Located 2,600 miles southwest of Hawaii, the National Park of American Samoa is the most remote unit of the National Park System and the U.S. National Park south of the Equator. The Park spreads across three islands, 9,500 acres of tropical rainforest, and 4,000 acres of ocean, including coral reefs. While remote, the islands of American Samoa, true to the meaning of the word Samoa (Islands of Sacred Earth), are welcoming and offer beautiful landscapes and centuries of culture and history.
Seasoned backpacker and adventurer Yang Lu earned the grand prize in the 2015 Share the Experience photo contest with this image of a sunburst captured at sunrise in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah. Yang has made the outdoors part of his daily life and finds deep connection to the land through his lens.
“My photography is not just for recreation, it is to inspire people to explore these areas." -- Yang Lu
Photo by Yang Lu (www.sharetheexperience.org).
The plantings of cherry trees originated in 1912 as a gift of friendship to the People of the United States from the People of Japan. In Japan, the flowering cherry tree, or "Sakura," is an exalted flowering plant. The beauty of the cherry blossom is a potent symbol equated with the evanescence of human life and epitomizes the transformation of Japanese culture throughout the ages.
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How to Apply
Those interested in being considered for this international assignment must:
Send a resume and cover letter (as one document, preferably a PDF) summarizing direct, relevant work experience, related to the skills listed under application requirements. Please submit electronically to the project managers referenced in the announcement with the assignment title in the subject line.
If your supervisor has already given approval, please indicate this.
All applications should be submitted as soon as possible but no later than application deadline. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Any and all questions about the assignment can be directed to the contact information for the project manager included in the announcement.
All applicants must secure approval from their supervisors to apply for an ITAP assignment. Supervisors will then adhere to their Bureau requirements for any further approvals required by the Bureau. For Bureau requirements, applicants should contact their appropriate Bureau International Affairs point of contact; a complete list of these is below. All NPS, BOR, and BLM applicants must copy their International Affairs points of contact when they submit their applications to ITAP.
Please note that ITAP travel does not require the use of a field office credit card and travel will not count towards ‘travel caps'.
The entire selection process may take several weeks. A short list of candidates will be interviewed by telephone. All candidates will be notified of the results of the selection process by email. The position is open to all applicants that meet the stated requirements. If applicants do not receive an email acknowledgement of receipt of their application, please inquire with the project managers listed in the announcement. The position is open to all applicants that meet the stated requirements. If applicants do not receive an email acknowledgement of receipt of their application, please inquire with the Project Manager(s) listed in the announcement.
All DOI-ITAP travelers must review our current travel guidelines. These guidelines will explain in detail how the travel process works, what paperwork is needed, and what is expected of you in-country and when you return.
Prior to your travel with DOI-ITAP, our office requires that you fill out multiple forms. It is very important that these forms be returned to ITAP as soon as possible to avoid delays in travel planning. Instructions for filling out these forms are included in the travel guidelines. If you have additional questions please contact Tanya Ahmady at 202-208-3624.