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Posted: 05/24/2013

American Conservation Experience

NPS Cultural Resource - Collections Internship
Internship Opportunity
Tulelake, CA
$140 weekly stipend plus on-site park ho
Open Until
Until Filled

American Conservation Experience:

NPS California Lava Beds National Monument Cultural Resource- Collections Internship


Summary:  American Conservation Experience, Emerging Professional Internship Corps (ACE EPIC) a Non-Profit Conservation Corps based in Salt Lake City, in partnership with the National Park Service Lava Beds National Monument (LABE), is seeking one Cultural Resource Collections Intern interested in dedicating 16 weeks in support of the National Park Service in the inventory and management of the cultural artifacts and collections at Lava Beds National Monument and Tule Lake Unit, WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument.

This excellent opportunity is ideal for an enthusiastic young professional who is deeply committed to the preservation of cultural resources of our national parks. Applicants must have strong interest in advancing his or her career in cultural resource management, preservation, and museum curation. LABE is unique among Americas National Parks with a combination of outstanding historic and geologic features, including 700 lava tube caves, Native American rock art sites and historic battlefields accompanying the rugged volcanic high desert landscape.

Start Date:  June 17, 2013  

End Date:  October 5, 2013


A 16-week commitment is required



Location: Lava Beds National Monument, California


Project Partner Website:  For more information regarding Lava Beds National Monument, or the National Park Service, please visit: http://www.nps.gov/labe/index.htm

The monument is located 22 miles from the nearest town of Tulelake.  There you can secure fuel, and basic grocery necessities, as well as three restaurant options. About an hour north you can also access Klamath Falls, OR this is where you will want to do most of your shopping.  Youll find lots of shopping options for groceries and other basic needs, and well as several restaurant options and entertainment options. 

Compensation:  The ACE intern will work 40 hours/week and receive a living allowance of $140/week. On-site dormitory housing is provided by NPS (no pets or family members) at no cost to the intern.  The intern will have use of a government vehicle for work related travel but personal transportation is required for time off.


Position Description: 


This internship will be working within the Division of Resource Management in support of the Cultural Resource Management Program to convert the parks collections items to digital format for archiving and website development. After a training period, the intern will primarily work independently and engage in a variety of tasks related to the monuments museum collections. Work will primarily occur in an office setting, with the possibility of some fieldwork.

In support of the mission of the National Park Service, Cultural Resource- Collections Intern will be responsible for:

  • Inventory and archiving of the monuments museum collections
  • Producing digital representations of historical documents and collections
  • Assist with the development of website material related to the cultural history of the monument


Training Provided:Cross training opportunities include assisting with the monuments cultural resource manage in tasks related to field monitoring and data collection, as well as assisting the natural resource program in plant management, cave management, and wildlife monitoring if the intern is interested.

How to apply
Please submit a resume, thoughtful cover letter and three professional/academic references to the ACE application board for this position: http://usaconservationepic.applicantpool.com/jobs/1727.html If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact ACE Internship Program Manager at (801) 946-5379 or intern@usaconservation.org
Hannah Wendel

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