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National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE)

Summer 2020 Internships

with the

National Park Service (NPS), the Department of the Interior (DOI),

and General Services Administration (GSA)


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 2020, beginning in May/June 2020. NCPE has partnered with the NPS since 1992 to connect post-secondary 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 110 internships are available during the summer; another 66 positions will be offered in the academic year 2021. This page describes the process for applying for a summer 2020 internship; visit this page in October for information about academic year 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 NPS supervisor.


Stipends are paid at $15/hour unless otherwise listed. 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.


To be eligible, applicants must be currently enrolled in an academic program or recently graduated (degree received May 2019 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 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. You may direct any questions to NCPE’s Internship Program Director, Julee Johnson, at manager@historicurbanplans.com.


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. Description: get Adobe Reader.
To submit your application, review the list of positions (below); you may select up to six. List the positions by 4-digit position number where noted on the 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 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 will be rejected. Please adhere to the single .pdf format requirements. Name the file with your name in this format: Lastname Firstname NCPE Summer20. 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 Monday, March 2 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

Tips for completing a successful application:
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.
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.
Reread your application. Better yet, have someone else read it for you to help catch any misspellings, unfilled fields, or incomplete answers.

 

 

Sponsor: National Park Service

Location: Washington, D.C.

3517. American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP): ABPP is a national program dedicated to protecting battlefields and sites of armed conflicts on American soil by encouraging battlefield preservation, stewardship, management, and interpretation. This mission is accomplished through special studies, technical assistance and outreach, and two grant programs. This internship is designed to provide experience in battlefield preservation/conservation policy. The intern will gain first-hand experience with Battlefield Land Protection Grants (BLAG) and work closely with BLAG staff to shape policy/program guidelines to protect battlefield and related historic resources, while learning about the various tools to protect the land i.e. conservation easements/preservation agreements. Potential topics for projects include reviewing existing BLAG easements, compiling a database of BLAG easements, updating easement guidance based on best standards and practices, or drafting model easements that comply with states conservation laws. The successful candidate should have a strong interest/background in land conservation, preservation easements, cultural landscapes, and American history. Recent graduates or students working towards a master’s or law degree in natural resources policy, historic preservation, and/or land conservation are preferred. Advanced undergraduates and those pursuing related fields will also be considered. Located in Washington, D.C. (400 hours)


3518. Archeology Program: The intern will learn the National Park Service Content Management System to carry out three projects and work closely with the supervisor to organize recordings of webinars about archeology and post them on the program’s web pages. Tasks to be carried out include writing blurbs about the webinar topic and biographical information about the speaker; selecting suitable photos to accompany blurbs; and creating a searchable data table. The second project focuses on development of biographical profiles of archeologists and posting the profiles online. The intern will listen to recorded interviews or read transcripts of the interviews and write profiles of interviewee’s professional life. After review, the intern will select appropriate images and upload both online. The third project will entail transferring past issues of a monthly newsletter to the NPS Content Management System. The intern will ensure that the newsletter is ADA compliant. Located in Washington, D.C. (400 hours)


3519. Archeology Program: The intern will sort and organize documents relating to long-term projects carried out by the program and prepare them for transfer to the Federal Records Center and/or National Archive. The intern will work closely with the supervisor to arrange papers, prepare box lists, and if, necessary, integrate the files with existing collections at the Federal Records Center. The intern will also organize and retire electronic files that pertain to the paper documents. Seeking candidates with good organizational skills to facilitate the successful completion of this work. Located in Washington D.C. (400 hours) 

3416. Cultural Resource Geographic Information Systems Facility (CRGIS): CRGIS is creating an NPS-wide enterprise cultural resource GIS data set, incorporating all 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. The intern would be responsible for confirming 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.
The intern will receive training in the NPS cultural resource spatial data transfer standards and work closely with the HABS/HAER/HALS database manager, as well as the CRGIS Enterprise GIS Specialist. The successful candidate should have an historic preservation background to be able to confirm what is identified in available mapping tools is indeed the building/resource that appears in the HABS/HAER/HALS pictures/drawings. The successful candidate will also have experience in ArcGIS 10.X and GeoDatabases to create the spatial data using the data model already developed. Located in Washington, D.C. (400 hours)

3520. Heritage Documentation Programs, Web Design: The internship requires the ability to work with the National Park Service Content Management System to update and modernize the existing Heritage Documentation Programs (HDP) online presence. Knowledge of HTML and experience with content management systems and the associated software are needed, as is experience with web design. Writing, editing and proofreading skills are also desirable. This position will provide the intern with hands-on experience working with architects, historians, and landscape architects to communicate information on the process, requirement, and value to the public of documentation produced by HDP, which includes the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), Historic American Engineering Record (HAER), and the Historic American Landscape Survey (HALS). The final product will be a completely new public facing web site. Located in Washington, D.C. (400 hours)

3521. Heritage Documentation Programs (HDP), Architects, Historians, and Landscape Architects: The HDP division of the National Park Service seeks applications from qualified students for summer employment documenting historic sites and structures of architectural, landscape and technological significance throughout the country. 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 twelve weeks. beginning in late May or early June. Salaries range from approximately $8,000 to $12,000 for the summer depending on job responsibility, location of the project, and level of experience. Visit https://www.nps.gov/hdp/jobs/ for more information and the application. Only applications received though the process noted on the HDP website will be considered; applications submitted to NCPE will not be forwarded to HDP. Due date: March 2, 2020.


3522. National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmarks Program, Database Assistant: Working with the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) and the National Historic Landmarks (NHL) Program in Washington, D.C., the intern will assist with data cleanup and editing of program databases, including the National Register Information System (NRIS) and the NHL Program database. Training will be provided, but good editing skills and attention to detail are required. A working knowledge of American history and historical methods and some experience with the National Register of Historic Places is preferred; strong computer and research skills are essential. Experience using Microsoft Office tools, especially Excel, is required. The internship also offers an opportunity to improve the office’s social media presence, primarily by planning/scheduling and developing relevant Facebook posts, as well as Instagram and Flickr. This is a good opportunity for students with an interest in digital tools/technology who want to develop their knowledge of federal historic preservation programs. Located in Washington, D.C. (480 hours)


3523. National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmarks Program, Document Accessibility: Working with the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) and the National Historic Landmarks (NHL) Program in Washington, D.C., the intern will assist staff archivists render key program documents (e.g., NHL theme studies, special studies, completed nominations, program white papers, program guidance, etc.) compliant with the accessibility requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Training will be provided, but experience using Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Word is required. A working knowledge of American history and historical methods and some experience with the National Register of Historic Places is preferred. The internship also offers an opportunity to improve the office’s social media presence, primarily by planning/scheduling and developing relevant Facebook posts, as well as Instagram and Flickr. This is a good opportunity for students with an interest in digital tools/technology or publishing, who want to develop their knowledge of federal historic preservation programs. Located in Washington, D.C. (480 hours)


3247. Park History Program: Intern will work on a variety of research and outreach projects. They include conducting archival 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; and participating 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 our program. Located in Washington, D.C. (800 hours)


3584. Technical Preservation Services (TPS), Records Management:  Work will involve one or both of the following sets of duties, dependent upon the successful candidate’s skills, abilities and interests:
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. 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:  Assist 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, position 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 listed under the 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. Located in Washington, D.C. (400 hours) 


3524. National Mall and Memorial Parks: Intern works with the Architectural Conservator and Preservation Crew to perform treatment of significant monuments and memorials throughout the Park. Assists with statue condition assessment and documentation. Duties include hands-on maintenance treatment of numerous and varied monuments (cleaning and/or waxing bronze, stone, and other materials); 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 long periods, 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 beneficial. No housing is provided. Located in Washington, D.C. (400 hours)


3525. National Capital Area Office, Cultural Landscapes Program: Intern works with and assists historians, historical landscape architects and other preservation professionals to complete various Cultural Landscape Inventories 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. (400 hours)


