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National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE)
Academic Year 2019 Internships
with the
National Park Service (NPS), the Department of the Interior (DOI),
General Services Administration (GSA), and Department of Defense (DOD)


The National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE), in cooperation with the National Park Service (NPS) and other partnering agencies, is pleased to offer internships during the 2019 academic year (January-May). NCPE has partnered with the NPS since 1992 to connect higher education students and recent graduates in historic preservation, cultural resource management, and related fields to projects at hundreds of sites and divisions within the NPS system and other agencies annually. Completing an application is the first step in securing an internship.


The length of an internship can vary from 10 to 30 weeks if full-time (40 hours/week) or longer if on a part-time schedule. The exact starting dates will be determined on a case-by-case basis with the site supervisor.


Stipends are paid at $15/hour. The position supervisor has details of the total stipend amount for a given position if you are called for an interview. Please note that interns are not NCPE employees or NPS contract employees; stipends are awards rather than wages. Taxes are not withheld, nor are social security contributions made on your behalf. These funds may be taxable, however, so consult a tax preparation professional.


The following list of internships is grouped by sponsoring agency, starting with the NPS and followed by DOI and GSA. Within each agency, the list is arranged geographically, starting with Washington, D.C. and the Capital Region, then grouped by area such as the Southeast, Northwest, Midwest, Intermountain, Pacific West, and Alaska regions. All positions are subject to funding.


To be eligible, applicants must be currently enrolled in an academic program or recently graduated (degree received October 2017 or later). Interns are not eligible to work more than 1200 hours total in this program; previous interns in the program must stay within this overall limit.


Please be aware that, unless otherwise noted, interns are responsible for finding and paying for travel to and housing at the internship location. In some cases the supervising office may be able to assist in locating housing but it is ultimately up to the individual accepting the internship to find accommodations.


Also be aware that, due to Government-wide security requirements, a background check will be required for all positions if you are chosen for that position. This will include providing information about recent housing and employment history. The position supervisor will have more information about those requirements and procedures at the time of hiring. Please direct any question to waso_cr-intern@nps.gov.

  HOW TO APPLY
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To submit your application, please scan your materials electronically and email them as a single Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) file containing both the signed application and the two most recent years of your transcripts to Julee Johnson, NCPE Internship Program Co-Director, at manager@historicurbanplans.com. Applications that include a resume, writing sample (other than the required essay in the application), portfolio, or other documents are not acceptable. Please adhere to the single .pdf format requirement; your application will be rejected if materials are not received in this form. Name the file with your name in this format: Lastname, Firstname NCPE AY 2019. Due to the large number of applications received, please strive to keep files under 3 MB; any files over 3 MB should be submitted in a compressed file format to make transmittal easier.


Applications must be received no later than Friday, October 26, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. The application asks you to list the internship(s) in which you are interested by number. This 4-digit number is part of the position description, below. No more than six total positions may be selected (multiple numbers heading a single description count as one choice). If you check the box that asks if you are willing to be considered for positions that receive no applications, this will not be counted as one of your choices.


3 tips for completing a successful application:

  1. Type your application. The easier it is to read by site supervisors, many of whom are reading many applications, the more it will stand out. This is especially true of the required short essay.
  2. Plan your application. Treat it as a series of questions with a single purpose, to convince a site supervisor that you want a particular position for a particular reason. Writing that you seek “General experience in your chosen field” isn’t specific enough; be explicit about why your top picks will help your professional or academic career. Don’t forget to explain what you will bring to the position in the way of skills and/or experience.
  3. Reread your application. Have someone else read it for you to help catch any misspellings, unfilled fields, or incomplete answers.

 

SPONSORING AGENCY: National Park Service

Washington D.C.

3311. American Battlefield Protection Program: Through small grants and technical assistance, the American Battlefield Protection Program promotes the identification and preservation of America's historic battlefields. The program works in partnership with numerous local, state, and federal government agencies and private organizations. 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 Commission's Report on the Nation’s Civil War Battlefields (2016). Planning grant support includes data entry on the CABIN database, grant tracking, and/or participating in various other program projects. Occasionally small historical or preservation research projects are assigned individually or as a team project. 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. Located in Washington, D.C. (480 hours)

3242. Cultural Resources Office of Interpretation and Education, Youth Programs and Telling All America's Stories: Working with National Park Service staff, assists with digital interpretation related to expanding the stories on the Telling All Americans' Stories website (https://www.nps.gov/subjects/tellingallamericanstories/index.htm) and related websites. Additional duties include working with the Cultural Resources youth program coordinator on organizing internship program materials and planning for summer programs for college and graduate level interns. This internship will begin late Spring 2019. Located in Washington, DC. (400 hours)

 

3243. Tribal Relations and American Cultures, Archives:  Assists the NPS Bureau Cultural Anthropologist and the NPS American Indian Liaison with processing records related to the American Indian Liaison Office and the Servicewide Cultural Anthropology Program.  Duties include appraising and arranging both paper and digital records, spanning several years of program work, according to professional standards and using archival techniques. Archives Assistant will update finding aids and a digital filing plan and may pack and send materials to the National Archives. Archives Assistant will coordinate updates to finding aids for library materials with related NPS offices. Other duties may include uploading completed reports to central digital databases and websites and communication with NPS staff in parks and regional offices. Museum studies, archives management, or digital preservation background preferred.  Interest in Anthropology and/or Native American Studies welcome. Located in Washington, DC. (400 hours).


3244. National Register of Historic Places, Cultural Landscape Research: The intern will help identify high quality National Register nominations concerned with landscape significance and develop descriptions of landscape styles for use in the National Register program. Training will be provided for both activities. The landscape descriptions will follow a standard format, already in place; the intern will have access to the National Register Inventory System to retrieve nominations to review for content and quality. Students with a strong interest in landscape design and history will find this position most rewarding. Candidates with strong writing skills and some academic training in landscape design history are preferred. Located in Washington, D.C.  (480 hours)

3245. National Register of Historic Places, Database Cleanup:  Working with the National Register/National Historic Landmark Program in Washington, D.C., the intern will assist the National Register Control Unit in data cleanup and editing of the program's database, the National Register Information System (NRIS).  Training will be provided, but good editing skills and attention to detail are required. (400 hours).

3246. National Register of Historic Places, Document Accessibility:  Working with the National Register/National Historic Landmark Program in Washington, D.C., the intern will work with National Register Archivists to render key electronic documents (e.g., National Register Bulletins, completed nominations, program white papers, etc.) into a form that is compliant with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 for greater accessibility by users of differing abilities.  Training will be provided, but some familiarity with Adobe Acrobat is preferred. (400 hours). 

