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Posted: 01/24/2020

Indiana Department of Transportation
Cultural Resources Office

Indiana Department of Transportationís (INDOT) Cultural Resources Office is responsible for ensuring that all federal aid transportation projects in Indiana are in compliance with historic preservation laws and regulations - most notably Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and Section 4 (f) of the Department of Transportation Act. The Cultural Resources office conducts archaeological and historical investigations, reviews of consultant prepared cultural resource reports, Section 106 guidance, state historic preservation policy and review, and provides assistance with accidental discoveries of cultural resources during construction. The office has strong partnerships with state and federal resource agencies, the State Historic Preservation Officer, and historic preservation organizations, ensuring that the project compliance process runs efficiently and on schedule.

Governor's Summer Intern - History Unit
Internship Opportunity
Indianapolis, IN
$ 11.30 hourly
Open Until

This position will serve as a History Unit Intern for the Cultural Resources Office within the Environmental Services Division of INDOT.†The Intern will be responsible for assisting with the completion of Cultural Resource documents and fieldwork. The intern will be assigned specific projects and work assignments. Work and recommendations will be made to the supervisor.†

The Intern will be responsible for a variety of division projects and support including, but not limited to the following:†

  • Assisting with research and writing related to the preparation of historic property reports and other Section 106 related documents
  • Assisting with above-ground architectural field surveys
  • Attending Section 106 consulting party meetings, public hearings, and state historic preservation review board meetings etc.
  • Development of GIS layers related to above ground historic resources
  • Participation in cross training opportunities within Environmental Services Division
  • Other duties as assigned

Interested applicants must be currently working towards a Graduate or Bachelors degree in History or Historic Preservation, or a closely related field.†Preference will be given to candidates with relevant experience ((includes experience in research, writing, teaching, interpretation, or other demonstrable professional activity with an academic institution, historic organization or agency, museum, or other professional institution) and previous exposure to GIS, database management, and field survey of architectural resources.

The Governors Public Service Summer Internship is designed to give college students real world, hands on experience in their desired field of study to enhance marketability upon graduation. Participation in the Governors Public Service Summer Internship will offer students a multitude of experiences including networking with state employees, resume building and soft skills workshops, agency head panels, and much more.

How to apply
Applications must be received through the state job bank (http://www.in.gov/spd/careers/) to be considered. The closing date for applications is February 28, 2020. Please share with anyone who might be interested!
Anuradha Kumar
Phone: 317-234-5168
100 Senate Avenue, Rm. N642
Indianapolis, IN 46204

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