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National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE)
Summer 2019 Internships
with the
National Park Service (NPS), the Department of the Interior (DOI),
General Services Administration (GSA), and Dept. of the Army (DOA)


The National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE), in cooperation with the National Park Service (NPS) and other partnering government agencies, is pleased to offer internships during the summer of 2019. NCPE has partnered with the NPS since 1992 to connect higher education students and recent graduates in historic preservation, cultural resource management, and related fields to projects at a wide variety of sites and divisions within the NPS system and other agencies annually. Approximately 70 internships are available this summer, with another 65 offered in the winter of 2019-2020. This page describes the process to apply for a summer 2019 internship; visit this page in October for information about winter internships. In both cases, completing an application is the first step in securing an internship.
The length of an internship can vary from 10 to 30 weeks if full-time (40 hours/week) or longer if on a part-time schedule. The exact starting dates will be determined on a case-by-case basis with the supervisor.
Stipends are paid at $15/hour unless noted otherwise. Please note that interns are not NCPE or NPS employees; stipends are academic awards rather than wages. Taxes are not withheld, nor are social security contributions made on your behalf. These funds may be taxable, however, so consult a tax preparation professional if you have questions.


The following list of internships is grouped by sponsoring agency, starting with the NPS and followed by DOI, GSA, and DOA. Within each agency, the list is arranged geographically, starting with Washington, D.C. and the Capital Region, then grouped by area such as the Southeast, Northwest, Midwest, Intermountain, Pacific West, and Alaska regions. All positions are subject to funding.
To be eligible, applicants must be currently enrolled in an academic program or recently graduated (degree received May 2018 or later). Interns are not eligible to work more than 1200 hours total in NCPE’s program. Previous interns must stay within this overall limit.


Please be aware that, unless otherwise noted, interns are responsible for finding and paying for travel to and housing at the internship location. In some cased the supervising office may offer housing or be able to assist in locating housing but it is ultimately up to the individual accepting the internship to find accommodations.
Also be aware that, due to Government-wide security requirements, a background check will be required for all positions if you are chosen for that position. This will include providing information about recent housing and employment history. The position supervisor will have more information about those requirements and procedures at the time of hiring. Please direct any questions to waso_cr-intern@nps.gov.


Once the deadline for submission has passed, NCPE’s staff will process applications and forward them to the supervisors at the many NPS sites and offices requesting an intern. Supervisors will review the applications and contact applicants for a phone interview. Please allow 6-8 weeks after the deadline before inquiring about the status of your application.

HOW TO APPLY
The application is available in Adobe Acrobat. Click here to access application
To submit your application, please scan your materials and email them as a single Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) file containing both the signed application and the two most recent years of your academic transcripts to the Co-Director of NCPE’s Internship Program, Julee Johnson (email: manager@historicurbanplans.com). Applications that include a resume, writing sample (other than the required essay), portfolio, or other documents are not acceptable. Please adhere to the single .pdf format requirements; your application will be rejected if it is not received in this form. Name the file with your name in this format: Lastname, Firstname NCPE Summer19. Due to the large number of applications received, please keep your file under 5 MB or compress it to meet this limit.
Applications must be received no later than Friday, March 15, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
3 tips for completing a successful application

  1. Type your application. The easier it is to read by site supervisors, many of who are reading dozens of applications, the more it will stand out. This is especially true of the required short essay.
  2. Plan your application. Treat it as a series of questions with a single purpose, to convince a NPS employee that you want an internship for a particular reason. Writing that you seek “General experience in your chosen field” isn’t specific enough; be explicit about why this internship will help your professional or academic career. Don’t forget to explain what you will bring to the position in the way of skills and/or experience.
  3. Reread your application. Have someone else read it for you to help catch any misspellings, unfilled fields, or incomplete answers.

 

 

 

SPONSORING AGENCY: National Park Service

Washington D.C.

3242. Cultural Resources Office of Interpretation and Education’s Youth Programs and Women’s History: Working with National Park Service staff, performs research and assists with digital interpretation and education related to the 19th Amendment Centennial Commemoration and related history (see the Telling All Americans' Stories website https://www.nps.gov/subjects/tellingallamericansstories/index.htm) and related websites. Additional duties include working with the Cultural Resources youth program coordinator to organize internship program materials and planning summer programs for college and graduate level interns. This internship can begin late Spring 2019. Located in Washington, DC. (400 hours)

3394. Archeology Program: Intern assists in producing educational projects and youth programs in archeology. Duties include research, writing, and editing to develop archeology education materials; conducting and reporting evaluations; and supporting other projects with the NPS Archeology Program and archeologists in parks. Applicants should have a background in archeology, historic preservation, public history, museums, and/or education and strong skills in curriculum development, writing, research, evaluation, and working with the public. Located in Washington, D.C. (400 hours)

3397. Archeology Program: Intern travels to national parks nationwide to assist park and regional staff with tasks related to archeological inventory, including site condition assessment, recording site location, and limited archeological testing. Incumbents will become familiar with NPS's newly launched Cultural Resources Inventory System (CRIS), and will receive training and support from the NPS Archeology Program in Washington. Applicants should have a background in archeology, and/or cultural resources management with field experience. Experience with database systems, GPS, and GIS technologies is helpful. Work may be physically strenuous at times -- interns should be able to carry archeological equipment across difficult terrain. Duty stationed in Washington, D.C. but with the potential for nationwide travel. (400 hours)

3322. Cultural Resources GIS (CRGIS): CRGIS is creating an NPS-wide enterprise cultural resource GIS data set, incorporating all of the NPS national inventory databases. At this time, CRGIS is focusing on incorporating the Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscape Survey (HABS/HAER/HALS) database into the enterprise. The internship would be located jointly with CRGIS and HABS/HAER/HALS of the NPS, focusing on creating the necessary GIS data to represent the resources in the HABS/HAER/HALS inventory. The internship would involve examining the original HABS/HAER/HALS documentation through the Library of Congress website to find any clues to locations through the descriptions/photo captions/short histories, etc. The intern would then be responsible for converting this information into point GIS data through tools like Google Earth. Also, the intern would confirm that the resource still exists and incorporate the GIS data into the existing NPS cultural resource spatial data transfer standards, and, eventually, into the cultural resource enterprise data set. (400 hours)

3245. National Register of Historic Places, Database Cleanup: Working with the National Register/National Historic Landmark Program in Washington, D.C., the intern will assist the National Register Control Unit with data cleanup and editing of the program's database, the National Register Information System (NRIS). Training will be provided, but good editing skills and attention to detail are required. (400 hours)

3246. National Register of Historic Places, Document Accessibility: Working with the National Register/National Historic Landmark Program in Washington, D.C., the intern will work with National Register Archivists to render key electronic documents (e.g., National Register Bulletins, completed nominations, program white papers, etc.) into a form that is compliant with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 for greater accessibility by users of differing abilities. Training will be provided, but some familiarity with Adobe Acrobat is preferred. (400 hours)

3386. National Register of Historic Places, Cultural Landscape Research: A research assistant is needed to help identify high quality National Register nominations concerned with landscape significance and to develop descriptions of landscape styles for use in the National Register program. Training will be provided for both activities. The landscape descriptions will follow a standard format, already in place; the intern will have access to the National Register Inventory System to retrieve nominations to review for content and quality. Students with a strong interest in landscape design and history will find this position most rewarding. Candidates with strong writing skills and some academic training in landscape design history are preferred. Located in Washington, D.C. (480 hours)

3398. Cultural Resources Inventory System Program: Intern will work with Cultural Resource Inventory System (CRIS) Program leads to develop and refine professional procedures for cultural landscapes, historic structures, ethnographic resources and archeological sites inventories in the newly developed CRIS database. Applicants should possess a background in historic preservation, landscape or historic architecture, archeology, or anthropology. Experience with databases, MS Word, Adobe creative suite is helpful. Technical writing and graphics skills preferred. Located in Washington, D.C. (up to 1200 hours).

3247. Park History Program: Interns work on a variety of research and outreach projects. They include conducting research for the Park History Program and individual National Park Service units and programs; creating short audio and video productions based on NPS oral history interviews; writing content for the Park History Website and social media; helping with maritime grants administration; and participation in ongoing oral history training and interview projects. Research may be conducted at the National Archives and the Library of Congress. Topics of immediate interest to program staff include maritime history of the U.S., the Civil Rights Movement, historic preservation in the U.S., and the history of the NPS itself. Students with a major or concentration in history, public history, American studies, or anthropology are particularly well suited for this program. (800 hours)

3323. National NAGPRA: The intern(s) will work with staff of the National Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Program National NAGPRA publishes the decisions of museums and federal agencies in the Federal Register, which enables repatriation to occur. The Program also administers a grants program to fund tribal and museum projects in furtherance of the law. The interns will assist with management of Federal records retained by the National NAGPRA office, including the inventories, summaries, and notices as mandated by the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990. Duties include review of inventories and summaries previously submitted by museums and Federal agencies, assistance with Federal Register notice processing, digitizing records, and organizing records. Knowledge of or an interest in Native American issues and anthropology or archaeology are desirable. The intern must be proficient in Office software, including Excel, Word, and Power Point, as well as have experience with online databases, data collection methods, and possess good organizational and time management skills. Experience with SQL and Access is a plus. Interns will have the opportunity to broaden their understanding of Native American issues and gain first-hand experience as cultural resources professionals. Located in Washington, D.C. (480 hours)

3243. Tribal Relations and American Cultures, Archives: Assists the NPS Bureau Cultural Anthropologist and the NPS American Indian Liaison with processing records related to the American Indian Liaison Office and the Servicewide Cultural Anthropology Program. Duties include appraising and arranging both paper and digital records, spanning several years of program work, according to professional standards and using archival techniques. Archives Assistant will update finding aids and a digital filing plan and may pack and send materials to the National Archives. Archives Assistant will coordinate updates to finding aids for library materials with related NPS offices. Other duties may include uploading completed reports to central digital databases and websites and communication with NPS staff in parks and regional offices. Museum studies, archives management, or digital preservation background preferred. Interest in Anthropology and/or Native American Studies welcome. Located in Washington, D.C. (400 hours).