3247. Park History Program: Works with the Park History Program on a variety of research and outreach projects. They include conducting research for the Park History Program and individual National Park Service units and programs; creating short audio and video productions based on NPS oral history interviews; writing content for Park History Website and social media; helping with maritime grants administration; and participation in ongoing oral history training and interviews. Research may be conducted at the National Archives and the Library of Congress. Topics of immediate interest to program staff include maritime history of the U.S., Civil War to Civil Rights, and the history of the NPS itself. Students with a major or concentration in history, public history, American studies, or anthropology are particularly well suited for this program. Located in Washington, D.C. (2 internships, 400 hours each). 

3248. State, Tribal, Local, Plans & Grants, Communications, Media, Outreach, and Certified Local Government (CLG) Program:
Collaborates with the National Park Service Office of Communications on the development and implementation of a communications strategy for internal and external messaging. Writes, edits, and publishes content for digital and print media. Assists web manager to enhance, edit, and improve content for program websites. Ensures consistency with NPS graphic standards, principles of communication, and compliance standards. Assists the program manager in updating CLG databases, reviewing and certifying new communities, and drafting correspondence. Develops working relationship with preservation partners at the state and local levels, including non-profit organizations.

STLPG provides preservation assistance through a number of programs that support the preservation of America's historic places and diverse history. It administers grants to State, Territorial, Tribal, and local governments, educational institutions, and non-profits in addition to providing preservation planning, technical assistance, and policy guidance. This work supports historic properties and place-based identity, key components to the social and economic vitality of our communities. Local, State, and Federal governments work together in the Federal Preservation Program to help communities save the irreplaceable historic character of places.  Through the certification process, communities make a local commitment to historic preservation. This commitment is key to America's ability to preserve, protect, and increase awareness of our unique cultural heritage found in the built environment across the country.
Strong written and oral communication skills are required. Experience working with Adobe Creative Suite and working with multiple levels of government. A degree in historic preservation, urban planning, architecture, architectural history, public history, or similar is preferred. Located in Washington, DC. (600 hours)

3249. Tribal Historic Preservation Program, Program Specialist:  Working with NPS staff, the intern will support the Tribal Historic Preservation Program by assisting with tracking partnership applications, reviewing partnership applicants, as well as providing grant and review support to 179 approved THPO Partnership Programs. Duties will include processing and aggregating annual activities reports, document tracking/filing, and serving as a point of contact between the Tribal Historic Preservation Program and THPOs, as well as other NPS programs that support THPOs. Additional duties may include tracking, reviewing, and drafting responses to incoming Tribal Historic Preservation Officer inquiries and program plans for review and approval by Program Staff. Experience in one or more of the following fields is required: Anthropology, Native American/Indigenous Studies, History, or Public Administration (or related field). Experience with the National Historic Preservation Act or with working with tribal cultural and historical resource management is preferred. Other required skills include: knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, experience with file or database management, and strong written communication and editing skills. The ability to work independently with minimal supervision is also desirable. Located in Washington, DC. (1200 hours)

 

National Capital Region

3250. National Capital Region, National Historic Landmarks Program: The intern will work with the Region's National Historic Landmarks (NHL) Program Manager on a variety of projects, including National Historic Landmark theme studies and nominations, National Register nominations, and general park history research questions in the National Capital Region (NCR). NHLs are historic buildings, sites, structures, objects or districts that represent an outstanding aspect of American history or culture. The internship may involve researching historic properties, developing historic context statements, conducting site visits to report on the physical condition of the properties, organizing and administering program files and products, assisting in Section 106 compliance for NHL properties, and developing outreach and educational materials in support of the NHL Program in NCR. A working knowledge of American history and historical methods, good writing ability, organizational skills, and some experience with the National Historic Landmark program and/or the National Register of Historic Places is preferred. This is a good opportunity for historians and preservation specialists with an interest in American history who want to develop their skills and knowledge of public history, historic preservation, and the built environment. Located in Washington, DC. (400 hours)

3251. National Capital Region, Historical Architecture Program: Works with and assists Regional Historical Architect and other preservation professionals to identify, inventory and evaluate National Park Service-owned historic structures in National Park sites. Assists the Regional Architectural Conservator to perform treatments on National Park Service-owned monuments and structures in National Park sites. Duties include assisting with Historic Structure Reports, researching historic properties, and visiting sites to document the existing condition of structures with photographs and GPS, operating a national inventory database, and performing/documenting treatments with photographs and reports. Knowledge of historic architecture, architecture, and conservation treatments preferred; experience with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Historic Properties beneficial. Strong computer, research, and writing skills essential; working knowledge with graphics programs (Adobe Photoshop & InDesign and/or CAD) beneficial.  Located in Washington, D.C. (400 hours)

3252. National Mall and Memorial Parks: The intern will work with staff including the GIS Specialist, Historic Architect, and Landscape Architect in order to inventory a subset of uptown parks.  Initial steps will include developing an understanding of the underlying partnership arrangements in place between NPS and D.C. To that end, the intern will work with staff to develop a geodatabase including layers depicting the boundaries of neighborhood associations and Business Improvement Districts, all NPS reservations with a field indicating partnership agreements in place, administrative boundaries of each NPS unit within the region, and any external data layers that help show areas of the city that may be under-served in terms of green space/park resources.  The intern will develop a decision matrix describing how NPS park areas were chosen or defined as under-served aspects of the National Capital Region Parks system. Ultimately, the intern will identify 10 small parks that would benefit from condition assessments and proposed improvements. In turn, the intern will conduct a condition assessment built on existing approaches being utilized by NAMA staff. The final report will include a narrative of the history of each small park, maps showing the results of the condition assessment, and a forward looking plan based on NPS natural and cultural resource requirements for preservation. Located in Washington, D.C. (400 hours)

3253. National Capital Region, Cultural Landscapes Program: Works with and assists historians, historical landscape architects and other preservation professionals to complete Cultural Landscape Inventories (CLIs) associated with National Park Service sites in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area (District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia). The internship involves researching the landscape history of a historic property; preparing narrative text; site visits and field work to document the existing conditions through photographs and mapping; and analyzing landscape features. Knowledge of cultural landscapes, landscape architecture, and the National Register criteria preferred. Strong computer, research, and writing skills essential; working knowledge with graphics programs and GIS (Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator, AutoCAD, and ArcGIS) beneficial. Located in Washington, D.C. (243 hours)


3254. National Capital Region, Cultural Landscapes Program - Earthworks Management: Works with and assists historical landscape architects, archeologists, historical architects and other professionals to prepare a literature review about earthworks management best practices, and a master list of all earthworks for the National Capital Region as noted in the National Park Service cultural resource databases and other cultural resource documents. The internship also involves organizing existing GIS datasets and preparing a mapping guide for a future Earthworks Management Plan for the National Capital Region. Strong computer, research and GIS skills essential (ArcGIS). Located in Washington, D.C. (two positions at 400 hours each or one position at 800 hours)

