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Posted: 12/21/2016

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

Curatorial and Interpretive Intern at Homestean National Monument
Internship Opportunity
Beatrice, NE
$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

The primary focus of this position is to assist with the data management and curation.  Job number one will be the organization of the parks digital photography collection.  Currently we have about 16,000 uncatalogued digital images that need to be sorted tagged and catalogued.  Job number two will be assisting the parks curatorial staff in processing and maintenance of the parks museum collection.   In addition the intern will assist in visitor reception in the Visitor Center, operate audio-visual equipment, assist visitors with questions concerning park resources and interpretive programs, maintain stocks of free publications, special event planning, and clean and maintain historic furnishings in the Palmer-Epard Cabin and Freeman School. June -August is the period of highest visitation at the monument. Two of the parks major special events happen during this time period.  The last Saturday in May is the Fiddle Festival and June22-25 is the annual Homestead Days that take place in Beatrice and at the Monument.

-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! 

Interest in history, archives or museum studies. The ability of communicate ideas effectively. Basic computer skills including a familiarity with Microsoft Word.  A basic understanding of the historical research process. The ability to work independently and as part of a team.

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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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