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Youth Empowerment Steward (YES) – Keweenaw National Historic Park

Individual Placement/Internships

Calumet, MI
ID: 3003-984

Youth Empowerment Steward (YES) – Keweenaw National Historic Park

Start date: January 1st, 2021 (or until filled)

End date: (12 weeks after the start date)

This is a full-time, seasonal 450-hour AmeriCorps National Service position. Placement locally within Stewards Beckley, WV office, National Park Service locations, or remote options available.

Contact: Sam Forsythe



Program Description

Youth Empowerment Stewards (YES) internships are seasonal, 12-week positions supported Conservation Legacy’s Stewards program. YES internships are available to individuals with a disability 18-24 years of age and Veterans up to age 35. A list of Disabilities can be found here.


Position Details

Stewards Individual Placement Program (SIPP) provides individuals with service and career opportunities to strengthen communities and preserve our natural resources. Participants work with federal agencies, tribal governments, and nonprofits building institutional capacity, developing community relationships, and supporting ecosystem health. SIPP in partnership with the Keweenaw National Historic Park are seeking an intern who will provide orientation and information to assist visitors.


Position Responsibilities will include: 

  • Providing information, orientation, and guidance
  • Visitor Information Services/Park Program Support
  • Visitor/Resource Observation and Reporting
  • Data Collection and Information Dissemination


Minimum Requirements: 

  • 18-26 years of age (or 35 for veterans)
  • US citizen or legal resident
  • Full vaccination against COVID-19 by the first day of employment and ability to provide proof of vaccination before starting
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and capacity to work in a fluid, changing work
  • Pass background checks: all offers of positions are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and Federal and/or State criminal background



 Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to work well as part of a team
  • Strong writing skills- content, procedural documentation
  • Solid critical thinking experience and skills- scheduling, process review
  • Global experience with accessibility/ disability policy
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and working in a fast-paced team driven and entrepreneurial
  • Strong interest in a future career in natural resources, environmental science, parks and recreation, or conservation



  • Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $1,678.57 (pre-tax).
  • Living Allowance: $580/week (pre-tax)
  • Specific program and employee resource groups to support a workplace culture of belonging including mentor opportunities and affinity spaces
  • Diversity and inclusion training for all employees
  • Flexible work arrangements to enable you to meet the requirements of your role in a way that's right for you
  • Possible student loan forbearance
  • Member Assistance Program – 3 free sessions of support with a counseling or work-life balance specialist
  • Uniform shirt and other necessary equipment are provided
  • In-service training
  • Additional subject-specific trainings may be offered
  • Depending upon the academic institution and program, this position may fulfill internship requirements 
  • Professional development opportunities (mentorship, resume support, alumni listserv, etc.) and exposure to natural resource career paths 




How to Apply
Apply on-line at:  In addition to your resume, please submit a one page cover letter highlighting why you are interested in this position and how your background and experience will help you succeed in this position.



Stewards Individual Placements Program does not and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.

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