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National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE)


Summer 2018 Internships
with the
National Park Service (NPS), 
the Department of the Interior (DOI),
& General Services Administration (GSA)

 

New Positions Available:

3220. Yosemite National Park, Branch of Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology Program: With direction and support from the park's Cultural Anthropologist, assists with the evaluation of culturally significant resources in the park. These encompass botanical, archeological, hydrological, and other natural and cultural resources with traditional cultural significance to the American Indian tribes and communities associated with the park. Duties may include primary and secondary research at the park's Archives and Research Library, as well as other local repositories; assisting with tribal meetings and field visits; mapping and photographing field resources; assembling resource documentation; and assisting with report preparation. Ethnographic and documentary research skills essential; background in cultural anthropology, knowledge of and interest in Native American issues, and demonstrated experience with systematic qualitative research highly desired. Intern must be professional, well-organized, and attentive to detail. Work will occur in office and field settings, requiring extensive hours in office, library and archive settings. Some hiking across rough terrain at high elevations may also be required. Valid driver's license required. Low to moderately priced park housing may be available. Located in El Portal, CA (360 hours at $12/hr)

3228. Whiskeytown NRA Cultural Resources Program: This site's Cultural Resource Management Program is seeking a candidate to assist with Museum Collections. Duties include a variety of responsibilities such as processing and cataloging museum collections, as reported on the fiscal year 2017 Collections Management Report (CMR) using the Department of the Interior's official software, ICMS. Other duties include document scanning, photo cataloguing, regular housekeeping and environmental monitoring tasks; handling archival materials and cultural resource objects and artifacts; conducting the annual inventory and museum checklist. A museum studies background preferred. Travel to park unit sites with curatorial staff to provide onsite assistance is expected. This experience will provide both hands-on museum experience and data management skills. The full 600 hours of the internship will be spent in the park; park housing is provided and is available on a first-come first-served basis. (600 hours at $15/hr)

See below for instructuions on how to apply and access the application form. Application deadline for the two above is April 27, 2018.

 

All Other Positions: Application Deadline Has Passed -- 03/16/2018

 

The National Council for Preservation Education, in cooperation with the National Park Service (NPS) and other partnering agencies, is pleased to offer internships during the summer of 2018. 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 hundreds of sites and divisions within the NPS system and other agencies annually. 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. The position supervisor has details about the total stipend amount for a given position if you are called for an interview. Please note that interns are not NCPE employees; stipends are 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 arranged geographically, starting with Washington, DC and the Capital Region, then grouped by region including as the Southeast, Northwest, Midwest, West, and Alaska. Positions are subject to funding.

To be eligible, applicants must be currently enrolled in an academic program or recently graduated (degree received May 2017 or later). Interns are not eligible to work more than 1200 hours total in this program; previous interns in the program 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 cases the supervising office may 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 on those requirements and procedures at the time of hiring. Please direct any question to waso_cr-intern@nps.gov.

  HOW TO APPLY

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To submit your application, please scan your materials electronically and email them as a single Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) file containing both the signed application and the two most recent years of your transcripts to NCPE’s Internship Program Co-Director 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 requirement; your application will be rejected if materials are not received in this form. Name the file with your name in this format: Lastname_Firstname_NCPE_Summer18. Due to the large number of applications received, please strive to keep files under 2 MB; any files over 2 MB should be submitted in a compressed file format to make transmittal easier.

Applications must be received no later than Friday, March 16, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. The application asks you to list the internship(s) in which you are interested by number. This 4-digit number is part of the position description, below. No more than six total positions may be selected (multiple numbers heading a single description count as one choice).

3 tips for completing a successful application:

  1. Type your application. The easier it is to read by site supervisors, many of whom 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 site supervisor that you want a particular position for a particular reason. Writing that you seek “General experience in your chosen field” isn’t specific enough; be explicit about why your top picks 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.

 

 

Washington, DC Area

Note: All internships are located in Washington, DC unless otherwise indicated


3132-33. American Battlefield Protection Program: Through small grants and technical assistance, the American Battlefield Protection Program promotes the identification and preservation of America's historic battlefields. The program works in partnership with numerous local, state, and federal government agencies and private organizations. Interns will participate in the regular grant management tasks of project communications, monitoring, records management, and grants training. Interns will also assist with land acquisition grants and compliance requirements as part of Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants for sites identified in the Revolutionary War and War of 1812 Historic Preservation Study (2007) and the Update to the Civil War Sites Advisory Commission's Report on the Nation's Civil War Battlefields (2016). Planning grant support includes data entry on the CABIN database, grant tracking, and/or participating in various other program projects. Occasionally small historical or preservation research projects are assigned individually or as a team project. Qualifications: The applicant should be currently enrolled in a certified undergraduate or graduate degree program specializing in preservation planning, historic landscape preservation, historic open space preservation and land use, military/battlefield archeology, or military/public history. Applicants must possess excellent written and oral communication skills, be detail oriented, and be able to perform a variety of tasks independently. Problem solving and organizational skills will be needed. GIS and database management abilities are preferred. (2 internships, 480 hours each)

3134-36. Archeology Program: 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. (3 internships, 400 hours each)

3137. Cultural Resources Office of Interpretation and Education, Youth Programs and Telling All American Stories: Working with National Park Service staff, assists with digital interpretation related to expanding the stories on the Telling All American Stories website (https://www.nps.gov/subjects/tellingallamericansstories/index.htm) and related materials. Additional duties include working with the Cultural Resources youth programs coordinator on organizing internship program materials and planning for summer programs for college and graduate level interns. (600 hours)

3138. National NAGPRA: The intern will work with staff of the National 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 (NAGPRA). 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. Intern will have the opportunity to broaden understanding of Native American issues and gain first-hand experience as cultural resources professional. Office located in Washington, DC. (480 hours)

3139. Tribal Relations and American Cultures, Archives Assistant: Assists the NPS Bureau Cultural Anthropologist and the NPS American Indian Liaison with processing records related to the American Indian Liaison Office and programs within the Office of Tribal Relations and American Cultures, including 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, DC. (400 hours).

