Youth Education Intern

Internship Title:  Youth Education Intern

Supervising Division/Department/Site: History Programs Division

Semester Internship is Available:  Fall/Spring/Summer

Work Location Address: 105 W. 16th Street Austin, TX 78701

Duration: To be determined (Can be semester based or as needed for project)

Application Closing Date: Until Filled

Hours/Week:  To be Determined

Travel Required:  No   

 

INTERNSHIP JOB DESCRIPTION:

Intern assists the youth education specialist with research, development and dissemination of a range of youth (4th - 12th grades) programs, including assisting with clerical duties such as entering data into spreadsheets and reports and the preparation of program materials. Intern may assists with the research of special topics for use in developing new programs and educational materials such as lesson plans, activity guides, and online/mobile content, as well as planning and facilitation of programming with partner organizations.

Complies with all agency Internship Program Policies and Procedures.

 

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:

 

Conducts research related to the THC's resources and current trends in education and interpretation; Analyzes and evaluates data and research findings in order to formulate conclusions and make recommendations accordingly; Assists in preparation of reports and publications and maintains records, particularly in regard to educational programming; May assist in developing student lesson plans and web-based educational materials; Provides exemplary customer service; Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Experience in informal education and an understanding of current methods and strategies of interpretation. College level writing and copy editing skills; effective communication and organization skills; attention to detail; computer skills; familiarity with developing online content. Knowledge of American and Texas history is helpful.

 

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS:

Required: Currently enrolled in a Bachelor degree program in history, education, public history, museum studies, or other closely related field. Preferred: Currently enrolled in a Master degree program in one of the related fields above. 

 

REMARKS (Application procedure, Special requirements): Applications must be submitted on the Texas Historical Commission’s Internship Application available on the web at www.thc.texas.gov.  Please mail applications to P.O. Box 12276, Austin, Texas 78711 or deliver them in person at 1700 N. Congress Avenue, Suite B-65, Austin, Texas.  A resume and current transcript must be submitted with your application.  Resumes cannot be submitted in lieu of applications.  Applications will be reviewed, and top applicants will be contacted for interviews.  After a qualified person has been chosen for the specified internship, letters will be mailed to all interviewed applicants letting them know that the position has been filled. Disability access for application submission, testing and interview accommodations can be provided upon reasonable notice.

 

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY                                                                                           

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