opportunity to learn and perform basic museum collections stewardship and collections management practices, such as research, cataloging and accessioning of historic objects, care and housing of historic objects, conducting inventory and environmental monitoring.  Students may also assist with the design, development and layout of exhibits and written projects such as a portion of an Integrated Pest Management Plan, and Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Plan.

Special Projects

  • Organize objects in Middleton Barn, storage trailers, mezzanine and Kidwell House
  • Help plan and develop new exhibits with objects on site
  • Routine House Keeping

Requirements:  College senior or graduate student in museum studies, American studies, material culture, history, historic preservation, or closely related field.

Part-time: 15 - 20 hours per week; June – August

Contact: Frying Pan Farm Park Historian and Visitor Services Manager

Title: Education Intern (Camps and Tours) - Frying Pan Farm Park

Description: Assist in public programming, camps, and giving public tours. Interns gain a well-rounded experience in many areas, including: researching local history, developing tour programs, creating docent manuals, producing educational materials, and writing for newsletters and other print pieces.

Requirements: College senior or graduate student in museum studies, American studies, material culture, history, or closely related field.  Must have working, knowledge of computer operations, preferably Microsoft Office Products such as Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher and Excel, and internet search skills are a plus. You must be currently enrolled in a degree seeking program.

Part-time:  20-30 hours per week (Summer); June – August

Contact: Frying Pan Farm Park Historian and Visitor Services Manager

 

Green Spring Gardens

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Deadline: March 17, 2017

Historic Green Spring

Green Spring Gardens provides a variety of intern opportunities for individuals seeking on-the-job experiences. Interns have the opportunity to apply traditional academic classroom learning to actual work experience in a unique setting that combines horticulture, history and education. Interns can choose from several positions that will develop personal and professional skills for future career development and placement.

The internships are generously supported by the Friends of Green Spring and the Potowmack Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society.

Green Spring Gardens is a 31-acre public garden with 1784 Historic House that offers themed gardens for enjoyment, education and inspiration. Visit us online at Green Spring Gardens.

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Title: Horticultural Intern - Green Spring Gardens

Description: The internship will provide an introduction to common chores in a small public garden. This involves the maintenance of several garden areas, including edible, waterwise, and swale gardens as well as shrub and perennial borders.

The internship is generously funded by the Friends of Green Spring (FROGS).

Compensation: Interns will be temporary, part-time employees of the Fairfax County Park Authority. Compensation is $10.95/hour for up to 300 hours. Start and end dates are negotiable.

Requirements: Applicants must be enrolled in a two or four year horticulture, botany, environmental education or similar degree program.

Contact: Nancy Olney at Nancy.Olney@fairfaxcounty.gov

Title: Horticultural Intern - Virginia Native Plant Garden - Green Spring Gardens

Description: The internship will focus on the Virginia Native Plant Garden and other adjacent natural areas. Internship responsibilities include garden maintenance, attending a meeting or field trip of the Potowmack Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society (VNPS), and assisting VNPS with propagation and other activities.

The internship is generously funded by the Potowmack Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society.

Compensation: Interns will be temporary, part-time employees of the Fairfax County Park Authority. Compensation is $10.95/hour for up to 300 hours. Start and end dates are negotiable.

Requirements: Applicants must be enrolled in a two or four year horticulture, botany, environmental education or similar degree program. Internship responsibilities include writing an article about the internship for the VNPS Potomack Chapter’s newsletter.

Contact: Brenda Skarphol at Brenda.Skarphol@fairfaxcounty.gov

Title: Horticultural Intern - Plant Shop and Gardens - Green Spring Gardens

Description: The internship will provide an introduction to common chores in a small public garden. This involves the maintenance of several garden areas, including a large Rock Garden and a conservatory. The intern will also assist the Propagation/Plant Shop team with a variety of tasks including working with volunteers, and caring for the plant shop and nursery.

This internship is generously funded by the Friends of Green Spring (FROGS).