3140. State, Tribal, and Local Plans & Grants (STLPG) Division: Communications, Media, and Outreach: Collaborates with the National Park Service Office of Communications on the development and implementation of a communications strategy for internal and external messaging. Writes, edits, and publishes content for digital and print media. Assists web manager to enhance, edit, and improve content for program websites. Ensures consistency with NPS graphic standards, principles of communication, and compliance standards. STLPG provides assistance through a number of programs that support the preservation of America's historic places and diverse history. The office administers grants to State, Territorial, Tribal, and local governments, educational institutions, and non-profits in addition to providing preservation planning, technical assistance, and policy guidance. Work supports historic properties and place-based identity, key components to the social and economic vitality of local communities. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite and basic understanding of principles of historic preservation is preferred. Strong written and oral communication skills are required. (800 hours)

3141. State, Tribal, and Local Plans & Grants (STLPG) Division: Certified Local Government (CLG) Program: Assists the program manager in updating databases, reviewing and certifying new communities, and drafting correspondence. Works with the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions to prepare for the 2018 FORUM, the only national conference focused on the issues facing local historic preservation commissions and historic districts. Develops working relationship with preservation partners at the state and local levels, including non-profit organizations. Duties will involve exposure to grants management, website and publication development, understanding of the Federal Preservation Program, and direct interaction with NPS, State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), and CLG and GIS staff. Interaction with other national level preservation partners will also be possible. Local, State, and Federal governments work together in the Federal Preservation Program to help communities save the irreplaceable historic character of places. Through the certification process, communities make a local commitment to historic preservation. This commitment is key to America’s ability to preserve, protect, and increase awareness of our unique cultural heritage found in the built environment across the country. Strong written and oral communication skills are required. Experience working with multiple levels of government and degree in historic preservation, urban planning, architecture, architectural history, public history, or similar is preferred. (800 hours)

3142. State, Tribal, and Local Plans & Grants (STLPG) Division: Hurricane Sandy Recovery Program: Assists team lead and program staff with integrating project information and other documentation related to hurricane recovery grant-assisted work into data sets. Projects include undertakings by 12 State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPOs) and two Tribal Historic Preservation Offices (THPOs) with subgrants to private property owners, local governments, and nonprofit organizations. Coordinates with planning staff to review state historic preservation plans in affected areas and update draft model disaster recovery ordinances. Reviews and catalogs products from grantees to develop case studies for best practices related to disaster recovery, resilience, and preparedness as it relates to historic preservation that involves private property owners, local, tribal and state governments, as well as cross-jurisdictional partnerships. Develops working relationships with preservation partners at the state, tribal and local levels. Duties will involve exposure to historic preservation grants management, disaster recovery, planning, and publication development, understanding of the Federal Preservation Program, and direct interaction with NPS, SHPO and THPO. Interaction with other national level preservation partners will also be possible. Experience working with multiple levels of government, knowledge of Section 106 and NEPA, and degree in historic preservation, urban planning, architecture, architectural history, public history, or similar is preferred. (800 hours)

3143. State, Tribal, and Local Plans & Grants Division (STLPG) and George Washington Memorial Parkway (GWMP): Collections, Archives, and Records Management: The GWMP was designed for recreational driving, linking sites that commemorate important episodes in American history from Maryland to Virginia. STLPG is a national program at National Park Service (NPS) headquarters office that supports cultural resource programs through grants to states, tribes, territories, and other eligible recipients. The intern will work directly with NPS staff in parks and programs around Washington, DC. Assists in the development and research for a community curated rotating exhibit for Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial, and a temporary exhibit at Clara Barton National Historic Site. Supports general collections care and maintenance, including reorganization of museum collection storage areas and updating collection databases in the Interior Collections Management System (ICMS) at Fort Hunt Park and other GWMP sites. Carries out recommendations for digitization of records, plans and specifications and other work products. Coordinates digitization efforts for media including slides and microfiche as well as audiovisual materials. Performs extensive cataloging of new and previously submitted grant products and record transfers to Federal Records Center and/or the National Archives. Assists with the evaluation/storage/accessibility of electronically submitted grant products to ensure quality and adherence to accepted archival practices. Plans, organizes, and promotes record maintenance and disposition. (1200 hours)

3215. Museum Management Program: The intern will work on updating the Army Corp of Engineers Mandatory Center for Expertise survey information pertaining to NPS collections in non-federal repositories. Work with museum staff in the NPS Washington office and each region to verify information gathered pertaining to NPS collections in these facilities. The intern will also assist Museum Management Program staff with a variety of tasks related to museum outreach and education, and collections database management.  (700 hours) 

3144. National Historic Landmarks Program: Works with the National Historic Landmarks (NHL) Program staff to update the content and design of the NHL Program website. Specific responsibilities may include migration of current website content to a new content management system, conversion of existing content to meet website accessibility requirements, revising or writing new site content, and selecting and editing site photographs. NHLs are historic buildings, sites, structures, objects or districts that represent nationally-significant aspects of American history and culture, and the NHL website communicates the policies and processes for their designation. Collateral duties may include historical research and writing in support of pending National Historic Landmark nominations and organizing and administering program files and products in support of the NHL Program. A working knowledge of American history and historical methods and some experience with the NHL program and/or the National Register of Historic Places is preferred; experience with website design and content management systems is highly desired; strong computer, research, and writing skills are essential. This is a good opportunity for an online technical expert with an interest in American history, such as a historian or preservation specialist that possesses web development skills, who wants to gain experience with a federal cultural resources program. (400 hours).