3526. National Capital Area Office, Historic Architecture Program: Intern works with and assists Area Historical Architect and other preservation professionals to identify, inventory and evaluate National Park Service-owned historic structures in National Park sites. Assists the Area 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 of graphics programs (Adobe Photoshop and InDesign and/or CAD) beneficial. Internship located in Washington, D.C. (2 positions, 400 hours each)


3527. National Capital Area Office, History Program: The intern will work with the Area 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 (NPS) sites in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and elsewhere in the National Capital Area of the National Park Service. 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 with the National Register of Historic Places and the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation is beneficial. This is an opportunity for historians with an interest in American history, and students in all preservation fields, with a focus on NPS sites, public history, historic preservation, and the built environment. Located in Washington, D.C. (400 hours)

3528. National Capital Area Office, National Historic Landmarks Program: The intern will work with the Area’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 historical research questions in the National Capital Area (NCA). NHLs are historic buildings, sites, structures, objects or districts that represent an outstanding aspect of American history or culture. It is anticipated that the intern will support a new NHL nomination project through research, editorial work, photo and drawing documentation, and technical processing of products. The internship may involve researching historic properties, developing historic contexts, conducting site visits to existing or potential new NHL properties, organizing and administering program files and products, assisting in Section 106 historic preservation compliance for NHL properties, and developing outreach and educational materials in support of the NHL Program in NCA. 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. (400 hours)

 

Location: National Capital (outside Washington, D.C.)

3529. National Capital Area, Archeology Program: Intern works with and assists the Supervisory Collections Manager and other Regional Archeology Program staff to improve the baseline documentation of archeological legacy collections from parks in the National Capital Area. Duties include updating and correcting baseline archeological records, 100% collections inventory and other collections management tasks. Knowledge of artifacts of the Middle Atlantic is helpful, but not required. Additional duties (up to 20%) will be spent in the field, assisting with data collection, archeological site condition assessments, and data entry into the Cultural Resources Inventory System (CRIS). May be called upon to assist with Section 106 and 110 compliance, including fieldwork and project write up. This is a laboratory position based at the Museum Resource Center, Landover, MD. (2 positions, 400 hours each with the possibility of additional hours)


3530. Executive Support Facility: The intern will assist the park Archivist and Museum Specialist. With the Archivist, the intern will work primarily to update existing archival and records finding aids and listings. Other related duties include assisting with rehousing archival collections and responding to reference and research inquiries. Under the guidance of the Museum Specialist, the intern will 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. A Museum Studies background is 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)


3531. Historic Preservation Training Center (HPTC) 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, Historic Structure Reports, and documentation drawings. 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 will be requested. This position requires that interns bring a computer with CAD installed. For those seeking architectural licensure, this internship will count towards the NCARB Architectural Experience Program (AXP) system (several categories) and allows candidates to gain experience under the supervision of practicing licensed architect HPTC Senior Historical Architect Tom Vitanza (tom_vitanza@nps.gov). Internship is located at HPTC headquarters, within the boundary of Monocacy National Battlefield, Frederick, MD.  Candidate must have reliable transportation (car), as the office is not accessible via public transportation, nor is there an acceptable bike/walk route. The Historic Preservation Training Center is a dynamic and award-winning program of the NPS with over 40 years devoted to the preservation of our Parks’ cultural resources. Learn more at https://www.nps.gov/training/hptc/ and https://www.facebook.com/HPTCNPS/. (up to 2 positions, 480 hours each)

 

3592. Arlington National Cemetery (ANC), Architectural Historian Intern. The National Park Service Historic Preservation Training Center (HPTC) is seeking qualified candidates for an intern to support on-going and upcoming projects at Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) and the Soldiers and Airmen Home National Cemetery. The position is based at Arlington National Cemetery, although the HPTC offices are located in Frederick, MD. Some visits will be required to the HPTC offices for onboarding, training, office-based work, etc. The intern will assist with the completion of Virginia Department of Historic Resources Reconnaissance (Phase 1) Level Architectural Survey and entering data into the Virginia's Inventory System. Other activities include assisting with 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 successful candidate will be actively pursuing a degree in Historic Preservation, Architectural History, or closely related field; be familiar with historic architecture and landscapes, and ideally with monumental architecture, funerary and cemetery designs; understand the National Register of Historic Places nomination process and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act; be able to work independently and in a team environment that includes engineers, planners, architects, and environmental specialists; must have solid research, technical writing and communication skills; with strong attention to detail with authoring and reviewing work; and fluent in Microsoft Office. The candidate should be familiar with historic construction methods and historic preservation philosophy including The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic PropertiesPlease articulate these skills in the application; examples may be requested. Intern must be able to pass a background check and have a Drivers License and clean driving record. The position will begin as soon as possible. Technical oversight will be provided by the Cultural Resources Manager at ANC, and report to the Senior Historical Architect at the NPS Historic Preservation Training Center. Located in Arlington, VA (480 hours)

3593. Arlington National Cemetery, Conservation Intern. The National Park Service Historic Preservation Training Center (HPTC) is seeking qualified candidate(s) to be involved in the hands-on examination, documentation, preservation, and conservation of the bronze and stone monuments, memorials, sculptures, and historic structures in Arlington National Cemetery (ANC). This is a seasonal internship position. Part-time and/or full-time work considered. The position is based at Arlington National Cemetery, although the HPTC offices are located in Frederick, MD. Some visits will be required to the HPTC offices for onboarding, training, office-based work, etc. Intern(s) will contribute to the preservation of the 1920 Memorial Amphitheater and assist the Conservator and Cultural Resources Manager with various other cultural resources and historic structures projects. ANC is our nation's premier military cemetery and shrine, and it is a Historic District listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Duties include: performing field inspections, historic fabric investigation, field documentation by photography and written notes, assistance with on-going preservation, conservation, monitoring, documentation and treatment projects; hands-on examination, documentation, and conservation of bronze and stone monuments, memorials, sculptures, and historic structures; tasks may also include preparation of short reports and data entry. Preferred education, skills and experience: actively pursuing a graduate degree, or be a recent graduate in, Historic Preservation or Materials Conservation of outdoor monuments and sculptures, or be currently enrolled in an academic program in a similar field and possess relevant prior work experience; experience with field conservation work on stone and bronze, conducting assessment reports, researching historic structures preferred; hands-on experience with field documentation and material assessment; strong computer skills and solid writing skills are desirable; 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 Practic  of the American Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works; and possess familiarity with safety standards (e.g. OSHA) - interns must adhere to site safety protocols at all times (will be provided with Personal Protective Equipment). The work requires some physical exertion, such as long periods of standing, walking, bending, crouching, and climbing. Work may occur at heights and involve working on ladders or scaffolding. Intern should be capable of lifting moderately heavy objects (50 lbs. or less), such as equipment and supplies, and comfortable working with tools, chemicals, and outdoors in a variety of weather conditions. Please articulate these skills and experience in your application; examples may be requested. Intern(s) must be able to pass a background check, have a Drivers License and possess a clean driving record. The position will begin as soon as possible. Technical oversight will be provided by the ANC Conservator, and report to the Supervisory Exhibit Specialist, Masonry Team, at the Historic Preservation Training Center. Stipend is $18.00 per hour. Located at Arlington, VA. (2 positions, 680 hours each)


3532. Antietam National Battlefield: Intern will work with the Resource Management Division and learn about many aspects of cultural resource management. Will conduct research and gather documentation related to an upcoming cultural resource project. Write content for park website and social media. May review and comment on documents prepared by others, and research historic properties to assist with determination of eligibility. May lead volunteers in hands-on preservation activities and work with park staff performing 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. Housing may be available. Located in Sharpsburg, MD. (400 hours)


