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Guest Service - Welcome Desk Intern

Main Goals for This Position to Accomplish: The intern will have a variety of opportunities to grow as a student and gain valuable skills working with a large and diverse public through the National Parks stewardship practices and educational aims. The intern will work guest services in the Christiansted National Historic Site Welcome Center, located inside Fort Christianvaern, interacting with guests and collecting entrance fees.

Brief Description of Work to be Performed:
The Intern will:
• Greet and welcome guests to Fort Christianvaern and provide basic orientation
• Collect entrance fees
• Experience how park programs are researched and turned into material that engages the public.
• Assist in building the Guest Services program at the National Parks of St Croix.
• Gain firsthand experience of how to engage with the public on a day-to-day basis outside of classroom structure.
• Gain valuable experience on how a federal organization handles day to day operations and the standards that the NPS holds their employees to. 

Length of Commitment: The Intern must commit to working two days a week from September, 2023 through April, 2023. If the intern wishes to work more than two days a week they can speak with the Chief Ranger.

Benefits to Intern:
• Education Cash Award.
o Awarded upon successful completion of internship
• Federal GS Grade work experience
• Federal Resume and USA Jobs workshop
• College Credit (if applied for through college or university)
• Hiring preference for future paid internships (though Conservation Legacy/Stewards)
o Upon successful completion of internship, if open positions are available