3145-46. Park History Program: Works with the Park History Program 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 Park History Website and social media; helping with maritime grants administration; and participation in ongoing oral history training and interviews. 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., Civil War to Civil Rights, 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. (2 internships, 400 hours each).

3147-48. Park Cultural Landscapes Program: Works with the national office of the NPS Park Cultural Landscapes Program on two ongoing initiatives; 1) to prepare materials for public outreach, and 2) to identify the preservation maintenance needs of cultural landscapes. Assists the Public Outreach and Education Coordinator with digital content creation for the website nps.gov/culturallandscapes, and assists a Historical Landscape Architect/Asset Preservation Coordinator in translating Cultural Landscape Inventory (CLI) data into the Facility Management Software System (FMSS). Duties for public outreach involve composing text and graphics for news stories about cultural landscapes and formatting technical information for Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act compliance. Duties for preservation maintenance 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 role using the nps.gov content management system, an online library database, and the CLI and FMSS databases. Training will be provided. An undergraduate or advanced degree in Horticulture, Landscape Architecture, Historic Preservation or Communications is required; basic knowledge of US history, National Register criteria and landscape architecture or horticulture is preferred; strong verbal, research, writing, database, graphic and mapping skills are desired. Travel costs for fieldwork will be covered by NPS. The internship is located in Seattle, WA or Boston, MA. (2 internships, 800 hours each).

3149. National Heritage Areas, Records Management: Works directly with NPS staff to investigate various alternatives required for the proper storage and retention of existing record collections as identified within the NPS Records Retention Policy. Duties include developing recommendations for digitization of records, consolidating paper records, improving filing systems, and updating filing guides. Also interacts with the NPS Records Management staff to fully evaluate existing and future record retention needs. Project may involve lifting files and plans weighing more than 20 pounds. Qualifications: Records management knowledge required. Degree in library and information science and experience with records management preferred. (400 hours)

3150. Technical Preservation Services: Primary duties: Assists TPS staff with management of project files and resource materials for the Rehabilitation Tax Incentives Program and related technical preservation assistance initiatives. Duties include 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 duties include organization and maintenance of an office library collection containing books and other materials on technical preservation topics. Library duties will include 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 TPS activities and publications, visit http://www.nps.gov/tps/; information on the Tax Incentives program is under the tab at the top of the page. This internship offers 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).

3151-53. Harpers Ferry Center, Museum Conservation Services and Collections: Works with NPS History Collection archivist to survey, process, and catalog NPS archives. Intern will receive training and gain hands-on experience in professional archives work, including archival methods, material handling, support for research requests, and preventive conservation. Training also provided in use of the Interior Collection Management System (ICMS). May be used for internship credit if university agrees. Own transportation required. Located in Charles Town, WV (3 internships, 1200 hours each).

3213. Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park: This research project will produce a collection and database of information about Company L (Buffalo Soldiers), an African American military unit stationed in Skagway, Alaska during the Klondike Gold Rush. Overseen by the historian at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, the intern will locate, describe, and duplicate documents relating to Company L. Research will occur at the National Archives, Library of Congress, Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument, and other research institutions in the Washington, D.C. area. This project will produce a collection of primary source documents about the African American experience in Southeast Alaska with an emphasis on Company L soldiers. The park’s database will serve as a finding aid for this documentation and will include search terms, holding institution, and information about use rights. The information collected will then be formatted to best serve the park’s library database and collections. Position located in Washington, DC. (800 hours)

3219. Cultural Resources Office of Interpretation and Education, Teaching with Historic Places: Working with National Park Service staff, the intern assists in producing Teaching with Historic Places classroom lesson plans, such as the Lightning Lessons, and other education resources for the NPS website (see: http://www.nps.gov/subjects/teachingwithhistoricplaces/). Duties include research, writing, and editing to develop history education materials; writing social media content; and supporting other projects as a member of the CR Office of Interpretation & Education. Prior experience communicating history to the public is preferred. A strong background in American history, archeology, middle or high school education, social studies education, historic preservation, public history, or a related field is required. (400 hours)

3227. National Register of Historic Places, National Register Landscape Initiative: A research assistant is needed to develop descriptions of landscape styles for use in the National Register program. The descriptions will follow a standard format. Each will include a description of the style, its origin, major practitioners, examples of the style, related National Register nominations, and a bibliography of source material. The research assistant will be provided with a preliminary list of styles, but will be expected to offer additional ideas as research progresses. 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. (480 hours)

National Capital Region

3154-57. National Capital Region, National Historic Landmarks Program: Works with the Region’s National Historic Landmarks (NHL) Program Manager and Regional Historian on a variety of projects, including National Historic Landmark theme studies and nominations, National Register nominations, Historic Resource Studies, and general park history issues 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 involves researching historic properties, developing historic contexts, conducting site visits to report on condition, organizing and administering program files and products, 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. (4 internships, 400 hours each)

3158. National Capital Region, Museum Resource Center: Works with the Museum Resource Center (MRCE) staff as a museum technician assisting with museum outreach, research, accessioning, processing, cataloging and preparing museum collections, for long-term curatorial storage. The intern will be exposed to all aspects of professional museum work. The intern will have the opportunity to work with a wide variety of museum collections, ranging from historic furnishings, natural history collections, archival documents, historic photographs, and archeological collections. These collections come from the various historic homes and sites that the National Park Service administers throughout the region. These sites and collections include, among others: Ford’s Theatre National Historical Site, the Frederick Douglass National Historical Site, the Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee Memorial, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Collection. These and many other collections are housed at the Museum Resource Center. This position offers an exciting opportunity to be part of the team of museum professionals responsible for the operations of a large federal repository. The MRCE is located in Landover, MD, a close suburb of Washington, DC with easy access to the Metro System. (800 hours)

