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Category: Government and Public Administration

Type: Internship

Location: In-Person in Richland

Application Deadline: May. 15, 2023

Starts: May. 15, 2023

Available Positions: 1

Salary Range: $16.00 - $16.00

$ Paid
 Full Time
 Part Time


Manhattan Project National Historical Park,  Hanford Site,  is recruiting one Bilingual Community Outreach individual placement AmeriCorps member beginning in late-May 2023 and serving for 36 weeks.   The Tri-Cities sit at the doorstep of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation,  constructed by the Manhattan Project to produce plutonium for the Fat Man atomic bomb dropped on Japan during World War II.  The park seeks to understand the role of Latino workers at Hanford during the Manhattan Project and to share this untold story to engage the local Latino community in the world-changing history that happened in their backyard.  The historical record offers only fragmented evidence of the Latino presence during the Manhattan Project.  The member will conduct archival research to uncover materials that will aid in the development of interpretive programs that share the role of Latinos in the Manhattan Project at Hanford.  In addition,  the member will develop and present community outreach programs in English and Spanish to help share untold stories and connect to new audiences.

Duty Location: 

The member will report to the National Park Service at the Manhattan Project National Historical Park Hanford Visitor Center at 2000 Logston Blvd,  Richland,  WA 99352

Terms of Employment:

One AmeriCorps member will complete a term of service starting mid-May 2023 through December 2023 for a total of 36 weeks.  The member must complete a minimum of 1440 service hours by the end of their term.  The member will receive a 30-minute lunch each day and this lunch break does not count towards AmeriCorps member service hours.  Training will not exceed 20%  of total member service hours.

Program Benefits:

  • $640 weekly living allowance,  totaling $23,040,  dispersed on a monthly basis
  • $445 housing allowance dispersed monthly for a total of $4,000
  • Health insurance
  • $3,247.50 education award upon completion of the 1140 hours of service.

The living allowance and education award are taxable.  Members are responsible for providing their own food,  housing,  and transportation to work site.  Service eligibility is contingent upon the results of a criminal and driving background check.

Application Deadline:  April 1,  2023

Interviews:  Will occur as qualified applications are received.  Interviews will be held in person or via Microsoft Teams

Type of position:  AmeriCorps Individual Placement

Service Dates:  Mid-May 2023 –  December 2023

Length of Term:  1440 Hours


To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter,  resume,  and contact information for three professional references and completely fill out the application form found at   

Additional Information 

If you have questions about the position,  please reach Idaho Conservation Corps/Northwest Youth Corps

Internship Program Coordinator Kate Sanders at  or Hanford Unit Site Manager Becky Burghart at  or 208-848-6098.

Visit  to learn more about Manhattan Project National Historical Park.


50%  of the member’s time will be dedicated to archival research with community,  government,  and academic partners.

50%  of the time will be dedicated to collaborating with park partners to develop and present community outreach programs including a youth photography program that culminates in an exhibition of the participants’  work.


Required Qualifications: 

  • Willingness to work as part of a team that includes park staff and community partners.
  • Bilingual,  Spanish speaking,  reading and writing skills.
  • Experience in presenting informational or educational programs to youth.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Willingness to submit to a government background check.
  • Current driver’s license and clean driving record.
  • A positive attitude.


Desired Qualifications: 

  • Ability to work in a variety of settings including the outdoors in inclement weather,  indoor offices,  and archival storage facilities.
  • Creative and a willingness to try new approaches.