3325. Technical Preservation Services: Primary duties: Assist TPS staff with management of project files and resource materials for the Rehabilitation Tax Incentives Program and related technical preservation assistance initiatives, as well as organizing and preparing files for disposition to the National Archives and Records Administration, following procedures required under the Federal Records Act and NARA regulations. Other primary duties include organization and maintenance of an office library collection containing books and other materials on technical preservation topics. This includes a substantial amount of cataloging.
Secondary duties: Assists with the implementation of a database of scanned images of historic properties and historic preservation projects and treatments, drawn largely from ongoing or completed rehabilitation projects reviewed by the Tax Incentives Program. Duties include scanning images and entering thorough descriptions and metadata for each image file, contacting image owners for permission to publish when necessary, and ensuring that the information attached to each image meets all Federal requirements for future web or print publications.


In addition, intern will assist, as needed, with the administration of the Federal Historic Tax Incentives Program. To see the range of agency activities and publications go to the TPS website athttp://www.nps.gov/tps/; information on the Tax Incentives program is under that tab at the top of the page. This is an opportunity to gain practical experience in library and archives management of materials relating to cultural resources, specifically historic building rehabilitation. Strong organizational skills and an ability to work independently with minimal supervision required. For library and archives management duties, a background in library science and/or archives management is preferred, but a background in historic preservation or an allied field with a strong interest in library and archives management will be considered. For database duties, experience with database management and/or with image management software such as Adobe Photoshop and/or Adobe Fireworks is desirable (400 hours with a possible 400 hour extension)

Heritage Documentation Programs: The Heritage Documentation Programs division of the National Park Service - the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), Historic American Engineering Record (HAER), and Historic American Landscape Survey (HALS) - seeks qualified students in the fields of architecture, history, and landscape architecture for summer positions documenting historic sites and structures of architectural, landscape, and technological significance located in the Washington, D.C. area. Duties involve on-site fieldwork and preparation of historical reports or measured and interpretive drawings for the HABS/HAER/HALS collection at the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress. Project duration is 12 weeks beginning in late May or early June (480 hours). Salaries range from $8,000 to $12,000 for these positions, depending on job responsibility, location of the project, and level of experience. Application submittal and evaluation is not part of NCPE's process; visit https://www.nps.gov/hdp/jobs/ for the application form and details on how to apply directly to NPS. Note that the HDP application deadline is March 1, 2019.

 

National Capital Region

3326. National Capital Region, History Program: The intern will work with the Regional Historian on a variety of projects, including National Register nominations, National Historic Landmarks, Special History Studies, Historic Resource Studies, and general park history issues associated with different National Park Service sites in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and elsewhere in the National Capital Region of the NPS. The internship involves researching historic resources; possible site visits and field work to document the resources through descriptions, photographs, and maps; preparation of National Register Nomination documentation; and assisting with other studies submitted to the History Program. A working knowledge of American History, and some experience in researching historic sites is beneficial. This is an opportunity for historians with an interest in American history, and for all preservation fields, with a focus on NPS sites, public history, historic preservation, and the built environment. Located in Washington, D.C. (400 hours)

3327-3328. National Capital Region, National Historic Landmarks Program: The intern will work with the Region’s National Historic Landmarks (NHL) Program Manager on a variety of projects, including National Historic Landmark theme studies and nominations, National Register nominations, and general park history research questions in the National Capital Region (NCR). NHLs are historic buildings, sites, structures, objects or districts that represent an outstanding aspect of American history or culture. The internship may involve researching historic properties, developing historic contexts, conducting site visits to report on condition, organizing and administering program files and products, assisting in Section 106 compliance for NHL properties, and developing outreach and educational materials in support of the NHL Program in NCR. A working knowledge of American history and historical methods, good writing ability, organizational skills, and some experience with the National Historic Landmark program and/or the National Register of Historic Places is preferred. This is a good opportunity for historians and preservation specialists with an interest in American history who want to develop their skills and knowledge of public history, historic preservation, and the built environment. Located in Washington, D.C. (2 positions, 400 hours each)

3329-3330. National Capital Region, Cultural Landscapes Program: Works with and assists historians, historical landscape architects and other preservation professionals to complete various Cultural Landscape Inventories associated for a variety of National Park sites in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area (District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia). The internship involves researching the landscape history of a historic property; site visits and field work to document the existing conditions with photographs and maps; analyzing the landscape features; and entering the information into a database. Knowledge of cultural landscapes, landscape architecture, and the National Register criteria preferred. Strong computer, research, and writing skills essential; working knowledge with graphics programs and GIS (Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator, AutoCAD, and ArcGIS) beneficial. Located in Washington, D.C. (2 positions, 400 hours each)


3331-3332. National Capital Region, Historical Architecture Program: Works with and assists the Regional Historical Architect and other preservation professionals to identify, inventory and evaluate National Park Service-owned historic structures in National Park sites. Assists the Regional Architectural Conservator to perform treatments on National Park Service-owned monuments and structures in National Park sites. Duties include assisting with Historic Structure Reports, researching historic properties, and visiting sites to document the existing condition of structures with photographs and GPS, operating a national inventory database, and performing/documenting treatments with photographs and reports. Knowledge of historic architecture, architecture, and conservation treatments preferred; experience with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Historic Properties beneficial. Strong computer, research, and writing skills essential; working knowledge with graphics programs (Adobe Photoshop & InDesign and/or CAD) beneficial. Internship located in Washington, D.C. (2 positions, 400 hours each)

3333. National Park Service, National Mall and Memorial Parks: Intern will experience hands-on museum work and learn a variety of curatorial skills. Duties include, but are not limited to, assisting with cataloging, photography, and rehousing of objects in the Vietnam Veterans Memorial museum collection; assisting the park’s museum staff with its annual inventory; assisting with preventive conservation, historic housekeeping, and exhibit maintenance at Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site; preparing social media posts; and archives processing. Preferred academic background in history or museum studies with a strong interest in a museum career. Basic skills include good writing and computer familiarity and attention to detail. Knowledge of working with databases is preferred but not essential. Physical activity includes a lot of walking, stair climbing, lifting, bending, and cleaning. Located in Washington, D.C. and Landover, MD. (400 hours)

3387. Historic Preservation Training Center, Historic Architect Intern: Successful candidate will work with the HPTC Historic Architecture Team to complete on-going historic structure assessment, documentation and treatment projects. Duties include: field inspection, historic fabric investigation, field documentation (hand-sketching and CAD drawings), and condition assessment of historic structures. Tasks may also include preparation of Historic Structure Assessment Reports. Successful candidates will be familiar with historic construction methods and historic preservation philosophy including The Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. Hands-on experience with field documentation, material assessment, CAD and hand- drawing skills, and solid writing skills are desirable. Please articulate these skills in your application; examples may be requested.

For those seeking architectural licensure, this internship will count towards the new NCARB Architectural Experience Program (AXP) system [multiple categories] and allow candidates to gain experience under the supervision of a practicing licensed architect (HPTC Senior Historical Architect), (tom_vitanza@nps.gov). Located at HPTC headquarters, within the boundary of Monocacy National Battlefield, Frederick, MD.

HPTC is a dynamic and award-winning program of the NPS.https://www.nps.gov/training/hptc/ and NPS HPTC @ facebook. (480 hours)

3335. National Capital Region, Executive Support Facility: Working under the guidance of the NPS Museum Specialist, the intern will focus on projects associated with historic textiles in the collection. Duties include working with the collection database, digital finding aids and furnishing binders to identify and update documentation. The intern will also assist in curatorial activities such as object handling, inventory, storage and rehousing, environmental monitoring and general collections care for a wide variety of decorative arts and historic artifacts. Museum studies background preferred. Must be detail oriented, have strong computer skills and the ability to perform a variety of tasks independently. Located in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, convenient to a Metro subway station. (400 hours)

 

Northeast Region

3391. Ellis Island at Statue of Liberty National Monument: The Northeast Region Archeology Program is seeking an intern to assist with applying GIS mapping and visualization methods towards better understanding cultural resources and legacy data located on Ellis Island at Statue of Liberty National Monument. The intern will work closely with park staff and Regional Archeologists to assist in the development of a comprehensive GIS-based visualization tool incorporating information about cultural resources, architectural data, archeological site information, landscape alterations, historic maps and photographs, traditional uses, and other archival legacy data. The goal will be to deliver to the parks a tool providing spatial context and the history of resources and landscape changes to assist with planning and interpretation. The intern will also draft guidance for future staff to easily use the tool for these purposes and add to it as new knowledge about resources is uncovered.