3159. National Mall and Memorial Parks, Museum Collection: Experience hands-on museum work and learn a variety of curatorial skills. Duties include, but are not limited to, assisting the Museum Curator for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial museum collection with cataloging, photography and rehousing of objects, assisting the park’s museum staff with its mandatory annual inventory, assisting with preventative conservation, historic housekeeping, and exhibit maintenance at Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site, assisting with the re-installation of exhibits, 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 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. Position is duty stationed in Landover, MD at the regional storage facility. (400 hours)

3160. National Mall and Memorial Parks, Architectural Conservation: Works with the Architectural Conservator and Preservation Crew to perform treatment of significant statues and memorials throughout the Park. Assists with statue condition assessment and documentation. Duties include hands-on treatment of numerous and varied monuments (cleaning and/or waxing bronze, stone masonry re-pointing and repairs, etc); on-site condition assessments; photographic documentation of conditions before, during and after treatment; generating conservation maintenance records; tracking conditions in a maintenance plan inventory. Prior experience with conservation treatments and outdoor sculpture are preferred; knowledge of historic monuments, building materials and technologies beneficial. The applicant must be able to stand and work outdoors for extended periods of time, potentially at heights; must be able to lift 25 pounds and operate various conservation tools and equipment. Computer proficiency (word processing, spreadsheet, photo and file management) is preferred. Familiarity with AutoCAD is not required but is beneficial. Position located in Washington, DC. (400 hours).

3161. National Mall and Memorial Parks, Resource Management: Works with and assists the park Resource Management Division to complete various cultural resource documents associated with sites administered by the park. The internship involves completing a Preservation Maintenance Plan for a historic property to assist in guiding the long-term care and stewardship of the resource. The plan will integrate recommendations found in cultural landscape reports and historic structure reports and prescribe maintenance procedures, techniques, strategies, and schedules that focus on preserving important features and the overall character of the property. Knowledge of architecture, cultural landscapes, landscape architecture, and National Register criteria is preferred. Strong computer, research, and writing skills essential; working knowledge with graphics programs (Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator, AutoCAD, and ArcGIS) beneficial. Position located in Washington, DC. (400 hours).

3162. Antietam National Battlefield: Works with the Resource Management Division at Antietam National Battlefield. Duties include: performing condition assessments of historic and non-historic park structures, documenting the existing condition of structures with photographs, writing descriptions of work for development of funding requests and project scopes of work, preparation of funding requests, may lead volunteers in hands-on preservation activities, and work with park staff performing treatments on monuments. Knowledge of historic architecture, architecture, conservation treatments preferred; experience with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Historic Properties beneficial; strong computer, research and writing skills essential. Located in Sharpsburg, MD. Housing may be available. (400 hours)

3220-21. National Capital Region, Cultural Landscapes Program: Works with and assists historians, historical landscape architects and other preservation professionals to complete Cultural Landscape Inventories associated for a variety of National Park sites in the Washington, DC 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. (2 positions, 400 hours each)

3223. National Capital Region, Executive Support Facility: Working primarily under the guidance of the NPS Museum Specialist, the intern will work on projects associated with a historic textile collection. Duties include identification, documentation, preparation and storage of textiles, as well as modification of digital finding aids and historic furnishing identification binders. The intern will also assist with curatorial activities such as object handling, inventory, and general collections care for a wide variety of decorative arts and historic artifacts. Must be currently enrolled in a certified undergraduate or graduate degree program specializing in museum studies, art history, decorative arts, or a similar field. 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)

3224. National Capital Region, Historical Architecture Program: Works with and assists 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. (400 hours)

 

Northeast Region

3163. Northeast Regional Office: Works with the Regional Historian and National Register Historian on National Register of Historic Places nominations as well as related documentation projects such as Determinations of Eligibility, and Cultural Landscape Inventories for parks in the Northeast Region of the National Park Service. Duties include: researching historic resources; possible site visits and field work to document the resources through descriptions, photographs, and maps; preparation of official correspondence and packages for National Register Nomination documentation. May also prepare brief, interpretive materials for recently completed National Register documentation. Working knowledge of American History, and some experience with the National Register of Historic Places and the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation beneficial. Working knowledge of graphics programs (Adobe Photoshop & InDesign) also beneficial. This is an opportunity for candidates with an interest in American history, historic preservation, public history, with a focus on NPS sites. Position located in Woodstock, VT or Philadelphia, PA. (600 hours)

3164. Fort Stanwix National Monument: The Division of Cultural Resources at Fort Stanwix National Monument seeks an independent, detail-oriented candidate with excellent organizational and oral and written communication skills to assist staff with collection management activities. During the 400 hour internship, the intern may assist in safely housing and marking artifacts, researching archeological archives, and maintaining cultural resource data for Fort Stanwix NM and Women’s Rights NHP, partners, and, potentially, other associated sites. 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. Position located in Rome, NY (400 hours)

 

Southeast Region

3165-66. Southeast Regional Office, Cultural Landscapes Program: Works with historical landscape architects, GIS specialists, and other NPS staff to edit existing, and create new, spatial data for cultural landscapes in Southeast Region (SER) parks. Duties will include editing existing spatial data, as well as creating new spatial data for additional cultural landscapes. Landscape features to be mapped include vegetation, circulation, small-scale features, view/vistas, buildings and structures, etc. Travel to SER parks is anticipated. Knowledge of cultural landscapes, landscape architecture, the National Register criteria, and the Secretary of the Interior's Guidelines for the Treatment of Cultural Landscapes is beneficial. Strong GIS and GPS skills are essential. Fluency with AutoCAD, Adobe Illustrator, and Photoshop also helpful. Located in Atlanta, GA. (2 internships, 800 hours each)

