- Job date: Sun, 20 Dec 2020 06:56:09 GMT
- Expected salary: $12.5 per hour
- Job title: DHA-Port of Chicago Magazine Intern
- Company: Greening Youth Foundation
- Location: Martinez, CA
The need for preserving all of our nation’s history has never been greater, and we’re counting on you!HBCUI (Historically Black Colleges and Universities Internship)is an 10-week summer experience brought to you byGreening Youth Foundationin partnership with theU.S. National Park Service. As a part of HBCUI 2021, students from schools around the country are putting their unique skills and talents to work in preserving the contributions of African Americans to our nation’s history and culture. Participants gain real-world, on-the-job experience as they explore federal careers in the U.S. National Park Service.
POSITION OVERVIEW Position Title Port of Chicago Magazine Intern
NPS Unit Name Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial
Position Dates May 16,2021-July 31,2021
DHA The DHA Resource Assistant internship (DHA-RA) is a unique internship opportunity within the Department of the Interior (DOI). The objective is to build a pathway to employment in the DOI for exemplary students in higher education. DHA-RA interns will apply content expertise to NPS management and build a network with federal employees throughout the internship. These rigorous internships require specialized expertise and typically are available to upper-level undergraduate or graduate students or recent graduates. The internships are designed to develop the participant’s technical and creative thinking abilities, leadership skills, and problem-solving capabilities. Successful completion of the internship does not guarantee that the participant will be hired into a federal position.
To be eligible for a DHA–RA Internship, applicants must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent legal resident (“green-card-holder”) and enrolled or within one year of graduating from an institution of higher education.
DHA-RA interns who successfully complete the internship requirements become eligible for two years from the date of their degree to be non-competitively hired by the Department of Interior.
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 Naval Magazine 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. However, our exciting partnership with East Bay Regional Park District – involving a new regional park, and a future joint visitor center – has generated a need for online, virtual programming conducted jointly with the Park District for middle and high school students. We are in need of an intern who is interested in both history and education to create engaging content for a Port Chicago unit to be presented during these virtual field trips, utilizing existing park historical resources and focusing on recently-acquired primary source oral history interviews. 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 July 17th, 1944; this event always results in an increase in awareness and interest in the site. We anticipate 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. The 2020 event was a virtual one, and the format has not yet been decided for the 2021 event.
Learning Goal The intern will have the opportunity to engage in archival and applied research, using park and partner resources. They will also acquire skills in event planning and coordination, through helping to implement a large public event. The intern will develop partnership skills and get to know a variety of professionals in many partner organizations aside from the National Park Service, including the Friends of Port Chicago, East Bay Regional Park District, and staff from the Oral History Center of the Bancroft Library at U.C. Berkeley. The intern will also build skills in curriculum design, graphic design and interpretive writing through creating educational content, outreach materials and 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, 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.
- 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
Work Environment The majority of work will take place in an office setting; however, sturdy walking shoes or hiking boots will occasionally be needed.
Vehicle/License Requirement A personal vehicle is not needed.
Compensation and Benefits
- Compensation is at a rate of $12.50 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 .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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- Upload resume and cover letter as a PDF file
- The file name should include your first and last name or initials
- Examples: FI. Lastname-resume.pdf, Firstname Lastname resume.pdf, or Firstname L.pdf
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