Applicants should be proficient with ArcGIS and ideally have some experience working with archives and/or historic maps, document, blueprints, or other legacy data. The applicant should likewise have strong communication skills and some understanding of cultural resources in the Northeast Region. A basic understanding of archeology and/or anthropology would be beneficial but is not required. The intern will work in the park offices located on Ellis Island in New York Harbor. The park is accessible either by ferry from Battery Park in Manhattan or by personal vehicle over a bridge from New Jersey. No work-related travel is expected for this position. The intern will primarily work in an office on Ellis Island, but will also be required to work part-time in the park archives performing background research among park maps, blueprints, photographs, and other legacy documents. Some minor heavy lifting may be required during the performance of the intern's duties. Park housing is unavailable, therefore the successful candidate must be local to the greater New York City area within reasonable commuting distance of the park. Located in New York City. (600 hours with possible 600 hour extension)

3392. Fort Stanwix National Monument: The intern will provide public access to the museum collection through public tours, outreach through social media engagement and website content creation. The intern will also help create specialized tours for new exhibits and/or relevant topics that help to support the cultural resources in the park and create connections to further the relationship with the park's Friend's group. Skills and/or enthusiasm for photographing objects, creating social media and website content are desired. Advanced undergraduates or graduate students with a background in museum studies, anthropology/archeology, and/or history are preferred. Located in Rome, NY. (400 hours)

3336. Northeast Regional Office, History and Historic Preservation, Telling All Americans’ Stories: The intern will work with National Park Service staff in the Northeast Regional Office’s History and Preservation Assistance Program on a variety of research and public history projects that support NPS efforts to tell all Americans’ stories at Parks, National Heritage Areas, and National Historic Landmarks in the Northeast Region. Duties may include researching historic resources, developing historic context statements, conducting site visits and field work to document resources, and presenting research through updated documentation, interpretive materials, and social media. The intern will support national and regional initiatives and commemorations, including topics such as cultural landscapes of slavery, Civil Rights, Indigenous heritage, and LGBTQ history. Additionally, the intern will support daily operations of the Northeast Regional Office’s History and Historic Preservation Program, including reviewing documentation, responding to inquiries from the public and parks, and highlighting innovative public history in the Northeast Region. Students with knowledge of American history and historical methods, good writing ability, organizational skills, and some experience with the National Historic Landmark program and/or the National Register of Historic Places is preferred. This is a good opportunity for historians and preservation specialists with an interest in American history who want to develop their skills and knowledge of public history and historic preservation. Located in Philadelphia, PA. (1060 hours)


3337. Northeast Regional Office, History and Historic Preservation, 19th Amendment Centennial Commemoration (and legacy projects): The intern will work with National Park Service staff in the Northeast Regional Office’s History and Preservation Assistance Program to support public history and community outreach projects related to the women’s suffrage movement and the centennial of the ratification of the 19th amendment. Duties may include managing records and correspondence, providing historic context for public programming, initiating historic research projects, and developing proposals for engaging interpretive products for public audiences. Intern will also work with parks, National Heritage Areas, National Historic Landmarks, and partners to produce transfer of knowledge products that may include digital content, public programming, or presentations. Additionally, intern may research and write short articles about suffrage history in the U.S., the anti-suffrage movement, and/or relationships between reform movements, such as suffrage, prohibition, abolition, and labor for the NPS subject website. Intern may develop social media posts highlighting Northeast Region historic sites’ connections to the overall themes of the commemoration as well as related innovative programming. Intern may develop research tools and informational materials for park and program staff to more easily find their connections to the story. Experience and training in one or more of the following required: public history, interpretation, women’s/civil rights history, history/social studies/museum education, or a related field. Applicant should have research skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, experience developing content for digital media, and proficiency in Microsoft Office software. GIS experience a plus. Located in Philadelphia, PA. (1060 hours)

3378. Antietam National Battlefield: Intern will work with the Resource Management Division and have the opportunity to learn about many aspects of cultural resource management. Will conduct research and gather documentation related to an upcoming cultural resource project, as well as write content for park website and social media. Other duties may include reviewing and commenting on documents prepared by others; researching historic properties to assist with determination of eligibility; leading volunteers in hands-on preservation activities; and working with park staff to perform conservation treatments on battlefield monuments. Students with majors or concentrations in history, public history, historic preservation and historic architecture are preferred. Strong computer, research and writing skills are essential. Located in Sharpsburg, MD. Housing not available. (400 hours)

3400. Minute Man National Historical Park, Landscape Architecture: This project supports the completion of an in-depth study of an American Revolution battle area within Minute Man National Historical Park spanning working farms and fields. In completing a Cultural Landscape Treatment Plan, the intern will work with an interdisciplinary project team to document landscape treatment issues and tasks; articulate maintenance and agricultural practices that will preserve historical character and visitor use and enjoyment; develop a series of graphically consistent “Treatment Plans” documenting the recommended tasks; and assist with interactive workshops on best management practices for agricultural use areas.

Qualifications: Graduate level work in landscape architecture, planning, historic preservation, geographic information systems, history, or a related field. Skills and enthusiasm for field work, research, writing, and preparing graphics using Adobe, CAD, and GIS, as well as skills in communicating and working both independently and as part of a team. The applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. permanent legal resident. Located in Concord-Lincoln-Lexington, MA (1200 hours)

For positions 3231, 3338, 3339-3340, and 3341-3342:
About the OLMSTED CENTER FOR LANDSCAPE PRESERVATION:

The National Park Service Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation works with national parks to manage cultural landscapes that reflect our national heritage. The Center provides research, planning, stewardship and education services. Based in Boston, Massachusetts, the Center works with parks in the Northeast, from Virginia to Maine, to address critical preservation needs and enhance resource management capabilities.

The Olmsted Center’s internship program provides participants with opportunities to broaden their understanding of cultural landscape preservation practice through project experience, educational programs, and self-study. Working alongside Olmsted Center staff, interns assist with preparing cultural landscape inventories and reports, developing preservation maintenance plans, documenting existing conditions, creating site plans, and participating in field projects to improve the condition of cultural landscapes. Interns are introduced to how this work fits within the broader context of resource stewardship in the National Park Service.

3231. Olmsted Center, Cultural Landscape Report for Liberty Island, Statue of Liberty National Monument, Cultural Landscape Planning Assistant. Located in Boston, MA


Project Purpose: This project supports the completion of a cultural landscape report (CLR) for Liberty Island, Statue of Liberty National Monument (STLI), which is intended to serve as mitigation for the adverse effect of the new Statue of Liberty Museum recently constructed on Liberty Island. In support of this purpose, this project will: (1) Synthesize and present a detailed chronological narrative site history, organized according to historical milestones and periods of activity. (2) Develop a series of graphically consistent “Period Plans” documenting the evolution of Liberty Island over time according to critical points during its history. (3) Document and describe existing landscape conditions, including narrative descriptions of major landscape characteristics and features, site mapping and photography. (4) Prepare a site plan of the Liberty Island landscape documenting existing landscape conditions. Existing conditions mapping will be compliant with current geo-spatial data standards. (5) Analyze the landscape and its extant characteristics and features contributing to the eligibility of the property for the recently updated National Register of Historic Places documentation.


Position Description: In completing the Cultural Landscape Report for Liberty Island, Statue of Liberty National Monument, the candidate will work with National Park Service staff to research site history, assess resource conditions, identify corrective actions for cyclic and deferred maintenance, and provide critical information in support of new infrastructure (Statue of Liberty Museum) throughout the Island. This work will result in a significant reduction of time expended on cultural and natural resource compliance and help facilitate ongoing infrastructure project management.
The project involves completing a CLR Part I, including the chapters 1.) Site History, 2.) Existing Conditions, and 3.) Analysis and Evaluation. The site history and existing conditions chapters document the physical evolution of the landscape through the present. The analysis and evaluation chapter provides a concise discussion of the property’s historical significance according to the National Register criteria, and an evaluation of the landscape characteristics and associated features that contribute to the property’s significance. The CLR project effort includes historical research using primary and secondary sources, field work, data synthesis, and preparation of the narrative and graphic content.

Project Location: This position will be hosted at the Olmsted Center’s preservation planning office in downtown Boston. This 1,200 hour internship with involve a 40-hour/week work schedule. Public transportation reimbursement is available. A vehicle is not needed. Housing is not provided. (1200 hours)

 

3338. National Park Service Cultural Landscape Inventories: Cultural Landscape Planning Assistant. Located in Richmond, VA

Project Purpose: The Cultural Landscape Inventory (CLI) is a comprehensive inventory of all historically significant landscapes within the National Park System. It is an evaluated inventory that provides baseline documentation for cultural landscapes. It documents general descriptive information, existing documentation, and management information. In support of this purpose, this project will: (1) Document and describe existing landscape conditions, including narrative descriptions of major landscape characteristics and features, site mapping and photography. (2) Analyze the landscape and its extant characteristics and features contributing to the eligibility of the property for documentation of historic character. (3) Prepare a site plan of the Richmond-area park landscapes documenting existing landscape conditions. Existing conditions mapping will be compliant with current geo-spatial data standards.


Position Description: The Cultural Landscape Planning Assistant will contribute to the CLI program with work that will include documenting existing conditions, creating site plans, and participating in field projects to improve the condition of cultural landscapes. The internship focuses on sites at Petersburg National Battlefield in Virginia, which preserves sites related to the Siege of Petersburg (1864 - 1865) during the Civil War and Richmond National Battlefield Park, where 13 Civil War sites are commemorated around the city.

Project Location: This position will be hosted at Maggie Walker National Historic Site in Richmond, VA. This 1,200 hour internship with involve a 40-hour/week work schedule. A vehicle to commute to/from duty station is required. Housing is not provided. (1200 hours)

 

3339-3340. National Park Service Cultural Landscape Inventories: Cultural Landscape Planning Assistant. Located in Boston, MA

Project Purpose: The Cultural Landscape Inventory (CLI) is a comprehensive inventory of all historically significant landscapes within the National Park System. It is an evaluated inventory that provides baseline documentation for cultural landscapes. It documents general descriptive information, existing documentation, and management information. In support of this purpose, this project will: (1) Document and describe existing landscape conditions, including narrative descriptions of major landscape characteristics and features, site mapping and photography. (2) Analyze the landscape and its extant characteristics and features contributing to the eligibility of the property for documentation of historic character. (3) Prepare a site plan of the park landscapes documenting existing landscape conditions. Existing conditions mapping will be compliant with current geo-spatial data standards.