3426. National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom, Networking, Story Maps and
Web Content: Intern will work with the Network to Freedom (NTF) staff and partners to foster
networking and build virtual communities by developing story maps and web content relating to
freedom seekers who escaped slavery in the U.S. and settled in Canada. This will include
research, coordinating with site stewards of related historic sites including Canadian sites,
selecting photographs and writing content for the internet. The intern will facilitate
communication among the sites and develop Story Maps using ArcGIS Online to tell the life
stories of specific individuals who found freedom through the Underground Railroad. There is
potential to travel to Underground Railroad sites with NTF staff. This work should give an intern
hands-on experience working with site stewards and communicating historic information to the
public as well as using the ESRI ArcGIS platform. Qualifications: GIS experience required and
knowledge or skill using Microsoft SQL Server is a plus. Exceptional communication,
interpersonal, writing for websites, and organizational skills required; knowledge desired of HTML and experience with content management systems, such as Common Spot, Basic Adobe Photoshop skills. Prefer candidates pursuing a degree in Communications, Journalism, History or a related field, or a recent graduate in these fields. The ideal candidate will be detail oriented with the ability to multi-task; strong work ethic able to be flexible and adapt to changing priorities; teamwork skills, including ability to work collaboratively, efficiently, and, at times, independently. Housing and transportation are the responsibility of the intern. Work performed at Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center, Church Creek, MD. (1200 hours)

 

 

Location: Northeast Region

3533. 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 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 correspondence, providing historic context for public programming, initiating historical research projects, and developing proposals for engaging interpretive products for public audiences. The intern will also work with parks and partners to produce transfer of knowledge products that may include digital content or public programming. Additionally, the 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. The intern will develop social media posts highlighting historic sites in the Northeast (from Maine to West Virginia) with connections to the overall themes of the commemoration as well as related innovative programming. The 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 is required: public history, interpretation, women's/civil rights history, history/social studies 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. (480 hours)

3585. Northeast Region, Office of Tribal and Cultural Affairs: The National Park Service’s Office of Tribal and Cultural Affairs in the Northeast, in partnership with the Department of Interior’s Inland Oil Spill Preparedness Program (IOSPP), seeks a talented and motivated individual to assist in the development of a web-based geospatial application that will allow federal responders to better communicate with the appropriate Tribal contacts in emergency scenarios. The intern will work closely alongside the project lead to develop the application, consult with indigenous communities on its structure and use, and communicate project priorities with federal and state partners. This is an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience working with indigenous communities and the latest geospatial technology to help better fulfill the federal government’s Indian trust responsibility. Qualified applicants will be able to demonstrate substantial experience developing GIS applications, superb written and oral communication skills, the ability to work independently, and familiarity engaging with diverse audiences. Must have a valid driver’s license. Located in Lowell, MA, with occasional paid travel required; working remotely may be arranged depending on the chosen applicant’s circumstances. (1200 hours) 

Note regarding the following Olmsted Center positions: The National Park Service’s 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 to parks in the Northeast Region, from Maine to Virginia. An engaging program of trainings, educational opportunities, and field trips are offered as part of the internship experience. For more information about the Olmsted Center internship program visithttps://designingtheparksoclp.wordpress.com/

3534. Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation, GIS & App Development Intern: The intern will work with Olmsted Center staff to build and beta-test a web-based mobile app for tree inventory and condition assessments as a tool to improve facilities management within the National Park Service. This is a great opportunity for those with an interest in resource management to further build their skills in GIS web app development. Duties will include updating the arboricultural field manual, developing GIS data structures to capture information through the ESRI Collector or Survey 123; and developing a single custom app that integrates data collection with the field manual. Site visits to a National Park will allow the intern to review and modify the GIS data. The candidate will have strong GIS skills and experience building custom apps, including knowledge of Python or another coding language, as well as an interest in history, facilities management, and/or cultural resource management. Internship located in Philadelphia, PA (1200 hours)

3535. Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation, GIS & Landscape Facilities Management Intern: The intern will work with Olmsted Center staff to create cultural landscape GIS data for facilities management in the National Park System. The NPS organizes facilities management information through the FMSS database system (Facilities Management Software System). Duties will include organizing existing GIS data and converting legacy data to create feature classes for landscape boundaries, historic trees, gardens, and other vegetation. The GIS will be cross referenced with facilities management data and hosted on ArcGIS Online. The intern will field verify data at a National Park. This is a great opportunity for a candidate with strong GIS skills, and education and/or an interest in the management of historic cultural resources to develop an important tool in the care of significant National Park Service sites. Internship located in Philadelphia, PA (1200 hours)

3536. Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation, Horticulture Intern: The intern will assist National Park Service historic sites with research and horticultural and landscape management tasks. The intern will contribute to curriculum development for a Historic Landscape Preservation Skills program, and to growing the historic plant propagation program. The intern will gain experience in both hands-on landscape preservation skills and park planning. The candidate will have a strong background in horticulture or landscape architecture with an interest in American history, historic preservation, public land planning and/or cultural resource management. Internship located in Philadelphia, PA (1200 hours)

3537. Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation, Cultural Landscape Planning Intern: The intern’s work will focus on research and preparation of Cultural Landscape Inventories for Virginia's iconic battlefield parks, including Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, Petersburg National Battlefield and Richmond National Battlefield Park. The intern will complete historical research, document the physical development of landscapes and existing landscape conditions through original narrative, photography and mapping. The internship experience will result in reports and mapping, tangible products that will demonstrate skills and abilities acquired or refined during the internship experience. Participants will gain exposure and familiarity with computer mapping software, including GIS, AutoCAD and the Adobe Suite. This is an excellent opportunity for a history, regional planning, historic preservation, or landscape architecture student or recent graduate with an interest in American history and/or public land management. Internship located in Richmond, VA (1200 hours)

3538. Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation, Cultural Landscape Planning Intern: The intern’s work will focus on research and preparation of Cultural Landscape Inventories and Cultural Landscape Reports for sites including the home of legendary women’s rights leader, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the Civil War’s Wilderness Battlefield, and the home of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The intern will complete historic research, document the physical development of landscapes and existing landscape conditions through original narrative, photography and mapping. The internship experience will result in reports and mapping, tangible products that will demonstrate skills and abilities acquired or refined during the internship experience. The intern will gain exposure and familiarity with computer mapping software, including GIS, AutoCAD and the Adobe Suite. This is an excellent opportunity for a history, regional planning, historic preservation, or landscape architecture student or recent graduate with an interest in American history and/or public land management. Internship located in Boston, MA (1200 hours)

3539-3540. Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation, Cultural Landscape Planning Intern: The intern’s work will focus on research and preparation of a Cultural Landscape Report, Record of Treatment and Updated Treatment Plan for the Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site in Cambridge, MA. The Longfellow House was used as the headquarters of General George Washington during the Revolutionary War and was the home of noted American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The intern will complete historical research, document the physical development of the landscape and existing landscape conditions through original narrative, photography and mapping. The intern will propose a design or landscape “treatment” to enhance historic character and improve visitor experience. The internship will result in a report and mapping, tangible products that will demonstrate skills and abilities acquired or refined during the internship experience. The intern will gain exposure and familiarity with computer mapping software, including GIS, AutoCAD and the Adobe Suite. Strong research and writing skills are required. This is an excellent opportunity for a history, regional planning, historic preservation, or landscape architecture student or recent graduate with an interest in American history and/or public land management. Internship located in Boston, MA (Position #3539 at 1200 hours; Position #3540 at 480 hours)

3541-3542. Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation, Arboricultural and Urban Forestry Intern: The focus of the work will be on the preservation and maintenance of the nationally significant tree groves at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, PA. With guidance from National Park Service staff, the interns will be part of a two-person team that develops a GPS inventory and assessment of existing trees, creates and implements a plan for Integrated Pest Management activities within the memorial tree groves, executes corrective action for recently planted trees in soils that need modification, including pruning and overall tree management. While the internships are based in Shanksville, the positions will be part of a cohort of interns in Boston and Philadelphia who will collaborate and engage in learning opportunities including field trips to other national parks. The preferred candidates will have demonstrated education and/or experience in arboriculture and/or horticulture; an interest in and ability to work outdoors as part of a team and independently; and an interest in facility and/or land management. Housing is included. Internships located in Shanksville, in western PA (2 positions, 600 hours each)

