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Posted: 03/08/2011

Idaho National Laboratory
Cultural Resources

The INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With 3,500 scientist, researchers and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and develop technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security and environmental missions.

bea summer 2011 internship - Archeological Archives and Special Collec
Internship Opportunity
Idaho Falls, ID
$Dependent on degree and academic level
Open Until
Until Filled

The Archival and Cultural Resource Management internship is part of the INL Cultural Resource Management Program. The internship project will relate to the INL Archives and Special Collections, as well as, select INL archaeological sites and historic architectural resources.

Archival responsibilities will include assisting in the cataloging, processing, organization, and description of a large collection of architectural engineering drawings related to Cold War Era nuclear research and development, along with a small collection of contractor newsletters and public relations materials. As part of the archival portion of the internship, the intern may also assist in collecting and processing oral histories and the development of a searchable digital archive.

Cultural Resource Management duties may include assisting in survey and recording of archaeological sites and architectural resources.

The intern will use knowledge gained through the INL archive data, archaeological, and, if appropriate, historic architectural survey and inventory to develop a presentation or poster. This internship is an educational enhancement opportunity and is a 40 hour per week, paid position.

Minimum Requirements:

Interested applicants should be working toward a degree in history, architectural history, historic preservation, material culture, museum studies, or a related field. All prospective interns must have strong research, writing, communication skills, and attention to detail.

Prospective candidates must have prior knowledge of archive collection concepts and practices and a basic working knowledge of archival processing, arrangement, and description, on-line data bases and digital archives, and oral history interviews. In addition, a basic understanding of cultural resource management and survey is also required. Archival work and historic architectural survey/inventory are conducted in a standard office setting and in inactive records storage areas. Archaeological survey is conducted in various areas across the INL. The intern may be exposed to dust, extreme weather conditions, may be required to lift items that weigh up to 40 pounds, and have the ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time, and traverse rough, undulating terrain while carrying survey equipment.

Required Qualifications:

Enrolled student status at an accredited US college or university

Ability to pass a background check

Minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA (Individual mentors may require a higher GPA)

Collegiate applicants must have completed the freshman year of college (24 credits minimum)

Foreign National students may be eligible for internships if attending an accredited US college or university and have a Curricular Practical Training Authorization.

How to apply
****APPLICATION PROCESS****** Apply on-line against specific internships at www.inl.gov/careers. All internships are competitively bid based applicants skills and academic goals. Seach by keyword "Internship" When asked to upload your resume to your application, please upload one (1) PDF file that includes the following: 1. Current Resume or CV 2. Unofficial transcripts for all current and past degrees 3. Current class schedule including number of credits ALL APPLICANTS WILL RECEIVE A LINK FOR A MASTER SKILL SET SURVEY. THIS SURVEY MUST BE COMPLETED TO BE CONSIDERED AGAINST INTERNSHIP POSITIONS.
Todd Johnson
Phone: (208) 526-1945
2525 N. Fremont Avenue
Idaho Falls, ID 83415

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