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Grand Canyon Program Intern Posted Jan 28
Grand Canyon Trust , Flagstaff, AZ
Grand Canyon Program Intern
Application deadline: March 2, 2020

Internship duration: May 26, 2020 – August 21, 2020

Spend the summer learning from Native leaders, storytellers, and Grand Canyon experts to develop curricula and interpretive materials that reflect tribal knowledge and histories of the region. As the Grand Canyon Program intern, you will build relationships, deepen your knowledge of environmental justice, and hone your skills in education and community engagement. If you want to protect the natural landscapes of the Grand Canyon and uplift the voices of Native people, this is the job for you!

What does this position entail?
Develop curricula about the cultural and natural histories of the Grand Canyon that honor the perspectives and voices of Native peoples.

-Interview Native leaders, advisors, and educators to solicit their recommendations for updating and creating Grand Canyon curricula.
-Attend meetings with Native experts, storytellers, business owners, and community members to gain a deep understanding of the Grand Canyon region.
-Compile a list of existing educational resources and reading materials about the Grand Canyon’s natural and cultural histories that highlight Native histories and perspectives.
-Create original interpretive materials about the Grand Canyon’s natural and cultural histories.
-Compile and create curricula that respectfully communicate the issues and narratives of the canyon’s Native people to a variety of ages, cultures, and backgrounds.

-Engage deeply with your work by reading articles, literature reviews, and other educational materials provided by your supervisor to help you acquire background knowledge about the work you’re doing.
-Attend weekly and monthly meetings with various teams, as directed by the Rising Leaders Program and Grand Canyon Program staff.
-As a culminating part of your experience, you’ll present your work at the Trust’s intern symposium alongside other Grand Canyon Trust interns.

There are skill-building opportunities for you!
-Work with your mentors to set meaningful objectives.
-Work with your mentors to craft and manage your individual work plan.
-Develop interpersonal skills in building trust and creating new relationships with communities on the Colorado Plateau.

Do you have what it takes? Do you have…
-A commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
-A commitment to lead with humility when entering communities and working with diverse cultures.
-Respect for the rights, voices, and histories of Native peoples.
-Enthusiasm for the work.
-Ability to communicate clearly and respectfully with people of all ages and backgrounds.
-Willingness to work in areas without cell service or access to other forms of electronic communication.
-Flexibility and willingness to adapt when plans and community priorities change.
-Ability to self-motivate and self-direct.
-Good time management and organizational skills.

Additional preferred qualifications
-Excellent communication skills and enthusiasm for meeting new people.
-Great writing and research skills and experience writing curriculum.
-Experience working or living in Native communities.

The nitty-gritty
Flagstaff, Arizona.

What are the salary and benefits?
$15.00 per hour, for a maximum of $7,200. The intern will also receive a $500 living stipend, a $250 transportation stipend, a $200 professional development stipend, and free attendance at the Uplift Climate Conference. This position is not benefits eligible.

What is the employment term?
This is a three-month internship, beginning on May 26 and ending on August 21. (Start and end dates are potentially negotiable). The intern is expected to work an average of 40 hours per week for a total of 480 hours.

Who would my supervisor be?
Grand Canyon Trust internships are managed by the Rising Leaders Program. Interns are expected to communicate regularly with Rising Leaders Program staff about progress and any support you might need along the way.

Sarana Riggs, Grand Canyon Program Manager will be your supervisor. Roger Clark, Grand Canyon Program Director, will be your co-supervisor and may assist you with projects or skills training.

How do I apply?
Please send a resume, a list of three references, and a statement of interest that conveys your passion and qualifications to Amber Benally at No phone calls, please. The application deadline is March 2, 2020.

The Grand Canyon Trust is an equal opportunity employer. We work actively to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. The Trust is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.