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Weir Farm National Historical Park/ National Park Service – Stewardship Intern


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Wilton, Connecticut

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Weir Farm National Historical Park/ National Park Service – Stewardship Intern



      Term of positions is 26 weeks; full-time 40 hrs/wk



 Wilton, Connecticut

Living Allowance:  

$630 Weekly Living Stipend Distributed As:

      -        $430 Weekly Stipend

      -       $200 Housing Stipend

AmeriCorps Award:

Positions are eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $1,824.07 (pre-tax) at 13 weeks and $3,447.50 (pre-tax) at 26 weeks.

Anticipated Start Date/End Date:

26 weeks – 05/20/2024 – 11/01/2024

Application Due Date:

Preference given to applicants that submit application by Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Title of Position:

Stewardship Intern

Reports To:

Kristin Lessard, Visitor Experience Program Manager


Position Details

Stewards Individual Placement Program (STE) 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.

As part of the National Park Service, Weir Farm National Historical Park’s mission is to preserve unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. Specifically, to preserve and provide opportunities for visitors to preserve a significant site of the tradition of American Impressionism; maintain the integrity of a setting that inspired artistic expression and to offer opportunities for the inspirational benefit and education of the American people.

 STE in partnership with National Park Service at Weir Farm National Historical Park is looking for individuals to serve as Stewardship Interns. The internships will provide a variety of experiences in visitor service, interpretation, education, community engagement, natural and cultural resource management. The intern will work with the visitor services division to lead public programs and guided tours, staff the visitor center and historic buildings, provide information and interpretation to visitors from around the world, complete projects to engage diverse audiences and virtual visitors, increase their understanding of natural & cultural resources, and complete research and behind-the-scenes projects that contribute to parkwide goals. 

Position Responsibilities will include: 

  •       Lead interpretative and education programs and provide informal interpretation to park visitors. Learn the parks’ operations, rove to engage on-site, lead activities for education programs, group visits and special events. Interns will also develop, plan, and present their interpretation materials.

-       Training will include an Interpretation 101 course and shadowing/mentoring from supervisor and experienced staff. Interns           will also have access to trends and theory of interpretation resources. 

  •       Community Outreach. Make contacts at community events. Develop special product and/or program to engage the community. Reach out to community partners to engage them in service learning or volunteerism at the park.  Interns will be expected to contribute to social media and website content.

-       Interns will be provided with outreach and social media plans for the park and will receive hand on trainings and mentoring          from supervisor and staff.

  •       Develop an understanding of NPS operations and careers. Interns will learn basic structure, organization, and the mission of the National Park Service. Individuals will develop resumes; gain understanding navigating USA Jobs to search and apply for jobs.

-       Weir Farm National Historical Park will lead sessions on resume writing, how to use USA Jobs, and provided information                 career talks. Intern will explore NPS resources and learn about NPS careers through working with all divisions.

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Experience working with the public, some college (bachelor’s degree preferred but not required)
  • Applicants must demonstrate strong communication, interpersonal, computer, research, writing, and organizational skills.

 Preferred Qualifications: 

  • The ability to work with a team and coordinate activities with other team members. 
  • Experience leading groups and supervising volunteers
  • Customer/visitor service experience 
  • Experience working in an outdoor park setting. 


Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $3,447.50.

Intern will receive a weekly stipend that will total to $630. This total will be distributed as the following:

·       Living Allowance: $430/week (pre-tax)

·       Housing Allowance: $200 (No On-site housing) 

Substance Free: 
In accordance with a drug free workplace, alcohol and drugs are prohibited while participating in AmeriCorps and program activities and while on organization property. 

Additional Notes: 

All applicants must pass a criminal background and motor vehicle background check prior to hiring. 

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.

If you have questions about the application process, please contact: 

Kahla Stewart

Program Coordinator

Stewards Individual Placements

(423) 402-6004

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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