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National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE)

Academic Year 2020 Internships

with the National Park Service (NPS), the Department of the Interior (DOI),

and General Services Administration (GSA)

The National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE), in cooperation with the
National Park Service (NPS) and other partnering government agencies, is pleased to
offer internships during the 2020 academic year, beginning in January 2020. NCPE
has partnered with the NPS since 1992 to connect post-secondary students and recent
graduates in historic preservation, cultural resource management, and related fields to
projects at a wide variety of sites and divisions within the NPS system and other
agencies annually. Approximately 60 internships are available during this period;
another 85 will be offered in the summer of 2020. This page describes the process to
apply for an academic year 2020 internship; visit this page in February for
information about summer internships. In both cases, 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 supervisor.


Stipends are paid at $15/hour unless noted otherwise. Please note that interns are not
NCPE or NPS employees; stipends are academic 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 if you have
questions.


To be eligible, applicants must be currently enrolled in an academic program or
recently graduated (degree received December 2018 or later). Interns are not eligible to
work more than 1200 hours total in NCPE's program. Previous interns 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 cased 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 questions to Julee Johnson at
manager@historicurbanplans.com.


Once the deadline for submission has passed, NCPE's staff will process applications
and forward them to the supervisors at the many NPS sites and offices requesting an
intern. Supervisors will review the applications and contact applicants for a phone
interview. Please allow 6-8 weeks after the deadline before inquiring about the status
of your application.

HOW TO APPLY


The application is available in Adobe Acrobat. Description: get Adobe Reader.
To submit your application, please scan your materials and email them as a single
Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) file containing both the signed application and the two most
recent years of your academic transcripts to the Co-Director of NCPE's Internship
Program, Julee Johnson (email: manager@historicurbanplans.com).


Applications that include a resume, writing sample (other than the required essay),
portfolio, or other documents will be rejected. Please adhere to the single .pdf format
requirements. Name the file with your name in this format:


Lastname_Firstname_NCPE_AcademicYear20. Due to the large number of
applications received, please keep your file under 5 MB or compress it to meet this
limit.


Applications must be received no later than November 10 at 5:00 p.m. ET.


Tips for completing a successful application:


Type your application. The easier it is to read by site supervisors, many of who are
reading dozens of applications, the more it will stand out. This is especially true of the
required short essay.


Plan your application. Treat it as a series of questions with a single purpose: to
convince a NPS employee that you want an internship for a particular reason. Writing
that you seek "General experience in your chosen field" isn't specific enough; be
explicit about why this internship 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.

Reread your application. Better yet, have someone else read it for you to help catch
any misspellings, unfilled fields, or incomplete answers.

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    SPONSORING AGENCY: National Park Service

    Location: Washington, D.C.


    3415. Cultural Resources Office of Interpretation and Education Digital Humanities,
    Teaching with Historic Places, and Women's History: This intern will learn the National
    Park Service Content Management System to make Teaching with Historic Places (TwHP)
    lesson plans accessible and available, will have the opportunity to design creative educational
    material based on TwHP material, and will perform original research supporting online
    Women's History. Additional opportunities may include working with the Cultural Resources
    youth program coordinator on organizing internship program materials and planning programs
    for college and graduate level interns. Located in Washington, D.C. (400 hours)


    3416. Cultural Resource Geographic Information Systems Facility (CRGIS): CRGIS is the
    only program within the National Park Service (NPS) dedicated to developing and fostering the
    use of GIS and GPS technologies in documenting, analyzing and managing cultural resources.
    CRGIS is partnering with the American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP), which promotes
    the preservation of historic battlefields associated with wars fought on American soil, to
    consolidate and organize their collection of spatial data related to battlefields and grants. CRGIS
    has created a collection of GIS data delineating battlefield boundaries and will be creating a
    collection of GIS data focusing on identifying areas that have received ABPP battlefield land
    acquisition grants. The internship would be located jointly with CRGIS and ABPP of the
    National Park Service (NPS), focusing on creating and integrating the necessary GIS data. The
    internship would involve examining the original ABPP documentation to define battlefield
    boundaries and locations of areas which have received ABPP grants. The intern would be
    responsible for collecting digital tax parcel data, developing battlefield boundary spatial data and
    converting this information into GeoDatabase. The intern would be responsible for contacting
    potential data sources, integrating data sources creation of the final GeoDatabase product.
    The intern would receive training in the NPS cultural resource spatial data transfer standards, as
    well as the ABPP Battlefield Land Acquisition Grant process, working closely with the ABPP
    staff, as well as CRGIS GIS specialists. A successful candidate should have an historic
    preservation background; familiarity with the ABPP program as well as general grant
    management concepts desirable. The successful candidate would also have experience in
    ArcGIS 10.X and GeoDatabases to create the spatial data using the data model already
    developed. Located in Washington, D.C. (400 hours)

