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Digital Design Individual Placement - Civil War Defenses of Washington (Washington, D.C.)

Title: Digital Design Intern
Location: Based out of Washington, DC (part-time remote)
Position Dates: January 23rd, 2023 – December 15th, 2023 (47 Weeks)
Pay: $574/week + health benefits
Status: This is a full-time, temporary, 1700 hour AmeriCorps National Service position.
Applications will be accepted until 12/9/2022.

Civil War Defenses of Washington:
The Civil War Defenses of Washington's mission is the inform the public of the history of the Civil War to Civil Rights in the Greater DC Area and across the United States. On forested hills surrounding the nation's capital are the remnants of a complex system of Civil War fortifications. These strategic buttresses transformed the young capital into one of the world's most fortified cities. By 1865, 68 forts and 93 batteries armed with over 800 cannons encircled Washington, DC. Today, you can visit 17 of the original sites now managed by the National Park Service.
Position Summary:
Appalachian Conservation Corps and the Civil War Defenses of Washington are seeking a Digital Design Individual Placement to assist with creating engaging content for the public. In this position, you will have the opportunity to be a part of an exciting and innovative education and interpretation team. The primary duties of this position are to help with a variety of digital and social media projects. The interns will create timely, relevant digital content for the park’s social media channels (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram). The interns will capture footage to create short-form videos, contribute to the park’s photo library, and create visually appealing informational graphics.
This position is great for someone who has an interest or background in American History as well as digital media. The Individual Placement (IP) will primarily work on office-based assignments with the capacity to serve remotely under the mentorship and support of the NPS Staff. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Capturing and editing photos and short-form videos to create relevant digital content.
  • Create visually appealing informational graphics.
  • Develop educational programs, including activities, programs, and products for audiences of all ages and level of competency.
  • Writing posts for social media accounts and website, and researching new platforms and trends.
  • Creating content for distance learning for Pre-K to 6th grade.
In addition, the IPs will be encouraged to attend NPS-sponsored trainings, and have opportunities to study the fundamentals of interpretation and site specific topics related to the natural and cultural history of Washington DC and surrounding states.
Housing is not provided.
  • $574/week living stipend, paid bi-weekly 
  • Option to enroll in health, dental and vision insurance
  • $6,495 AmeriCorps Segal Education Award upon successful completion of 1700 hour service term (award amount varies based on length of commitment and can be used for paying off federal student loans or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college) 
  • $1,300 budget for Professional Development, travel or research purposes
  • Eligibility for the Public Land Corps Hiring Authority upon successful completion – noncompetitive hiring status for two years when applying for federal positions.
  • Possible federal student loan forbearanceand interest payoff
  • Member Assistance Program – 3 free sessions of support with a counseling or work-life balance specialist
  • Subject-specific certifications and trainings may be offered
  • Depending upon the academic institution and program, positions may fulfill internship requirements
  • Professional development opportunities (mentorship, resume support, alumni listserv, etc.) and exposure to natural resource career paths