The Northwest Region Internship Award Application is Now OPEN!!!

The Northwest Region of the National Association for Interpretation is pleased to offer the Northwest Region Internship Scholarship to support those interpreters who are striving to gain practical experience by completing internships.  Doing so is often financially difficult, so the NW Region is offering one $600 scholarship to help put food on the table and a roof over the head of a budding interpreter.

The scholarship includes $600 to use as needed to offset living expenses during the internship. The stipend will be awarded in $200 increments. After the first $200 is awarded, a successful applicant will be required to submit a written, photo or video journal of their internship experience each month to continue to receive the stipend. We want to see what you’re learning and doing and how new interpreters are inspiring others! Journal submissions will be shared on the Northwest Region’s Facebook and webpages. 

All applications, including a reference and documentation proving the internship verification are due no later than 11:59pm on Friday, April 30, 2021. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, so the sooner, the better!  A decision will be made no later than May 30, 2021. Direct all questions or requests for further information to NAI Northwest Region Awards Chair at

If you are interested in this award, follow the link below to complete the application.

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Northwest Region Meeting Sign-Up

The Region 10 Meeting at the NAI Conference is free for everyone, but we need to get them a list of attendees a week before the conference.  Please use the link below to access the response form.

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Hello Northwest Region members!

We are excited to announce the opening of two officer positions on our leadership team with Northwest Region.

We will miss our current Director and Secretary, but are optimistic and eager to welcome new folks to our fun team. If you are interested in gaining career development and building professionalism in the field of interpretation, this is a great opportunity to network with NAI at a local level.

Both the Director and Secretary Positions are elected volunteer opportunities that greatly support the membership base for our region. If you love Northwest Region, then we want to hear from you! We also encourage you to forward this email along to colleagues, and share this news with folks you know! You’ve got 3 weeks to apply! Position Descriptions are attached.

If you are interested, please email the following to our Elections Chair ( by October 1, 2020:

  1. A short bio about yourself (250 words max)
  2. A short description stating your interest in the position and what qualities you could bring to our organization (250 words max)
  3. An interpretive action-shot of yourself

If you have any questions please email our current Director AJ Chlebnik at She would be happy to discuss both positions. Please also check out our Region 10 website to review past newsletters and check out the fun events we participate in!

We can’t wait to hear from you!


Your Northwest Region Leadership Team

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Workshop Postponed

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Register today!

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Save the Date!

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National Workshop Scholarship and Award Applications are Open!

2019 Northwest Region National Conference Scholarship

The Northwest Region of the National Association for Interpretation is pleased to offer two partial scholarships to this year’s National Conference in Denver, CO.

The Scholarship includes $700 for the awardee to use as they see fit to attend the Annual NAI National Conference.

All applications for this scholarship, including three recommendation forms, are due no later than August 8. Please use the links below for the application or recommendation forms. Direct all questions or requests for further information to NAI Northwest Region Scholarship Chair at

Northwest Region National Conference Application

Northwest Region National Conference Recommendation Form

2019 David Weiss Memorial Scholarship Award

“I’ve got the best job in the world. I get to work at an amazing place and tell nice people like you all 


David Weiss

Created to perpetuate the character, and in memory of, master interpreter David Weiss, this scholarship award will be given each year to one Region 10 member who’s skills emulate Ranger Dave’s in the areas of interpretation, environmental education/outreach, creativity and the ability to live by example. These are the qualities that stand out to those who knew David best. Qualities that David recognized as being important to his success and that David would have been proud to know are being fostered in his peers and are flourishing there.

David Weiss Scholarship Nomination/Application Form

David Weiss Scholarship Recommendation Form

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Join the Team!

For more information, click on the links below.

Deputy Director


Communications Chair



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Thank You!

Thanks to all the region 10 members who joined us at the spring 2019 workshop and for the massive support from folks at the Columbia River Gorge Discovery Center and Museum and Cedar River Watershed Education Center. Without all of you, this year’s workshop would not have been possible! Check out the Facebook page to see fun action shots and details from our experiences. And don’t forget to mark your calendar for “Spring” next year- we’ll have another great lineup to offer you!

-Region 10 leadership team

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Welcome to NAI’s Northwest Region!

This is Your Region…

The National Association for Interpretation (NAI) is dedicated to advancing the profession of heritage interpretation. We encompass this message by providing an outlet for career development and inspiring leadership and excellence within the Northwest Region. This includes Alaska, Yukon, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Washington and Oregon. Our region provides interpretive services from coast to forest to sagebrush shrub-steppe. From the mountains to the valleys and the winding rivers between. We represent diverse cultures, histories and experiences- and we all have something in common.

We are interpreters just like you, and we share the same goals. To inspire, make meaningful connections, foster a sense of stewardship for our wild and historic places and a passion to protect and conserve. To offer outlets for exploration, evoke emotion, encourage thinking, and instill a sense of wonder and belonging within our audiences. We are here for you, for the people, and for the land with its vast natural and cultural resources. We each have a unique story to share, and networking with like-minded individuals can help us to succeed as we each carry out the legacies we believe in.

Welcome to Northwest Region- we’re glad you’re here!

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