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Posted: 01/26/2012

National Park Service
Alaska Regional Office

Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) Documentation Intern - Stude
Internship Opportunity
Anchorage, AK

The Alaska Regional Office seeks applications from qualified students for a summer internship helping to complete the documentation of historic sites and structures of architectural, landscape and technological significance throughout Alaska. Duties involve preparing completed projects for submission to the Library of Congress (LOC) and finalizing drawing sets for inclusion into the LOC.†† The internship will include one or two site visits to a park to gather detailed information needed to complete particular projects.The Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) is a vital program within the Heritage Documentation Programs of the National Park Service.

The Alaska Regional Office of the National Park Service has been documenting historic buildings for the Historic American Buildings Survey for more than 20 years.The majority of the projects have been submitted to the Library of Congress, but Alaskas short field season has prevented a few projects from being completed.†† This summers internship will involve a thorough review of several projects to ensure they are completed and ready for submission to the LOC.This effort will include organizing the accompanying HABS photographs and history.The internship will require extensive experience with AutoCAD and desktop publishing programs.

WHERE: Kennecott Mines National Historic Landmark, Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park and Anchorage, Alaska. This project will require one or two site visits to a park site with the balance of the internship working in the NPS Regional Office in Anchorage.

WHEN: 12 weeks - Summer 2012. Start date can be adjusted for school schedule.

WHO: This project will require one graduate or upper level undergraduate student in architecture and/or historic preservation with demonstrated drafting and architectural experience. Federal hiring and appropriation laws limit student appointments to U.S. citizens and nationals only.A pre-employment background investigation is required.The gross hourly rate for this position ranges from $16.92 to $20.96 per hour depending upon qualifications.This rate includes an Alaskan cost of living allowance.

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How to apply
Each applicant will need to submit: A detailed resume with specific dates and typical hours worked per week. (Example: September 1, 2006 to August 13, 2008, 40 hours per week); 2 letters of recommendation from recent instructors (2011-12 academic year); A signed letter from the University Registrar verifying that the student will be enrolled and attending classes on at least a half-time basis for the 2012-13 academic year at the University; Copy of current transcript (web based PDF is sufficient); Include form DD214 if you are requesting veteran preference; Examples of the studentís work. The portfolio can be informally organized, but will need to exhibit the applicantís drafting and graphic work. Please submit application materials in PDF electronically via email to Grant Crosby by COB February 24, 2012.
Grant Crosby

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