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Heritage Education Services

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE HERITAGE EDUCATION SERVICES
INTERNSHIP, WASHINGTON, DC

The National Park Service (NPS) Heritage Education Services office is seeking a student in a historic preservation, heritage tourism, or heritage education related field for a for-credit/not paid internship. The intern will assist in preparing and posting NPS Discover Our Shared Heritage travel itineraries and/or Teaching with Historic Places (TwHP) lesson plans on the NPS website.

Teaching with Historic Places has a variety of products and activities that help teachers bring historic places directly into the classroom, which are available on the National Park Service website at http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/twhp<http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/twhp___> .  The Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary Series helps adults and young people worldwide learn about and plan trips to thousands of special places included in the National Register of Historic Places of the United States.  The itinerary series is posted on the National Park Service website at http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/travel<http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/travel___>.

Each Heritage Educations Services intern will have the opportunity to learn and practice computer software skills. He or she will work with a variety of organizations and professionals in partnership with the NPS to prepare travel itineraries and lesson plans: developing content, editing, and carrying out work to post itineraries and/or lesson plans on the web.  The intern also may be asked to perform other duties relating to the work of the Heritage Education Services office.

The internship provides an excellent opportunity to learn about the National Park Service and about cultural heritage tourism and heritage education and how to develop web based promotional products to market historic places as destinations and as tools for learning. The intern will learn about, research, and use documentation on registered historic places in the National Register of Historic Places archives. The student will also gain an in-depth understanding of NPS cultural resources programs and the educational programs, products, and services provided by the NPS and its partners.

For more information or to apply contact Carol Shull, Chief, Heritage Education Services, National Park Service at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> or 202-354-2234.