The ABPP, through small grants and technical assistance, promotes the identification and preservation of Americas historic battlefields. The program works in partnership with numerous local, state, and federal government agencies and private organizations.
Qualifications: The applicant should be currently enrolled in a certified undergraduate or graduate degree program specializing in preservation planning, historic landscape preservation, historic open space preservation and land use, military/battlefield archeology, or military/public history. Applicants must possess excellent written and oral communication skills, be detail oriented, and have the ability to perform a variety of tasks independently. Skills of problem solving and organization will be needed. GIS and database management abilities are preferred.
Job Description: Duties are primarily data entry, clerical and information management at NPS Headquarters, 1201 Eye Street, Washington DC 20005. Interns will participate in the regular grant management tasks of project communications, monitoring, records management, and grants training. Interns will also assist with land acquisition grants and compliance requirements as part of Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants for sites identified in the Revolutionary War and War of 1812 Historic Preservation Study (2007) and the Update to the Civil War Sites Advisory Commissions Report on the Nations Civil War Battlefields (2016). Planning grant support includes data entry on the CABIN database, grant tracking, and/or participating in various other program projects. Interns will participate in the regular grant management tasks of project communications, monitoring, records management, and grants training. Occasionally small historical or preservation research projects are assigned individually or as a team project.
All internship assignments are directly supporting the ABPP program. Support for academic credit is possible. NCPE internships pay $12.00 per hour. Research for independent historical projects will not be considered within the confines of this position, please contact us to discuss this possibility.