Position Description: The Cultural Landscape Planning Assistant will work alongside Olmsted Center staff in support of the NPS Cultural Landscapes Inventory (CLI) program, an evaluated inventory of all significant landscapes in units of the national park system. Work will include documenting existing conditions, creating site plans, and identifying measures to improve the condition of cultural landscapes. The internship will focus on sites at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park in New York, which preserves places linked to the nineteenth-century women’s rights movement and the 1848 Women’s Rights Convention; Shenandoah National Park, where lodging, camping, dining, and picnic facilities can be found along Skyline Drive, as well as President Herbert Hoover’s former summer retreat; and Valley Forge National Historical Park in Pennsylvania, the winter encampment of the Continental Army in 1777-1778 during the Revolutionary War.

Project Location: This position will be hosted at the Olmsted Center’s office in downtown Boston. This 1,200 hour internship with involve a 40-hour/week work schedule. Public transportation reimbursement is available. A vehicle is not required. Housing is not provided. (2 positions, 1200 hours each)

 

3341-3342. Comprehensive Condition Assessments for National Park Cultural Landscapes: Cultural Landscape Planning Assistant. Located in Boston, MA

Project Purpose: The purpose of this project is to assist with the completion of “Comprehensive Condition Assessments” (CACs) of national park cultural landscapes in the Northeast Region. The completion of this work is imperative to the larger bureau-wide effort to reduce the backlog of deferred maintenance.


Position Description: The Cultural Landscape Planning Assistant will work alongside Olmsted Center staff to support completion of ongoing resource management and facility management initiatives to identify deficiencies in landscape conditions, as well as quantifying and estimating remediation costs for those deficiencies in the park units. The Assistant will help conduct field work at designated parks to assess conditions based on industry standards. In addition, the Assistant will build computer proficiency through participation in the deployment of the industry standard Facility Management Software System (FMSS), a software system used to generate work orders based on field observations and measurements. There are nine parks tentatively identified as project sites.

Project Location: This position will be hosted at the Olmsted Center’s office in downtown Boston. This 1,200 hour internship with involve a 40-hour/week work schedule. Public transportation reimbursement is available. A vehicle is not needed. Housing is not provided. (2 positions, 1200 hours each)

 

3343. Cultural Resource Stewardship Assessment (CRSA): Cultural Resource Planning Assistant. Located in Boston, MA

Project Purpose: The Cultural Resource Stewardship Assessment (CRSA) is a new Service-wide tool to assess the knowledge and physical condition of national park cultural resources and the overall health of park cultural resource management programs. The CRSA provides park managers with a reliable assessment and report on current conditions, critical data gaps, and selected condition influences for cultural resources within their park.

The CRSA establishes a critical baseline for cyclical analysis of a park’s cultural resource management. This baseline will guide managers in decision-making and investing in efforts that improve resource knowledge and conditions in the next century of National Park Service stewardship.


Position Description: The Cultural Landscape Planning Assistant will work alongside Olmsted Center staff in support of completing ongoing resource management. Specifically, the Assistant will: (1) Collect and synthesize scientific data and information regarding park resource management activities; (2) Using a standardized report format work with multiple cultural resource disciplines (archeology, history, cultural landscapes, historic structures, cultural anthropology, museum collections) to assess stewardship activities to identify critical data gaps; (3) Assist in defining a list of actions to address resource needs and strategies for improving conditions; (4) Summarize and report on the overall health of a park’s cultural resource management program.

Project Location: This position will be hosted at the Olmsted Center’s preservation planning office in downtown Boston. This 1,200 hour internship with involve a 40-hour/week work schedule. Public transportation reimbursement is available. A vehicle is not needed however a valid driver’s license is required. The assistant is expected to operate a government vehicle. Housing is not provided. (1200 hours)

 

Southeast Region

3263. Southeast Archeological Center, Archeology/Museum: Intern works on archeological field projects in National Park units and SEAC partnering agencies throughout the Southeast U.S. and at SEAC laboratories in Tallahassee, FL. Duties include shovel testing, excavation, mapping, artifact analysis, and artifact labeling, cataloging, and organization. Candidates interested in either field archeology or collections management are encouraged to apply as positions in each area are available. Those who are selected to work on field projects may also be asked to perform collections management tasks in the SEAC laboratories.Work may include extensive travel throughout the Southeast. (14 positions, 400 hours each)

3264. Cane River Creole National Historical Park: Works with park staff to perform a wide variety of tasks related to interpretive services, including public interpretation of historic buildings and landscapes. Intern will develop park interpretive programming, engage in education and outreach, create content for park social media pages and park brochures, and interact with the public. Applicants must demonstrate strong computer, research, writing, and organizational skills. Intern should possess experience with regard to American history. The intern is responsible for housing and transportation. Work is based at park offices in Natchez, LA. NOTE: Diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates should include how they meet the definition of diversity in their written application. Located in Natchez, LA. (400 hours)

3402. Cane River Creole National Historical Park: Works with the park's Division of Resource Management to complete tasks involving museum collections management and archival research in museum and field conditions. Intern shall learn NPS best practices to complete work tasks including artifact identification, cataloging, museum housekeeping, minor conservation, and exhibit production. Other duties shall include fulfilling requests for research, resource documentation, developing social media content, review and editing of reports, and assistance with interpretive programs. Applicants must demonstrate strong computer, research, writing, and organizational skills. Intern should possess experience with regard to anthropology, ethnography, history, cultural heritage, and material culture. The intern is responsible for housing and transportation. Work is based out of park offices in Natchitoches, Louisiana. (1200 hours)

3267-3268. Everglades National Park: Work at the South Florida Collections Management Center in Everglades National Park, cataloging digital archival records for the SFCMC parks. Duties include appraising, arranging, describing and cataloging digital records according to professional standards and using archival techniques. This is an ideal internship for students who are seeking or have completed archival science or library science degrees. Candidates should possess experience working with digital archival records or have completed significant coursework on the subject. Own transportation required. Housing stipend included, but park housing cannot be guaranteed. Located in Homestead, FL (2 internships,1200 hours each)

3269. Everglades National Park: Work at the South Florida Collections Management Center in Everglades National Park, cataloging Dry Tortugas National Park resource management records. Duties include appraising, arranging, describing and cataloging records according to professional standards and using archival techniques. This is an ideal internship for students who are seeking or have completed archival science or library science degrees. Candidates should possess experience working with textual and digital archival records or have completed significant coursework on the subject. Own transportation required. Park housing may be available for rent, but cannot be guaranteed. Located in Homestead, FL (1200 hours)

3270. Everglades National Park: Work at the South Florida Collections Management Center in Everglades National Park, cataloging Everglades National Park fire division records. Duties include appraising, arranging, describing and cataloging records according to professional standards and using archival techniques. This is an ideal internship for students who are seeking or have completed archival science or library science degrees. Candidates should possess experience working with archival records or have completed coursework on the subject. Own transportation required. Park housing may be available for rent, but cannot be guaranteed. Located in Homestead, FL (800 hours)

3271. Everglades National Park: Work at the South Florida Collections Management Center in Everglades National Park, preparing collections from Big Cypress National Preserve for digitization and microfilming. Duties include preparing targets and targeting collections to be imaged, reviewing cataloged collections and findings aids, and may include image review. This is an ideal internship for students who are seeking or have completed archival science or library science degrees. Candidates should possess experience working with archival records or have completed coursework on the subject. Own transportation required. Park housing may be available for rent, but cannot be guaranteed. Located in Homestead, FL (400 hours)

3254. Cane River Creole National Historical Park, Hands-on Preservation: Works with park facilities division to focus on hands-on preservation of historic masonry structures. Majority of the work will be repointing bricks with lime mortar with some selective brick replacement on historic slave cabins. Other tasks may include limewashing historic structures, working with a crew to make repairs to wood structures, and day-to-day maintenance of historic landscapes. Applicants should have a strong interest in learning hands-on preservation skills and be willing to perform manual labor. The intern is responsible for housing and transportation; a housing stipend will be provided. Work is based at park offices in Natchez, LA. (800 hours)

3345. Hot Springs National Park: Intern will experience hands-on museum work and learn a variety of curatorial skills. Duties include, but are not limited to, assisting the Museum Curator for Hot Springs National Park in the museum collection with cataloging, digital photography, and rehousing of objects. Also, assisting with the park’s annual inventory, practicing preventive conservation and historic housekeeping, performing exhibit maintenance in the Fordyce Bathhouse Museum & Visitor Center, and preparing social media posts. Preferred academic background is History or Museum Studies with a strong interest in a museum career. Basic skills include good writing, computer familiarity, and tremendous attention to detail. Knowledge of working with databases is preferred, but not essential. Physical activity includes walking, stair climbing, lifting, bending, dusting, and cleaning. Housing and transportation are the intern’s responsibility. Located in Hot Springs, AR. (600 hours)

3388. Gulf Islands National Seashore: Works with Park facilities team to focus on the historic masonry preservation of Fort Massachusetts. Fort Massachusetts is a fort on West Ship Island along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Fort Massachusetts is shaped like a “D”, similar to some of the earlier castle forts built as part of the Second System of coastal fortifications. Majority of the work will be repointing brick with natural cement, lime mortar with some selective brick replacement. The Park will provide housing and the interns will experience living on a beautiful, remote barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico, with weekend breaks staying near Mississippi District Headquarters of GUIS in Ocean Springs, MS. (400 hours)