3255. National Capital Region, Museum Resource Center: Works in coordination with the Museum Resource Center (MRCE) staff as a museum technician assisting with writing core museum documentation, conducting museum outreach, researching, accessioning, processing, and database management with the collections from the Harper's Ferry National Historical Site (HAFE) in Harper's Ferry, West Virginia. The intern will be duty stationed in West Virginia assisting the park curator with projects that cover all aspects of museum work and will also have the option to undertake projects at the MRCE in Landover, Maryland. The HAFE collections include a wide variety of museum objects ranging from historic furnishings, natural history collections, archival documents, historic photographs, and archeological collections. The main focus for this internship will be assisting the park curator in developing a Museum Housekeeping Plan for the various museum locations throughout the park and in beginning to implement it. The internship will also focus on rectifying and updating documentation in accession folders, catalog folders, conservation reports, and other important suites of museum documentation. The intern will assist the curator in all other aspects of managing and operating a robust museum program covering a historic town and thousands of years of Mid Atlantic history. (800 hours)

3256. National Park Service National Catalog Repository: Assists with review and processing of park museum catalog record submission to the National Catalog, the NPS repository for paper and electronic records and any additional record related projects. Performs collections management duties for the NPS Clearinghouse, specifically storage improvements and housekeeping. Located in Charles Town, WV. (700 hours)

3257-58. Harpers Ferry Center: Assists the NPS History Collection archivist to arrange, process, catalog records, and prepare finding aids. Gains valuable hands-on experience surveying records, developing a processing plan, and conducting research, arrangement, description, and basic preservation work. Training provided in use of the Interior Collection Management System (ICMS) for cataloging. Own transportation required. Located in Charles Town, WV. (2 positions, 600 hours each)

3266. Harpers Ferry Center, Museum Conservation: Assists with object handling, object photography, report writing, database entry, lab maintenance, and basic treatment steps for a variety of NPS artifacts on loan to Harpers Ferry Center (HFC) for conservation treatment. Training will be provided in all areas listed above, but advanced knowledge of basic museum practices and a strong interest in working the field of art conservation is desirable.  A museum studies, archives, art history, chemistry, or art studio background is required, but attention to detail, good hand skills, flexibility, and a willingness to learn are also important. Own transportation required. Located in Charles Town, WV (1200 hours).

 

Northeast Region

3259. Shenandoah National Park: Works with Park Museum Specialist to perform a wide variety of museum collections related tasks for a collection that includes archival, archeological, historic, biological, and geological material.  Assists with all aspects of museum collection management documentation, preservation, and access. Includes museum records; research and reincorporation of natural history collections back into the museum collection; review of accession records; preventive conservation, rehousing and storage; environmental monitoring; setup and/or breakdown of historic house museums; and access to collections by assisting with research requests, digitizing, and social media postings. Preferred academic background is museum studies with an interest in a museum career. Independent, detail-oriented candidate with excellent organizational and oral and written communication skills desired.  Requires ability to lift 50 lbs. Physical activity includes walking, climbing, lifting, bending and cleaning.  Intern is responsible for housing and transportation. Located in Luray, VA. (800 hours)

3260. Fort Stanwix National Monument: The Division of Cultural Resources at Fort Stanwix National Monument seeks an independent, detail-oriented candidate with excellent organizational and oral and written communication skills to assist staff with collection management activities. The intern may assist in safely housing and marking artifacts, researching archeological archives, and maintaining cultural resource data for Fort Stanwix NM and Women's Rights NHP, partners, and potentially, other associated sites. Skills and/or enthusiasm for photographing objects, creating social media and website content is desired. Advanced undergraduates or graduate students with a background in museum studies, anthropology/archeology, and/or history are preferred. Located in Rome, NY. (600 hours)

3261. Weir Farm National Historic Site Visitor Services: Weir Farm National Historic Site is seeking a Visitor Service Intern for a 1200-hour internship (30 weeks at 40 hours per week, Wednesday to Sunday). This internship will provide a variety of experiences in visitor service, interpretation, education, community engagement, natural and cultural resource management, and National Park Service careers. The intern will lead public programs at the park and in local communities, conduct research, staff the visitor center and historic buildings, provide information and interpretation to visitors from around the world, complete projects to engage millennial audiences and virtual visitors, increase their understanding of natural & cultural resources, and be exposed to curatorial and grounds projects through a diverse array of hands-on experiences. Applicants must demonstrate strong communication, interpersonal, computer, research, writing, and organizational skills. The intern is responsible for housing and transportation. Located in Wilton, CT. (2 positions at 1200 hours each, April- November)

Duties: (1) Lead public programs including tours of the Weir House, service learning projects, and curriculum-based education activities. (2) Provide information and informal interpretation to visitors at the park's visitor center and in the Weir and Young Studios. (3) Contribute to the park's web-based, digital, and social media. (4) Participate in public outreach programs. (5) Contribute to Art in the Park programs including art workshops and maintaining art supplies. (6) Leading groups of students during educational activities. (7) Completed an engagement project based on skills, interests, and needs - e.g. a web-based tour, publication, plan, or other project focused on engaging new audiences either at the park, in the community, or virtually online. (8) Work collaboratively with curatorial, facilities, and natural resource divisions, and occasionally be tasked to contribute to gardens and grounds maintenance or museum collections work. (9) Other duties may be assigned as mutually agreed upon. (10) Schedule for this position is Wednesday to Sunday from 8:45 to 5:15, working weekends mid-April through mid-November, 2019.
Requirements: (1) visitor service or customer service experience. (2) experience working with diverse audiences, including youth. (3) excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills. (4) ability to bend, lift, and carry. (5) willingness to work outdoors and in variable temperatures (hot, cool, and humid). (6) willingness to get hands dirty with routine light cleaning and art supply management. (7) basic computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) - Adobe InDesign and Photoshop experience is a plus. (8) ability to work with park staff, independently or in a group. (9) the following qualities: positive attitude, ethical, honest, reliable, punctual, and professional


3262. Weir Farm National Historic Site, Curatorial: Weir Farm National Historic Site is seeking a Curatorial Intern for a 1200 hour internship (30 weeks at 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday with occasional weekends required). This internship will provide a broad exposure to museum collections management. The intern will assist the park's curatorial division with management of the park's museum collections on exhibit in the historically furnished Weir House, Weir Studio, Young Studio and in storage in its storage facilities. This opportunity is ideal for enthusiastic young professionals who are deeply committed to the preservation of our national parks and for undergraduate students pursuing careers or interests in museum studies. The program provides an introductory, hands-on approach to various aspects of working in a historic site. Applicants must have a strong interest in a career in museum collections management, history, art, archives, archeology, preservation, or a related discipline. As the only Nation Park Service Site dedicated to American painting, the intern should have strong interest in art and will be exposed to a variety of art objects, primarily paintings, prints, and sculpture. Located in Wilton, CT. (1200 hours April- November)