3167. Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site Museum: Works with park curator to digitize archival collections for preservation, upload to NPGallery, and create web exhibits through Google Cultural Institute. Intern may also produce and publish social media posts utilizing the collections they digitize. This is an ideal internship for those who are seeking or have completed library science, archival science, or museum studies degrees. Applicants must demonstrate strong computer and writing skills. Park housing is available. Located in Flat Rock, NC. (400 hours)

3168a-b and 3169. Cane River Creole National Historical Park: Works with staff from Cultural Resources and Interpretation Divisions to perform a wide variety of tasks related to museum collections management and interpretive services. Assists with collection management for museum and archival collections, including museum records, inventory, preventive conservation, storage materials and methods, cataloging, and research requests. Other duties include regular museum housekeeping, environmental monitoring tasks, and packaging/handling archival materials. Intern will also develop park interpretive programming, 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 museum collections management, American history, cultural heritage, and material culture. The intern is responsible for housing and transportation. Work is based out of park offices in Natchitoches, LA. (3168a-b. 2 internships at 400 hours each, 3169. 1 internship at 1200 hours)

3170-71. Everglades National Park: Work at the South Florida Collections Management Center (SFCMC) 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).

3172. 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).

3173. 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).

3174. Everglades National Park: Work at the South Florida Collections Management Center in Everglades National Park, preparing photographic collections from Biscayne National Park for digitization through the Open Parks Network. Duties include conducting surveys and arrangement, describing and rehousing photographic collections, 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).

3175. Everglades National Park: Work at the South Florida Collections Management Center in Everglades National Park, preparing photographic collections from Everglades National Park for digitization through the Open Parks Network. Duties include conducting surveys, describing and rehousing photographic collections, 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).

3176. 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).

3177. Everglades National Park: Work at the South Florida Collections Management Center in Everglades National Park, preparing collections from Dry Tortugas National Park 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).

 

Midwest Region

3178. Midwest Regional Office, History and National Register Programs: Serves as editor of Exceptional Places, the MWRO’s annual National Historic Landmark (NHL) newsletter. Writes lead article, edits and designs 2018 NHL newsletter; ensures consistency with NPS graphic standards, principles of communication, and compliance standards; implements the integration of the newsletter to a digital platform for distribution and easy accessibility. 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. Working knowledge of graphics and mapping programs (Adobe Creative Suite and ArcGIS) 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).

3179. Midwest Regional Office, History and National Register Programs: Works with the History and National Register Programs (HNRP) staff on a variety of projects including historical research and writing in support of pending National Historic Landmark (NHL) nominations; organizing and administering program files and products in support of the HNRP; and writing social media content. 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. 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)

3180. Midwest Regional Office, Historic Architecture and Cultural Landscapes Program: Works with Historical Architect and Museum Collections and Records Management staff. Primary tasks include following up on the inventory created of park historic architecture and landscape documents such as publications, images, plans and specifications, and electronic media; implementing the plan for organizing and retrieving the material and making the collection more accessible in terms of organization, location, and format(s); and housing original materials for long term preservation. Other tasks include verifying government repositories have documents, distributing publications, and scanning high priority materials where electronic versions are not available. An understanding of historic architecture, cultural landscapes, and historic preservation is considered helpful. A museum studies or archives management/digital preservation background preferred, but attention to detail also important. There is potential to travel to park unit sites with curatorial staff to provide onsite assistance. Housing and transportation are the intern’s responsibility. Located in Omaha, NE (1200 hours).

3181. Midwest Regional Office Planning and Compliance Division: The intern will assist multiple aspects of the Planning and Compliance division of the National Park Service’s Midwest Region. Potential duties - to be determined by skill set and interest - include writing historical narratives for studies and plans, developing and assisting in carrying out public outreach strategies for park projects, updating databases of park information, researching options for visitor use of historic sites, and related tasks. The intern will also assist in preparing complex materials for publication and for presentation to agency officials. Travel funding is provided to obtain first-hand experience at parks and potential study areas. The intern will be supervised by the Chief of the Planning and Compliance Division in Omaha and provided opportunities for park field visits and special projects. (400 hours)

3182. James A. Garfield National Historic Site, Museum Collections: Coordinates with Midwest Regional Office Museum Collections curatorial staff to meet National Park Service (NPS) curation standards for managing museum collections. Duties include a variety of responsibilities including processing and cataloging museum collections, as reported on the fiscal year 2017 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; conducting the annual inventory and museum checklist. A museum studies background preferred, but attention to detail also important. Housing is the responsibility of the intern. Located in Mentor, OH (400 hours).

3183. Harry S Truman National Historic Site/Independence Multi-Park Facility: Works with Museum Program staff at the multi-park museum storage facility to properly store museum collection from Scotts Bluff National Monument. Project will include unpacking, inventorying, and rehousing to National Park Service (NPS) curation standards approximately 8,000 objects and updating the Interior Collection Management System database. At time of unpacking, digital images will be taken of unique or diagnostic objects for use on the park’s website, park’s social media, the NPS Web Catalog and the Google Cultural Institute for public access to the collection. There is potential to travel to park unit site with curatorial staff to provide assistance. Museum Studies background or similar experiences, and able to work independently. Housing and transportation are the intern’s responsibility. Located in Independence, MO (600 hours)

Intermountain Region

3184. 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 (1200 hours).