Compensation: Interns will be temporary, part-time employees of the Fairfax County Park Authority. Compensation is $10.95/hour for up to 300 hours. Start and end dates are negotiable.

Requirements: Applicants must be enrolled in a two or four year horticulture, botany, environmental education or similar degree program.

Contact: Judy Zatsick at Judith.Zatsick@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Title: Fairfax County Farmers Markets SNAP Outreach Intern - Green Spring Gardens

Description: Green Spring Gardens and the Fairfax County Farmers Markets (FCFM) invites qualified undergraduate students to apply for our 2017 summer internship program. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) previously known as Food Stamps, is now accepted at four farmers market locations in Fairfax County. We are seeking an intern that can assist in promoting the SNAP at Market program, and implementing a community outreach strategy. The outreach strategy will be developed based on the results of a SNAP at Market program assessment being conducted in partnership with George Mason University (GMU), the Fairfax Food Policy Council (FFPC) and the Department of Family Services (DFS). The assessment will examine barriers to SNAP at Market program use including; transportation to market, knowledge of market products, cost, culture and more. The Summer Internship will be focused on implementing and fine-tuning an outreach strategy based on this assessment.

Duties of the intern include: (1) Implementing SNAP at Market Outreach Strategy based on the assessment; (2) Distributing flyers to County agencies, local nonprofits, schools and faith-based organizations; (3) Act as liaison between SNAP at Market Program and Farmers Market Coordinator; (4) Work to find new potential partnerships and maintain/expand current partnerships in the community for possible outreach or sources of volunteer support for the program; and (5) Provide on-site support of the SNAP booth as needed (setting up tent/tables, distributing scrip to SNAP clients, assisting with on-site accounting).

Compensation: The intern will be a temporary, part-time employee of the Fairfax County Park Authority. Compensation is $10.95/hour for up to 300 hours. Applicants should be able to work a flexible schedule.

Requirements: Applicants must be enrolled in a two or four year college and be able to provide written enrollment verification. Students who graduated within the 2015– 2016 academic year are still eligible. Applicants must be able to provide for their own transportation.

Contact: Chelsea Roseberry at Chelsea.Roseberry@fairfaxcounty.gov

Title: Children's Education Intern - Green Spring Gardens

Description: The Children’s Education Intern will assist with all aspects of Children’s Education: planning and conducting plant-based nature programs; assisting with all aspects of summer camps; gardening and other light physical work; developing teaching aids; and administrative duties and special projects as assigned.

This internship is generously funded by the Friends of Green Spring (FROGS).

Compensation: Interns will be temporary, part-time employees of the Fairfax County Park Authority. Compensation is $10.95/hour for up to 300 hours. Start and end dates are negotiable.

Requirements: Preference is given to applicants enrolled in a two or four year education program in environmental education, horticulture, botany, or a similar degree program. Preferred applicants will have experience and/or commitment to educating children. Internship responsibilities may include developing a project proposal, conducting project activities, garden maintenance, and presenting a written and oral project report.

Contact: Susan Eggerton at susan.eggerton@fairfaxcounty.gov

Title: Historic Resources Intern - Green Spring Gardens

Description: The intern will assist with all operations of the Historic House, including interpretation of the house and its historic landscape for daily visitors. The internship will involve researching and documenting various aspects of the site’s history and local history as it relates to Green Spring. The intern will also assist in researching for and developing historical interpretive programs for the public; cataloging archival documents; and developing exhibits.

This internship is generously funded by the Friends of Green Spring (FROGS).

Compensation: Interns will be temporary, part-time employees of the Fairfax County Park Authority. Compensation is $10.95/hour for up to 300 hours. Start and end dates are negotiable.

Requirements: Applicants must be enrolled in a two or four year history, museum studies or similar degree program. Internship responsibilities include developing a project proposal, conducting project activities and presenting a written and oral project report.

