Thames River Heritage Park Accepting Applications for Summer Internship Program
The Thames River Heritage Park Foundation, the non-profit organization that operates the Groton-New London water taxi, is accepting applications for its summer internship program. The Park includes sites of national and historical significance in and around the City and Town of Groton and the City of New London, including Fort Griswold Battlefield and State Park and the Avery-Copp House in Groton, Fort Trumbull State Park and the Hempsted Houses in New London and more than a dozen others.
“Our summer interns will be our Park Ambassadors, interacting with visitors and local residents as they navigate this new experience,” says Interim Executive Director Amy Perry. Working at the three water taxi landings in Groton and New London, interns will provide information about our partner heritage sites within the Park, help with directions, take survey information, create social media content, and assist with marketing and advertising. Interns will learn first hand about tourism marketing and non-profit collaboration.
The position requires a self-starter with excellent people skills, good verbal communications skill, as well as the ability to work both collaboratively and independently. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and must enjoy being outdoors and active. An interest in American history is a plus. Training will be provided.
The positions are 2-3 days/week Friday – Sunday, beginning in mid-May and continuing through mid-September. This is a unpaid internship. There are six positions available.