 

Midwest Region

3346. Midwest Regional Office, Historic Preservation Partnerships: Serves as editor of Exceptional Places, the MWRO’s annual National Historic Landmark (NHL) newsletter. Writes lead article, edits and designs 2019 NHL newsletter; ensures consistency with NPS graphic standards, principles of communication, and compliance standards with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 for greater accessibility by users of differing abilities. NHLs are historic buildings, sites, structures, objects or districts that represent an outstanding aspect of American history and culture. Collateral duties may include writing social media content and other projects as assigned. A working knowledge of American/Architectural History and/or Historic Preservation and historical methods, and some experience with the NHL program and/or the National Register of Historic Places is preferred. Strong computer, research, and writing skills are essential. Creating Section 508 compliant documents training will be provided, but some familiarity with Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Creative Suite, specifically InDesign, desired. Some travel will be required and will be funded by the program. The intern is responsible for housing and transportation. Located in Omaha, NE. (400 hours)


3347. Midwest Regional Office, Historic Preservation Partnerships: Works with the Historic Preservation Partnerships staff on a variety of projects including writing, editing, and publishing educational content for National Historic Landmarks (NHL) Program social media and arranging paper records, spanning several years of program work, according to professional standards/archival techniques and housing them for long term preservation. NHLs are historic buildings, sites, structures, objects or districts that represent an outstanding aspect of American history and culture. A working knowledge of American/Architectural History and/or Historic Preservation and historical methods and some experience with the NHL program and/or the National Register of Historic Places is preferred; strong computer, research, and writing skills are essential. Working knowledge of archives management/digital preservation desired. This is a good opportunity for historians and preservation specialists with an interest in American history who want to develop their skills and knowledge of public history and historic preservation. Some travel will be required and will be funded by the program. The intern is responsible for housing and transportation. Located in Omaha, NE. (400 hours)

3348. Independence Multi-Park Facility, Museum Collections: Works with Museum Collections staff to meet National Park Service (NPS) curation standards for managing archival collections. Duties include a variety of museum and archival responsibilities, such as processing and cataloging archival materials for Midwest Regions parks using the Department of the Interior's official software, ICMS. Other duties include regular housekeeping, packaging and handling archival materials, answering research requests. A Museum Studies or archives management/digital preservation background preferred, but attention to detail also important. Housing and transportation are the intern's responsibility. Located in Independence, MO (600 hours)

3349. Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial: Division of Interpretation seeks an independent, detail-oriented candidate with excellent organizational and oral and written communication skills to assist staff with collection management activities. Main project will be to review and organize the park’s archival and potential archival records and accession and catalog the records. Other duties may include day-to-day housekeeping of the museum collection, working with Department of the Interior's official software (ICMS), escorting researchers, helping with the annual museum reporting, and creating new temporary exhibits or social media posts connected to the museum collection. A Museum Studies or archives management background preferred. Government housing may be available. Position is located on South Bass Island, OH with boat and plane access. Transportation is the intern's responsibility. (800 hours)

3399. Fort Smith National Historic Site, Museum Collections: Coordinates with Midwest Regional Office Museum Collections and Records Management staff and park cultural resources staff to meet National Park Service (NPS) curation standards for managing museum collections. Duties include a variety of responsibilities, such as processing and cataloging museum collections as reported on the fiscal year 2018 Collections Management Report (CMR) using the Department of the Interior's official software, ICMS. Other duties include regular housekeeping and environmental monitoring tasks; handling archival materials, and cultural resource objects and artifacts; maintaining an access and use log. A Museum Studies or Archives Management background preferred, but attention to detail also important. Housing and transportation are the intern's responsibility. Located in Fort Smith, AR (800 hours)

 

Intermountain Region

3324. Park NAGPRA Program: Intern will assist with a variety of tasks related to NPS compliance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). As needed, duties may include maintaining/updating Park NAGPRA’s database; maintaining/updating Park NAGPRA’s internal and/or public facing websites; assisting with NAGPRA training sessions, both face-to-face and online; reviewing NAGPRA notices for accuracy; organizing and filing NAGPRA records; compiling/analyzing data about NPS NAGPRA compliance; and taking notes during calls/meetings. Anticipate a part-time position. Strong computer skills preferred, including proficiency with MS Office and experience working with websites and databases. Located in the Park NAGPRA program office in Lakewood, CO. (400 hours)

3350. Western Center for Historic Preservation: The intern will work for the training arm of the Vanishing Treasures Program and assist in running an effective historic preservation training program at the White Grass Dude Ranch training facility in Grand Teton National Park and at various park units across the West. Duties may include registering trainees, assisting in the coordination of training events, developing training content and agendas, and answering questions regarding training logistics. Other duties may include archiving project records, assisting with volunteer group management, preparing marketing materials, managing social media accounts and various office tasks as assigned. Intern will have the opportunity to participate in several of the trainings held at the White Grass Dude Ranch. Work will be performed at the Vanishing Treasures Training Center, located in Moose, WY. Park housing available. Transportation to and around Moose will be the responsibility of the intern. (480 hours)

3351. Western Center for Historic Preservation, Vanishing Treasures Program, Grand Teton National Park: Works with preservation specialists at the Western Center for Historic Preservation, a preservation and education center located in Grand Teton National Park serving parks throughout the western United States. Work revolves around preservation project at the Murie Ranch NHL, Mormon Row Historic District, and Menor's Ferry Historic District in Grand Teton. Duties include on-site preservation tasks such as log replacement, chinking, and re-roofing historic log cabins. Knowledge of hand and power tools and familiarity with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties is preferred. Basic computer skills are essential. Candidate must be comfortable with physical labor and spending full days outside. Intern will be invited to attend and assist in 1 to 2 hands-on historic preservation workshops at the training center. Located in Grand Teton National Park. Park housing may be available. (480 hours)

3352. Guadalupe Mountains National Park and Carlsbad Caverns National Park - Historic Structures and Cultural Landscapes Programs: Works with and assists park cultural resources staff to document historic structures and cultural landscapes conditions and organize park architectural archives. Travel between both parks and the town office located in Carlsbad, NM will be needed. Duties include: researching the history and evolution of historic structures and landscapes within both park units, conducting architectural conditions assessments, and organizing park architectural drawings, archives, and photos to help park staff prepare for and prioritize future preservation work. Knowledge of historic preservation, architecture, landscape architecture, National Register criteria, and the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Historic Properties are preferred. Research, writing, and organizational skills are essential. Located at Guadalupe Mountains National Park, TX and Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM. Park housing at Guadalupe Mountains is available. (400 hours)

3379. Chaco Culture National Historical Park, Museum: Intern will work with the Chaco Culture National Historical Park Curator to improve the curation of archaeological artifacts excavated from Chaco Canyon. Duties include rehousing bulk artifact boxes, building specialized supports and mounts for individual artifacts, packing prehistoric pottery in preparation for conservation, and cataloging in the Dept. of the Interior’s Interior Collections Management System (ICMS) according to professional and NPS standards. Other duties will include assisting with research requests, loan requests, environmental monitoring, inventorying, and catalog data correction and improvement. Must be able to lift boxes up to 35 lbs. Candidates should demonstrate interest or experience in museums and/or archaeology. Background in Anthropology, Museum Studies, or Native American Studies preferred. Work will be performed at the NPS curatorial facility on the University of New Mexico campus in Albuquerque, NM. Housing and transportation will be the responsibility of the intern. (800 hours)

3318. Chaco Culture National Historical Park, Archives: Intern will work with the Chaco Culture National Historical Park Archivist to process and catalog records related to permitted archeological research projects as well as park operations and management. Duties include: assisting with appraisal and arrangement of paper and digital archival records, cataloging using the Dept. of the Interior’s Interior Collections Management System (ICMS) according to professional and NPS standards, and creation of finding aids. Intern will work with the evolving digital preservation program. Other duties include assisting with research requests, digitization of materials for preservation and access, preparation of photographic materials for cold storage, and catalog data correction and improvement. Must be able to lift boxes up to 35 lbs. Candidates should have some experience in archival work or serious demonstrated interest; graduate student/recent grad with MA or MLIS preferred. Background in History, Anthropology or Native American Studies preferred. Position will be based at the Chaco curatorial facility on the University of New Mexico campus in Albuquerque, NM. Housing and transportation will be the responsibility of the intern. (1200 hours)

3389. Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park: The Museum Program of the LBJ National Historical Park is seeking an intern to assist with development of an exhibition for the U.S. Secret Service Command Post located adjacent to the Texas White House at the LBJ Ranch. The historic house, which housed the secret service during President Johnson's term in office, is currently undergoing rehabilitation and preliminary studies for interpretive plans have been completed. The intern would join the park staff in finalizing plans, assisting with preparation of artifacts for installation, and developing concepts for interactive components that build on the previously defined themes for the project. The intern would also participate in the full range of park curatorial activities to include daily collections house-keeping, annual collections inventory, preventive conservation activities and updating catalog records, particularly those related to the objects identified for use in the command post exhibit. Located in Johnson City, TX. Park housing is available. (400 hours)

 

Pacific West Region

3380. Pacific West Regional Office - Cultural Resources Program: Works with Cultural Resources staff on List of Classified Structures (LCS) projects in parks in the Pacific West Region. Duties include field writing narrative descriptions; taking photographs; collecting GPS data; and entering text and photographs into databases. Knowledge of regional history, National Register criteria, architecture, and historic preservation are preferred; strong writing skills, and a working knowledge of ArcGIS are essential. Intern may be required to document structures in a park, although the position is based in the San Francisco regional office. Requires ability to hike steep grades on uneven terrain. Housing and relocation costs are the intern's responsibility. San Francisco, CA (400 hours)

3401. San Juan Island National Historical Park, Cultural Anthropology Program: With direction and support from the park's cultural anthropologist and American Indian Liaison, assists with the evaluation and documentation of culturally significant resources in the park. These encompass botanical, archeological, marine, animal, and other natural and cultural resources with traditional cultural significance to American Indian tribes and Canadian First Nations associated with the park. Duties may include: primary archival and secondary research, assisting with tribal meetings and field visits, recording detailed field notes and ethnographic descriptions, transcribing notes and recordings, Geographical Information Systems mapping, and photographing field resources, assembling resource documentation, assisting with report preparation, and other duties as assigned.

