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Company Name :- Conservation Legacy
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Company Location :- Anchorage, AK 99501
Job Category :- General
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Title: National Park Service – New Leader in Conservation Community AssistanceStipend: $600.00 Weekly Living StipendDates: 05/30/2022 – 08/19/2022Term: 12 weeks, full timeReports To: National Park Service – Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance ProgramLocation: 240 W. 5th Ave, Anchorage AlaskaStatus: 450 hour AmeriCorps Service TermBenefits: AmeriCorps Education Award of $1,718.25, eligible for Direct Hiring Authority upon completion of the rigorous 12 week internship. Professional development and travel expenses will be covered by the National Park Service throughout internship.
Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps’ MissionIt is the mission of the Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps to lead our nations back to cultural and ecological well being. The Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps is specifically designed to engage Native American youth and young adults with offices in Acoma, Albuquerque, Gallup, Zuni, and Hopi. *Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps serves local tribal communities in the regions we operate and across the Unites States. Native American applicants are preferred.
National Park Service Mission: Our Mission The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The NPS cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.
NPS – Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program Overview: The NPS operates programs in communities throughout the nation to connect people across the country to their parks, trails, rivers, and other special places. This New Leader in Conservation Community Assistance is a rigorous internship (NLCCA intern) position is within the NPS- Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance (NPS-RTCA) program, which helps community groups, nonprofits, state and local governments, and tribes plan parks and trails, conserve and improve access to rivers and natural areas, and create recreation opportunities through locally led partnerships.
NPS Rivers Trails and Conservation Assistance Fellowship Overview: The NLCCA intern will be tasked with researching and writing a brief report (or other documentation) that will focus on how the NPS-RTCA program can better engage with communities in rural Alaska, and ensure better representation of Alaska Native communities and their interests in land use planning and land and resource management.
The NLCCA intern will be required to complete a final report (or similar documentation) that describes the research, outcomes and recommendations. There will also be a mandatory presentation of the project work to National Park Service managers at the conclusion of the internship. With a successful New Leaders in Conservation Community Assistance internship and fulfillment of these are requirements, the NLCCA intern is eligible for a Direct Hiring Authority when applying for Federal positions within natural resource bureaus of the Department of the Interior.
Essential functions and responsibilities: The work will be centered around one of our existing projects. The purpose will be to help us better serve Alaska Native communities, and become better project partners. The selected individual will be able to pick one of the following three projects to focus their efforts on:
Develop a strategy for outreach to rural Alaska as part of the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP).
Identify and collect best practices for including indigenous communities in the management and interpretation of sites and resources managed by public agencies.
Identify and collect best practices for including indigenous communities in planning processes at two project sites in Alaska (Homer and Chitina).
1) Independent research
Collaborate with NPS-RTCA staff and project partners to identify research needs
that are beneficial to the program and project partners.
Conduct archival research in knowledge repositories in Alaska relevant to the
selected project (eg University of Alaska, Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage Museum) and online.
Work with project partners to collect needed information (key informant
interviews, focus groups, etc.).
Assemble research findings in a useful format (database, report,
2) Field Observations
Plan and facilitate site visits with the support of NPS-RTCA staff, primarily in the
commuting area and with opportunities to travel elsewhere in Alaska.
Conduct interviews with individuals and groups, as needed.
Create needed maps and graphics.
3) Assemble Findings and Present
Assemble findings and previous work in a final format (likely a report and
presentation, but this may vary).
Draft written sections and edit for clarity and usefulness.
Finalize the report and its findings and present them to NPS leadership.
Analytical and critical thinking skills
Ability to work effectively with a variety of people
Strong organizational skills
Strong oral and written communications skills
Possession of a current valid driver’s license
Must be 21 years or older
Must be a US Citizen, National, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the United States. Fellows must undergo a government background check if selected.
Required ExperienceMust be an enrolled student with at least one term left after the internship before they finish their degree. They can be an undergraduate or graduate student. Enrolled in a graduate level (eg Master’s) program in Planning, Public Policy, Landscape Architecture, or other similar discipline.
It is not expected that prospective candidates have experience in all of these areas. An interest in developing these skills and some experience through work and/or education in at least one of these areas is required.
**Conservation Legacy requires all its staff and participants to provide proof of vaccination from Covid-19 or negative test results when working on Federal lands and projects.
Job Type: Full-time
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