Internship in Support of National Park Service
Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail
On behalf of the National Park Service, Solimar International is pleased to offer a remote unpaid internship intended for graduate or undergraduate students to gain experience in sustainable tourism management and digital marketing as part of the Lewis and Clark National Historical Trail Experience. The 12-week internship will support the National Park Service to market and manage sustainable tourism along the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail.
The internship supports the National Park Service’s Geotourism Program through community engagement, research, and content development. The internship is offered as a remote position. Preference will be given to candidates attending universities within or with strong ties to communities along the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. Interns will work with remote supervision from Solimar International’s Washington DC-based office.
About the Program:
The Geotourism project for Lewis and Clark NHT is designed to support the public’s use and enjoyment of the Trail without adversely impacting the resources along it. The project engages residents, partners, communities, American Indian Nations, and visitors in shared environmental and cultural heritage stewardship. The information, products, and services identified or developed by this project will be shared through a variety of strategies to increase public awareness, knowledge and support for stewardship of the nation’s cultural and historical heritage along the Trail. Click here to learn more.
Who is Eligible:
- Strong preference will be given to students attending college or university in communities along the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, or for students with strong ties to—or firsthand familiarity with—communities along the Trail.
- Strong candidates will have a background in marketing, communications, management, history or tourism studies, with a passion for history and cultural heritage and strong skills in research and writing for wide audiences.
- The intern will receive guidance and feedback from program mangers via email, phone call, and occasional webinars, but since the intern will be working remotely, candidates should be self-motivated and able to work independently.
Interested candidates should email a resume and brief cover letter describing why they are interested in participating in the internship to Derek Schimmel at [email protected]. Please use the subject line “Lewis and Clark Trail Internship”. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis
Interns are expected to commit to approximately 20 hours per week.
This internship program combines Solimar International’s expertise in sustainable tourism and the involvement of local residents to facilitate wise stewardship of cultural, historic, and natural resources, enhance local economies, and help destinations tell their story internally and to their target travel markets. The program will use a stakeholder-driven process to create a branded communication tools for the Trail, build a local constituency of destination ambassadors and storytellers, and work with them to support wise stewardship and promotion of the Trail.