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National Park Service – Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail – Interpretive Intern - North Dakota Heritage Center


Individual Placement/Internships

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Bismarck, 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. 

North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum is part of North Dakota State Historical Society and is along the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. This institute has actively worked to create space and interpretive programming on the inclusive history and culture of North Dakota through interactive displays and special events. This intern program, sponsored by the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, is designed to help with the interpretation of North Dakota history and heritage. This will be accomplished by learning the history and culture displayed in the center exhibits, panels, education material, mentorship, and other pertinent information to educate and inspire visitors to North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum and its connection to the early west.


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 the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, 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.

The intern will work to interpret the history and culture of both Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail and North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum. The work will involve giving talks, interpreting natural and historic features, answering questions, guiding tours, and providing miscellaneous services to visitors, and engage in outreach activities.


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 Bismarck, ND. View the Google Map in full screen.