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National Park Service – Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail – Interpretive Intern - Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara Interpretive Center


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New Town, North Dakota

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Stewards Individual Placement Program (SIPP) provides individuals with service and career opportunities to strengthen communities and preserve our natural and cultural resources. Participants work with federal agencies, tribal governments, and nonprofits building institutional capacity, developing community relationships, and supporting ecosystem health. This in an on-site, 19-week, fulltime position, set to begin in mid to late May, with an end date of 9/30/2024. 

MHA Nation Interpretive Center is dedicated to educating visitors about the fascinating history of the MHA Nation through carefully curated exhibits and programming and is a tribal partner to Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. The MHA Nation Interpretive Center actively works to create space and interpretive programming on the customs, history, and practices of Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nations.


This intern program, sponsored by the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, is designed to help with the interpretation and history of MHA Nation Interpretive Center.  This will be accomplished by learning the history and culture of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nations to educate and inspire visitors.


The intern will also have the opportunity to engage with the Lewis and Clark Trail team on a monthly basis to make connections and bridge communications.  


Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail was designated by Congress to commemorate the 1803 to 1806 Corps of Discovery expedition. Working with partners like MHA Interpretive Center there is a shared identity for preservation of historic, cultural, and natural resources associated with tribal partners and the expedition in U.S. and tribal history. This epic journey contributed significant scientific knowledge and profound political, social, economic, cultural, and environmental changes to the peoples and landscapes of the North American continent.

This internship position will work with MHA Interpretive Center to interpret the history, culture and preservation of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail and partner sites history and culture. The work will involve giving talks, interpreting natural and historic features, answering questions, guiding tours, and providing miscellaneous services to visitors, some outreach and connecting partnerships with the trail and host sites.


[This internship position will be based at the MHA Interpretive centers but plans to work with other strongly cultural related departments like Culture and Language as well as the Tribal Historic preservation office. The work will provide a diverse and well understanding of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara nation. Working on an oral history project, learning tours, and being acquainted with what it takes to run a collection and everything in between]

Position Responsibilities will include:

·         Interpreting the history, culture and information of MHA Interpretive Center  

·         Safety awareness for MHA Interpretive Center

·         Additional duties assigned by the site

·         Public speaking/ Communication

·         Data entry

·         Team work



Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $2817.14 (pre-tax).

Living Allowance: $530/week (pre-tax) + $200/week in housing assistance

 $850 in professional development funds 


How to Apply
Apply on-line at: 
If you have any questions, please contact:
Jack McCann, Program Coordinator

Phone: 6104007804

Required Experience

Minimum Requirements:

·         One year of college


 Preferred Qualifications:

·         Enrolled in a post-secondary educational institution

·         Language diversity

·         CPR/First Aid

This position is located in New Town, ND. View the Google Map in full screen.