Contact: Debbie Waugh at Deborah.Waugh@fairfaxcounty.gov.

 

Hidden Pond Nature Center

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Title: Programming Intern - Hidden Pond Nature Center

Description: The intern will serve as a natural resources programmer at Hidden Pond Nature Center. This busy nature center has indoor exhibits, a nature trail, a pond, and abundant wildlife, and extensive woodlands along the Pohick Creek. The intern will be working with nature camp kids demonstrating animal care, walking through streams doing pond studies, and other aspects of natural science.

Requirement: College student or graduate preferable with a major in wildlife, biology, environmental science or Parks & Recreation; ability to communicate effectively and possesses research skills.  You must be able to work with children.

Title: Animal Caretaker - Hidden Pond Nature Center

Description: The intern would work with the center's fulltime animal care supervisor, and youth volunteers to help maintain live exhibits in a clean and presentable manner. Interaction with visitors will occur, so applicant must be able to converse with public at times. As part of this internship, site will welcome recommendations and suggestions from intern as part of their evaluation of the summer experience.

Requirement: College student or graduate, with an interest in wildlife, biology and or veterinary science.

Title: Habitat Impact Survey Intern - Hidden Pond Nature Center

Description: The intern would be assigned task of evaluating areas used by program staff for interpretive programs to help to determine ways to lessen impact on these areas. Working with park manager, and program manager, this person would aid in helping find the needed solutions to help better protect educational natural areas.

Requirement: College student or graduate in the study areas of wildlife, biology, freshwater ecosystems, and environmental science.

Title: Naturalist Intern - Hidden Pond Nature Center

Description: This intern would work in a variety of areas of site operations, from center office duty, wildlife surveys, program assistance, trail monitoring and wherever else they could be of help.

Requirement: College student or graduate with a major in wildlife, biology, environmental science or Parks and recreation.

Contact: Hidden Pond Nature Center Park Manager

 

Huntley Meadows Park

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Huntley Meadows park

Our Summer Internship and Apprenticeship programs are designed to give interested college students or recent graduates the opportunity to work with professional park staff to preserve and enhance wildlife habitats at a 1,428 acre wetland preserve.

Title: Historical Interpretation Internship - Historic Huntley/Huntley Meadows Park

This internship is accompanied by an award from the park’s Friend’s group and is designed to give an interested college student or recent graduate the opportunity to work with professional park staff to conduct history programs and research associated with Historic Huntley, a restored Federal period villa, and Huntley Meadows Park, a 1554-acre wetland preserve. Huntley house, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, was built by Thomson F. Mason, grandson of George Mason. Huntley Meadows Park occupies lands used for a diversity of purposes by many different peoples from Native Americans to the U.S. armed forces. The intern will particularly focus on developing and presenting summer camp education programs and conducting a research project relevant to Historic Huntley or Huntley Meadows Park.

AWARD: $2,800
PERIOD: 12 weeks / 40 hours a week; May or June through August 2016
LOCATION: Huntley Meadows Park
3701 Lockheed Boulevard
Alexandria, VA 22306
APPLICANTS: College students or graduates, preferably with major in public history, education, museum studies, history, archaeology or related field. Preference will be given to candidates with experience developing or conducting programs for children ages 7 to 12. Interns may be asked to drive a van and will be required to take appropriate training. Must be 18 years or older by May 2016 and must have a driver’s license.

DUTIES

  • Interpretive Presentation & Planning
  • Assist with presentation of history-related summer camp programs. May also work with the development and expansion of other interpretative programs for Historic Huntley and Huntley Meadows Park.
  • Research Project
  • Define and undertake a research project based on digital, oral, archaeological or archival sources related to the history of the Historic Huntley house, park, and surrounding communities.
  • Programs/Tours
  • Assist with tours of Historic Huntley, and other summer programs as needed.

