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Education Resource Individual Placement - Antietam National Battlefield (Sharpsburg, MD)

Title: Education Resource Individual Placement at Antietam National Battlefield
Location: 302 E Main St, Sharpsburg, MD 21782
Positions Available: 1 Internship
Position Dates: March 6th, 2023 – September 1st, 2023 (26 weeks)
Pay Rate: $600/week
Status: This is a full-time, temporary, 900 hour AmeriCorps National Service position.
The deadline to apply to this position January 29th, 2023

Position Summary:
The Education and Interpretation Individual Placement is an internship based at Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg, Maryland. The Individual Placement (IP) will work with and report directly to National Park Service Staff. Antietam National Battlefield is a National Park Service-protected area along Antietam Creek in Sharpsburg, Washington County, northwestern Maryland. It commemorates the American Civil War Battle of Antietam that occurred on September 17, 1862. The area, situated on fields among the Appalachian foothills near the Potomac River, features the battlefield site and visitor center, a national military cemetery, stone arch Burnside's Bridge, and a field hospital museum.
The Education Resource Individual Placement is a 6 month internship position working directly with National Park Service Staff. The IP will be the face of the park, help at the park visitor center presenting 30-minute Battlefield Orientation talks and greeting visitors as they enter the visitor center and orient them to the park. The Corps Member will hand out park literature, tell visitors about the park, and attempt to meet their informational needs. Over the course of time, the Corps Member is expected to become familiar with the resources available at the front desk, such as park handouts, maps of the area, and monument location guides. 
This position is focused on engaging the public by sharing information on the history of the park, while developing skills like public speaking and interpersonal communication.
  • $600/week living stipend, paid bi-weekly
  • $3,247.50 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)
  • 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 forbearance and 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