Duties:  This position will provide a broad exposure to museum cultural resources collections. Duties will include: (1) Performing routine museum preservation and historic housekeeping on collections objects and historic structures where museum objects are exhibited or stored. (2) Museum documentation cataloging using DOI Museum Collections Software (ICMS). (3) Museum object photography. (4) Scanning of archival materials. (5) Historic photograph database and art reproducible database additions/updating. (6) Assist with annual inventories of museum collections. (7) Assist with environmental monitoring including temperature and humidity, light readings, and integrated pest management. (8) Assist with researcher requests. (9) Assist with special projects including improvement to museum storage and historic Weir Barn furnishings project. (10) Participate in public outreach programs. (11) Work collaboratively with interpretation division staff. (12) Other duties may be assigned as mutually agreed upon. (13) Schedule for this position is Monday to Friday with occasional weekends required, mid-April - mid-November, 2019.
Requirements: (1) the ability to lift artifact boxes, furniture, and equipment. (2) ability to bend, stoop and crawl. (3) willingness to work in variable temperatures (hot, cool, and humid). (4) willingness to get hands dirty with routine light cleaning in historic structures. (5) ability to be dexterous and spatially mindful. (6) basic computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.). (7) ability to work with park staff, independently and in a group. (8) possess excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills.

 

Southeast Region

3263. Southeast Archeological Center, Archeology/Museum: Works on archeological field projects in National Park units and SEAC partnering agencies throughout the Southeast U.S. and at SEAC laboratories in Tallahassee, FL. Duties include shovel testing, excavation, mapping, artifact analysis, and artifact labeling, cataloging, and organization. Candidate interested in both field archeology and collections management preferred. Work may include extensive travel throughout the Southeast. (17 positions, 400 hours each) 

3264. Cane River Creole National Historical Park, Interpretation: Intern works with park staff to perform a wide variety of tasks related to interpretive services, including public interpretation of historic buildings and landscapes. Intern will develop park interpretive programming, create content for park social media pages/brochures, and interact with the public. Applicants must demonstrate strong computer, research, writing, and organizational skills. Intern should possess experience with regard to American history. The intern is responsible for housing and transportation. Work is based out of park offices in Natchez, LA.  NOTE: Diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply; candidates should include how they meet the definition of diversity in their written application. (400 hours)

3265. Cane River Creole National Historical Park, Hands-on Preservation: Works with park facilities division to focus on hands-on preservation of historic masonry structures. Majority of the work will be repointing bricks with lime mortar with some selective brick replacement on historic slave cabins. Other tasks may include working with a crew to make repairs to wood structures and/or day-to-day maintenance of historic landscapes. Applicants should have a strong interest in learning hands-on preservation skills and be willing to perform manual labor. The intern is responsible for housing and transportation; a housing stipend will be provided.  Work is based out of park offices in Natchez, LA. (800 hours)

3267-3268. Everglades National Park: Work at the South Florida Collections Management Center in Everglades National Park, cataloging digital archival records for the South Florida Collections Management Center parks. Duties include appraising, arranging, describing and cataloging digital records according to professional standards and using archival techniques. This is an ideal internship for students who are seeking or have completed archival science or library science degrees. Candidates should possess experience working with digital archival records or have completed significant coursework on the subject. Own transportation required. Housing stipend included; park housing cannot be guaranteed. Located in Homestead, FL (2 internships, 1200 hours each).

3269. Everglades National Park: Work at the South Florida Collections Management Center in Everglades National Park, cataloging Dry Tortugas National Park resource management records. Duties include appraising, arranging, describing and cataloging records according to professional standards and using archival techniques. This is an ideal internship for students who are seeking or have completed archival science or library science degrees. Candidates should possess experience working with textual and digital archival records or have completed significant coursework on the subject. Own transportation required. Park housing may be available for rent but cannot be guaranteed. Located in Homestead, FL (1200 hours).

3270. Everglades National Park: Work at the South Florida Collections Management Center in Everglades National Park, cataloging Everglades National Park fire division records. Duties include appraising, arranging, describing and cataloging records according to professional standards and using archival techniques. This is an ideal internship for students who are seeking or have completed archival science or library science degrees. Candidates should possess experience working with archival records or have completed coursework on the subject. Own transportation required. Park housing may be available for rent, but cannot be guaranteed. Located in Homestead, FL (800 hours).

3271. Everglades National Park: Work at the South Florida Collections Management Center in Everglades National Park, preparing collections from Big Cypress National Preserve for digitization and microfilming. Duties include preparing targets and targeting collections to be imaged, reviewing cataloged collections and findings aids, and may include image review. This is an ideal internship for students who are seeking or have completed archival science or library science degrees. Candidates should possess experience working with archival records or have completed coursework on the subject. Own transportation required. Park housing may be available for rent, but cannot be guaranteed. Located in Homestead, FL (400 hours).


Midwest Region

3273. Keweenaw National Historical Park: Work with Lake Superior Collection Management Center Curator and Museum Technician to meet curation standards for the park's history object collections. Duties include a variety of museum responsibilities with a focus on establishing accountability for collections. These duties include: identifying, marking, cataloging, and photographing history objects; improving object storage conditions; database management; editing and preparing history object records for upload to the NPS Web Catalog; preventive conservation; and environmental and pest monitoring. History, museum studies, anthropology, or archaeology background preferred. Experience with desktop digital SLR photography and museum cataloging and photographic post-production software also helpful. Housing and transportation are the intern's responsibility. Located in Calumet, MI. (800 hours)

3272. Midwest Regional Office, Planning and Compliance Division: The intern will assist multiple aspects of the Planning and Compliance division of the National Park Service's Midwest Region. Potential duties, to be determined by skill set and interest, include writing historical narratives for studies and plans, developing and assisting in carrying out public outreach strategies for park projects, updating databases of park information, researching options for visitor use of historic sites, and related tasks.  The intern will also assist in preparing complex materials for publication and for presentation to agency officials.  Travel funding is provided to obtain first-hand experience at parks and potential study areas. The intern will be supervised by the Chief of the Planning and Compliance Division in Omaha, and provided opportunities for park field visits and special projects. Located in Omaha, NE. (400 hours)

3274. Midwest Regional Office, Historic Architecture and Cultural Landscapes Program: Works with Historical Architect and Museum Collections and Records Management staff. Primary tasks include follow up on the inventory created of park historic architecture and landscape documents such as publications, images, plans and specifications, and electronic media; implementing the plan for organizing and retrieving the material and making the collection more accessible in terms of organization, location, and format(s); and housing original materials for long term preservation.  Other tasks include verifying government repositories have documents, distributing publications, and scanning high priority materials where electronic versions are not available. An understanding of historic architecture, cultural landscapes, and historic preservation is considered helpful. A museum studies or archives management/digital preservation background preferred, but attention to detail also important. There is potential to travel to park unit sites with curatorial staff to provide on-site assistance. Housing and transportation are the intern's responsibility. Located in Omaha, NE (800 hours).