Housing & Cost of Living on San Juan Island: San Juan Island National Historical Park is a superb small park unit with extensive cultural, natural, and marine resources. The principle duty station is located in the historic town of Friday Harbor, on San Juan Island, WA, within an archipelago of islands in western Washington State between Seattle, Vancouver and Victoria, British Colombia. Ferry service from Anacortes to San Juan Island is about 1-hour travel time each way (but will vary if there are stops at other islands). The cost of living in the San Juan Islands is relatively high, and residential housing market quite limited. There is limited availability of government housing available for the selected candidate. Some teleworking/remote work schedule may be authorized with prior approval. Position to begin approximately September 2019. (400 hours)

3395-3396. North Cascades National Park Service Complex, Archives: Intern works with North Cascades NPS Complex Museum Curator to process and catalog park resource management records and digitize related photographic materials. Duties include surveying, arranging, rehousing and cataloging records, both paper and digital; creation of finding aids for processed material; digitization and metadata creation for photographic materials; preparation of photographic materials for cold storage. Two positions are available; interns will work as a team. Applicants should have some experience in archival work or serious demonstrated interest; graduate student/recent grad with MA or MLIS preferred. Must be able to lift boxes up to 35 pounds. Position is based at the Marblemount Curation Facility, North Cascades NPS Complex, Marblemount, WA. Housing provided but applicants must provide own transportation. (2 positions, 1200 hours each)


3353. Park Cultural Landscapes Program: Works with the national office of the NPS Park Cultural Landscapes Program on a major initiative to identify the preservation needs of cultural landscapes. Assists a Historical Landscape Architect/Asset Preservation Coordinator in translating Cultural Landscapes Inventory (CLI) data into the Facility Management Software System (FMSS). Duties involve understanding cultural landscape preservation goals; identifying the routine care needed for historic landscape features, including vegetation; and organizing information in the FMSS format. Project may involve field work but is primarily an office effort using two databases: CLI and FMSS. Training will be provided. Undergraduate or advanced degree in Horticulture, Landscape Architecture or Historic Preservation required; basic knowledge of U.S. history, National Register criteria, and landscape architecture or horticulture preferred; strong research skills, writing skills, database skills, and a working knowledge of graphics and mapping programs (Adobe Creative Suite and ArcGIS) desired. Travel costs for fieldwork will be covered by NPS. Located in Seattle, WA (800 hours)

3354-3355. Mount Rainier National Park: Mount Rainier National Park is seeking interns to complete a Cultural Landscape Inventory (CLI) for the Ohanapecosh Campground at Mount Rainier National Park. Participants would work under the supervision of the park’s historical landscape architect. The CLI is an inventory of all the cultural landscapes in which the NPS has legal interest. Each CLI provides information about the site history, existing conditions, landscape characteristics and associated features that contribute to the significance of the property, adjacent lands, management, and eligibility of the landscape to the National Register of Historic Properties. The CLI also identifies the condition of the landscape, and documents impacts. The ideal candidate should be pursuing a degree in landscape architecture or historic preservation. Housing provided. Must have own transportation from housing to work site. Located in Ashford, WA. (2 positions, 480 hours each)

3382-3383. Mount Rainier National Park: Spend a summer researching historic backcountry patrol cabins to prepare a historic structures report that will provide guidance on their preservation. Working as a team, interns will conduct research in primary and secondary sources, hike to backcountry cabins to complete field documentation, perform building condition assessments, and design and write a historic structure report. The final report will provide recommendations for treatment of historic properties and guide preservation work. Applicants should have a background in historic preservation, architecture, and/or history. Knowledge of basic historic preservation principles and practices a plus. Strong research, writing, and graphics program skills are desirable. Work will require hiking to remote backcountry cabins and involve camping outdoors. Shared park housing provided. Mount Rainier National Park is a remote location with the nearest metropolitan area over an hour away. No public transit is available. Office location is in Longmire, WA with field assignments throughout the park. (2 positions, 400 hours each).


3384-3385. Crater Lake National Park, Archeology: Duties may include assisting with pre-field record searches, monitoring fuel break construction around archeological sites, archeological field survey and site assessments, preparing final site forms and reports, and archiving project materials. Interns must be able to work in rugged field conditions since the positions involve some day-long hiking over uneven and brushy terrain under sometimes adverse weather conditions. Some overnight travel for field projects at other parks may be required. Applicant should have an academic background in archeology/anthropology or history with interests in historic preservation, possess good written communication skills, be detail oriented, and be able to perform a variety of tasks independently. Applicants with GPS/GIS skills are preferred. Reasonably priced housing is available in the park. Located in Crater Lake, OR (400 hours and 480 hours)   

3356. Lassen Volcanic National Park, Cultural Resources Program: Selected intern will work with cultural resource staff and GIS specialists to build linkages between cultural resource databases and documents, conduct field verification of data, upgrade data from outdated projections or GIS file formats, digitize survey data, and import data into a secure cultural geodatabase on the park GIS server. The intern will assist in the production of field-use base maps and layer files of cultural resources covering Lassen’s 106,448 acre park. Final product will be a web map service that will provide access to integrated cultural resource data usable for park planning, compliance, disaster response, and management decisions. Additional tasks may include creating GIS maps for archeological sites monitoring and condition assessment programs, and entering attribute data for new sites and revising data for existing records. Experience with GIS required, experience using databases, Excel, arcGIS, and Google Earth desired, and an interest or background in cultural resources preferred. Shared housing will be provided. Located in Mineral, CA (1200 hours).

3357. Golden Gate National Recreation Area: Work with the cultural resource division at this 80,000+ acre National Park Service (NPS) site to conduct historic structure condition assessments that will be entered into the NPS List of Classified Structures (LCS) database. The LCS is an inventory of all historic and prehistoric structures that have historical, architectural and/or engineering significance within the parks of the NPS. The intern will also complete a cultural landscape inventory and treatment plan for one particular park site in order to provide management guidance on future landscape treatments (particularly vegetative plantings and small scale landscape features). Both projects will help ensure appropriate stewardship of cultural resources in the park for future generations. Position located in San Francisco; dormitory housing available in nearby remote Marin Headlands. Personal transportation helpful. (400 hours)

3358. Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, Historical Architecture Program/Cultural Resources Program: Seeking two Historic Preservation/Historic Landscape Interns to assist cultural resource professionals with upcoming projects to identify and evaluate historic structures in the park. Duties primarily include researching and documenting Camp Wolverton in order to draft a Cultural Landscape Inventory (CLI). Interns can expect to visit sites to document the existing condition of structures with photographs and GPS. Candidates should have some knowledge of historic architecture, cultural landscapes, and strong research and writing skills. Knowledge of CAD and GIS programs is beneficial. Interns will be based at Ash Mountain Headquarters area, near Three Rivers, CA, but may also work in different areas of the park. Interns may also work on other cultural resource park projects as needed. Park housing will be provided. (2 positions, 480 hours each)

3359. Redwood National Park, Cultural Landscapes: The Cultural Resources Branch within Redwood National Park is responsible for monitoring and documenting cultural landscapes, historic and pre-historic resources, curation of park collections, as well as managing tribal relations. This position will help the historical landscape architect and other preservation staff to fulfill responsibilities under the National Historic Preservation Act to document and assess impacts on historic resources for the park and its state park partners. Primary duties will be assisting in completing Cultural Landscape Inventories (CLIs), which involve field documentation through photographs and GPS mapping, research of the relevant landscape history, creation of illustrations, and writing. Other duties may include supporting park planning efforts and other administrative duties. Knowledge of historic preservation, National Register criteria, cultural landscapes, and architecture or landscape architecture is required. Strong writing and archival research skills preferred. Writing sample may be required if selected for an interview. Working knowledge of ArcGIS is very helpful as well as graphics programs such as Adobe Photoshop, and Illustrator. Other requirements include a valid driver’s license and own transportation to and from the office. The work is generally in an office or archive, but there is outdoor activities requiring physical exertion such as long periods of standing; walking over rough uneven rocky and heavily vegetated terrain, and in sometimes inclement weather such as heat, rain, and wind; repeated bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching or similar activities, and repeated lifting of moderately heavy items. Located in Orick, CA (400 hours)

3196. Joshua Tree National Park, Cultural Resources Program Archives/Archeology: Assists park Cultural Resources staff with organizing and managing project and site record files. Primary duties include sorting, processing, and digitizing documents, digitizing historic slides, photos, and records, and inventorying, maintaining, and sorting archival material, much of which is archeological. Additional opportunities to participate in historic preservation and archeological fieldwork. Candidates should possess archival experience, and archeological experience is preferred. Housing is available. Located in Twentynine Palms, CA. (600 hours)

