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Visual Information Specialist Member - Build Up Technical Internship Program

American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service is seeking One Visual Information Specialist Member to contribute to Planning Division projects alongside National Park Service Staff and Denver Service Center Staff.
About Build Up Technical Internship Program: This position is part of the Build Up Technical Internship Program facilitated by the Historic Preservation Training Center. Build Up Technical Internship Program is working to expand and diversify the National Park Service workforce while addressing critical maintenance needs by providing professional experiences in technical fields to students and recent graduates.
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This position is classified as a DHA (Direct Hire Authority) Internship. DHA positions target exceptional, current upper-level undergraduate or graduate students that are interested in pursuing careers with the NPS. DHA positions will be rigorous internships that develop the participant's technical and creative thinking abilities, leadership skills, and problem-solving capabilities. After successful completion of the internship, and graduation from their degree program, the intern will receive DHA non-competitive hiring eligibility.
DHA and Build Up Technical Internship Program opportunities are intended to provide individuals from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds professional experience and exposure to public service and lands management.

Start Date: June 5, 2023
Estimated End Date: August 26, 2023
*an 11-week commitment is required*

Location Details/Description: Remote, Publications and Technical Specialist Teams, Denver Service Center
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Position Overview: The Denver Service Center (DSC) serves NPS as the central planning, design, and construction project management office. The DSC works with parks and regional staff to meet the unique needs of every location in the National Park system.
The Visual Information Specialist member will support the Denver Service Center Planning Division with publications related tasks that include document formatting for print and digital publication, graphic design, and section 508 compliance/accessibility. Member will use and learn to use tools from the Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.), the Microsoft Office Suite, and CommonLook 508 Plug-in for Acrobat. Task complexity range from using existing document templates to designing a document with a custom layout, for public meeting materials (postcards, flyers, annual reports, newsletters) and larger planning documents such as general management plans, wilderness plans, resource stewardship strategies, and other planning documents. A special project, to help advance the strategic efforts of the publications team, would be encouraged for the member. Additional duties may be assigned as necessary.
This individual placement is meant to facilitate professional development and promotes exposure to land management agencies and networking with professionals. This could include gaining experience in different conservation fields and shadowing different work groups.

Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm; may be flexible

Position Benefits
Living Allowance: The ACE Member is expected to contribute ~40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $1000/wk to offset the costs of food and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly.
Housing: Housing is the responsibility of the member and not provided by ACE or NPS.
Provided Training/Orientation: ACE members will receive position specific training and an orientation outlining ACE policies and procedures, clear guidance on prohibited activities, and networks for support.

  • Members must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident, as required by U.S. government contracts
  • Willing and able to represent ACE and the partner organization in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner.
  • Ability to be both self-directed/work alone, and be a positive, contributing member of a group.
  • A valid driver's license and an insurable driving record (documentation to be provided upon request).
  • Willing to undergo and must pass the required two-part criminal history check.
  • Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • ACE Members will need to complete bi-weekly timesheets, beginning of term feedback forms, end of term evaluations and for longer terms, a mid-term evaluation.
  • Member may not participate in any prohibited activities as listed in the Member Service Agreement.
  • Competitive applicants for this position can hold or be pursuing a minimum of a Bachelor's degree and/or have relevant experience in subject areas such as graphic design, communications, marketing, or related field
  • Ability and willingness to communicate with key stakeholders
  • Deep interest in management of public lands
Physical Demands, Work Environment and Working Conditions: Position is remote. Manual dexterity required for use of various tools, computer keyboard/mouse and other office equipment.
To Apply: Please submit your resume, a cover letter demonstrating your interest and experience for this position and the Build Up Technical Internship Program, and contact information for three professional/academic references to the online application page for this position here:
Early consideration will be given as resumes are received. This position may close at any time. If you have any questions regarding this position please feel free to contact ACE EPIC Member Coordinator, Bianca Wahkinney at
EEO: American Conservation Experience provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, American Conservation Experience complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.