Paid Summer Internship with the National Park Service
Partnership & Philanthropic Policy Internship with National Park Service
The National Park
Service (NPS) Office of Partnerships and Philanthropic Stewardship (Partnership
Office) is searching for an undergraduate or graduate student who is interested
in an opportunity to participate in partnership and philanthropy policy research,
re-visioning, and outreach while gaining hands-on learning and leadership
The NPS strives to
encourage greater citizen engagement in national park programs and activities
by collaborating with educational institutions, organizations, businesses, and
federal, state, tribal and local agencies. The Partnership Office
helps the NPS and its partners create, enhance, and recognize their
collaborative work through training, communication, and policy
administrative, and analytical support for employees engaged in the
re-visioning and rewriting of National Park Service policy documents related to
fundraising, donations, and intellectual property.
·Strategize and outline
a plan and methods to communicate policy changes to a wide range of
stakeholders, including governmental and non-governmental employees and
partners. Duties may include creating visual products to communicate the
progress, goals, and outcomes of policy re-visioning work, including PowerPoint
presentations and posters.
·Conduct research on
applicable laws, regulations and policies related to partnerships and
·Conduct research and
provide assistance in the development of new programmatic practices and
policies to align with NPS goals pertaining to cause related marketing,
co-branding, and brand alignment between the NPS and corporate and non-profit
·Document findings and
recommendations in written summaries, briefings and/or white papers.
Communicate findings and share recommendations with fellow employees.
·Vet potential and
current donors – both corporate and nonprofit organizations, using research
gathered from online library databases and government databases.
corporate partnership projects related to the NPS Centennial Anniversary. Work
with the Partnership Office, Centennial Office and National Park Foundation on
corporate partnership activations as they relate to the Centennial.
is designed for current undergraduate or graduate students who have a
strong interest in, or are seeking a degree in, government and politics, public
policy, policy research and development, public-private partnerships, or related
or experience in marketing and partnership and philanthropic policy.
communication skills; oral and written.
· Skills in
policy research, analysis, and formulation.
to express findings in well researched documents, white papers, and briefings.
using online library databases to conduct research on various companies and
possess excellent organizational and interpersonal skills; have strong
attention to detail, and an ability to prioritize and complete multiple
The Partnership Office
is located in the NPS Washington Support Office at 1201 I Street NW, Washington
DC 20005. The two closest metro stations are Metro Center and
McPherson. Bus transportation is also conveniently located in close
proximity to the office.
This part time (16-20
hours per week maximum) internship will run from the end of May (or sooner if
available for an earlier start date) to the end of the summer, with a
possibility to extend through the fall semester. Interns will be paid
$14.00 per hour.
To apply, please
submit an electronic cover letter, resume, and professional and/or educational
references, and a one-page writing sample to Kathryn Hopps, Program Director
for Experiential Learning, at email@example.com.
information about this position, please phone or email Jackie Dostourian, NPS
Washington Partnership Office, at 202-354-2182 orJackie_Dostourian@nps.gov.