3185. 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 hands-on 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 1-2 hands-on historic preservation workshops at the training center. Located in Grand Teton National Park. Park housing may be available. (480 hours)

South West Region

3222. Zion National Park, Museum and Archives Program: Zion National Park manages museum collections for Cedar Breaks National Monument and Bryce Canyon National Park. The intern will repackage approximately 10,000 historic black and white negatives for permanent cold storage. Prior to the slides and negatives being placed in cold storage, they need to be properly packaged to protect them from the freezer environment. The National Park Service has three special cold storage freezers in which to store the collections. Using Harpers Ferry Center's protocols, the individual performing the work will package all negatives in polyethylene self-closing bags and archival boxes in conjunction with any supporting photographic documentation. In order to facilitate access to these materials to researchers, staff will ensure a scanned digital image exists for each negative. It is anticipated that the work can be completed in approximately 600 hours of full-time work. These collections document early park management activities, historic vegetation, building condition, and human activity in Zion National Park from ca. 1930s to 1960s.  This project will serve as a pilot project to place the rest of NPS's fragile collections in cold storage such as: color slides, reel to reel films, and other media. Museum studies or archives management/digital preservation background preferred, but attention to detail also essential. Affordably priced park housing available within walking distance of work. Located in Zion National Park, Utah. (640 hours)


Pacific West Region

3186. Mount Rainier National Park: This project will conduct historical research and field inventories and prepare National Register Determinations of Eligibility (DOEs) for potential historic structures, cultural landscapes and archeological resources located within the recently acquired Mount Rainier boundary expansion lands. The project team will include park staff with expertise in cultural landscapes, historic architecture, and archeology. That team will direct the historic preservation intern, who will conduct historical research to explore the themes of homesteading, logging, mining and wilderness resort tourism from the late 19th-century to the mid-20th-century in the Carbon River Valley, prepare a historic context report, and analyze and evaluate potentially eligible properties associated with these themes. DOEs will be prepared for any eligible historic structures or cultural landscapes. The second project phase involves an archeological inventory of the 896-acre park expansion area, with new Archaeological Sites Management Information System (ASMIS) data records and DOEs for eligible archeological sites. The second phase will be conducted by an archaeological technician field lead with a survey crew including field contributions from the intern. The data from the field project and historical research will be compiled into a Historic Resource Study report of the Carbon River boundary expansion lands. Position located in Ashland, WA. (400 hours)

3187-88. Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks: Intern will assist the parks’ Cultural Resource Program staff with the completion of preservation documentation including Determination of Eligibility reports, National Register nominations and/or Historic Structure Reports. Duties may include researching the history of a historic property; site visits and fieldwork to document existing conditions with photographs and maps; analyzing features; developing site plans; writing narrative descriptions; entering information into databases; preparing architectural drawings in AutoCAD; and other duties as assigned. Fieldwork locations may include wilderness and/or backcounty sites. Knowledge of historic architecture, landscape architecture, or history preferred; previous field experience and knowledge of National Register criteria is preferred. Strong research skills, writing skills, and a working knowledge of graphics programs (Adobe, GIS, etc.) are essential. Applicants must be able to work in rugged field conditions since the positions involve some long days hiking over uneven terrain under sometimes adverse weather conditions. Park housing is available. Located in Three Rivers, CA. Transportation to and around Three Rivers will be the responsibility of the intern. (2 internships, 480 hours each)

3189-90. 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, hands-on 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. No park housing is available. Position located in Ventura, CA. (2 internships, 480 hours each)

3191. Golden Gate National Recreation Area: Work with the Cultural Resources and Museum Management Program to conduct condition assessments that will be entered into the NPS List of Classified Structures (LCS) database. The intern also will conduct research that will support documentation and evaluation of resources at Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which will help ensure appropriate stewardship of cultural resources in the parks for future generations. 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. Position located in San Francisco. (400 hours)

3192-93. Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Cultural Resources Program: Whiskeytown cultural resources management program is seeking two candidates to conduct historical research, field inventories, and prepare National Register Determinations of Eligibility (DOEs) for park housing structures at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. The preparation of the DOEs will include research, narrative development of site history, and evaluation of historical significance suitable for a consensus determination of National Register eligibility from the California State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). The DOEs are critical for use by park management to evaluate the current and future use of these properties and will provide information necessary for resource management and park operations. The project will be reviewed and approved by staff that meets the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards. Graduate or undergraduate students studying or having recently completed degrees in historic architecture, landscape architecture, or history preferred; previous field experience and knowledge of National Register criteria is preferred. Strong research skills, writing skills, and a working knowledge of graphics programs (Adobe, GIS, etc.) are essential. This experience will provide both hands-on work in the field as well as develop cultural resource management skills. The full 400 hours of the internship will be spent in the park; park housing is available on a first-come first-served basis at a reasonable cost. Position located in Whiskeytown, CA. (2 positions, 400 hours each)

3194. Redwood National and State Parks, 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 assist the historical landscape architect, and other preservation staff, in fulfilling 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, 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. Working knowledge of graphics programs and GIS such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and ArcGIS will be very helpful. Other requirements include a valid driver’s license and transportation to and from the office. The work is generally in the site’s office and archives but will require some 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)

3218. Redwood National and State Parks, Cultural Resources Program: Works with Cultural Resources staff on the List of Classified Structures (LCS) at Redwood National and State Parks. Duties include field work to document existing conditions of buildings, structures, and landscape features; writing narrative descriptions; taking photographs; and entering text and photographs into databases. Knowledge of regional history, National Register criteria, architecture, and historic preservation are preferred. The majority of time will be spent documenting structures within the park and preparing documentation in the office. Requires ability to hike on uneven terrain and driving to sites in the park. Housing for the duration of the internship is provided by NPS but relocation costs are the intern's responsibility. Located in Orick, CA (400 hours).

