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NPS Historic Preservation Training Center Build Up Visual Information Specialist

HPTC Build Up Facilities Workforce Career Academy- Instructional Systems and Design Team

Length:52 weeks, Full Time 40/hr per week

Location: Frederick, MD (remote eligible)

Living Allowance: $16/hr + $220 housing equivalent to $21.50/hour

Start Date: 5/20/2024

Application Due Date: Preference given to applicants that submit application by 4/01/2024

Title of Position: NPS HPTC Build Up Visual Information Specialist


Position Details

Stewards Individual Placements (SIP) 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.

SIP in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS) and Facilities Workforce Career Academy - Instructional Systems and Design Team are seeking an individual for an exciting new opportunity as a NPS Build Up Visual Information Specialist Intern. The Facilities Workforce Career Academy provides outstanding development opportunities for the facilities workforce within the National Park Service. The Instructional Systems and Design team has the responsibility of working with the various training programs within the FWCA to provide design and production services.

As a Stewards intern, you will work closely with Training Managers and Specialists, Instructional Designers, Subject Matter Experts (SME) and the National Park Service (NPS) Facility Maintenance (FM) Community to create and deliver NPS specific curriculum through custom media designed to meet the needs of today’s learners.  

Interns will work as an integral part of the team to aid in producing various forms of media (video, audio, graphics, web components) to include in a variety of courses and learning tools that the team will be developing.


Identified Projects and Position Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting in analyzing graphics needs,
  • The production of needed graphics
  • Providing input on the best way to integrate these graphics into the learning elements.
  • Course Catalog
  • Development of eLearning elements
  • Development of Communications tools.


Through this opportunity, the intern will develop skills and understanding, as well as have person/professional development experiences in teamwork, facilitation, writing, communication, critical thinking, time management, Learning Management System, prioritization, organization, self-direction and the use of SharePoint sites. 


Minimum Requirements: 

  • Ages 18-30 (Up to 35 with veteran status documentation)
  • Responsibility and time management skills to handle remote supervision and remote work
  • Very strong communication skills (writing/editing)
  • Very strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to pass a federal background check
  • Possess a valid driver's license
  • Experience sourcing and modifying stock images, illustrations, and video illustrations to further convey the instructional message.
  • Creativity
  • Ability to work with graphics applications in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience with video editing software



  • $21.50/hr (Full Time, 40 hours per week) (pre-tax)
  • AmeriCorps Segal Education Award upon completion of internship: $7,395.00 (pre-tax)
  • Health coverage available
  • Direct Hire Authority eligible
  • Travel to National Park Service sites available
  • Networking across the National Park Service
  • Involvement in dynamic team, get experience in and have impact on a national program in the National Park Service
  • Exposure to many individuals in youth programs, historic preservation, and training world of National Park Service
  • Ample professional and individual development opportunities to be determined by intern and supervisor


How to Apply:

NPS Historic Preservation Training Center Build Up Visual Information Specialist - Frederick (Fully Remote Eligible), Maryland - Conservation Legacy (
Please be prepared to submit a resume and cover letter as part of this application. Applications must be submitted directly to organization link, submissions through Handshake or other 3rd party sites, may not be considered. 

Gwennan Richmond
Stewards Program Coordinator



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.


The Historic Preservation Training Center (HPTC) is dedicated to providing diverse and underrepresented youth with a professional experience and exposure to technical fields, helping the National Park Service to recruit and develop entry-level talent to build a more technically skilled and inclusive workforce. While also providing meaningful and relevant technical internships for racially and ethnically diverse students and military service members. The goals of this program include, supporting high-priority projects in parks, regional offices, and Washington support offices. Increasing relevancy, diversity, and inclusion in the NPS workplace. While establishing a pipeline for converting talented and diverse students, recent graduates, and service members into career positions in the NPS