3275. Midwest Regional Office, Museum Collections and Records Management Program: Works with Museum Collections and Records Management staff to meet National Park Service (NPS) curation standards for managing archival collections. Duties include a variety of museum and archival responsibilities including processing and cataloging archival materials as reported on the fiscal year 2018 Collections Management Report (CMR) using the Department of the Interior's official software, ICMS. Other duties include regular housekeeping and environmental monitoring tasks, packaging and handling archival materials, and maintaining an access and use log. There is potential to travel to park unit sites with curatorial staff to provide on-site assistance. A museum studies or archives management/digital preservation background preferred, but attention to detail also important. Housing and transportation are the intern's responsibility. Located in Omaha, NE (800 hours).

3276. Midwest Archeological Center, Interpretation and Education: The intern will work with Center staff to maintain and grow MWAC's online, education, Junior Ranger, and community outreach programs. Intern will represent the NPS and the Center through in-person, distance-learning, and written communications, and will gain experience in social media management. Background in Archeology with interest and experience in outreach is preferred. Work will be performed at the Midwest Archeological Center, Lincoln, NE.  Housing and transportation are the intern's responsibility.  (800 hours)

3277. Midwest Archeological Center, Collections Program: The intern will work with Center staff to meet National Park Service (NPS) standards for managing archeological and library collections.  The intern will gain experience in a variety of curatorial activities such as packaging and preparing artifacts and archives for storage, cataloging archeological objects using official NPS cataloging software (ICMS), tracking collection movement, and assisting with Center library activities.  The collections reflect a wide range of past human occupation from the earliest Native Americans through the fur trade and frontier eras, the Civil War, and Presidential homes. Work will be performed at the Midwest Archeological Center, Lincoln, NE.  Housing and transportation are the intern's responsibility. (800 hours)

3278. Midwest Archeological Center, Park Archeology Program: The intern will coordinate with NPS Archeologists and State Archeology offices to develop official archeological site forms for Midwest Region parks.  This will include synthesis of information from field investigation records, GIS and environmental data, and existing archeological site databases. Work will be performed at the Midwest Archeological Center, Lincoln, NE.  Housing and transportation are the intern's responsibility.  (800 hours)

3279. Midwest Archeological Center, Information Management: Working with staff Archeologists, intern creates Geographic Information System (GIS) maps for archeological site monitoring and condition assessment program.  Creates queries in database systems to determine sites for monitoring and work with MWAC staff to update site information and inspection schedules.  Research history of archeological work and archeological resources in Midwest Region parks and use the information to update GIS data such as site and project locations. Enters attribute data for new sites and revise data for existing records. Duties include archeological site and project database data entry, GIS mapping, and project documentation. Work will be performed at the Midwest Archeological Center, Lincoln, NE.  Housing and transportation are the intern's responsibility. (800 hours).

3280. Midwest Archeological Center, Multi-Program: Intern will gain holistic experience across Center programs, learning NPS best practices for projects from beginning to end. Typical duties include assisting with field planning and logistics; artifact processing, analysis, and curation; report writing and production; archives processing; museum and library management; archeology outreach; and records management. May also include occasional fieldwork. Work will be performed at the Midwest Archeological Center, Lincoln, NE.  Housing and transportation are the intern's responsibility. (2 internships, 1200 hours each).

3281. Ozark National Scenic Riverways, Museum Collections: Coordinates with Midwest Regional Office, Museum Collections and Records Management staff and Park Cultural Resources staff to meet National Park Service (NPS) curation standards for managing museum collections. Duties include processing and cataloging museum collections as reported on the fiscal year 2018 Collections Management Report (CMR) using the Department of the Interior's official software, ICMS. Other duties include regular housekeeping and environmental monitoring tasks; handling archival materials, natural history specimens, and cultural resource objects and artifacts; maintaining an access and use log. A museum studies or archives management background preferred, but attention to detail also important. Housing and transportation are the intern's responsibility. Located in Van Buren, MO (800 hours).

 

Intermountain Region

3282. Western Center for Historic Preservation, Grand Teton National Park: Intern will work with the hands-on field crew on a window and door restoration project. Tasks include scraping paint, sanding, bedding glass, glazing, and painting. There will also be an opportunity to learn how to construct replica sash and storm windows, as well as learning about traditional finishes.  Housing available in Moose, WY.   (1200 hours)


3283. Bryce Canyon National Park, Museum and Archives Program: Zion National Park manages museum collections for Cedar Breaks National Monument and Bryce Canyon National Park. The intern will work on processing and cataloging park records from Bryce Canyon National Park. Work involves marking, scanning, housing the collection into archival materials for long-term storage and following processing plans for arrangement, re-housing and descriptive cataloging. The intern will work under an Archivist and assist them in preparing finding aids and basic catalog records using SAA and NPS Standards. The work is partially sedentary with prolonged standing, walking, and bending often required, and lifting and moving of heavy items weighing 50 pounds or more. Museum studies or archives management/digital preservation background preferred, but attention to detail also essential. Affordably priced park housing available. Located in Bryce Canyon National Park, UT. (480 hours)

 

Southwest Region

3318. Chaco Culture National Historical Park, Archives Intern: Intern will work with the Chaco Culture National Historical Park Archivist to process and catalog records related to permitted archeological research projects as well as park operations and management. Duties include: assisting with appraisal and arrangement of paper and digital archival records, cataloging using the Interior Collections Management System (ICMS) according to professional and NPS standards, and creation of finding aids. Intern will work with the evolving digital preservation program. Other duties include assisting with research requests, digitization of materials for preservation and access, preparation of photographic materials for cold storage, and catalog data correction and improvement. Must be able to lift boxes up to 35 lbs. Candidates should have some experience in archival work or serious demonstrated interest; MA or MLIS preferred. Background in History, Anthropology or Native American Studies preferred. Position will be based at the Chaco curatorial facility on the University of New Mexico campus in Albuquerque, NM. Housing and transportation is the responsibility of the intern. (1200 hours)

 

Pacific West Region


3284-85. Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Cultural Resources Program:  Seeking interns to assist with Museum Collections. Duties include processing and cataloging museum collections, as reported on the fiscal year 2017 Collections Management Report (CMR) using the Department of the Interior's official software, ICMS. Other duties include document scanning, photo cataloguing, regular housekeeping and environmental monitoring tasks; handling archival materials and cultural resource objects and artifacts; and conducting the annual inventory and museum checklist. A museum studies background preferred. Travel to park unit sites with curatorial staff to provide on-site assistance is expected.  This experience will provide hands-on museum experience and enhance data management skills. The entire internship will be spent in the park; park housing is provided, available on a first-come first-served basis. (1 positions, 800 hours each)