3195. Joshua Tree National Park, Archeologist: Works under the direction and support of the park Cultural Resources team and other preservation specialists to complete National Register of Historic Places District Nominations. Duties include: 1) update and complete an existing draft nomination for the “Southern Wonderland of Rocks” prehistoric archeological district nomination with the most recent archeological survey and site recording data; 2) assisting with the preparation of a second NRHP district nomination for an additional archaeological district by compiling previously prepared information for second district during its prehistoric period of significance. The position may participate in (direct) consultation with the park’s 15 traditionally associated Native American tribes for these district nominations. Housing is available. Located in Twentynine Palms, CA. (600 hours)

3196. Joshua Tree National Park, Archivist/Collections Specialist: Works under the direction and support of park Collections Manager and Cultural Resources staff to assist with managing archival collections and historic photos. Primary duties include processing, analyzing, and cataloging archival materials, preparing artifacts and archives for storage, digitizing historic slides, photos, and records, developing a finding aid for historic images, and inventorying, maintaining, and sorting archival material. Housing is available. Located in Twentynine Palms, CA. (600 hours)

3197. Joshua Tree National Park, Historic Landscape Architect/Historical Architect/Historic Preservation Specialist: Works under the direction and support of the park Cultural Resources team to complete and submit a National Register determination of eligibility for the Black Rock Nature Center focusing on the Jellystone period of significance, and to draft and submit a NRHP district nomination for JTNP’s three Mission 66 entrances. Primary duties include building upon initial research for the Black Rock Nature Center; synthesizing existing data and research, including an existing determination of eligibility for the Mission 66 entrances; and conducting additional research on both the Black Rock Nature Center and the Mission 66 entrances. Housing is available. Located in Twentynine Palms, CA. (600 hours)

3198. Joshua Tree National Park, Ethnographer/Cultural Anthropologist: Works under the direction and support of the park Cultural Resources team to complete the park’s Ethnobotany Study and work towards implement the new NPS regulations for Traditional Plant Gathering. Duties include research, editing, and writing, assisting with tribal consultation, and contributing to Environmental Assessments in response to Traditional Plant Gathering requests. Experience in Ethnobotany desired. Housing is available. Located in Twentynine Palms, CA. (600 hours)

3200. Yosemite National Park: The wilderness restoration program takes place annually in Yosemite Wilderness with the overall goal of reducing or eliminating human-induced impacts to Wilderness. The selected intern assists the Yosemite Archeology Office to support the restoration program through survey, site documentation, and education. The archeological work begins with a brief period of pre-field planning, which includes information gathering about known archeological sites, gear and equipment organization, and safety discussions. The fieldwork typically involves survey and site documentation during multiple backpack trips in Yosemite Wilderness, ranging from 2-to 8-day trips. The project archeologist provides training for restoration work crews, with support from the archeology crew member. Post-field duties include data entry for site records, condition assessments, photograph files, and updating GIS layers. Upon completion, the selected intern will present post-fieldwork findings to Traditionally Associated Tribes and Groups of Yosemite at the Park's annual All Tribes Annual Meeting normally held in the summer. The work typically occurs between the beginning of June and the end of August. (360 hours)

Alaska

3199. Alaska Region, Historic Structures Program: Successful applicant will work with historical architects to complete the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) documentation of historic sites and structures of architectural, landscape and technological significance throughout Alaska. Duties may include researching the history of a historic property; site visits and fieldwork to document existing conditions with photographs and maps; conducting High Definition Laser Scanning of historic sites and structures; analyzing features; developing site plans; writing narrative descriptions; entering information into databases; preparing architectural drawings in AutoCAD from field measurements and Laser Scan data; preparing completed HABS projects for submission to the Library of Congress (LOC) and finalizing drawing sets for inclusion into the LOC; and other duties as assigned. Knowledge of western United States history, National Register criteria, and architecture preferred; strong research skills, writing skills, and a working knowledge of graphic and mapping programs (Adobe Creative Suite. AutoCAD, ArcGIS) essential. The majority of time will be spent in an office setting with some travel to the parks. There is funding available for these transportation expenses, as well as to get to Anchorage, AK from the intern’s home if outside of AK. Housing costs are the intern's responsibility. Located in Anchorage, AK (800 hours).

3201-02. Alaska Region, Historic Structures and Cultural Landscapes Programs: Works with and assists historians, historical landscape architects, and historical architects on Historic Structures and/or Cultural Landscapes Inventory (CLI) at various National Park sites within Alaska. Duties may include researching the history of a historic property; site visits and field work to document existing conditions with photographs and maps; analyzing features; developing site plans; writing narrative descriptions; entering information into databases; preparing architectural drawings in AutoCAD; and other duties as assigned. Knowledge of western United States history, National Register criteria, and landscape architecture or architecture preferred; strong research skills, writing skills, and a working knowledge of graphic and mapping programs (Adobe Creative Suite. AutoCAD, ArcGIS) essential. The majority of time will be spent in an office setting with some travel to the parks. There is funding available for these transportation expenses, as well as to get to Anchorage, AK from the intern’s home if outside of AK.  Housing costs are the intern's responsibility. Located in Anchorage, AK (2 internships, 400 hours each).

3216-3217. Alaska Region, Historic Structures Program: Successful applicant will work with historical architects to complete the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) documentation of historic sites and structures of architectural, landscape and technological significance throughout Alaska. Duties may include researching the history of a historic property; site visits and fieldwork to document existing conditions with photographs and maps; conducting High Definition Laser Scanning of historic sites and structures; analyzing features; developing site plans; writing narrative descriptions; entering information into databases; preparing architectural drawings in AutoCAD from field measurements and Laser Scan data; preparing completed HABS projects for submission to the Library of Congress (LOC) and finalizing drawing sets for inclusion into the LOC; and other duties as assigned. Knowledge of western United States history, National Register criteria, and architecture preferred; strong research skills, writing skills, and a working knowledge of graphic and mapping programs (Adobe Creative Suite. AutoCAD, ArcGIS) essential. The majority of time will be spent in an office setting with some travel to the parks. There is funding available for these transportation expenses, as well as to get to Anchorage, AK from the intern’s home if outside of AK.  Housing costs are the intern's responsibility. Located in Anchorage, AK (2 internships, 400 hours each)

 

Department of the Interior - various locations in the U.S.