3543. Salem Maritime National Historic Site (NHS): Intern sought with experience working with Native communities and Native peoples to coordinate the integration of indigenous history and culture into the park’s programming and the Town of Salem’s 400th commemoration in 2026. The work includes communication and coordination among members of the Massachusett Tribe, the commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Office of Indian Affairs, the Essex National Heritage Area, and the Salem Maritime NHS staff. The intern will produce a set of interpretive briefs on the roles of Native peoples in the development of Salem as a town, King Phillip’s War, maritime history, witch trials, and colonial revival. Must have effective skills to communicate clearly and concisely with diverse audiences. Must have a valid driver’s license. Located in Salem, MA (400 hours)

3544. Fort Stanwix National Monument, Division of Cultural Resources: 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, cataloging archeological and museum objects, researching archeological archives, and maintaining cultural resource data for Fort Stanwix NM, partners, and, potentially, other associated sites. Skills and/or enthusiasm for working with archeological objects, photographing objects, and creating social media content are desired. Advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates with a background in anthropology/archeology, museum studies, and/or history are preferred. Housing not provided. Located in Rome, NY (400 hours)

 

Location: Southeast Region

3545. Colonial National Historical Park, Resource Management Division, Architectural History Intern: An intern is sought to conduct historical research, field inventories, and prepare National Register Determinations of Eligibility (DOE) and Historic Structure Reports (HSR) for park structures at Colonial National Historical Park. The preparation of the DOEs or HSRs will include research, narrative development of site history, and evaluation of historical significance suitable for a consensus determination of National Register eligibility from the Virginia Department of Historic Resources. 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. These projects will be reviewed and approved by staff that meets the Secretary of Interior’s professional Qualifications Standards. Graduate or undergraduate students studying or having recently completed degrees in historic architecture, historic preservation, landscape architecture, or history preferred; previous field experience and knowledge of the National Register criteria 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 entire internship will be spent in the park; park housing is not available. Located in Yorktown, VA (400 hours)

3546. Colonial National Historical Park, Collections Management Intern: An intern is sought to work with the Park’s Collection Management Staff to complete tasks involving museum collections management and archival research. The intern will help the park meet National Park Service (NPS) curation standards for managing archival and museum collections. The intern will also learn NPS best practices to complete museum work tasks such as the annual inventory, museum housekeeping, and rehousing of objects. Applicants must demonstrate strong computer, research, writing, and organizational skills. A museum studies or archives management background is preferred. The internship will be spent in the park; park housing is not available. Located in Yorktown, VA (400 hours)

3547. Colonial National Historical Park, Resource Management Interdisciplinary Intern: An intern is sought to work alongside Resource Management Staff to accomplish a number of hands-on cultural and natural resource management tasks. Specific tasks may include: assisting with archeological site condition assessments, archeological fieldwork; background historical research, testing groundwater and soil samples, monitoring vegetation growth to track invasive species, assist with surveying changes to shoreline to monitor erosion and soil changes, developing GIS maps and graphics for use by resource management staff. Qualifications: The applicant must have a degree or be pursuing a degree in the natural or cultural resource fields including Anthropology, Archaeology, Biology, Botany, Environmental Studies, Forestry, Historic Preservation, History or related discipline. Ability to hike up to 5 miles per day and kayak to isolated field sites to conduct work. This position requires working knowledge of GIS. The internship will provide hands-on work in the field as well as develop a broad variety of cultural and natural resource management skills. The entire internship will be spent at Colonial National Historical Park; park housing is not available. Located in Yorktown, VA (400 hours)

3548. Colonial National Historical Park, Archeology Intern: An intern is sought to work alongside the Park’s archeologist to accomplish a number of hands-on cultural resource management tasks. The intern will complete background historical research and Phase I and II archeological survey within the park boundaries. The intern will monitor construction related activities for archeological mitigation purposes. In addition to archeology fieldwork the intern will complete professional reports related to existing and prior archeological testing. Other duties will include developing ArcGIS maps and story maps for the Resource Management Division. Prefer candidates pursuing a Master’s degree; position will provide an opportunity to develop cultural resource management skills. Excellent research, writing, and ArcGIS skills are essential and skills in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign are beneficial. The entire internship will be spent at Colonial National Historical Park; park housing is not available. Located in Yorktown, VA (400 hours)

3413. Southeast Archeological Center (SEAC), Archeology/Museum Intern: 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 Southeastern U.S. Located in Tallahassee, FL (9 positions, 400 hours each)

3549. Southeast Archeological Center (SEAC), Archeology Comparative Collections: The Southeast Archeological Center offers opportunities for motivated individuals interested in history and archeology to intern at the Center. Through archeology comparative collections, interns will support the projects conducted by Southeast Archeological Center staff members. Potential work to be performed includes: sorting, labeling, and cataloging faunal comparative skeletons collected throughout the Southeast, preparing and boxing skeletons for storage, assisting with processing, arranging, labeling and data entry of faunal skeletons. May include cleaning and prepping of skeletons prior to cataloging. Tools or equipment used may include fume hoods, digital calipers, and electronic scales. Computer data entry using Microsoft Excel or other spreadsheet programs. Federal background check is required. The work generally includes long periods of sitting and may include occasional lifting of items weighing up to 50 lbs. Located in Tallahassee, FL (400 hours)

3550. Cane River Creole National Historical Park: Intern works with park staff to perform a wide variety of tasks related to interpretive services, including public interpretation of historic buildings, landscapes and people. 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 knowledge of American history. The intern is responsible for housing and transportation. NOTE: Diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates should include how they meet the definition of diversity in their written application. Work is based at park offices in Natchez, LA (400 hours)

3551. Cane River Creole National Historical Park: Intern works with the park's Division of Resource Management to complete museum collections management tasks in museum and field conditions. Intern will learn NPS best practices including proper handling, relocating museum collections, artifact identification, cataloging, museum housekeeping, minor conservation, and exhibit production. Other duties include physically moving museum objects, fulfilling requests for research, resource documentation, developing social media content, and assistance with interpretive programs. Applicants must demonstrate strong computer, research, writing, and organizational skills. A background in anthropology, history, cultural heritage, and/or material culture is highly desirable. The intern is responsible for housing and transportation. Work is based at park offices in Natchitoches, LA (1200 hours)

3552. Gulf Islands National Seashore: Intern works with Park facilities team to focus on the historic masonry preservation of Fort Pickens. Fort Pickens is a Third System coastal fortification designed to protect the Pensacola Bay and the Pensacola Navy Yard and Depot from foreign attack. Majority of the work will be repointing brick with natural cement, lime mortar with some selective brick replacement. The Park will provide housing located at the Fort Pickens historic district on the western end of Santa Rosa Island. The interns will experience living on a beautiful, barrier island known for its white sandy beaches and aquamarine waters along the Gulf of Mexico. Located in Gulf Islands National Seashore, Pensacola, FL (400 hours)

 

Location: Midwest Region

3411. Midwest Regional Office, Planning and Compliance Program: The intern will work with NPS staff to produce materials in support of planning projects and special studies. Specific tasks will be dependent on the intern's skill set and most pressing needs of the program. Potential projects include: assist with development and publication of a Wilderness Management Strategy at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, develop background information and needs assessments for the Ronald Reagan Boyhood National Historic Site, review NPS planning documents to update a database of existing guidance and needed products, assist in migration of Planning program website to new platform, develop proposals and materials for public outreach/civic engagement regarding resources at Theodore Roosevelt National Park, assist in the development of partnership materials for Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site. There is potential to travel to parks related to these projects; travel funding is available. Housing and transportation are the intern's responsibility. A variety of short-term housing opportunities are available in Omaha, NE (400 hours)

3553. Midwest Regional Office, Historic Preservation Partnerships, National Historic Landmark Newsletter: Intern serves as editor of Exceptional Places, the annual National Historic Landmark (NHL) newsletter of the NPS Midwest Region. Writes lead articles, edits and designs 2020 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 access by users of differing abilities. Intern will also develop content for and design an education and outreach brochure to promote the Midwest Region Historic Preservation Partnerships program. NHLs are historic buildings, sites, structures, objects or districts that represent outstanding aspects of American history and culture. Additional duties may include writing social media content and other projects as assigned. A working knowledge of American/Architectural History and/or Historic Preservation 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. Training will be provided for creation of Section 508-compliant documents, but familiarity with Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Creative Cloud, specifically InDesign, is required. 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)


