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Posted: 09/28/2015

American Conservation Experience
Internship Program

Cultural Resource Management Internship
Internship Opportunity
Phoniex, AZ

Summary: American Conservation Experience, in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management, the Lower Sonoran Field Office is seeking ONE Cultural Resource Management Intern to directly assist the Bureau of Land Management Cultural Resource Program with the gathering the field data, organizing the field files on each collection site, and documentation of the various and diverse cultural and archaeological resources of the Lower Sonoran Field Office.


This is a 13- week position!

Compensation: Intern will work 40 hours a week and will receive $330 a week for food and incidentals, paid bi-weekly. 

Location: Office: 21605 N. 7th Avenue, Phoenix AZ 85027. Field sites are throughout BLM administered lands in the Phoenix District.

Position Description: The intern will assist with field monitoring and documentation, as well as organization data files, while learning about cultural resource management on public lands.

The ACE Cultural Resource Management Intern will participate in the following:

  • Field inventory for cultural resources during the development of on-the-ground recreation projects, such as trailheads and trails segments.  This will include working closely with Resource Specialists to provide recommendations regarding cultural resource concerns as recreational projects are planned and developed on public lands. This will also include collecting data for field forms, sketch maps and photo-documentation.
  • Collaborate with trail and cultural resource volunteer groups and staff to assist with accomplosjing ongoing site recordation projects. Assisting with the local volunteer groups to finish projects may expedite the completion of some ongoing work.
  • Conduct field inventory for the presence of cultural resource for small rights-of way projects in order to assure compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.
  • Assist the lead BLM Cultural Resource Specialist with organizing and maintaining CRM files and records.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.  A combination of relevant education and appropriate experience is also acceptable. Master's degree is not required, but encouraged.

  • Internship is available to US Citizens and Green Card Holders only
  • Intern must be between the age of 18 and 25
  • Must have an interest in conservation and cultural resource management
  • Must have a high fitness level and a high comfort level in remote settings.
  • Must have a passion for sharing natural and culture history with others
  • Experience with outdoor skills and fieldwork experience, such as data collection
  • Must have effective communication and organizational skills
  • Must be highly self-motivated and able to work independently, carrying out tasks to completion
  • Must be interested in working with cultural resources and archaeology
  • Ability to hike long distances over rough terrain for 8-10 hours a day
  • Experience with interpreting USGS topographic maps of various scales
  • Familiarity with National Register of Historic Places Criteria for evaluating historic properties
  • Ability to work alone/in a small group with minimal supervision.
  • A valid driver's license, clean driving record and ability to provide documentation
  • Ability and willingness to undergo a federal background check



OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
To Apply: Please submit your resume, cover letter, and contact for three professional and/or academic references using the online application page for this position HERE: https://usaconservationepic.applicantpool.com/jobs/42797.html
Hannah Wendel
Phone: 801 946 5379
2900 North Fort Valley Road

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