Hiring: Manzanar Intern

JACL is hiring an intern to serve at  Manzanar (California). Please see description of the site and tasks below.

To apply, please submit your resume with a detailed cover letter describing your interest in the program and how you will be able to contribute to the internship given your experience, background and other qualifications. Internships are to begin immediately upon hire and are for eight weeks. The position will be filled on a rolling basis so submit application as soon as possible. Send resume and cover letter to policy@jacl.org with the subject – NPS Youth Legacy Project Application.

The intern will receive $2,400 ($300/week) payment, a housing stipend, as well as air travel to and from the site that they are placed with should they need to relocate for their internship. Internships are for eight to twelve (8-12) weeks.

The description of tasks specific to each site are as follows:

Manzanar: The intern greets visitors on-site, orients the visitor to the site and valley resources and stories.  The intern might provide informal and formal programs to visitors, and assists with special events. The intern provides professional, courteous, and efficient services, useful and helpful information to park staff, visitors and other volunteers. The intern may also assist with other projects such as historical research, oral history, and interpretive media projects such as exhibits and publications.

The duties will include:

  • Providing visitors with information and stories about Manzanar’s layers of history.

  • Seeking out answers to visitor questions by utilizing National Park employees, written materials, photographs, oral history interviews, former incarcerees, websites, etc.

  • Roving site and answers visitor questions.

  • Helping assemble and photograph park brochures and flyers.

  • Assisting with Interpretive duties as assigned.

  • Supporting the oral history program as needed.

  • Assisting with planning and review of publications, exhibits, etc. as needed.

The intern will work with NPS staff and Manzanar History Association employees.

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