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Posted: 06/16/2011

Employer
National Park Service
Cultural Resources

The Internship Program: Founded in 1999, the Cultural Resources Diversity Internship Program (CRDIP) offers unique career exploration opportunities in historic preservation/cultural resources work for undergraduate and graduate students of diverse backgrounds. The program places interns with National Park Service (NPS) park units and administrative offices, other federal agencies, state historic preservation offices, local and state governments, and private organizations. Intern sponsors provide work experiences that assist interns with building their resumes in this field. Intern sponsors are chosen through a competitive process, including submission of a project proposal for the internship. Project Proposals are submitted in month of October for the following summer. The CRDIP is part of a comprehensive effort to diversify the historic preservation/cultural resources field.


Position
Intern
Type
Internship Opportunity
Location
Atlanta, GA
Details
$2,500
 

The National Park Service Cultural Resources Diversity Internship Program in partnership with the Greening Youth Foundation is offering two summer internships based in the National Park Service Southeast Regional Office in Atlanta, Georgia.

The selected applicant will receive total compensation (stipend) in the amount of $2,500 over 10 40 hour work weeks. Local interns may complete the internship on a part-time basis during the school year.

We are looking for graduate students in historic preservation or historic architecture OR upper level undergraduate students with a working knowledge of American architectural history or historic preservation.

PLEASE SEE BOTH INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTIONS BELOW:

Opportunity:

Mound Bayou, MS: Assessment and Evaluation of Historic African American Resources Intern (the “position”) at the National Park Service—History Program, Southeast Region, Atlanta Georgia.

Projected Internship Start Date July 11, 2011.

Position Compensation:

The selected applicant will each receive total compensation (stipend) in the amount of $2,500.00.

Position Tasks:

The duties of the position will include but not be limited to:

* Conduct a literature survey of primary and secondary source materials concerning the Davis Bend and Mound Bayou settlements (using research collections at Emory University).

* Compile survey data from field work both existing and data compiled by site visits.

* Work closely with specialists to make general recommendations for the treatment of the building and for a potential district designation in Mound Bayou.

* Complete a Condition Assessment report for the I.T. Montgomery House and, if applicable, draft grant proposals for rehabilitation work.

Requirements/Qualifications:

Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 25. They should have skills in historical research and training in historic preservation planning and technology. The ideal candidate will be enrolled in a graduate program in historic preservation or historical architecture. The applicant must demonstrate experience in historical research and writing and have a working knowledge of American vernacular architecture. Experience in technical writing (e.g. architectural description) is needed;

Applicants must be able to communicate effectively with people of all ages and have a strong work ethic. They must have the ability to remain calm and courteous during hectic and emergency situations. He/she must be able to work under tight deadlines, and be self-managed. The successful candidate must pass a federal background check.

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Opportunity:

Natchez NHP: Documenting Reconstruction and Early Historic Preservation Eras

Intern at the National Park Service—History Program, Southeast Region, Atlanta Georgia.

Projected Internship Start Date July 11, 2011.

Position Compensation:

The selected applicant will each receive total compensation (stipend) in the amount of $2,500.00.

Position Tasks:

The duties of the position will include but not be limited to:

* Conduct a literature survey of primary and secondary source materials concerning Melrose, Natchez in general.

* Perform the evolution of a regional strategy for historic preservation in the American south and, in particular, in the Lower Mississippi Delta region.

* Design a research project and plan and conduct site visits to Natchez properties and document repositories.

* Possibly conduct interviews with descendants of the Johnson and Sims families.

* Complete a historiographical essay on Natchez-area resources that will contribute to either additional documentation for Natchez or an NRHP nomination for the property, as well as to a statement of significance for a potential NHL district in Natchez that treats all three period of significance.

Requirements/Qualifications:

Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 25. The successful applicant should have skills in historical research and a thorough knowledge of American history, particularly of antebellum and Reconstruction-era history in the American South.

The intern must demonstrate experience in historical research and writing and have a working knowledge of American vernacular architecture. Experience in technical writing (e.g. architectural description) is helpful; NPS specialists will work with an intern who is inexperienced yet expresses interest in learning these skills.

Applicants must be able to communicate effectively with people of all ages and have a strong work ethic. He/she must be able to work under tight deadlines, and be self-managed. The successful candidate must pass a federal background check.

If interested, please apply online at www.gyfoundation.org

OPen until
none given

How to apply
Please submit your resume at www.gyfoundation.com Questions? Please e-mail Paloma Bolasny at paloma_bolasny@contractor.nps.gov or call 202-354-2174
Paloma Bolasny
Phone: (202) 354-2174
ADDRESS
1201 I St. NW
#2280 8th foor
Washington DC, DC 20005

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