3315. Channel Islands National Park: Works with preservation specialists at Channel Islands National Park, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, and Cabrillo National Monument in the southern California area. Work comprises several hands-on historic preservation projects at all three National Park Service units at a wide variety of historic buildings and structures. Duties include on-site preservation tasks such as siding and roof repair, window repair, fencing and corral repair, working with masonry, painting, and other jobs. Work may also include basic documentation of condition assessment and treatments. Knowledge of hand and power tools and familiarity with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties is preferred. Basic computer skills are highly desirable. Candidate must be comfortable with physical labor and spending full days outside. Work may also require the intern to stay on a remote island for up to eight days and supply their own food and bedding while there; housing is provided while on the island but not elsewhere in the park. (960 hours)

 

Alaska

3216-3217. Alaska Region, Historic Structures Program: Successful applicant will work with historical architects to complete the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) documentation of historic sites and structures of architectural, landscape and technological significance throughout Alaska. Duties may include researching the history of a historic property; site visits and fieldwork to document existing conditions with photographs and maps; conducting High Definition Laser Scanning of historic sites and structures; analyzing features; developing site plans; writing narrative descriptions; entering information into databases; preparing architectural drawings in AutoCAD from field measurements and Laser Scan data; preparing completed HABS projects for submission to the Library of Congress (LOC) and finalizing drawing sets for inclusion into the LOC; and other duties as assigned. Knowledge of western United States history, National Register criteria, and architecture preferred; strong research skills, writing skills, and a working knowledge of graphic and mapping programs (Adobe Creative Suite. AutoCAD, ArcGIS) essential. The majority of time will be spent in an office setting with some travel to the parks. There is funding available for these transportation expenses, as well as to get to Anchorage, AK from the intern’s home if outside of AK. Housing costs are the intern's responsibility. Located in Anchorage, AK (800 and 400 hours)

 

SPONSORING AGENCY: Department of the Interior

Washington D.C.

3306. Interior Museum: Works with the Interior Museum collections staff as a museum technician assisting with museum collections care issues including database management, registration, photography, object handling, preventive conservation, research, and related projects such as catalog and accession review. May aid in the installation and de-installation of temporary displays onsite as well as with the Art-In-Office program. Assists public programs and public tours. Work environment is primarily sedentary in an office and in collections storage areas. Requires the ability to lift 50 lbs., open boxes or packages, and stand for extended periods. Tuesday and Thursday afternoon availability is required.  Located in Washington, D.C. (640 hours)

3307. Interior Museum Program/MCMS: Works to test features and functions of a new Department-wide collections management system to which the Department of the Interior is transitioning. The intern must have experience in using one or more museum collections management databases and familiarity in both curatorial processes, such as accessioning and cataloging, as well as other database functions such as searching, filtering, and using and creating reports. The intern will be expected to try to break the database (!) and will need good written and oral skills to communicate problems they discover. Museum studies background preferred; attention to detail is critical. The work environment is sedentary in an office located in Washington, D.C. (640 hours)

3308. Interior Museum Program, DOI Office of the Secretary: Assists with Department-wide projects of the DOI Interior Museum Program. Activities will include compiling data on DOI bureau museum collections, researching and drafting policy and procedure documents, preparing material for training courses, researching issues on various topics dealing with federal museum collections, writing a newsletter, and updating the Interior Museum Program website. Located in Washington, D.C. (1200 hours)

3287. Bureau of Land Management, Division of Cultural, Paleontological Resources and Tribal Consultation, Washington, D.C. Office: The intern will assist the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) policy office in researching and compiling information on BLM museum collections, highlighting scientific studies and public educational programs, and identifying opportunities to market among partner museums and universities. Additionally, interns may evaluate the status of documentation necessary for compliance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), utilize GIS to plot, view and evaluate paleontological resource information, research and draft guidance and procedure documents, or develop training materials, and educational content for social media and program websites.  During the course of the position, the intern will experience a fast-paced office with long and short-term projects, collaborating with established professionals in the museum, archaeology, and paleontology fields across the BLM and with partner organizations. An ideal candidate would be eager to learn new skills, flexible to shift projects with changing priorities, possess good organizational, communication, and time management skills and be proficient in Microsoft Office software, particularly Excel and Word, with GIS experience. Located in Washington, D.C. (600 hours)

 

Northeast Region

3297. Bureau of Land Management, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University: The intern primarily will be preparing and processing a backlog of fossils collected on federal public land. Most are dinosaur fossils, but may also include fossilized remains of microvertebrates, invertebrates, plants, and rock specimens. The intern will be trained by Academy paleontologists in modern vertebrate fossil preparation techniques, and modern curation procedures. Some time may be spent interacting with the public to educate them about fossils and museums. A background in geology or paleontology is helpful, but not required as training will be provided. Located in Philadelphia, PA. (600 hours)

 

Midwest Region

3298. Bureau of Land Management, Burpee Museum: The Burpee Museum of Natural History is seeking a part-time intern to assist in fossil preparation and collections management of the paleontology and geology collections. The Burpee Museum has been working on public lands administered by BLM in Montana and Utah since 2001 and 2008 respectively. Over this period they have accumulated a vast collection of fossil vertebrates, consisting predominantly of dinosaurs and microvertebrates. The intern will be responsible for fossil preparation of dinosaur bones from the Hell Creek Formation of Montana and the Morrison Formation of Utah. Additionally, the intern will be involved in the documentation and curation of fossil specimens into the permanent collection. Other duties (as needed): speaking to museum patrons through the paleontology viewing lab window; database entry; molding and casting; collections tours; assisting with exhibits; screen-washing of microvertebrates; and working with volunteers. Training will be provided as needed. Experience working in a fossil preparation lab or museum collection is not required, however stronger consideration will be given to applicants that have some background in these fields. Applicants should demonstrate patience and be detail oriented with excellent hand-eye coordination and good organizational skills. Ideal candidates will have coursework in geology, biology, or museum studies, however other fields will be considered. Located in Rockford, IL. (600 hours)

 

Intermountain Region

3295. Bureau of Land Management, Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum: Intern will assists the Bureau of Land Management-Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum (BLM-CAVM) Curation Program with BLM archaeological collections and project documentation, focusing on cataloging and proper storage of items from sites on BLM-Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, as well as inventory of exhibited and stored archaeological collections. Intern will be provided broad exposure to the workings of a DOI bureau curation facility and experience with the fundamentals of collections management: collections inventory, cataloging, storage of artifacts, data entry into ICMS (Department of the Interior's cataloging system), and organization of associated documentation. Other duties include assisting staff with researcher access to the CAVM collections, assisting with public tours, and participating in the CAVM Curation Program's Integrated Pest Management Program. Position may involve moderate physical activity. A background in southwest archaeology and/or museum studies preferred; familiarity with Microsoft Office and Excel necessary. Housing is provided. Located just outside Dolores, CO. (600 hours)