 

Title: Naturalist Internship - Huntley Meadows Park

This internship is designed to give interested college students and recent graduates the opportunity to work with professional park staff at a 1500 acre wetland preserve operated by Fairfax County, Virginia. It provides practical experience in a hands-on setting and gives participants the chance to develop skills needed for a career in environmental education, nature center operation, and wildlife conservation. In addition, because this internship is funded by Friends of Huntley Meadows Park, a non-profit, volunteer organization, participants will learn how volunteer groups can work in concert with government institutions.

SCHOLARSHIP: $2800 from the Friends of Huntley Meadows Park
PERIOD: 12 weeks, May 30 - August 18, 2017
LOCATION: Huntley Meadows Park
3701 Lockheed Boulevard
Alexandria, VA 22306
APPLICANTS: College students or graduates (must be at least 18), preferably with major
in environmental education, natural sciences, or recreation,
and proven ability to work well with children. No housing available.
HOURS: 40 hours/week. Schedule may include some weekends and evenings.

DUTIES

Program Services

  • Participate in and lead nature programs and children’s day camps.
  • Assist interpretive staff in the development of programs on the park’s natural history.
  • Develop and implement new nature programs for a variety of age groups.
Projects
  • Write an article for the Friends of Huntley Meadows newsletter describing the summer internship.
  • Work with resource manager on outdoor projects.
  • Assist with development of interpretive materials.
Support Services
  • Greet visitors at the information desk, exhibit area, and on the trail
  • Volunteer management.
Training
  • On-the-job and participate in professional training as available.

 

Title: Outdoor Education and Community Engagement Internship - Huntley Meadows Park

Share your love of nature, movement and healthy living with local families! We offer advanced experience in outdoor education and community outreach at Huntley Meadows Park, a beautiful 1500 acre wetland forest preserve in Fairfax County, Virginia, http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/huntley-meadows-park. Huntley Meadows Park is seeking an intern to work within its community service partnership with Hybla Valley Elementary School, a Title 1 Fairfax County Public School in south Alexandria. The 9-month internship is funded by the Running Brooke children’s charity whose mission involves sparking academic success through movement (http://runningbrooke.org). This internship is in cooperation with the Friends of Huntley Meadows.

STIPEND: $3500 / 10 hours week. Potential for college credit. $250 materials budget
PERIOD: 9-months, August 2017-May 2018 (start and finish dates flexible)
LOCATION: Huntley Meadows Park
3701 Lockheed Boulevard
Alexandria, VA 22306
The candidate is required to have a background in outdoor/environmental education, physical education/kinesthetics, elementary education, nature study or biological sciences (or similar). Spoken Spanish language skills are preferred, but not required. The chosen intern needs to be a self-starter and independent learner.
The internship will include the opportunity to work in a wetland nature preserve as a member of a partnership including park staff, school administrators, and local children and their families. The intern will present a series of 90-minute, after-school, nature-themed, enrichment classes involving movement for children and their parents (~15+ people per class). Some programs will be based on existing lesson plans, and some will be newly created by the chosen candidate. Approximately 2 hours per week will be spent teaching; and 8 hours per week will be spent in lesson planning, curriculum development, meetings, research, and observation.

The intern will be provided guidance on, and gain experience in:

  1. Outdoor/nature education curriculum development and lesson planning.
  2. Community engagement with a variety of ages.
  3. Budget planning and allocation.
  4. Demographic data capture for evaluation purposes.
  5. Drafting the renewal grant on which this internship is based.
The chosen candidate is encouraged to read “Spark” (John Ratey, 2013) and “Last Child in the Woods” (Richard Louv, 2008) and discuss the books with his/her assigned staff mentor.