    3417. Tribal Historic Preservation Program, Cultural Resources Office of Tribal Relations
    and American Cultures, Program Specialist: The Tribal Historic Preservation Program
    (THPP) is the National Park Service (NPS) office responsible for reviewing and approving
    applications submitted by federally recognized Tribes to enter into Tribal Historic Preservation

    Office (THPO) partnerships with the NPS. Working with NPS staff, the intern will support the
    THPP by assisting with tracking and reviewing partnership applications, as well as providing
    grant and review support to 194 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 THPP and THPOs, as well as other NPS programs that support
    THPOs. Additional duties may include documenting and archiving THPP library items and
    tracking, reviewing, and drafting responses to incoming Tribal Historic Preservation Officer
    inquiries and program plans for review and approval by Program Staff. Depending on the
    applicant's strengths and interests, duties could also include developing outreach materials for
    social media and web contexts and identifying new opportunities to reach out to prospective
    applicants. Experience in one or more of the following fields is required: Anthropology, Historic
    Preservation, Native American/Indigenous Studies, or Public Administration (or related field).
    Experience with the National Historic Preservation Act or experience/enthusiasm for 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. If selected for an interview, you will be
    asked to submit a writing sample. Located in Washington, D.C. (1200 hours)


    3418. State, Tribal, and Local Plans and Grants Division, Tribal Historic Preservation
    Program: Working with NPS staff, the intern will support the Tribal Historic Preservation
    Program (THPP) by assisting with tracking partnership applications, as well as providing grant
    and review support to 169 approved Tribal Historic Preservation Office Partnership Programs.
    Duties will include reviewing and approving annual plans of work, processing and aggregating
    Grant Product Summary forms, document tracking/filing, and serving as a point of contact
    between the THPP and grantees, potential grantees, and other NPS programs that support
    THPOs. Located in Washington, D.C. (400 hours)


    3419. State, Tribal, and Local Plans & Grants, Certified Local Government (CLG)
    Program: Assists the program manager in updating databases, reviewing and certifying new
    CLG communities, and drafting correspondence. Works with the National Alliance of
    Preservation Commissions to prepare for the 2020 FORUM, the only national conference
    focused on the issues facing local historic preservation commissions and historic districts.
    Develops working relationships with preservation partners at the state and local levels,
    including non-profit organizations. Duties will involve exposure to grants management,
    website and publication development, understanding of the Federal Preservation
    Program, and direct interaction with NPS, State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), and
    CLG and GIS staff. Interaction with other national level preservation partners will also be
    possible. 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 multiple levels of
    government and a degree in historic preservation, urban planning, architecture, architectural
    history, public history, or similar is preferred. Located in Washington, D.C. (1200 hours)


    3420. Historic Preservation Training Center, Historic Architect Intern: Successful candidate
    will work with the HPTC Historic Architecture Team to complete on-going historic structure
    assessment, documentation and treatment projects. Duties include: field inspection, historic
    fabric investigation, field documentation (hand-sketching and CAD drawings), and condition
    assessment of historic structures. Tasks may also include preparation of Historic Structure
    Assessment Reports. 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. Hands-on experience with field documentation, material
    assessment, CAD and hand-drawing skills, and solid writing skills, are desirable. Please
    articulate these skills in your application; examples may be requested. For those seeking
    architectural licensure, this internship will count towards the new NCARB Architectural
    Experience Program (AXP system [multiple categories] and allow candidates to gain experience
    under the supervision of a practicing licensed architect (HPTC Senior Historical Architect)
    (tom_vitanza@nps.gov). Located at HPTC headquarters, within the boundary of Monocacy
    National Battlefield, Frederick, MD. HPTC is a dynamic and award-winning program of the
    NPS. https://www.nps.gov/training/hptc/ and NPS HPTC @ facebook. (480 hours)