3554. Midwest Regional Office, Historic Preservation Partnerships, Urban Area Brochures and Grant Research: Intern develops urban area NPS brochures targeted to the public to raise awareness about NPS programs and partners in and around specified urban areas. Each education and outreach brochure will feature one urban area, such as Chicago, Minneapolis, etc., and raise awareness of multiple NPS programs such as National Historic Landmarks (NHLs), National Heritage Areas, Historic Surplus Property, etc. Intern creates content for and designs city specific brochures, ensures consistency with NPS graphic standards, principles of communication, and compliance standards with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 for greater access by users of differing abilities. Intern will also perform historic preservation-related grant searches available through online directory and compile grant opportunities for preservation partners. Additional duties may include writing social media content and other projects as assigned. A working knowledge of American/Architectural History and/or Historic Preservation 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. Training will be provided for creation of Section 508-compliant documents, but familiarity with Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Creative Cloud, specifically InDesign, is required. 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)

3555. Midwest Regional Office, Cultural Resources: Intern works with regional office historical architect and resource and facility specialists at Fort Scott National Historic Site to reimagine the outdated Historic Structures Preservation Guide for the 1840 to 1873 era Kansas historic frontier military site, which will provide information necessary for resource management, site maintenance and associated preservation compliance. This internship is a partnership between Fort Scott National Historic Site, located south of Kansas City, and the Omaha Regional Office. Duties include field verification of historic materials and means and methods of construction, analysis and documentation of treatments for historic structures. Successful candidates will be familiar with historic construction and historic preservation philosophy including the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. Graduate or undergraduate students studying or having recently completed degrees in architecture, architectural history or historic preservation preferred. Experience with field analysis and documentation, material assessment, CAD and hand-drawing skills, and solid writing skills are desirable. Fluency with Adobe Creative Cloud and report design and production is also helpful. Please articulate these skills in your application; examples may be requested. This experience will provide an opportunity to develop cultural resources management skills in field treatment documentation used to produce part of a treatment plan. The intern is responsible for housing and transportation. Located in Omaha, NE (480 hours)

3433. Wilson's Creek National Battlefield, Museum Collections: Intern coordinates with
Midwest Regional Office Museum Collections and Records Management staff and park
curatorial staff to meet National Park Service (NPS) curation standards for managing museum
collections. The intern will be responsible for a variety of projects including processing and
cataloging museum collections as reported on the fiscal year 2019 Collections Management
Report (CMR) using the Department of the Interior's official software ICMS, re-housing textiles
and archival materials, and updating catalog record data for natural history specimens. Other
duties include inventorying, unpacking, and re-housing museum objects and artifacts in the
newly constructed museum storage space. Assist curatorial staff in regular housekeeping and environmental monitoring, and maintaining an access and use log. A museum studies background preferred, and attention to detail very important. Housing and transportation
are the intern's responsibility. Located in Republic, MO (800 hours)

3556. Hot Springs National Park, Museum Technician Intern: The intern works primarily with museum collection objects, archival materials, and various databases. This position assists the Museum Curator with the care and management of the park museum collections, archives, and research library. Unpacks objects and processes them; performs limited cleaning; identifies preservation needs and recommends additional actions. Repacks objects; identifies and labels objects; prepares objects for storage. Inventories, documents, and stores items. Maintains organization of storage areas. Catalogs objects. Enters data into catalog program. Prepares, maintains, and organizes manual and automated curatorial records, including accession records, catalog records, and donation forms. Files records. Maintains and updates cataloging and database. Performs routine searches for catalog records and objects. Implements museum maintenance and housekeeping schedules. Performs routine cleaning of objects. Implements environmental monitoring program. Assists with installation and rehabilitation of exhibits. Assists with completion of Annual Inventory. Organizes and files photographs and other archival material. Answers questions and provides information to park visitors. Supervises and monitors visitors to museum facilities. Performs a variety of clerical operations. Physical Demands: This internship involves a mix of indoor and outdoor duties. Indoor duties will require significant computer use; outdoor duties are subject to high temperatures and humidity. The position also requires lifting of up to 50 lb. artifacts. No housing is provided. Located in Hot Springs, AR. (400 hours)

3557. National Register of Historic Places and Historic American Landscape Survey (NRHP and HALS): This is a joint internship with the National Register and HALS. The project goal is to promote State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) involvement in the HALS program via the conversion of National Register nominations to HALS short format historical reports. An intern working in the Wisconsin State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) will do the following: 1. Develop HALS short form documentation for two Wisconsin properties listed in the National Register with landscape architecture as an area of significance. 2. Develop instructions for making this conversion, under the supervision of NRHP and HALS staff, that explains the process step-by-step. The NPS will share the instructions with other SHPOs and the American Society of Landscape Architects to promote the concept. 3. Develop a list of prominent landscape architects who practiced in Wisconsin, with brief bios and representative designs. This information will be used to facilitate the nomination of designed landscapes in the state. Qualifications: Graduate student preferred, with historical research and writing skills. Some familiarity with the National Register of Historic Places is ideal, as well as an ability to describe landscapes and landscape significance.  Students majoring in history, landscape architecture, American studies, planning, or a related field may have the skill set and interests sought for this position. Housing not provided. Located at the Wisconsin SHPO on the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison, WI. (480 hours) 

 

Location: Intermountain Region

3558. Intermountain Regional Office, Historic Preservation Program (History, Historic Structures, and Cultural Landscapes): Intern works with and assists Intermountain Regional Office preservation professionals to identify, inventory and evaluate NPS historic properties (historic structures and/or cultural landscapes) eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. Duties include researching the history of sites and districts; traveling for site visits to assess and document existing conditions; writing or updating sections of reports; entering the information into the national database; and performing and documenting treatments with photographs and reports. Interns may also assist in spatial mapping using NPS data standards; resource records management for the Historic Structure Inventory (HSI) and the Cultural Landscapes Inventory (CLI) as well as other data management needs. Strong computer, research, and writing skills are essential. A background in architecture, landscape architecture, or history is beneficial, with knowledge of preservation philosophy, laws and regulations, the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, and a working knowledge of graphics programs (Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and/or CAD). The internships are opportunities to learn about and participate in a broad historic preservation program by working directly with federal National Park Service cultural resource professionals both in the regional office and in parks on projects throughout an eight-state region. Located in Santa Fe, NM (2 positions, 800 hours each) 

3559. Intermountain Regional Office, Vanishing Treasures Program (VT): Intern works under the direction of the VT Program Manager to provide preservation assistance to National Parks throughout the American West. VT is a multi-regional program that supports the preservation of culturally significant, yet fragile architectural remains and archeological sites in the western United States; facilitates the perpetuation of traditional skills through training; and promotes connections between culturally associated communities and places of their heritage. Duties will include querying and analyzing existing architectural and archeological datasets to identify gaps and assist with prioritization of resource management activities; collecting information from VT parks pertaining to preservation activities to compile into annual reports; and assisting in the preparation of condition assessments and treatment recommendations for a range of traditional western architectural types including adobe, log, wood frame, and stone and brick masonry with lime and earthen mortars. Work may include site visits and fieldwork. Knowledge of historic architecture, preservation philosophy, conservation treatments, the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment Historic Properties, and a working knowledge of graphics programs (Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and/or CAD) are beneficial; strong computer, research, and writing skills essential. Located in Santa Fe, NM (800 hours)

3560. Western Archeological and Conservation Center (WACC): A graduate conservation intern will treat and address preventative conservation needs for archeology and history items in NPS collections from the Intermountain Region Office. This work will take place in the conservation laboratory alongside a team of conservators. The intern will develop and implement research to design appropriate microclimate storage for plastics in the history collections and summarize the findings and recommendations in a report. The intern will also treat archeological vessels from Chaco Cultural National Historic Park and World Heritage Site. Treatments will primarily consist of disassembly and reassembly of previously reconstructed vessels. Treatment will include photo-documentation, developing treatment proposals, and writing treatment reports. Other treatment and preventative conservation work from additional concurrent projects in the lab may be assigned on an as needed basis. Location is Tucson, AZ. (480 hours)

