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National Park Service- Communications and Brand Fellow


Individual Placement/Internships

Job Location

Washington D.C.

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Position Type


Living Stipend: $675/week (pre-tax)

Additional Benefits Stipend: $645/week (pre-tax) for housing, healthcare, transportation, and/or other service related expenses

     Living and Additional Benefits paid on a bi-weekly basis

Internship Type: AmeriCorps State & National Service position

AmeriCorps Education Award: Eligible for $7395

     Must complete 1700 hours of service work to receive the AmeriCorps Education Award 

Internship Length:  52 weeks, full time

Number of Positions: 1

Start Date: 9/9//2024

Application Deadline: 8/9/2024

Reports to: NPS Partnerships Coordinator


Position Details

Stewards Individual Placements 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.


The National Park Service (NPS) preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world. The Office of Partnerships and Philanthropic Stewardship supports the NPS and its partners in creating, enhancing, and recognizing effective philanthropic partnerships through training, collaboration, communication, and policy leadership and encourages partnerships to achieve greater citizen engagement in NPS programs and activities.


In partnership with Stewards Individual Placements, the Office of Partnerships and Philanthropic Stewardship (PPS) is seeking a fellow who will support the office's efforts to create, enhance, support, and communicate about philanthropic partnerships within the NPS. This work indirectly supports conservation and preservation of national parks and their resources throughout the country. The fellow will have the opportunity to work with a variety of NPS programs, parks, and partners to engage audiences in protecting and experiencing America’s public lands.


As part of the PPS team, this fellow will support the National Park Service (NPS) and its partners to develop and implement innovative and responsive communications strategies.


Position Responsibilities will include:


  • Promote communications and partnerships that support conservation and protection of natural and cultural resources, including broadly supporting responses to climate change. Communicate partnership and philanthropic stewardship stories, promote policy awareness through developing and reviewing accessible resources, and shape messaging in products ranging from talking points to press releases.  
  • Learn to work in the content management system (CMS) and assist with integrating PPS priorities through digital projects (e.g., Director’s priorities, servicewide messaging, programmatic initiatives, etc.) as identified by the PPS Division Chief.  
  • Collaborate internally and with external partners, such as the National Park Foundation (NPF), to message projects that connect various audiences to the National Park Service and its mission. Tangible products may include news releases, articles, webpages, internal/external guidance, talking points, speeches, social media posts, etc. 
  • Assist in the development and implementation of communication plans and provide insight and input to help expand the NPS audience. Assist in the facilitation, coordination, and distribution of information to national, regional, and park staff as well as various partners.  
  • Support public outreach efforts of the NPF and other philanthropic partners, including developing events, press releases, brochures, videos, marketing, advertisements, etc. 
  • Collaborate with the NPS Office of Communications to support external communications involving collaborative projects and programs with the NPF and other partner organizations.  
  • Conduct research and develop fact sheets, briefing statements, reports, press releases, publications, web text, and other materials to disseminate information about partnership programs, internally and externally.  
  • Conduct review/vetting of proposed philanthropic donations, gifts, and cause marketing campaigns as outlined in the policy. Assist in writing summary reports to management after reviews (especially donor vetting), including conclusions and any recommendations. 
  • Support NPS staff in protecting and managing the NPS brand by performing research and helping to track use of the NPS trademarks. 
  • Provide customer service, coordination, and support for PPS programs and activities.  
  • Support the Director’s Partnership Award process from call for nominations to announcement of recipients. 
  • Support PPS communications ranging from notetaking to directed research and presentation development.
  • Support the NPS Brand Management Team and NPS Arrowhead Review Team through assisting with development of policies and responding to requests around the use of NPS Intellectual Property.
  • Provide a Final Report and Presentation on service term experiences and accomplishments

Required Skills

Minimum Requirements:

·       Bachelor’s degree.

·       Excellent written and verbal communications, project management skills

     Be a USA Citizen between the ages of 18-30, or Veteran up to the age of 35



 Preferred Qualifications:

·       Master’s degree.

·       Website development/online communications, editing.



  •   Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $7395.00 (pre-tax)
  •   PLC Eligible

·       Living Allowance: $675/week (pre-tax)

·       Additional member benefit: $645/week (pre-tax) for housing, healthcare, transportation, and/or other service related expenses


How to Apply:

Apply on-line via the link below. 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 this position, please contact the recruiter, Susie Schroer at 



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 reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application, interviewing, and/or onboarding process, please send your request to the hiring manager in your preferred method of communication.

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