LGBTQ National Park Internship

Published 28 days ago

National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), the nation's leading national park advocacy organization, seeks an intern to join our Northeast office for the fall of 2021. This Northeast-based position supports NPCA program professionals to advance park protection priorities with a focus on Stonewall National Monument, the first national park site solely dedicated to LGBTQ+ history. The position also encompasses research and engagement support for other national park sites in the northeast region, including --but not limited to-- Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River. The successful candidate is inspired by national parks; has a passion for environmental, cultural, and historical issues, and non-profit advocacy; and wants to add value to a high-performing team that advocates for park protection through partnerships and outreach. The ideal candidate possesses strong administrative skills, works well in a fast-paced environment, successfully manages projects before deadlines, can work with a variety of stakeholders, is detail-oriented, and has excellent oral and written communication skills.

This internship will focus on:

  • Assisting in conducting a series of online youth tours anchored at Stonewall National Monument, and related tasks
  • Conducting outreach to LGBTQ+ organizations and community groups to engage around Stonewall National Monument and the management of contact information for these groups
  • Assisting with research to support the Northeast team’s campaigns around Stonewall National Monument, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, and Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River, and Revolutionary War sites
  • Assisting the Northeast team in developing outreach and engagement strategies for communities underrepresented among visitors to these various sites
  • Assisting with research and outreach surrounding northeast Revolutionary War NPS sites
  • Completing administrative tasks —such as compiling weekly Northeast national park news clippings and assisting with outreach and events
  • Assisting the Northeast team staff with additional park protection goals regarding various NE national parks as needed

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Organized and proactive problem-solver.
  • Interest in interfacing with members of the public and confidence in meeting new people.
  • Interest in issues facing the LGBTQ+ community.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, Google products, and social media platforms.
  • Commitment to the entire length of the internship.
  • Comfort with on-the-ground outreach and community engagement.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish not necessary but is a plus.



Stonewall National Monument was designated by President Obama in June of 2016 to commemorate the 1969 uprising that signaled a turning point in the LGBTQ+ civil rights struggle. NPCA led the campaign to establish this park and is currently working with the National Park Service and partners to develop the park’s programming.

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is 70,000 acres of protected area located along the middle section of the Delaware River that straddles the border between New Jersey and Pennsylvania stretching from the Delaware Water Gap northward in New Jersey to the state line near Port Jervis, New York, and in Pennsylvania to the outskirts of Milford, PA. A 40-mile section of the Delaware River, entirely within the National Recreation Area, has been granted protected status as the Middle Delaware National Scenic River under the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.

Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River provides clear water, blue ribbon fisheries, and stunning scenery only 3 hours from New York and Philadelphia. Fishermen pull prize winning trout, bass, and shad from its pools and riffles. New York City drinks from its headwaters. Within this park boundaries, 73.4 miles of the Upper Delaware River between Hancock, NY and Mill Rift, PA, are designated as Scenic and Recreational River.

In 2026, the United States will commemorate the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution. Several northeast NPS sites highlight stories, places, and people that help teach about this particular time in history. We will be identifying the funding needs of these parks to successfully interpret this history as well as finding opportunities to highlight these parks through events, advocacy, and communications strategies.

Internship Details:

  • This intern will be based out of NPCA’s Northeast Regional Office, located in New York City and will report to our Northeast Program Manager. 
  • Undergraduate students, graduate students and recent graduates (within the last year) are encouraged to apply. 
  • This is a part time internship, up to 20 hours a week.
  • Paid internship ($21.00/hour) and the intern will primarily work remotely with safe, in-person collaboration as needed. IT materials and equipment will be provided, if needed.
  • This internship will last for 12 weeks from October 2021 through January 2022.

National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), the nation's leading national park advocacy organization, seeks an intern to join our Northeast office for the fall of 2021. This Northeast-based position supports NPCA program…

Details at a Glance

  • Start Date
    October 11, 2021
  • End Date
    December 31, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    October 8, 2021
  • Internship Benefits
    Academic Credits
  • Payment
  • Stipend / Wage
  • Hours Per Week
    20 hours/week

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to

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Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
Associated Location
New York, NY, USA

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