 

Title: Virginia Native Plant Society Natural Resource Management Internship - Historic Huntley/Huntley Meadows Park

This internship is designed to give interested college students or recent graduates the opportunity to work with professional park staff to preserve and enhance native plant communities and wildlife habitats at a 1,554 acre wetland preserve. The focus of this internship will be improving, monitoring, documenting and researching native plant populations within the park. It provides practical experience in the skills and abilities needed for a career in wildlife management and environmental sciences. This internship is a $2800 scholarship offered by The Virginia Native Plant Society.
STIPEND $2800 scholarship offered by The Virginia Native Plant Society for Huntley Meadows Park
PERIOD Somewhat flexible but approximately May - August 2017
LOCATION Huntley Meadows Park
3701 Lockheed Boulevard
Alexandria, VA 22306
APPLICANTS College students or graduates, preferably with a major in resource management, biology, botany, or environmental science.

DUTIES

Natural Resources

  • Assist resource management crew with habitat management for wetlands, meadows, and forests.
  • Promoting native plant communities by controlling invasive exotic plants.
  • Planting and seeding native plant species
Research
  • Assist with water quality assessments.
  • Participate in monitoring and documenting invasive species
  • Vegetation classification, monitoring, recording.
Native Plants
  • Assist with our native plant herbarium, logging data, preserving samples etc.
  • Use GIS software to document and record significant plants, trees and plant communities.
  • plant native plants and seed as part of our ongoing restoration efforts following our construction projects
  • Work with staff on environmental education programs and visitor services.

 

Riverbend Park

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Title: Naturalist – Riverbend Park

Description:  Tucked away in a remote river setting, Riverbend Park is Fairfax County Park Authority's only riverfront park and includes over 400 acres of forest, meadows, and ponds. Riverbend offers diverse summer programming, including nine weeks of summer camps for campers age 3-15, family programs, visiting camp programs, and kayak tours. Because Riverbend Park is part of the Potomac Gorge system and has within its boundaries unusual and rare plant and animal species, field studies are conducted throughout the summer to monitor and continue inventorying species.
The intern will gain a diverse experience working with all age groups and program offerings. Initially the intern will assist with summer camps and then progress to leading and planning segments of camps. The intern will also assist with family programs, visiting camp programs, and field studies.

Requirements: Must enjoy and have enthusiasm for working with children. College students or graduates preferably with major in wildlife, biology, environmental science, or Parks and Recreation, ability to communicate effectively, research skills.

Contact: Riverbend Senior Interpreter

Title:  Nature Education Intern- Summer 2017

Salary: $300/week for the summer, most interns will dedicate 10-12 weeks.  
Location: Riverbend Park, 8700 Potomac Hills Street, Great Falls, VA 22066
Hours: 8:00AM- 4:00PM Monday to Friday approximately

Description:  Join our team of environmental and outdoor educators at Riverbend Park this summer. This internship is an excellent opportunity for someone with an interest in outdoor, environmental or non-traditional education. You will have a chance to spend an exciting summer along the Potomac River; teaching camps, working with kids and enjoying the outdoors.

Interns will learn classroom management skills, natural history, outdoor adventure skills and get a chance to experience the Potomac.  Must love being outside, have some experience working with kids and be pursuing a degree in education, biology, environmental science or a related field.  Experience canoeing, fishing or other outdoor sports a plus.

Special Requirements:  All successful applicants must also agree to a criminal background check including fingerprinting, provide negative TB results, attend mandatory training, possess current or acquire first aid and CPR certifications before the start of camps, and have never been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor related to abuse, neglect, exploitation or other barrier crimes as listed on the Sworn Disclosure Statement of the Criminal Record Check. Valid Driver's License.

