Stewards Individual Placement Program (SIPP) 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 employees of the National Capital Regional Office (NCRO) support national parks in the Washington, DC, area. The National Park Service’s National Capital Region Interpretation and Education Program manages a broad portfolio that fosters opportunities for visitors to connect to the culture, history and natural resources of the greater Washington, DC area. NCRO support ranger walks and talks (interpretation), education, accessibility, cooperating association, and community engagement programs at 15 national parks. NCRO encourages creative ways to engage the public and connect with communities. The Interpretation and Education Program works closely with other programs in their directorate including Communications, Partnerships, Digital Media and Volunteer and Youth Programs.
The fellow will assist the management and coordination of regional efforts to plan and implement events for the America 250 commemoration. America 250 commemorates the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 2026. The focus of America 250 includes telling stories of all Americans and highlighting lesser-known stories of our ongoing journey as a country. As such, the fellow will be the point of contact for information sharing and gathering information from a network of 15 national parks throughout the Washington, D.C. region. They will work closely with the Regional Interpretation and Education Program Manager to ensure that parks and collaborating programs have the resources they need to align efforts for public programming, collaborate on elevating historically underrepresented stories and perspectives and develop staff. This fellowship opportunity will ensure that community voices are represented in these natural, historical and cultural stewardship efforts.
Position Responsibilities will include:
- Create workflow processes for regional America 250 preparation and be the primary point of contact for logistics.
- Populate internal SharePoint website to share informational and professional development resources between parks and the regional office.
- Assist parks with reports and data calls.
- Assist with evaluating interpretive and education programs in the parks.
- Assist in the coordination of region-wide events.
- Pay $15/hour
- Housing assistance of $300/week
- $1750 Professional Development funds to be used for training, travel, etc.
- Local and self-paced training opportunities available