RDI Program Assistant
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: RDI Program Assistant
NPS Unit Name: Midwest Regional Office – Omaha, NE
Position Dates: May 28 – August 3, 2018
Relevancy, Diversity and Inclusion (RDI) defines both a value and a practice for connecting the public to the National Park Service’s (NPS) mission of preserving our nation’s natural and cultural heritage. RDI is both an organizational mindset and skillset. It serves as a framework from which the NPS must function to succeed and thrive into the 21st century and become an agency that is responsive to the needs of contemporary American society.
- Relevancy is achieved when all Americans are able to establish a personal connection to the National Park Service parks and programs and find meaning and value in the mission of the National Park Service.
- Diversity represents the practice of actively incorporating people of different backgrounds, perspectives, thoughts and beliefs throughout the organization to ensure that NPS is advantaged by the best thinking possible. Diversity is not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age or physical ability, but rather represents the wide range of visible and invisible differences and similarities that make each of us unique.
- Inclusion is the practice of intentionally building a culture that is flexible, values diverse ideas, and embraces the meaningful participation of all.
Good communication skills, orally and writing. A self-starter. Great organizational skills. Interest in social issues.
- 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
The intern will work in an office environment in Omaha, NE.
A valid driver’s license is required. The student may operate government vehicles. Students that are in this position must carry a valid state issued ID with them at all times.
Compensation and Benefits:
- Compensation is at a rate of $400 per week
- Housing Assistance stipend or offsite housing will be 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
Interested students should apply directly to this position via the SERVE job portal at: www.serve.gyfoundation.org