To Apply: Submit a cover letter, résumé and include three references.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If selected, you will be notified of additional procedures to begin employment. Interested candidates should forward resumes to Rita Peralta, Riverbend Park by email to rita.peralta@fairfaxcounty.gov or by mail to:

Rita Peralta
Senior Interpreter
Riverbend Park
8700 Potomac Hills Street
Great Falls, VA 22066
703-759-9018

Title:  Fishing Education Intern- Summer 2017

Salary: $300/week for the summer, most interns will dedicate 10-12 weeks.  
Location: Riverbend Park, 8700 Potomac Hills Street, Great Falls, VA 22066
Hours: 8:00AM- 4:00PM Monday to Friday approximately

Description:  Assist and lead fishing programs for kid's summer camps, public and private programs. Experience working with children in an outdoor camp or educational setting is preferred. Have freshwater angling experience, working knowledge of fishing equipment, techniques, and handling. Ability to paddle a canoe, kayak, and rowboat, introductory training will be offered.

Minimum Qualifications:  Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from a high school or G.E.D. issued by a state department of education, and experience working with children. Must be at least 18 years old.

Special Requirements:  All successful applicants must also agree to a criminal background check including fingerprinting, provide negative TB results, attend mandatory training, possess current or acquire first aid and CPR certifications before the start of camps, and have never been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor related to abuse, neglect, exploitation or other barrier crimes as listed on the Sworn Disclosure Statement of the Criminal Record Check. Valid Driver's License.

Preferred qualifications: Strong interest in outdoor or environmental education or interpretation and resource stewardship and conservation. Pursing a degree in the natural or environmental sciences, parks, recreation and leisure services, or education. More than 2 years of fishing experience.  
To Apply: Submit a cover letter, résumé and include three references.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If selected, you will be notified of additional procedures to begin employment. Interested candidates should forward resumes to Jordan Libera, Recreation Programmer, Riverbend Park by email to jordan.libera@fairfaxcounty.gov or by mail to:

Jordan Libera
Riverbend Park
8700 Potomac Hills Street
Great Falls, VA 22066
703-759-9018.

 

Sully Historic Site

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Title: Museum Aide - Sully Historic Site

Description: Intern to assist in public programming, history camps and giving public tours. Also learn behind the scenes museum operations such as collections care, museum administration/ filing in a unique historic house environment. Tasks include: opening and closing buildings, caring for collections items, giving tours, working with school age children for history camp, doing office administrative duties. Available year round.

Requirements: College student or graduate with an interest in history, museum studies, historic preservation, education, or historic object collections.

Contact: Sully Historic Site Manager and Visitor Services Manager

Title: Museum Education Aide - Sully Historic Site

Description: Update Sully’s education website and packet on line, prepare and send informational mailing to the schools for the upcoming school year, update Sully’s SOL links with the current VA SOLs, observe and teach Sully’s museum education program that highlights daily life of the Lee family of the federal period. Available year round.

Requirements: College student or graduate with an interest in history, museum studies, historic preservation, education, or historic object collections.

Contact: Sully Historic Site Manager and Visitor Services Manager

Title: Collections Assistant - Sully Historic Site

Description: Students learn the cleaning of collections, inventory, care and handling of collections, cataloging, and research into reproductions and period sources. Highlight a collection item each month for the Sully Snippets, and possibly for the FCPA blog and Sully webpage. Available year round.

Requirements: College student or graduate with an interest in history, museum studies, historic preservation, education, or historic object collections.

Contact: Sully Historic Site Manager and Visitor Services Manager

Title: Historic Document and Administrative Support Intern - Sully Historic Site

Description: Work closely with Sully staff to organize historical documentation and paperwork from a variety of projects. Administrative support includes, but is not limited to, park administrative filing, document scanning and filing, photo organization and labeling, answering phones, responding to public inquiries, development of flyers and brochures, and online program/event marketing entries.

Requirements: College student or graduate with an interest in history, museum studies, historic preservation, education, or historic object collections.

Contact: Sully Historic Site Manager and Visitor Services Manager

Title: Horticulture and Garden Intern - Sully Historic Site

Description: Learns history of federal period gardens and landscape. With Sully volunteer gardeners, propagates heirloom plants, weeds, prunes, works with volunteer work groups, and interprets garden to the public. Available year round.

Requirements: College student or graduate with an interest in history, museum studies, historic preservation, education, or historic object collections.

