THANK YOU for your interest in the Delaware State Parks AmeriCorps Internship Program. New this year - AmeriCorps Educational Award (optional): Interns engaged in Education, Management, Administration, or Environmental Stewardship are eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award upon completion of their service if they choose. The award amount varies and is based on the total number of hours served. The award can be used for educational expenses including tuition, student loans, books, and other fees for up to seven years after completion of service.


COMPLETE THIS FORM FOR ANY INTERNSHIP BEGINNING IN November 2019 THROUGH October 2020.


TO BECOME A CANDIDATE:

STEP 1: Complete the form below, click the CONTINUE button at the bottom to submit your application


STEP 2: Send Resume. Email to DNREC_HelpYourPark@state.de.us OR Fax 302-736-7968


APPLICANT INFORMATION:

1. The interview and review process begins upon receipt of completed application so timely submission is encouraged.

2. NO DEADLINES: Applications are accepted throughout the year until all positions are filled.

Positions listed on Website as available are still open and will continue to interview until all available slots have been filled.

3. Summer positions fill quickly- early application is suggested.

4 . Start and end dates are flexible.

5. Positions are filled upon successful interview and completion of criminal history background check conducted by the Division.


Questions? Contact:


DNREC_HelpYourPark@State.de.us 302-739-9183


Delaware State Parks encourages candidates of all abilities to apply.

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.


Personal Information


Internship Preferences

Please review the list of available intern positions and descriptions on our website at www.destateparks.com/getinvolved/internships.


REQUIRED INFORMATION - Please list your top three position selections.


YOU MUST INDICATE POSITION(S) YOU ARE APPLYING FOR.

Please indicate your preferences in the space provided below. Choose as many as you are interested in, but please number your selections in preference order, with (1) being your top choice. Please include the position title AND location.




Education

Please tell us the current status of your educational experience. Include:

- Major or Area of Study

- Current Year of Study

- University/College you attend

- City/State



Length of Internship


How Did You Find Out About This Internship?

Please indicate how you found out about our program:

- Internet Search

- College Email

- Career Service Center

- Indeed

- Handshake

- Internships.com

- Referred by a friend

- Other (Please explain)



Is this an Academic Internship?

If this is an Academic Internship please provide us with the following information:



Housing

Delaware State Parks has limited housing accomodations available throughout our parks system. Accomodations are offered first come first serve. Housing is offered at no cost to interns in our program.



Motivational Statement

Please provide a written response of 500 words maximum to the question:


What do I hope to gain from this internship? What can I contribute to my internship?



Supplemental Information

Please provide any additional information that may be helpful in evaluating your application.


Consider:

Do you have any Related Experiences, interests or abilities?


Have you studied any language other than English? How is your speaking and writing ability in that language?


Do you have any physical or medical limitations that we need to be aware of?



References

Please provide two professional references. Can be work, volunteer, or academic. Please do not list family members.



Employment


Internship Policy

DELAWARE STATE PARKS INTERNSHIP POLICY

Delaware State Park Internship Program provides opportunities for qualified students and career focused graduates to apply learned theory and experience to practical situations and observe the organization up close. A quality field experience facilitates and enhances the educational and vocational process. The DELAWARE STATE PARKS internship is a training program that provides practical work experience and valuable training in the many and varied careers in the State Park Service.


1. As a training program, Interns are assigned to a specific site and Field Expert who will mentor and supervise the intern activities. Interns are expected to work closely with their Field Expert to design an individual plan detailing internship duties and requirements including: daily schedules, responsibilities and the duration of the internship.

2. It is the interns responsibility to ensure that all academic provision and requirements are fulfilled during the internship. For the internship experience to benefit of the intern, participation in all orientation and training programs is expected.

3. Interns are considered volunteers in Delaware State Parks, and as such are not considered employees of the State of Delaware. The Division of Parks and Recreation does not provide Workers Compensation or any other insurance coverage for volunteers or interns.

4. At no time shall the intern displace regular employees.

5. Interns are not paid for their service. Interns may elect to receive a fixed-amount stipend to help cover expenses incurred during their volunteer intern service. Acceptance of the stipend in no way alters the volunteer nature of the interns service or the interns status as a volunteer and not an employee of State of Delaware.

6. No taxes are withheld from the stipend. Interns electing to receive the stipend will complete IRS Form W-9 Request for Tax-Payer Identification as self-employed and will receive a Form 1099 at the end of the year that reports the amount of income from the stipend. The stipend is not a wage, but does count toward the total income on which the interns tax obligation is based. Interns receiving less than $600.00 in a calendar year are not subject to receiving a Form 1099.

7. Interns serve as a representative of Delaware State Parks and are expected to learn about and uphold the agencys policies, programs and to comply with the expectations set forth by your supervisor including dress code, conduct and customer service standards.

8. The intern understands that there is no expectation for paid employment with DELAWARE STATE PARKS at the conclusion of the internship.

9. Interns in all positions are required to undergo and successfully pass a Background Investigation conducted by the Division as a part of the screening process.

10. Acceptance as an Intern is contingent upon successful completion at all levels of screening.

11. The Division reserves the right to reject a candidate for any reason which the Division, in its sole judgment, determines will or may affect the best interests of the Division. Furthermore, the Division reserves the right to withhold the reason(s) for such refusal.

12. The Division of Parks and Recreation accepts the service of all Interns with the understanding that such service is at the sole discretion of the Division. Interns agree that the Division and the Intern may at any time, for any reason, decide to terminate the Interns relationship with the Division. Notice of such a decision should be communicated in writing as soon as possible.



CERTIFICATION

By checking the "AGREE" button below,

• I certify that all of the statements made in this application are true, correct, and complete, to the best of my knowledge, and are made in good faith.


• I certify that I have read and understand the policies and information contained in this application that govern participation as an Intern with DELAWARE STATE PARKS and that I consent to and freely apply to become a program participant.


• I understand that misinformation or omission of information could result in disqualification and/or termination from the program.


• I also understand that a background and security check will be conducted at no fee to me. I will be contacted by Delaware State Parks to obtain authorization to conduct this criminal history verification. Should you be denied acceptance to the program as a result of this investigation, you will be notified and a copy of the report sent to you.


• The principal purpose for requesting this personal information is to process your application for acceptance into the program, and for other general routine purposes associated with your participation in a DELAWARE STATE PARKS INTERN PROGRAM. The information will not otherwise be disclosed to entities outside of DELAWARE STATE PARKS without your prior written permission.


• I understand and voluntarily assume the risks involved in being a volunteer for the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC).


• I release DNREC from any liability arising out of my participation as a volunteer. I hereby waive the right to file any and all claims for compensation or damages against DNREC, and any state employee or contractor for any loss or injury sustained during the course of volunteer activities.


• Volunteers are not considered employees of the State of Delaware. DNREC does not provide Worker’s Compensation or any other insurance coverage for volunteers.


• I agree to provide service as a volunteer without compensation and to adhere to DNREC rules and procedures and will not attempt work that is beyond my abilities or for which I have not been assigned, trained or authorized.


• I understand that photographs may be taken at events and I give my permission to DNREC to utilize my photographs in future publications, promotional materials and exhibits.


• I certify that I have read and understand this Waiver of Liability form and that I am signing it because I wish to proceed as a volunteer under these terms and conditions.