College of Liberal and Fine Arts



December 12, 2018

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park is seeking to hire a Community Volunteer Ambassador immediately and have no applicants at this time. They would like to hire a CVA as soon as possible, which means that if any of your students apply, they could be hired within the next 2 weeks.

Benefits include:

- Paid $440/week for 50 weeks (1/28/2019-01/10/2020)
- Premium-Free Health Insurance
- Federal training related to the field of volunteer coordination
- All expenses paid one week national training in Austin
- Unlimited access to online professional training courses via the Department of Interior learning platform
- $5920 AmeriCorps education award that can be used to pay back student loans or pay for tuition
- Federal job placement assistance: Non-competitive hire PLC certificate (distinguishes the applicant as an internal federal employee when they move on from the internship to search for a federal job) and formal training on how to navigate the federal job market

What a CVA does:
CVAs get top-notch training while they work alongside the volunteer coordinator to ensure that underrepresented communities are encouraged to take part in projects that are geared towards preserving cultural, environmental, and historical resources. They also contribute to the educational programming at the park, develop meaningful volunteer projects/events, and coordinate service learning opportunities. They work 40 hours a week for the 50-week internship, and upon completion, we provide federal job placement assistance as described in the benefits above.  

Eligible Candidates:
- US permanent legal residents or citizens
- Ages 21-29 years old
- Able to commit the entire 40hrs/wk, 50-week internship (01/28/2019- 01/10/2020)*
*These dates are not flexible, because this is a cohort program of 60 CVAs across the country who work together and train together.
- Degree holders preferred, seniors considered

Link to the application website:
Link to the application: (Applicants can log in via Facebook or Gmail)

For more info/questions:

Lindsay Compton
Volunteer Coordinator, National Park Service

Phone: 210-932-1001



Loveita Morrison

Internship Coordinator, Northwest Youth Corps

Phone: 541-654-4709



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