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Youth Engagement Steward - Andersonville National Historic Site


Individual Placement/Internships

Job Location

Andersonville, Georgia

Tracking Code


Position Type


National Park Service - Andersonville National Historic Site


Term of positions is 52 weeks; full-time 40 hrs/wk


760 POW Road Andersonville, GA 31711


$565/week living allowance, plus $750 in professional development funds

Start Date:

Desired: January 29, 2024

Application Due Date:

Applications reviewed on a rolling basis. Deadline – December 10, 2023

Position Title

Youth Engagement Stewards


Position Details

Stewards Individual Placement Program (Stewards) 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.


Stewards is excited to partner with Andersonville National Historic Site to host a Youth Engagement Steward (member). The Youth Engagement Steward will support the Interpretation Division. The mission of the division of Interpretation is to engage the public in a manner that encourages stewardship of our nation's natural and cultural resources.  This is done through public talks and tours, special events, Junior Ranger activities, and curriculum-based education programs.


The member will engage the public by developing and presenting interpretive and educational programs, both on-site and virtual, as well as all of the park's special events such as Wreaths Across America, Memorial Day decoration of the cemetery, and the park's living history events.  The member will also assist in coordinating youth outreach programs throughout the year, including the park's summer youth program, Junior Ranger Days. In addition, the intern will help develop a site bulletin focused on the African American history of Andersonville.


The member will have the opportunity to work with facilities and natural resources departments to maintain and improve the cultural landscape of Andersonville National Cemetery. The member will be exposed to multiple work divisions and fields of study, learning about many of the career tracks within the National Park Service and the federal government in general, and will work with an enthusiastic team who are always eager to share their knowledge and experience.  There will be no shortage of mentors on site.




Position Responsibilities will include:


  • Prepare and execute a summer Junior Ranger Program
    • Work with supervisor and team to develop summer youth program
    • Organize take home bags for youth program participants
    • Design special junior ranger patch for summer program
  • Research and develop a site bulletin on the history of African Americans at Andersonville National Historic Site
    • Read park’s Special Research Study, Hidden in Plain View for resource
    • Find pictures
    • Write text under supervision of lead ranger
  • Community Outreach
    • Find and attend community events with other team members
    • With support of visual information specialist design flyers to invite community to on-site special events


Minimum Requirements:

  • Two years of relevant academic study or one-year of relevant experience
  • Applicants must pass a criminal history background check and should possess a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by Conservation Legacy (over 21 years old or drivers license for at least three years).
  • Applicant must be between 18-30 years old (or up to 35 years old for veterans) upon starting their service. 


Preferred Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in the fields of communications, history, or education at an HBCU



  • $750 in professional development and training funds.
  • On-the-job training related to position responsibilities.


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.


Application Questions: Please contact Geoff Elliot at for any questions.

Conservation Legacy is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to hiring a breadth of diverse professionals and encourage members of diverse groups to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, political affiliation, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during application or recruiting process, please send a request to the hiring manager.

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