3561. Carlsbad Caverns and Guadalupe Mountains National Parks, History, Historic Preservation, and Archival Collections: Two interns will work with the parks’ Cultural Resources Program Managers to complete tasks involving historic and archival research and museum collections management. One intern will be responsible for compiling a Historic Context for the ranching history of Guadalupe Mountains National Park. The second intern will help the park meet National Park Service (NPS) curation standards for managing archival and museum collections, including helping with organizing architectural drawings and developing detailed archival finding aids. The results of these internships will provide the parks with information necessary for resource management and park operations. Applicants must demonstrate strong computer, research, writing, and organizational skills. A history, museum studies, or archives management background is preferred. The parks may provide housing. Work is based at park offices in Carlsbad, NM and Salt Flat, TX. (2 positions, 400 hours each)

3436. Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park: The intern will provide hands-on
assistance with packing and moving collections, including fine art, historic furnishings and
equipment, decorative arts, clothing and other personal effects in preparation for the
rehabilitation of historic structures. They will assist with the NPS annual inventory for the park
and will be trained in the use of the Interior Collections Management System (ICMS) database to
include updating catalog records to reflect new storage locations and object conditions. Interns
are considered full members of the staff and will participate in all aspects of the curatorial work
of the department including environmental monitoring, daily housekeeping tasks and answering research requests from park staff and the public. This is an opportunity for on-the-job learning
with a diverse collection in a very dynamic curatorial program located in Johnson City, TX.
Transportation is the responsibility of the intern; park housing may be available. (400 hours)


3562. White Sands National Park, Archeology Intern: The internship is in the Resource Management Division, Resource Management Program of White Sands National Park. The park contains 326 recorded archaeological sites and houses over 10,000 objects in its museum collections. The purpose of this position is to assist with documenting the archaeological resources by conducting condition assessment, pedestrian survey, and site recordings at various locations within the park, as well as to process any associated artifacts and archives for curation. Tasks and duties may include: prehistoric/historic archaeological documentation and preservation treatments, condition assessments, monitoring, survey and site recording, project data management, and technical report preparation. The candidate may also assist with identifying and processing archaeological, historical, or archival items for curation; monitoring collections storage; preservation practices for museum collections; and the proper care and handling of museum collections. A personal vehicle is required for this position. Located in White Sands National Park, NM, approximately 55 miles northeast of Las Cruces. (400 hours)

 

Location: Pacific West Region

3563. Park Cultural Landscapes Program (PCLP): The intern will work with PCLP staff to develop distance-learning and field-based, hands-on educational materials in cultural landscape preservation skills for National Park Service employees. Duties will include support in planning and creating skills training materials and other educational initiatives. Experience and training in one or more of the following required: historic preservation, public horticulture and/or environmental education. Excellent communication and video-editing skills are required, and the ability to utilize technology to design successful distance learning experiences is desired. This is a good opportunity for preservation specialists and those with an interest in the historic built environment to build their teaching and advocacy credentials. PCLP guides the national parks in the preservation of cultural landscapes that reflect our national heritage. The program collaborates with the Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation to plan and implement training services to NPS staff across the system. Internship located in Seattle, WA. (1200 hours)

3564. Pacific West Regional Office, Cultural Resources Program: Intern works with Cultural Resources staff on cultural landscape and historic structure documentation in the NPS Cultural Resources Inventory System in National Park units in California. Duties include field writing narrative descriptions; taking photographs; collecting GPS data; and entering text and photographs into databases. Knowledge of regional history, architecture, landscape architecture, and historic preservation is preferred. On-the-job training in field methods and equipment is provided. The position is based in the NPS San Francisco regional office, but time will be spent documenting structures and cultural landscapes in NPS parks in California. Requires ability to hike steep grades on uneven terrain. Transportation to park sites provided. Housing and relocation costs are the intern's responsibility. Located in San Francisco, CA. (400 hours)

3565. Golden Gate National Recreation Area: Intern works within the Cultural Resource division at this 80,000+ acre National Park Service (NPS) site, located in and around the San Francisco Bay area. Intern will conduct historic structure condition assessments, including photo documentation and database input into the NPS Cultural Resource Inventory System (CRIS). The CRIS is an inventory of significant historic structures, landscapes, archeological and ethnographic sites within all parks of the NPS. Intern will assist with management and treatment evaluations of some of the Golden Gate’s more than 700 structures to ensure appropriate stewardship of the park’s cultural resources for future generations. Position located in San Francisco; dormitory housing available in nearby remote Marin Headlands. Personal car for commuting helpful. (400 hours)

3566. Mount Rainier National Park: Come experience America’s 5th National Park! Mount Rainier is rich in natural beauty and cultural resources. The park’s historic buildings and landscapes are nationally significant examples of early park service rustic and naturalistic landscape architecture. This is your opportunity to be part of that history. The successful candidate will research and explore Mount Rainier’s historic buildings and prepare a historic structure report. Duties include researching, documenting field conditions, performing condition assessments, and designing and writing a historic structure report. The final report will provide recommendations for treatment of historic properties and guide park preservation work. Applicants should have a background in historic preservation, history, and/or architectural history. Knowledge of basic historic preservation principles and practices a plus but not required. Strong research and writing skills are desirable. Up to three positions may be filled. Shared park housing will be provided. Office location in Longmire, WA, with field assignments throughout the park. (up to 3 positions, 600 hours each)

3567. Mount Rainier National Park: Mount Rainier National Park is seeking interns to complete a Cultural Landscape Inventory (CLI). Participants work under the supervision of the park’s historical architect and archaeologist. 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. (up to 6 positions may be filled, 600 hours each)

3568. North Cascades National Park, Cultural Resources Program: Intern works with Cultural Resources staff on cultural landscape and historic structures documentation in the NPS Cultural Resources Inventory System (CRIS). Duties include field work to document existing conditions of buildings, structures, and trails; writing narrative descriptions; taking photographs; collecting GPS data; and entering text and photographs into NPS databases. Knowledge of regional history, architecture, and historic preservation are preferred. Strong writing and photography skills are essential. The majority of time will be spent researching, assessing, and documenting structures within the park. Requires ability to hike steep grades on uneven terrain and ability to drive a vehicle to reach park locations. May include backcountry camping. Free park housing for the duration of the internship may be provided by NPS, but relocation costs are the intern's responsibility. Located in Marblemount, WA. (400 hours)

3569. Lassen Volcanic National Park, Cultural Resources Program (Archives): Intern will assist with cataloging resource management records. Duties will include appraising, arranging, describing, and cataloging records according to professional NPS standards. This position may require travel between several NPS units, including Lassen Volcanic National Park, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, and Redwood National and State Parks. The successful candidate will be pursuing a degree, or a recent graduate, in archival science or a related field and have experience with textual and digital archival records. Shared housing is provided. Located in Mineral, CA (400 hours)

3570. Lassen Volcanic National Park, Cultural Resources Program (Historic Structures): Candidate will conduct archival investigations and draft narratives for historic structure reports, determinations of eligibility, and national register nominations. Additional opportunities may include assisting NPS historical architects and engineers in documenting structural conditions and developing treatment recommendations for historic structures. Strong writing, research, and organization skills required. The successful candidate will possess a graduate degree or pursuing a graduate degree in historic preservation, history, historic architecture, or related field. Shared housing is provided. Located in Mineral, CA (800 hours)

3571. Joshua Tree National Park, Cultural Resources Program, Archeologist/Historic Preservation Specialist: Intern works with park Cultural Resources staff to assist with various program activities. Based on need, tasks may include: assistance with records management (e.g. archeological site/project files), cross-referencing site data and incorporating it into geodatabases, digitizing data, synthesizing draft National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) Determinations of Eligibility, finalizing NRHP site nominations, assisting with condition assessments, and drafting and/or finalizing Section 106 (National Historic Preservation Act) correspondence. Additional opportunities to participate in historic preservation and archeological fieldwork. Candidates should possess experience or education in archeology, historic preservation, historic structures, or cultural landscapes. Housing is available. Located in Twentynine Palms, CA. (2 positions, 600 hours each)