3203. Interior Museum, 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 onsite as well as with the Art-In-Office program. Provides assistance for 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. A minimum commitment of 32 hours per week and Tuesday and Thursday afternoon availability is required. Located in Washington, DC. (1200 hours)

3204. Interior Museum Program, DOI Office of the Secretary: Assists with Department-wide projects of the DOI Interior Museum Program. Activities will include compiling data on DOI bureau museum collections, researching and drafting policy and procedure documents, preparing material for training courses, researching issues on various topics dealing with federal museum collections, writing a newsletter, and updating the Interior Museum Program website. Located in Washington, DC. (520 hours)

3205. Bureau of Land Management, Billings Curation Center: Assists the Billings Curation Center at the BLM Montana State Office with projects such as processing archaeological collections from important archaeological sites on BLM land and creating a digital archive of documents pertaining to Lewis and Clark’s presence on the Yellowstone River.  The goals of the internship will be to identify, accession, catalog, and/or inventory archaeological collections to understand the cultural history of Montana, to re-package the collections to Center specifications, and create a digital library/archive of certain archives to reduce the instances for loss and damage to original, irreplaceable records. Located in Billings, MT. (600 hours)

3214. Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Natural History at the New Jersey State Museum: Works with fossil and geological specimens collected during annual summer field expeditions to the northern Bighorn Basin of Wyoming and Montana. Duties include the physical preparation and processing of these specimens, including sorting, documentation, and cataloging. Intern also will be involved with the Museum’s Natural History education programs, especially greeting visitors, interpreting the Museum’s Paleontology Laboratory and fossil specimens, and participating in special education events. The ideal candidate should have extensive, documented, and verifiable training and experience in fossil preparation, and should be comfortable and effective in communicating scientific concepts to the public. Located in Trenton, NJ. (600 hours)

3206. Bureau of Reclamation, New Melones Collections Facility: Assists the Mid-Pacific Regional Archaeologist and the Museum Property Program in the Sacramento, CA office with cataloging museum property.  A background in California archaeology and/or 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 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.  The position is generally sedentary office work but will require lifting, stooping and/or ladder climbing. Valid driver’s license preferred to drive Government vehicle. Transportation and housing costs are NOT provided. (480 hours)

3207. Fish and Wildlife Service, Northeast Region: Works under the supervision of the Northeast Regional Preservation Officer. Duties include: implementation of existing collections information, associated records, and resource information entry into the USFWS cultural resources relational database. Also assists the Region with a 100% inventory of museum property, which includes collections and associated records located from Maine to Virginia. Additionally, assists in the development of a public outreach project using FWS collections to reach varying audiences and to enhance the visitor experience at National Wildlife Refuges. Housing and commuting transportation is not provided. Internship location is FWS Northeast Region headquarters in Hadley, MA. The position might include official travel outside the office, therefore it requires the intern possess a valid driver's license to drive a federal vehicle. (480 hours)

3208. Fish and Wildlife Service: Works under the supervision of the FWS National Curator to gain exposure to Headquarters-level museum collection issues. Duties include: Updating museum property reports and databases that are used by the agency to track collections; contacting Regional museum property staff and staff at Universities and Museums to verify collection information; developing exhibits for the FWS exhibit area in its HQ facility; updating FWS museum property training materials and developing Internship location in FWS Headquarters, Falls Church, VA. The intern should possess a valid driver's license for any local travel. (400 hours)

3209. Indian Arts and Craft Board, Sioux Indian Museum: 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 of the IACB. Additional duties involve assisting museum staff with the development and installation of temporary exhibits of contemporary Indian art and assisting with museum interpretive programming. Training in using the Interior Collections Management System (ICMS) will be provided. Strong computer, organizational and research skills are essential. Position located in Rapid City, SD in the Sioux Indian Museum. (400 hours)

3226. Bureau of Land Management, Tate Geological Museum at Casper College: Work with the collections staff as a museum technician assisting with database entry and management, registration, object handling, research, and related projects such as cataloging and accessioning of Tate, BLM, and BOR paleontological collections. May aid in the installation and deinstallation of temporary onsite exhibits as well as providing assistance for public programs and tours. Other duties may be assigned as needed. Located in Casper, WY ($12/hr for 800 hours).

 

General Services Administration in Washington, D.C.

3210. General Services Administration (Historic Preservation Specialist): Assists the Historic Buildings Program Manager and staff in coordinating activities and initiatives to maintain the functionality, integrity, and economic viability of 480 public buildings controlled by GSA and to increase GSA leasing of historic buildings and reuse of historic buildings on sites the Government acquires for new construction. Conducts research, prepares educational material on GSA’s historic buildings, and provides guidance and support to GSA headquarters and regional staff. Also coordinates with preservation specialists in educational, non-profit, and public institutions outside of GSA to respond to requests for assistance. Advanced professional-level research and writing skills required, to prepare historic building brochure copy with minimal supervision. Knowledge of architectural terminology and historic preservation theory and practice essential; experience with software programs for digital image manipulation helpful. A writing sample will be required as part of the interview process; do not include with the application. Located in Washington, DC. (400 hours)

3211. General Services Administration (Fine Arts Specialist): Assists with collections management and curatorial functions related to GSA’s Fine Arts Collection, which are commissioned public works of art that enhance the architecture of Federal buildings including 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, DC. (2 internships, 400 hours each)

3212. General Services Administration (Design Excellence): This internship is located in the Design Excellence Program in 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, and other facilities. The intern will help with building documentation functions related to the Design Excellence Program. The program documents federal buildings, courthouses, and land ports of entry 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, DC. (400 hours)

 

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