Community Liaison

The need for preserving all of our nation's history has never been greater, we're counting on you! HBCUI (Historically Black Colleges and Universities Internship) Program is a 10-week summer experience brought to you by Greening Youth Foundation in partnership with the U.S. National Park Service. As a part of HBCUI, 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 Title: Community Liaison
NPS Unit Name: Biscayne National Park – Homestead, FL
Position Dates: May 28 – August 3, 2018

Position Description:
Intern will learn how to design and conduct a professional grade interpretive and educational program. They will also improve their understanding of the art of storytelling and public speaking. The intern will learn the process of NPS media development, graphic design, interpretive writing and interpretive planning.

The intern will be part of a tight and cohesive team and will be working closely with several mentors. The intern will learn wayside design from talented graphics design rangers, historical research methods from NPS archivists and community outreach from dedicated educators and coordinators. The intern will be certified in First Aid and CPR, taught basic boat driving skills and introduced to ocean snorkeling, paddle boarding, fishing and kayaking
The Intern will focus on two primary responsibilities:

  1. Conduct on and off-site public programs that help engage and connect local families to the park.
  2. Develop and design a wayside exhibit panel on the history of segregated beaches in Miami.

Skills required: Comfortable public speaker, good with kids, interest in environmental studies, knowledge, and aptitude in graphics design.

 Additional qualifications:

  • Must be currently enrolled or recent graduate of an accredited HBCU institution
  • Must be between 16 and 35 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 

Work Environment:       
The work will be split 50-50 between field work and office work

Vehicle/License Requirement: 
A valid state's driver's license and a personal vehicle is required.

Compensation and Benefits:     

  • Compensation is at a rate of $400 per week
  • Housing stipend or offsite housing is provided
  • Attend the all-expense paid Leadership & Careers Workshop in Washington, D.C. in August
  • Qualify for federal non-compete hiring after meeting service requirements
  • 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
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Greening Youth Foundation (GYF, is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization whose mission is to nurture environmental stewardship among diverse youth and young adults, while exposing them to conservation careers.
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