3299. Bureau of Reclamation, Colorado State University, Department of Anthropology, Laboratory of Archaeological Repository: Interns will assist with cataloging and rehousing Reclamation museum objects at the Colorado State University, Laboratory of Public Archaeology. Experience working with archaeological collections is preferred and experience with Microsoft Word, Access, and/or Excel is required. Attention to detail is important as the incumbent will be cataloging using the Interior Collections Management System (ICMS) database, rehousing artifacts, conducting collection inventory, and may assist with researching collection records. In addition, some routine museum housekeeping tasks may be conducted. The position is generally sedentary office work but will require lifting, stooping and/or ladder climbing. Transportation and housing costs are not provided. Located in Fort Collins, CO. (400 hours)

3303. Indian Arts and Craft Board, Sioux Indian Museum: Duties involve assisting museum staff with inventory, cataloging, and photography of ethnographic objects and artwork within the Sioux Indian Museum in Rapid City, SD.  Organizes and maintains digital files and photographs for museum collections. Digitizes collections of historic photographs and archival materials from the collections of the IACB. Additional duties involve assisting museum staff with the development and installation of temporary exhibits of contemporary Indian art and assisting with museum interpretive programming.  Training in using the Interior Collections Management System (ICMS) will be provided. Strong computer, organizational and research skills are essential. Position located in Rapid City, SD in the Sioux Indian Museum. (400 hours)

3296. Bureau of Land Management, Museum of the Rockies: Intern will work under the supervision of the Curator of Paleontology at the Museum of the Rockies (MOR) during the academic year. Duties include the fossil preparation of Department of the Interior (DOI) and other natural history specimens. Additional duties may include moving fossil specimens, assisting other MOR paleontology staff members, and other duties as assigned. Excellent communication skills, attention to detail, the ability to work as part of a team, and experience with fossil preparation are required. Housing and transportation are not provided. Located in Bozeman, MT. (640 hours)

3292-93. Bureau of Land Management, Utah State Office: Assists with Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) cases, the management of a Four Corners archaeology collection, and reviews of repositories holding BLM-Utah collections. Projects and duties include assisting the Utah State Office with NAGPRA responsibilities including drafting correspondence, writing NAGPRA notices, and working with partner museums across the country on BLM-Utah NAGPRA cases.  The intern will assist with management of a 46,000 object collection at the Utah State Office.  Duties include updating the catalog, preparing objects for curation, taking collections photographs, conducting inventories, and assisting with ongoing projects, which may include preparing objects to move to other repositories and entering objects into the Interior Collections Management System (training will be provided). The intern will also assist with reviews of repositories holding BLM-Utah collections and work closely with museum professionals within and outside of the BLM. The internship is located at the BLM-Utah headquarters in Salt Lake City, UT. The intern should possess a valid driver's license for official local travel to the off-site collections repository and non-BLM repositories throughout the state. No housing is provided.  Located in Salt Lake City, UT. (2 positions at 600 hours)

3300. Bureau of Land Management, Nevada State Office/Las Vegas Natural History Museum: Assists the Las Vegas Natural History Museum with backlog cataloging of BLM collections housed at the Museum. Intern will also assist with project documentation, focusing on cataloging and proper storage, of collections and items contained in the BLM archaeological and geology collections associated with the Southern Nevada Archaeological Collection (SNAC) and Tule Springs collections. Duties will include bag and item-level inventory; cataloging; storage, re-housing and cleaning of artifacts and fossils; data entry into the Museum's collections management cataloguing system; and organization of associated documentation. Other duties include assisting staff with the curation of the collection for exhibition, researcher access to the collections; and participating in the Las Vegas Natural History Museum's Integrated Pest Management Program. Position may involve moderate physical activity. Background in paleontology, southwest archeology, anthropology and/or museum studies preferred; familiarity with Microsoft Office and Excel required. Familiarity with PastPerfect software preferred. Located in Las Vegas, NV (600 hours).

3302. Bureau of Land Management, Idaho Museum of Natural History: The intern will work with the Earl H. Swanson Archaeological Repository (ESAR) Manager to finalize the inventory of archaeological collections administered by the Bureau of Land Management in Idaho. Primary duties will include reviewing original documentation associated with each collection and cross-referencing original catalogs against the artifact database to identify discrepancies in what the Repository currently holds versus what was originally collected. The primary goals of this documentation review are to identify 1) any artifacts missing since the initial collection date, 2) discrepancies in catalog numbers in ESAR's Artifact Database or other aspects of data entry that may have accumulated over the years, 3) documentation ESAR needs for the Collection to be complete (i.e., catalogs, field notes, reports), and 4) modifications required to make the existing database compatible with the Interior Collection Management System (ICMS). Other possible duties include artifact imaging and processing of new collections for long-term curation.  Located in Pocatello, ID. (480 hours)

 

Southwest Region

3290. Bureau of Land Management, Maxwell Museum of Anthropology: Work with Bureau of Land Management collections housed at the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology. Examples of work include: organize archaeological collections by identifying, sorting, tagging, and re-housing artifacts; perform artifact data entry; object photography; and other duties as assigned. Applicants should be upper-level undergraduate or graduate students in anthropology or museum studies with prior course work, training, experience, or other knowledge of the material culture of New Mexico. Competent using Microsoft Office Suite and able to lift 40 lbs. boxes. Located in Albuquerque, NM. (600 hours)

3301. Bureau of Land Management, Arizona State Office-Arizona State Museum: Assist the BLM-Arizona's Deputy Preservation Officer in managing the BLM Arizona's NAGPRA and museum program focusing on collections located at the Arizona State Museum (ASM). The position will include inventorying collections; visiting repositories where Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) collections are housed; assisting with the development of Federal Register notices and repatriation process, and coordinating NAGPRA records organization and digitization. During the course of the position, the intern will collaborate and interact with established museum professionals, BLM archaeologists, State Historic Preservation Office preservationists, and Tribal representatives. The position offers the opportunity to broaden understanding of NAGPRA, museum collections management, Native American cultures in the American Southwest, and the rich cultural heritage of Arizona. The intern should be proficient in Microsoft Office software, particularly Excel and Word, and possess good organizational, communication, and time management skills. This opportunity is open to both undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in Native American studies, museum studies, collections management, anthropology, archaeology, history, or related fields. Located in Tucson, AZ (600 hours)

 

Pacific West Region

3289. Bureau of Land Management, National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center: Internship involves collections management, exhibits projects and daily work. Assists curator and field archaeologist with cataloging and basic artifact conservation for collections in storage, including inventory and condition reports, photographing, cataloging using ICMS, processing incoming collections, preparing items for storage, integrated pest management. Assists Exhibits Specialist with preparing exhibit mounts, monitoring exhibit environment, preparing and implementing plans for special and traveling exhibits, including selection of artifacts, shipping, installation and de-installation, and associated records. Also, cleaning and preservation of permanent exhibits. Located in Baker City, OR. (480 hours)