3315. Channel Islands National Park: Works with preservation specialists at Channel Islands National Park, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, and Cabrillo National Monument in the southern California area. Work comprises several hands-on historic preservation projects at all three National Park Service units at a wide variety of historic buildings and structures. Duties include on-site preservation tasks such as siding and roof repair, window repair, fencing and corral repair, working with masonry, painting, and other jobs. Work may also include basic documentation of condition assessment and treatments. Knowledge of hand and power tools and familiarity with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties is preferred. Basic computer skills are highly desirable. Candidate must be comfortable with physical labor and spending full days outside. Work may also require the intern to stay on a remote island for up to eight days and supply their own food and bedding while there; housing is provided while on the island but not elsewhere in the park. (740 hours)

3360. Kalaupapa National Historical Park - Cultural Resources Program: Works with Cultural Resources staff on the List of Classified Structures (LCS) at Kalaupapa National Historical Park. Duties include field work to document existing conditions of buildings, structures, trails, and cemetery gravestones; writing narrative descriptions; taking photographs; collection GPS data; and entering text and photographs into databases. Knowledge of regional history, National Register criteria, architecture, and historic preservation are preferred; strong writing skills, and a working knowledge of ArcGIS are essential. The majority of time will be spent documenting structures within the park. Requires ability to hike steep grades on uneven terrain. Housing for the duration of the internship is provided by NPS but relocation costs are the intern's responsibility. Located in Molokai, HI (400 hours)

3361. Kalaupapa National Historical Park- Cultural Anthropology: Assist the Cultural anthropologist with oral history transcription and indexing interviews, transcribing information from Board of Health registers into Excel spreadsheet, grave marker rubbings, assisting with search requests for information, possibly translation of Hawaiian-language documents (depending on language skills), scanning of documents, filing, phone calls. This work is mostly sedentary and will include sitting at a computer screen for hours at a time. Preferred Requirements: Computer experience, knowledge of Word and Excel, typing 50-60 words per minute with few or no errors, good spelling and grammar skills, attention to detail important, self-motivated, initiative and works independently; knowledge of Hawaiian language and Pidgin English a plus. Located in Molokai, HI (400 hours)

3362. Kalaupapa National Historical Park - Cultural Landscape Maintenance: Assist the CRM laborer with maintenance of the historical and cultural landscape. This may include weeding, weed-whacking, raking, tree-trimming, slash piling and pickup, planting, and watering. It may also include dry-stack wall repairs and grave marker cleaning. This work is mostly physical and entails being outdoors for the entirety of the workday; the park is fairly flat, but some areas can be steep and rocky. Temperatures are usually mild-to-warm, rain showers are frequent, trade winds gentle-to-strong, and the sun usually shines. Tools include saws of various types, a weed-whacker, rakes, and shovels. Preferred Requirements: Knowledge of plants in general and Hawaiian plants in particular. Located in Molokai, HI. (400 hours)


3363. Honouliuli National Monument: Seeking intern to assist with Cultural and Natural Resource Management at Honouliuli National Monument. Primary duties include creating a digital library of administrative documents, photographs, and related reports and studies. Other duties include assisting the Cultural and Natural Resource Division staff with projects related to the management of resources at the park. Applicants should be actively pursuing a graduate degree in Historic Preservation, Archaeology, Anthropology, or History. They should be able to work independently, have solid research, technical writing, and communication skills, and are fluent with Microsoft Office. Proficiency with ArcGIS is desired. Although prior military base access is not required, applicants will need to have the ability to pass a background check. Travel to park unit sites with staff to provide on-site assistance is expected. Housing is not provided. Located in Honolulu, HI. (1200 hours)

 

SPONSORING AGENCY: Department of the Interior

Washington, D.C. area

3364. Department of Interior Museum: Works with the Interior Museum collections staff as a museum technician assisting with museum collections care issues including database management, registration, photography, object handling, preventive conservation, research, and related projects such as catalog and accession review. May aid in the installation and deinstallation of temporary displays on-site as well as with the Art-In-Office program. Provides assistance with public programs and public tours. Work environment is primarily sedentary in office spaces and in collections storage areas. Requires the ability to lift 50 lbs., open boxes or packages, and stand for extended periods. Tuesday and Thursday afternoon availability is required. Located in Washington, D.C. (1200 hours)

3365. Bureau of Indian Affairs, Museum Program: Assists museum curators with curatorial and collections management projects within the Bureau of Indian Affairs Museum Program in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Duties depend on the experience and skills of the intern, but generally include cataloging and records management; basic preservation, museum housekeeping, and object rehousing; inventories and condition assessments; photography and photo editing; digitizing archives; conducting research and writing label and exhibit text for physical and virtual exhibits. Must have experience in object handling and using a collections management database. Strong organizational, research, and writing skills are essential. Office is in Reston, VA, and collections/exhibit space is in Washington, D.C. (free shuttle to D.C. provided). (400 hours)

3366. Fish and Wildlife Service, Headquarters: Works under the supervision of the Federal Preservation Officer (FPO) to update cultural resources-related training materials (online course content) that are used to educate Fish and Wildlife Service staff about the requirements and importance of museum resources; update exhibit and exhibit-related materials at Headquarters; and develop ideas for new exhibits (both in person and virtual) to showcase artifacts and collections belonging to the FWS. Housing and commuting transportation is not provided. The position may include official travel outside the office; a valid driver’s license is required to drive a federal vehicle. Located in Falls Church, VA (480 hours)

 

Intermountain Region

3390. Fish and Wildlife Service, Midwest Regional Office: Works under the supervision of the Regional Historic Preservation Officer (RHPO) on Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) cases within the associated repositories of the Midwest Region (Region 3). With the collaboration of a professional Osteologist, the intern will draft and submit inventories to National NAGPRA, identify and reach out to consulting tribes, and prepare human remains and their associated funerary objects for repatriation. Housing and commuting transportation is not provided. The position may include official travel outside the office so a valid driver's license is required in order to drive the federal vehicle. Located in Bloomington, MN. (600 hours)

3367. Bureau of Reclamation, Loveland Museum: Intern will assist with cataloging and rehousing Reclamation museum objects at the Loveland Museum. If time allows, the incumbent may also work with museum staff to develop a museum exhibit to display the artifacts recovered from the Horsetooth Reservoir collection. Experience working with archaeological collections is preferred and experience with Microsoft Word, Access, and/or Excel is required. Attention to detail is important as the incumbent will be cataloging using the Dept. of the Interior’s Interior Collections Management System (ICMS) database, rehousing artifacts, conducting collection inventory, and may assist with researching collection records. In addition, some routine museum housekeeping tasks may be conducted. The position is generally sedentary office work but will require lifting, stooping and/or ladder climbing. Transportation and housing costs are not provided. Located in Loveland, CO (400 hours)

3368. Bureau of Land Management, Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum: Intern will assists the Bureau of Land Management-Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum (BLM-CAVM) Curation Program with BLM archaeological collections and project documentation, focusing on cataloging and proper storage of items from sites on BLM-Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, as well as inventory of exhibited and stored archaeological collections. Intern will be given broad exposure to the workings of a DOI bureau curation facility and experience with the fundamentals of collections management: collections inventory, cataloging, storage of artifacts, data entry into ICMS (Department of the Interior’s cataloging system), and organization of associated documentation. Other duties include assisting staff with researcher access to the CAVM collections, assisting with public tours, and participating in the CAVM Curation Program’s Integrated Pest Management Program. Position may involve moderate physical activity. A background in southwest archaeology and/or museum studies preferred; familiarity with Microsoft Office and Excel necessary. Housing is provided. Located just outside Dolores, CO (480 hours)

3369. Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming State Office: The intern will assist the BLM Wyoming Deputy Preservation Officer in managing the BLM NAGPRA (Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act) and museum collections program. The position will include inventorying collections; visiting repositories where NAGPRA collections are housed; assisting with the development of Federal Register notices and repatriation process, and coordinating NAGPRA records organization and digitization. The intern will collaborate and interact with established museum professionals, BLM archaeologists, State Historic Preservation Office preservationists, and Tribal representatives. The position offers the opportunity to broaden understanding of NAGPRA, museum collections management, Native American cultures in Wyoming, and the rich cultural heritage of Wyoming. The intern should be proficient in Microsoft Office software, particularly Excel and Word, and possess good organizational, communication, and time management skills.  This opportunity is open to both undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in Native American studies, museum studies, collections management, anthropology, archaeology, history, or related fields. Located at the BLM-Wyoming State Office in Cheyenne, WY. (400 hours)

3370. Bureau of Land Management, Carter County Museum: The successful candidate should have an interest in Montana paleontological resources, museum exhibit design, and educational programming. This individual should have a good work ethic, strong time management and communication skills, be able to problem solve relating to the BLM mission, and able to work independently and unsupervised for portions of their internship. The paleontology intern will be assigned a project to be completed upon conclusion of the internship. This project will involve cataloging and researching Western Interior Seaway material in the CCM collection including, but not limited to, marine reptiles such as plesiosaurs and mosasaurs. The intern will create a database of Western Interior Seaway material that has come from this area and recommend potential sites for future fieldwork to enhance the educational and research significance of the collection. The intern will compile an educational trunk that incorporates casts and models of BLM Interior Seaway material in the CCM collection into school curriculum with a focus on Montana and Next Generation Science Standards. This work will be conducted with an end goal of a comprehensive exhibit design proposal on the history of the Western Interior Seaway in Southeastern Montana and the surrounding region with a focus on public lands, conservation, and research value. There will be opportunity for field work and skill development regarding fossil preparation, collections rehousing, field techniques, GIS mapping and interpretation. The museum will make housing arrangements. Located in Ekalaka, MT. (480 hours)