3572. Redwood National Park, Cultural Landscapes: The Cultural Resources Branch within Redwood National Park is responsible for monitoring and documenting cultural landscapes, historic architecture, pre-historic resources, curation of park collections, as well as managing tribal relations. This internship 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 include assisting in completing Cultural Landscape Inventories, which involve organizing information, writing, field documentation through photographs and GPS mapping, creation of illustrations, and research of the relevant history. 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 samples may be required of candidates if interviewed. A 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 transportation to and from the office. The work is generally in the park 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; recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching or similar activities; and repeated lifting of moderately heavy items. Located in Orick, CA (400 hours)

3573. Yosemite National Park, Fire Archeology/GIS Assistant: Intern will assist the Fire Archeology Program with development of GIS data sets and cartographic products, fieldwork, and data entry. A major focus of the internship will entail development and production of maps to assist resource advisors in the protection of cultural resources during wildland fire incidents. Intern will also assist the Fire Archeologist with fieldwork (archeological survey and site documentation) and data entry in support of fire management activities. Training and experience with ArcGIS and geodatabases required; experience in archeological survey and data entry required; and experience with Collector for ArcGIS, Survey123, mobile data collection, databases, and Excel preferred. The internship offers hands-on experience in innovative GIS fire archeology applications, fieldwork, and data entry within the fire archeology and GIS programs at a large national park. Park housing is available at reasonable cost (shared house or apartment). Located in El Portal, CA. (1080 hours)

3574. Yosemite National Park, Fire Archeology Crew Member: Selected intern will assist the Fire Archeology Program with fieldwork, data entry, and other office duties. Fieldwork will entail archeological survey, site documentation, and condition assessments in support of fire management activities. Office work will include data entry in the Park’s two key archeological databases and GIS. Experience in archeological survey and data entry required; training and experience with ArcGIS and geodatabases preferred; and experience with Collector for ArcGIS, Survey123, mobile data collection, databases, and Excel preferred. The internship offers hands-on experience in archeological fieldwork and data entry within the fire archeology program at a large national park. Park housing is available at reasonable cost (shared house or apartment). Located in El Portal, CA. (480 hours)

3586. Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Cultural Resources Program:  WHIS CRM Program is seeking candidates to conduct historical research, field inventories, and prepare National Register Determinations of Eligibility (DOEs) and Historic Structure Reports (HSR) for park structures at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. The preparation of the DOEs or HSRs 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 and HSRs 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. These projects 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 entire internship will be spent in the park; park housing is available on a first-come first-served basis at a reasonable cost. Located in Whiskeytown, CA. (400 hours)    

3453. Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Cultural Resources Program:  WHIS CRM Program is seeking an intern to assist with Museum Collections.  Duties are varied and include processing and cataloging museum collections, as reported on the fiscal year 2019 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. Candidates with a museum studies background are 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 entire internship will be spent in the park; park housing is provided and available on a first-come first-served basis. Located in Whiskeytown, CA. (400 hours)    

3587. Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Cultural Resources Program:  WHIS CRM Program is seeking an intern to assist in the restructuring of the WHIS Cultural Resource GIS database. The successful candidate 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 Whiskeytowns’s 43,000-acre park. The 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. The entire internship will be spent in the park; park housing is provided and available on a first-come first-served basis. Located in Whiskeytown, CA. (600 hours)   

3575. Crater Lake National Park, Archeological Internship: Intern will assist with pre-field record searches, monitoring fuel break construction around archeological sites, archeological field survey and site assessments, prepare final site forms and reports, and archive project materials. Applicant should have an academic background in archeology/anthropology or history, with interest 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. Housing is available at a reasonable cost at the park. Applicants must be able to work in rugged field conditions and hike over uneven and brushy terrain under sometimes adverse weather conditions. Some overnight travel for field projects at other parks may be required. Questions can be directed to Steve Mark at 541-594-3094, steve_mark@nps.gov or Joseph Svinarich, Fire Program Archeologist at (530) 242-3458, joe_svinarich@nps.gov. Located in Crater Lake, OR. (480 hours)

3576. Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks: Two interns will work as a team to develop a Historic Resource Study for the Cedar Grove Area of Kings Canyon. Candidates should have strong research and writing skills. Knowledge of GIS and familiarity with the National Register of Historic Places is beneficial. Interns may also work on other cultural resource park projects as needed. This is a great opportunity to work at some of the oldest national parks and for anyone interested in historical research. Interns must be willing to travel to and stay in remote parts of the park; some field work is required. Park housing is provided. Interns will be based at Ash Mountain Headquarters area, near Three Rivers, CA. (2 positions, 480 hours each)

3315. Channel Islands National Park: The Mediterranean Network Historic Preservation Crew is seeking an intern to help complete historic preservation projects at a variety of historic buildings at Channel Islands National Park, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, and Cabrillo National Monument in the southern California area. This is a good opportunity for historic preservationists and architectural conservators to practice and improve their hands-on skills, develop project scoping and planning skills, and gain exposure to a wide variety of architectural styles and materials. Work primarily consists of hands-on projects at all three National Park Service units, including wood siding and window repair, concrete and stone masonry repair, painting, and other jobs. Other tasks include assisting preservation specialists with completing conditions assessments and treatment recommendation reports, material research, and project scoping. Familiarity with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties is required. Knowledge of hand and power tools is highly desirable. Basic computer skills are necessary; familiarity with graphic software (Adobe Creative Suite, AutoCAD) are beneficial if the intern is participating in conditions assessments. Candidate must be comfortable with physical labor and spending full days outside. Interns should be prepared to travel to site by boat and train. Park housing may be available. Located in Ventura, CA. (720 hours)

3577. Haleakala National Park, Cultural Resources Program: Intern works with Cultural Resources staff on cultural landscape and historic structures documentation in the NPS Cultural Resources Inventory System (CRIS). Duties include field work to document existing conditions of buildings, structures, trails, and landscape characteristics; writing narrative descriptions; taking photographs; collecting GPS data; and entering text and photographs into NPS databases. Knowledge of regional history, architecture, and historic preservation are preferred. Strong writing and photography skills are essential. The majority of time will be spent researching, assessing, and documenting structures within the park. Requires ability to hike steep grades on uneven terrain and drive a vehicle to reach park locations. No cost park housing for the duration of the internship may be provided, but relocation costs are the intern's responsibility. Located on the island of Maui, near Pukalani, HI. (400 hours)

3578. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Cultural Resources Program: Intern works with Cultural Resources staff to update the Historic Structures Inventory on the NPS Cultural Resources Inventory System (CRIS). Duties include research and field work to document and assess existing conditions of buildings, structures, and trails; writing narrative descriptions; taking photographs; entering text and photographs into NPS databases; working with park Historical Architect to identify critical concerns for stabilization; and National Register documentation/evaluation work. Knowledge of regional history, historical architecture, building pathology, historic preservation is required; strong writing and photography skills are essential. The majority of time will be spent researching, assessing, and documenting structures within the park. Requires ability to hike steep grades on uneven terrain and drive a vehicle to reach park locations. No cost park housing for the duration of the internship may be available, but relocation costs are the intern's responsibility. Located on the Big Island of Hawaii, near Volcano, HI. (400 hours)

3599. San Juan Island National Historical Park, Cultural Anthropology Program: The intern will assist with a Traditional Use Study of National Parks in Western Washington by identifying and documenting plants, animals, and other cultural and natural resources of significance to park-associated tribes. Duties include: primary library, archival, and secondary ethnographic research on traditionally harvested plants used for food, medicine, tools, transportation, houses, baskets and other uses. Perform ethnobotanical research, identify and record scientific, common, and indigenous Coast Salish plant names. Help plan and arrange tribal meetings and field visits, take detailed notes and ethnographic descriptions, transcribe meeting notes and interviews. Skilled in Geographical Information Systems (GIS), photography, and/or working in indigenous tribal communities preferred. Duty station is located in Friday Harbor, WA. Shared government housing is included for the selected candidate. (480 hours)