3294. Bureau of Land Management, California State Office: Assists the BLM California Deputy Preservation Officer in managing the BLM Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) and museum collections program. The position will include inventorying collections; visiting repositories where NAGPRA collections are housed; assisting with the development of Federal Register notices and repatriation process, and coordinating NAGPRA records organization and digitization. During the position, the intern will collaborate and interact with established museum professionals, BLM archaeologists, State Historic Preservation Office preservationists, and Tribal representatives. The position offers the opportunity to broaden understanding of NAGPRA, museum collections management, Native American cultures in California, and the rich cultural heritage of California. The intern should be proficient in Microsoft Office software, particularly Excel and Word, and possess good organizational, communication, and time management skills. This opportunity is open to both undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in Native American studies, museum studies, collections management, anthropology, archaeology, history, or related fields. Located in Sacramento, CA. (600 hours)

 

Alaska Region

3286. Bureau of Indian Affairs, Alaska Region, Regional Archeology: The successful applicant will assist in sorting, documenting, and cataloging artifacts housed within the Regional Archeology Department. A background in Alaska archeology and/or experience with archeological collections is preferred, and experience with Microsoft Word, Access and/or Excel is required. Attention to detail is required as the incumbent will be cataloging a variety of artifact types specifically from a late prehistoric site located along the Unalakleet River drainage. Other duties may include conducting collection inventory, researching collection records, and assisting with photographing, and possibly 3-dimensional scanning, of artifacts, and cataloging artifacts from other sites if time permits. The position is sedentary office work, but requires lifting, stooping and/or ladder climbing. Transportation and housing are not provided. Located in Anchorage, AK. (600 hours)

3304. Fish and Wildlife Service, Museum of the Aleutians: The intern will work at the Museum of the Aleutians (MOTA), a non-federal repository, to process U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) controlled archaeological collections housed at the MOTA. Daily duties will be directed by the Collections Manager at the MOTA. Duties include researching and assembling archival records, and sorting, inventorying, and cataloging individual collections for use in the development of repatriation efforts. Knowledge of Aleutian Island archaeology and the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act are desirable. The intern is responsible for transportation and housing. Located in Anchorage, AK. (480 hours)

3305. Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska Region: The intern will assist in developing museum property inventories of collections at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) National Wildlife Refuge field stations consisting of Bethel, King Salmon, Kenai, and Kodiak, Alaska. Travel outside of Anchorage (the duty station) to the field stations will consist of up to four separate trips, each not to exceed five days in duration. Collections to be inventoried include archival records, art, archaeology, history, paleontology, biology, and geology specimens. Knowledge of Alaska cultural and natural history is desirable. The intern is responsible for transportation costs to and housing costs at the duty location. The USFWS will provide transportation, lodging, and per diem for temporary duty at the field stations. Located in Anchorage, AK. (480 hours)

 

SPONSORING AGENCY: General Services Administration

3309. General Services Administration, Fine Arts Specialist: Assists with collections management and curatorial functions related to GSA's Fine Arts Collection, which includes commissioned public works of art that enhance the architecture of Federal buildings including over 150 historic buildings, portable works of art commissioned by New Deal programs, artist proposals, and architectural models. Duties include researching and developing interpretive information about artists and artworks; documenting artwork through cataloging and photography; and working with the Collections Management Database. Familiarity with standard museum collections management practices required. Located in Washington, D.C. (400 hours)

3310. General Services Administration, Design Excellence: This internship is located in Design Excellence Program in GSA's Office of the Chief Architect. The Design Excellence Program operates through GSA's Public Buildings Service (PBS). GSA's PBS directs the federal government's multibillion-dollar building program, which includes construction, renovation, alteration, and repair of federal office buildings, courthouses, and other facilities. The intern will help with building documentation functions related to the Design Excellence Program. The program documents federal buildings, courthouses, and land ports of entry through video, photography, and publications highlighting the narrative of their design and construction. Intern assignments will be related to building documentation activities and may include the following: (1) Assisting with the management of image library and distribution of design publications and other materials; (2) Organizing building documentation materials such as digital photography and supporting files; (3) Working with other agencies such as the Library of Congress or the National Archives to transfer materials. The intern should be highly organized and have basic Adobe Photoshop skills. Located in Washington, D.C. (400 hours).

 

SPONSORING AGENCY: Department of Defense

3316. Arlington National Cemetery (ANC)Architectural Historian Intern: ANC is seeking qualified candidates for an Architectural Historian to support on-going and upcoming projects at ANC and the Soldiers and Airmen Home National Cemetery. Successful candidate will be familiar with historic construction methods and historic preservation philosophy including The Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. Will assist with the completion of National Register nominations, annual preservation reports and on-going research, documentation and treatment projects of historic structures in the cemetery. Tasks may include preparation of Section 106 submission for state and public reviews; assistance with developing a Cultural Resources Management Database, and reviews of studies produced for ANC by others. The position is seven and half months long and will report to the Cultural Resources Manager at ANC. Based in Arlington, VA at ANC in the Engineering Division, Cultural Resources Management. (1200 hours at $18/hr)

Requirements: (1) Actively pursuing a graduate degree in Historic Preservation, Architectural History, or closely related field; (2) Familiarity with historic architecture and landscapes, ideally with monumental architecture, funerary and cemetery designs; (3) Understanding of the National Register of Historic Places nomination process, as well as Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act; (4) Ability to work well independently, and in a team environment that includes engineers, planners, architects, and environmental specialists; (5) Solid research, technical writing, and communication skills; (6) Strong attention to detail when authoring and reviewing work; (7) Fluent with Microsoft Office; and (8) Drivers License and clean driving record. Please articulate these skills in your application; examples may be requested.

3317. Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) Monuments Conservation Intern: ANC is seeking a qualified candidate to be involved in the hands-on examination, documentation, preservation, and conservation of the bronze and stone monument, memorials, sculptures, and historic structures in Arlington National Cemetery (ANC). Successful candidate will contribute to the preservation of the 1918 Memorial Amphitheater and assist the Cultural Resources Manager with various other cultural resources and historic structures projects. The position is seven and half months long and will report to the Cultural Resources Manager at ANC. Based in Arlington, VA at ANC in the Engineering Division, Cultural Resources Management. (1200 hours at $18/hr)

Duties: (1) Field inspection, historic fabric investigation, field documentation by photography and written notes, assistances with on-going preservation, conservation, monitoring, documentation and treatment projects; (2) Tasks may also include preparation of short reports and data entry.

Requirements: (1) Actively pursuing a graduate degree or be a recent graduate in historic preservation or materials conservation of outdoor monuments and sculptures; (2) Prior experience with field conservation work on stone and bronze, conducting assessment reports, researching historic structures preferred; (3) Hands-on experience with field documentation, material assessment, computer skills, and solid writing skills are desirable; (4) Familiar with historic construction methods and historic preservation philosophy including The Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and the Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice of the American Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works; (5) Drivers License and clean driving record; and (6) Capable of lifting heavy objects and working from scaffolding. Please articulate these skills in your application; examples may be requested.

 

 

 

 

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