3371. Indian Arts and Craft Board, Museum of the Plains Indians: Internship duties involve assisting museum staff with inventory, cataloging, and photography of ethnographic objects and artwork within the Museum of the Plains Indian, Browning MT. Duties also include organizing and maintaining digital files and photographs for museum collections; digitizing collections of historic photographs and archival materials from the collections for use by the IACB; assisting museum staff with the development and installation of temporary exhibits of contemporary Indian art; and assisting museum staff with educational programming and museum tours. Training in use of the Dept. of the Interior’s Collections Management System (ICMS) will be provided. Strong computer, organizational and research skills are essential. Located in Browning, MT (400 hours)

3372. Bureau of Reclamation, Great Plains Regional Office: Assists the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Great Plains Regional Office (USBR-GPRO) museum program staff to help meet Department of the Interior and USBR museum collections management standards. Duties vary but will include utilizing the DOI’s official museum collection management software, ICMS, to manage artifacts and specimens in nine states among 24 museum partners totaling some 4.5 million items in archaeology and paleontology. A museum studies, paleontology and/or archaeology background is preferred; attention to detail, organizational skills, and a passion for museum collections is essential. Familiarity with Microsoft Office and scanning software is also important. Familiarity with museum cataloging software, such as Specify and Past Perfect, especially in regards to transferring data, is a plus. Located in Billings, MT but may be placed at a partner facility or USBR office within the nine state GPRO area as needed. Housing and transportation are the responsibility of the intern; must possess a valid U.S. driver's license. (400 hours)

3373. Bureau of Land Management, Idaho Museum of Natural History, John A. White Paleontological Repository: Assists the collection manager with tasks supporting the management of BLM collections reposited in the museum’s care. The Museum has a longstanding relationship with the BLM with a significant percentage of their 150,000 paleontological specimens having come from BLM administered lands in over 1,350 localities in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Utah. Duties include processing, cataloging, and accessioning BLM reposited collections for long-term curatorial storage. Intern will also assist in annual inventory of these collections. Other duties may include assisting with the preparation of museum exhibits for on-site and off-site (local BLM office) locations and educational and community group tours. The intern will also learn to use KE EMu, a collections management database system, and how to convert and upload data from KE EMu to the Dept. of the Interior’s cataloging system ICMS. Intern will be exposed to all aspects of professional museum work. Located in Pocatello, ID (480 hours)

3374. Bureau of Land Management, Museum of Geology, South Dakota School of Mines -
Fossil Lake (BLM) Collection, Museum of Geology (SDSM), South Dakota School of Mines and Technology: Intern will work on a project involving the rehousing, documentation, and databasing of a large collection of Pleistocene vertebrate fossils, many of them microfossils. Tasks include identification, labeling, numbering, data entry, and rehousing vial storage. SDSM utilizes the Specify database. This is an opportunity to learn and implement paleontological collections management standards and best practices. All training is provided. Located in Rapid City, SD (480 hours)

3303. Indian Arts and Craft Board, Sioux Indian Museum: Internship duties involve assisting museum staff with inventory, cataloging, and photography of ethnographic objects and artwork within the Sioux Indian Museum in Rapid City, SD. Organizes and maintains digital files and photographs for museum collections. Digitizes collections of historic photographs and archival materials from the collections for use by the IACB. Additional duties involve assisting museum staff with the development and installation of temporary exhibits of contemporary Indian art and assisting museum staff with educational programming and museum tours. Training in using the Interior Collections Management System (ICMS) will be provided. Strong computer, organizational and research skills are essential. Located in Rapid City, SD (400 hours)

Southwest Region

3375. Bureau of Land Management, Arizona State Office-Arizona State Museum: The intern will assist the BLM-Arizona’s Deputy Preservation Officer in managing the BLM Arizona’s Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) and museum collections program. The position will include inventorying collections; visiting repositories where NAGPRA collections are housed; assisting with the development of Federal Register notices and repatriation process; and coordinating NAGPRA records organization and digitization. The intern will collaborate and interact with established museum professionals, BLM archaeologists, State Historic Preservation Office preservationists, and Tribal representatives. The position offers the opportunity to broaden understanding of NAGPRA, museum collections management, Native American cultures in the American Southwest, and the rich cultural heritage of Arizona. The intern should be proficient in Microsoft Office software, particularly Excel and Word, and possess good organizational, communication, and time management skills. This opportunity is open to both undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in Native American studies, museum studies, collections management, anthropology, archaeology, history, or related fields. Located in Tucson, AZ (400 hours)

 

Pacific West Region

3376. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Regional Office, New Melones Collections Facility: Assists the Mid-Pacific Regional Archaeologist and the Museum Property Program in the Sacramento, CA office with cataloging museum property. Some work will take place at the Region’s New Melones Curation Facility in Sonora, CA. A background in California archaeology and/or experience working with archaeological collections is preferred; experience with Microsoft Word, Access, and/or Excel is required. Attention to detail is important as the intern will be cataloging using the Interior Collections Management System (ICMS) database, conducting collection inventory, researching collection records, and may assist with proper storage of artifacts and records from Reclamation’s Mid-Pacific collections housed at New Melones. In addition, some routine museum housekeeping tasks will be conducted. The position is generally office work but will require lifting, stooping and/or ladder climbing. Valid driver’s license needed to drive Government vehicle. Transportation and housing costs are not provided. Located at the Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Regional Office in Sacramento, CA, with some work at New Melones Collections Facility in Sonora, CA. (480 hours)

 

SPONSORING AGENCY: General Services Administration

3309. General Services Administration, Fine Arts Specialist: Assists with collections management and curatorial functions related to GSA's Fine Arts Collection, which includes commissioned public works of art that enhance the architecture of Federal buildings comprising over 150 historic buildings, portable works of art commissioned by New Deal programs, artist proposals, and architectural models. Duties include researching and developing interpretive information about artists and artworks; documenting artwork through cataloging and photography; and working with the Collections Management Database. Familiarity with standard museum collections management practices required. Located in Washington, D.C. (400 hours)

3310. General Services Administration, Design Excellence Program: This internship is located in the Design Excellence Program of GSA's Office of the Chief Architect. The Design Excellence Program operates through GSA's Public Buildings Service (PBS). GSA's PBS directs the federal government's multibillion-dollar building program, which includes construction, renovation, alteration, and repair of federal office buildings, courthouses, land ports of entry, and other facilities. The intern will help with building documentation functions related to the Design Excellence Program. The program documents important buildings and sites through video, photography, and publications highlighting the narrative of their design and construction. Intern assignments will be related to building documentation activities and may include the following: (1) Assisting with the management of image library and distribution of design publications and other materials; (2) Organizing building documentation materials such as digital photography and supporting files; (3) Working with other agencies such as the Library of Congress or the National Archives to transfer materials. The intern should be highly organized and have basic Adobe Photoshop skills. Located in Washington, D.C. (400 hours).

 

SPONSORING AGENCY: Arlington National Cemetery (Dept. of the Army)

3377. Arlington National Cemetery (ANC), Architectural Historian: ANC is seeking a qualified Architectural Historian intern to support on-going and upcoming projects at ANC and the Soldiers and Airmen Home National Cemetery. The successful candidate will be familiar with historic construction methods and historic preservation philosophy including the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. Will assist with the completion of National Register nominations, annual preservation reports and on-going research, documentation and treatment projects of historic structures in the cemetery. Tasks may include preparation of Section 106 submission for state and public reviews; assistance with developing a Cultural Resources Management Database, and reviews of studies produced for ANC by others. The position is seven and half months long and will report to the Cultural Resources Manager at ANC. Based in Arlington, VA at ANC in the Engineering Division, Cultural Resources Management. (1200 hours at $18/hr)

Requirements: (1) Actively pursuing a graduate degree in Historic Preservation, Architectural History, or closely related field; (2) Familiarity with historic architecture and landscapes, ideally with monumental architecture, funerary and cemetery designs; (3) Understanding of the National Register of Historic Places nomination process, as well as Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act; (4) Ability to work well independently and in a team environment that includes engineers, planners, architects, and environmental specialists; (5) Solid research, technical writing, and communication skills; (6) Strong attention to detail when authoring and reviewing work; (7) Fluent with Microsoft Office; and (8) Driver’s License and clean driving record. Please articulate these skills in your application; examples may be requested.

3381. Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) Monuments Conservation: ANC is seeking a qualified conservation intern to be involved in the hands-on examination, documentation, preservation, and conservation of the bronze and stone monument, memorials, sculptures, and historic structures in Arlington National Cemetery (ANC). The successful candidate will contribute to the preservation of the 1918 Memorial Amphitheater and assist the Cultural Resources Manager with various other cultural resources and historic structures projects. The position is seven and half months long and will report to the Cultural Resources Manager at ANC. Based in Arlington, VA at ANC in the Engineering Division, Cultural Resources Management. (1200 hours at $18/hr)

Duties: (1) Field inspection, historic fabric investigation, field documentation by photography and written notes, assists with on-going preservation, conservation, monitoring, documentation and treatment projects; (2) Tasks may also include preparation of short reports and data entry.

Requirements: (1) Actively pursuing a graduate degree or be a recent graduate in historic preservation or materials conservation of outdoor monuments and sculptures; (2) Prior experience with field conservation work on stone and bronze, conducting assessment reports, researching historic structures preferred; (3) Hands-on experience with field documentation, material assessment, computer skills, and solid writing skills are desirable; (4) Familiar with historic construction methods and historic preservation philosophy including the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and the Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice of the American Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works; (5) Driver’s License and clean driving record; and (6) Capable of lifting heavy objects and working from scaffolding. Please articulate these skills in your application; examples may be requested.

 

 

 

 

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