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Posted: 12/21/2016

National Parks Service, Environment for the Americas, Hispanic Access Foundation

Historic Preservation Intern
Internship Opportunity
Ventura, CA
$400/week for 10 weeks

Latino Heritage Internship Program

The Latino Heritage Intern Program is a component of an overarching service-wide strategy to address and correct the lack of Latino employment opportunities in the National Park Service. The National Park Service is committed to engaging the next generation through the strategic use of student internships with partner organizations under Cooperative and Task Agreements. These agreements allow the NPS to invest in cost efficient strategies geared towards recruiting entry level talent, predicting future performance, and building a more diverse workforce. Preparing and integrating this generation into the NPS workforce is critical for the future of the Service.

About this position

This internship involves the hands-on preservation and restoration of multiple historic structures and cultural landscape features in two separate NPS units (Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area and Channel Islands National Park.)  Project work includes using both historic and modern tools and techniques related to masonry, carpentry and arboriculture while applying the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. The project will also include photographic and written documentation of historic structures and landscape features, both of existing condition as well as the documentation of repairs and alterations. The selectee would also assist with compiling data for completion reports.

-Age 18 to 35 
-Be a US citizen, legal resident, or have a J-1 Visa 
-Be enrolled in a post-secondary educational program or have graduated from -college within the past one year  
-Bilingual skills (Spanish/English) helpful and more needed for some positions 
-Be social media savvy! 

The selectee would be required to have a basic understanding of hand tools used in construction, such as the proper use of a hammer and tape measure.  Selectee would also be required to exert physical effort in the form of bending, stooping, lifting and climbing ladders.  Selectee would be able to communicate well both orally and in writing.

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How to apply
Applications will only be accepted through the online application at latinoheritageintern.com. Applications must be submitted by February 6, 2017 (11:59 p.m., applicant’s time zone). Top candidates will be selected for interviews. Placement decisions will generally be made by April. The paid 10 to 11-week internship period will begin in late May through early June 2017 and conclude in August through early September 2017 depending on specific requirements of the project site.

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