Contact: Sully Historic Site Manager and Visitor Services Manager

 

Cultural Resource Management and Protection

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Title: Archaeological Collections Management

Description: The Park Authority has amassed an artifact collection containing approximately three million items spanning almost 30 years of archaeology and covering many of the over 3,500 recorded prehistoric and historical archaeological sites in Fairfax County. In many cases these are the only tangible remains of the cultures who occupied the sites. This internship will involve assisting the staff Collections Manager in evaluating and improving collections conditions, as well as maintaining the collections database. This is an outstanding opportunity for anyone interested in collections management as a career.

Requirement: College or graduate student in anthropology, archaeology, historic preservation, history or closely related field but preferably with a demonstrated interest in archaeological collections management.

Contact: Collections Manager

Title: Archaeological Assistant

Description: : Highly valuable instructional participation in archaeology within the county. The candidate will assist archaeologists from the Cultural Resource Management and Protection Branch with archaeological processing and documentation in the field and/or lab. The intern will gain experience in archaeological lab work, field work, collections work, managing data within a database, and site analysis.

Requirement: College or graduate student in anthropology, archaeology, historic preservation, history or closely related field.

Contact: Staff Archaeologist

Title: Museum Collections Technician

Description: The Park Authority has over 5,000 objects in its Museum Collections, as well as a large collection of archival materials, including books, photographs, and original records, all relating to the places and history of Fairfax County. Interns will work alongside professional staff and have an opportunity to learn and perform basic collections management tasks, which include cataloging, accessioning and deaccessioning historic objects, caring for and housing historic objects, environmental monitoring and Integrated Pest Management, and conducting inventories and research. Interns may also have an opportunity to assist with the design, development, and layout of exhibits, create and provide online content about collections, and work on written projects, such as policy and procedure documents. Interns may also learn to work with Re:discovery software, our Collections Management database system.

Requirements: Collections Internships are generally for college seniors or graduate students specializing in Museum Studies, American Studies, Material Culture, History, or a closely related field. Internships are available year-round. Hours are flexible, but the Collections Management Office is only open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Please submit a current resume along with your application.

Contact: Collections Manager

 

Communications

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Title: Marketing and Outreach Campaign Intern

Description: Are you a student with a strong understanding of online communications? Work with staff in the development and implementation of overall marketing plans and experience many facets of outreach to communities. Assist with the planning and execution of a major marketing and education campaign for the solar eclipse working with tools such as in person events, videos, pod casts and other new media avenues. Coordinate with multiple government and private sector partners. You will have the opportunity to assist with website development and design tasks for various programs and sites.

Requirements: College Junior or Senior with a concentration in Marketing, Communications, Journalism or related field. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Ability to complete projects ahead of or by deadlines, Ability to multitask, Excellent research and writing skills, public speaking skills or Video production or editing experience a plus. This internship is available until August 2017 and can start any time before June 1 2017. This internship is not paid.

Contact: Manager Education and Outreach for the Resource Management Division of FCPA

Resident Curator Program

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Title: Historic Resource Specialist Intern – Resident Curator Program

Description: The Resident Curator Program is designed to preserve historic properties by offering long-term leases to qualified tenants who agree to rehabilitate and maintain publicly owned historic resources. Interns will work closely with the Park Authority’s Historic Preservation staff to assist in assessment and documentation of a number of historic resources county-wide. The intern will be involved with researching and documenting the history of publicly owned historic resources in the county, including assisting in the completion of nominations to the county’s Inventory of Historic Sites. Other duties will include assisting in researching and developing historical interpretive media and developing exhibits for the public. Interns will also provide administrative support such as organize historical documentation and paperwork from a variety of projects, document scanning and filing, photo organization and labeling.

Requirements: College student or graduate with an interest in history, museum studies, historic preservation, education, or historic object collections.

Contact: Resident Curator Project Manager

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