Glacier National Park Conservancy, Hispanic Community Outreach Intern, Summer 2022
Bill Lane Center for the American West
Applications closed on May 31, 2022
Approximate Offer Date:
Friday, March 11, 2022
Description of agency and internship overview:
The Glacier National Park Conservancy is the official non-profit fundraising partner of Glacier National Park. The Conservancy works to preserve and protect Glacier National Park for future generations. It supports park projects, programs, and services in four areas:
Preserve Glacier - to preserve the park experience including rehabilitation of trails, historic structures, and cultural resources
Discover Glacier - to provide curriculum-based education programs for students and improve Internet learning opportunities
Research Glacier - to research the park ecosystem and its components and enable wildlife and visitors to co-exist safely
Celebrate Glacier - to spotlight Glacier's cultural heritage and unsurpassed beauty
Additionally, the Conservancy operates non-profit bookstores to support Glacier National Park interpretation and education activities and programs. It also serves as an official park partner specializing in educational and interpretive materials.
The Hispanic Community Outreach Intern will build upon the work of the past year's Spanish Translation Intern (also through the Lane Center) in expanding Spanish translation of the Glacier National Park Conservancy's website and social media platforms and create a specific outreach program to engage the Hispanic community in learning about Glacier Park and the work of the Conservancy. As part of that, the intern will be responsible for some translation to Spanish, and will work with the Conservancy's team to develop a digital outreach plan targeted to the Hispanic community. This will include learning about and creating Facebook and Google campaigns, connecting with existing platforms (like latinooutdoors.com) and researching new partnership opportunities, and developing an email strategy for the Conservancy to implement to develop an authentic, lasting, and meaningful relationship with growing and diverse group of people interested in our national parks generally, and Glacier Park specifically.
Translate content from English to Spanish and then work with Creative Lead and Consultant (Zane Ray) using WordPress to update website content
Interview park staff and write descriptions on specific projects of interest (if in-person, this will involve visits to Glacier National Park)
Research existing platforms successfully engaging with the Hispanic community and conduct outreach efforts to engage with community groups
Research and develop social media campaigns (Facebook, Google, Instagram, email, etc) that leverage existing Spanish language information on glacier.org
Write a report on the project including recommendations for next steps and future investments
Eligibility and Requirements:
Bill Lane Center internships are part of Cardinal Quarter opportunities and we encourage students from all disciplines to apply to our opportunities. The opportunities are full-time (35-40 hours a week) for 10-weeks during the summer. Specific start and end dates can be coordinated directly with the supervisor.
We encourage students from any class year to apply for this opportunity. All majors are embraced as the project is one about inclusivity and access.
Note: Students are only eligible for one Stanford-funded full-time experiential learning opportunity during the 2021-22 academic year (inclusive of summer).
For more helpful application advice, please visit the BLC’s FAQs page.
Native Spanish Speaker
Familiarity with different graphic design software like Illustrator or Indesign
Experience with Wordpress or other website builders or a desire to learn
Familiarity with social media tools
Experience conducting interviews, including for qualitative research or outreach
Selection of applicants:
Complete applications are screened and finalists are contacted for an interview with staff from the Bill Lane Center for the American West. The top candidates for each position are forwarded to the agency for direct interviews with their potential supervisors and other agency staff. Host agencies will then notify the Lane Center of their preferred candidate and that applicant will receive an internship offer by email. The applicant is expected to respond promptly (within 48 hours) via email to the offer, or the offer will be rescinded. Once an applicant accepts an offer, the student should promptly notify all other Stanford and non-Stanford programs to which they have applied that they have accepted another offer and to withdraw their candidacy.