Sponsor: Department of the Interior and other Interior Agencies

3579. U.S. Department of the Interior Museum: Intern 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. Tuesday and Thursday afternoon availability is required. Located in Washington, D.C. (1200 hours)

3580. Bureau of Land Management, Maxwell Museum of Anthropology: Assists with Bureau of Land Management collections housed at the University of New Mexico’s Maxwell Museum of Anthropology. Examples of work include: organize archaeological collections by identifying, sorting, tagging, and re-housing artifacts; perform artifact data entry; object photography; confirm Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) inventories; and other duties as assigned. Applicants should be upper-level undergraduate or graduate students in anthropology or museum studies with prior course work, training, experience, or other knowledge of the material culture of New Mexico. Competent using Microsoft Office Suite and able to lift 40 lbs. boxes. Located in Albuquerque, NM. No housing provided. (600 hours)

3581. Bureau of Land Management, New Mexico State Office / Museum of Indian Arts & Culture / Laboratory of Anthropology Internship in Collections Management: Intern assists BLM and the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology staff to catalog archaeological artifacts and papers using established museum practices, and assists with moving the whole vessel collection. Also works with the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division to conduct site record and land ownership searches and to register new sites documented in the collections. Located in Santa Fe, NM (600 hours)

3446. Bureau of Land Management, Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum:
Intern will assist the Bureau of Land Management-Canyons of the Ancients National Monument Visitor Center and Museum (BLM-CANM) 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 provided broad exposure to the workings of a DOI bureau curation facility and gain experience with the fundamentals of collections management: collections and exhibit 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 CANM collections, assisting with public tours, and participating in the CANM Curation Program's Integrated Pest Management Program. Position involves moderate physical activity and sedentary desk work. A background in southwest archaeology and/or museum studies preferred; familiarity with Microsoft Office and Excel required. No public transportation, intern required to provide personal vehicle. Housing adjacent to the Visitor Center is provided. Located outside of Dolores, CO. (400 hours)

3582A. Bureau of Land Management, Utah Office: Intern assists with the management of a Southwest and Four Corners archaeology collection and Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) cases. Projects and duties that support the management of the 100,000-object collection at the Utah State Office include working with the catalog, preparing objects for curation, taking collections photographs, environmental and pest monitoring, and assisting with ongoing collections projects as needs arise. The intern will also assist the Utah State Office and BLM Field Offices with NAGPRA responsibilities including drafting correspondence, writing NAGPRA notices, and working with partner museums across the country on BLM-Utah NAGPRA cases. The intern should possess a valid driver’s license for official local travel to the off-site collections repository. The internship is located at the BLM-Utah headquarters in Salt Lake City, UT. (600 hours)

3582B. 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 America 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 organization, 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)

3583. Bureau of Reclamation: Intern will perform various tasks that assist in the care, documentation, and public exhibit of U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) museum collections. Work will be undertaken at USBR museum facilities or non-Federal museums and university
departments holding USBR collections throughout nine states in the Midwest. Tasks will include
accessioning and/or cataloging archeological and paleontological specimens and updating museum records in the Interior Collections Management System (ICMS) museum database.
Interns may assist with conducting collection inventories and condition surveys; implementing
professional museum storage and rehousing artifacts and archival records; and monitoring the
physical environment of the collections. Interns may organize, process, copy, scan, and file museum and associated archeology project records and reports in hard copy and digital accession and catalog files. Interns may assist with organizing collections for loans to researchers and creating associated loan documentation. Interns may also assist with geo-referencing archeological recovery projects and determine ownership of collections resulting from such USBR projects. Catalog backlog projects may include working with various Microsoft database and spreadsheet programs to manipulate data into a format meeting DOI museum records standards. Such work will also include scanning documents and photographing museum objects. Resulting modified catalog data, digital photographs and documents (Tiff and pdf formats) will then be uploaded to the DOI museum cataloging program (ICMS).
Intern may be required to pass a federal background check. He/she must have a U.S. driver's license and be able to operate a four-wheel drive truck in various inclement weather conditions. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. and work in a stationary sitting or standing position for several hours at a time. Intern must be able to use and be familiar with PC computers and willing to learn to use various MS Office products, Adobe Acrobat, DOI ICMS, digital scanning software and hardware, a digital camera, and various digital and manual museum management equipment. Attention to detail in creating museum records and working with museum collections is required. Must possess dexterity and an even, patient temperament to move objects safely and manipulate small fragile items without breakage. Must follow instructions closely and ask questions when instructions are not clear or understood. For the most part, the job will entail sedentary work in an environment controlled for museum artifacts, however, working environments may include some dusty and/or high temperature conditions. Travel to/from internship or daily to/from work site is NOT provided. Housing also is not provided but a housing stipend may be available.
Work will be undertaken at a USBR non-Federal museum or university department holding
USBR collections throughout nine states in the Midwest, most likely Rapid City SD; Denver,
CO; Billings, MT; or Lincoln, NE. Several positions may be available. (400 hours each)

 

3594. Interior Museum Program, DOI Office of the Secretary: Internship will involve working with Interior Museum Program staff on Department-wide projects, with an emphasis on museum data management. Activities will focus on testing features and functions of a newly enhanced and complex Department-wide collections management relational database system. The intern must have experience in using one or more museum collections management databases and familiarity in both curatorial processes, such as accessioning and cataloging, as well as other database functions such as searching, filtering, and using and creating reports. The intern will be expected to try to break the database (!) and will need good written and oral skills to communicate problems they discover. Other projects may include updating and developing content for the program web site and social media; helping with training courses; analyzing data and compiling project highlights for reports; and researching laws, regulations, and historical records, as well as industry standards and best practices to inform policy and guidance updates, and respond to inquiries for technical assistance. Attention to detail and initiative are critical. The work environment is sedentary in an office in Washington, D.C. For information about the program, see www.doi.gov/museum (460 hours)

 

3595. Interior Museum Program, DOI Office of the Secretary: Internship will involve working with Interior Museum Program staff on Department-wide projects, with an emphasis on creating content and materials about the program and the Department's museum collections. Activities will focus on assembling and drafting information for the program's web site, social media, and outreach reports after compiling project highlights and analyzing data. Additional focus will be on researching laws, regulations, and historical records, as well as industry standards and best practices to inform policy and guidance updates. The intern must have experience conducting research, assembling information, using word processing and spreadsheets, and desktop publishing tools. Other projects may include review and testing of the Department-wide collections management relational database, helping with training courses, and responding to inquiries for technical assistance. Good writing skills, as well as experience with web site development and preparation of reports and brochures (graphic design a plus). Attention to detail and initiative are critical. The work environment is sedentary in an office in Washington, D.C. For information about the program, see www.doi.gov/museum (464 hours)

 

3596. Indian Arts and Craft Board (IACB), Sioux Indian Museum: Internship duties involve assisting museum staff with inventory, cataloging, and photography of ethnographic objects and artwork within the Sioux Indian Museum. 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. (480 hours)

 

3597. Indian Arts and Craft Board (IACB), 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. 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 Browning, MT. (480 hours)

 

3598. Bureau of Land Management, Oregon/Washington State Office: The intern will assist the Deputy Preservation Officer in bringing museum collections into compliance with regulations for curation of Federally-owned and administered archaeological collections at 36 CFR part 79, and Departmental Manual 411 for identifying and managing museum property. Tasks may include archival research; digitizing and organizing records; coordinating with non-Federal repositories and other partners; visiting BLM district offices and repositories to locate, organize, and re-house collections; reviewing accession and catalog records; drafting various documents; and data entry. The intern should be proficient in Microsoft Office software, particularly Excel, Access 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 museum studies, collections management, anthropology, archaeology, history, or related fields. Located at the BLM-Oregon/Washington State Office in Portland, OR. (600 hours)

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

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