    Location: National Capital Region


    3421. Harpers Ferry Center, Media Accessibility Program: The Media Accessibility Program
    is located at Harpers Ferry Center, a National Park Service interpretive media design center. The
    Harpers Ferry Center works with parks to produce media. Primary media types include
    exhibitions, audio and video programs, digital interactive programs and brochures. Harpers Ferry
    Center and its Media Accessibility Program maintain the National Park Service's Programmatic
    Accessibility Guidelines for Interpretive Media. There are two primary duties of this internship.
    The first includes ongoing organization and outreach to park partners for an innovative initiative
    to audio describe park brochures. This project ensures a fundamental level of access for visitors
    who are blind or have low vision. The second includes research, collection and analysis of
    accessibility media components that serve as annotated examples contributing to best practice
    guidance and resources that Harpers Ferry Center provides to the National Park Service as a
    whole. This internship is an opportunity to learn about universal design principles and
    accessibility services for persons with disabilities visiting cultural and natural history sites. The
    position is hosted at the Harpers Ferry Center in Harpers Ferry, WV. Harpers Ferry is
    approximately 50 miles from the D.C. area. Public transportation to and around the area is
    limited. Transportation and housing are not included. (600 hours, schedule and start date
    negotiable)


    3422-24. Harpers Ferry Center, Museum Conservation Services and Collections: Intern
    works with NPS History Collection staff to catalog museum collections, conduct environmental
    monitoring and integrated pest management, and assist with storage improvements and collection
    rehousing. Also research and document the backlog of uniform items in the NPS Uniform
    Collection. Cataloging history objects includes some research, photo-documentation of objects,
    and the use of the Interior Collection Management System (ICMS). Additional duties include
    cataloging audiovisual materials and assisting with documentation of the Harpers Ferry Center
    Commissioned Art Collection. The intern will support researcher access, such as scanning
    images and documents, as well as assisting with the annual inventory of museum property and
    preparing catalog records for the NPS Web Catalog. The internship may be used for credit if
    university agrees. Own transportation required. Located in Charles Town, WV (3 positions, 1200
    hours each)


    3258. Harpers Ferry Center, NPS History Collection: Intern assists the NPS History
    Collection archivist to arrange, process, describe records and prepare finding aids. The
    successful candidate will gain valuable hands-on experience surveying records, developing a
    processing plan, and conducting research, arrangement, description, and basic preservation work.
    Training also provided in use of the Interior Collection Management System (ICMS) for
    cataloging. Own transportation required. Located in Charles Town, WV (880 hours).


    3425. Museum Management Program, National Catalog Office: Intern will assist with the
    review and processing of park museum catalog records for submission to the National Catalog,
    the NPS repository for paper and electronic records, and any additional record related projects.
    Performs a variety of collections management duties for the NPS Clearinghouse, primarily
    focusing on storage improvements and housekeeping. A Museum Studies or archives
    management/digital preservation background preferred, but attention to detail also important.
    Required skills include good writing, computer familiarity, and being able to work
    independently. Knowledge of working with databases such as the DOI ICMS are helpful, but not
    essential. Housing and transportation are the intern's responsibility. Located in Harpers Ferry,
    WV. (1200 hours)


    3426. National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom, Networking, Story Maps and
    Web Content: Intern will work with the Network to Freedom (NTF) staff and partners to foster
    networking and build virtual communities by developing story maps and web content relating to
    freedom seekers who escaped slavery in the U.S. and settled in Canada. This will include
    research, coordinating with site stewards of related historic sites including Canadian sites,
    selecting photographs, and writing content for the internet. The intern will facilitate
    communication among the sites and develop Story Maps using ArcGIS Online to tell the life
    stories of specific individuals who found freedom through the Underground Railroad. There is
    potential to travel to Underground Railroad sites with NTF staff. This work should give an intern
    hands-on experience working with site stewards and communicating historic information to the
    public as well as using the Esri ArcGIS platform. Qualifications: GIS experience required and
    knowledge or skill using Microsoft SQL Server is a plus. Exceptional communication,
    interpersonal, writing for websites, and organizational skills required; knowledge of HTML and
    experience with content management systems, such as Common Spot; Basic Adobe Photoshop
    skills. Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism, History or a related field. The ideal
    candidate will be detail oriented with the ability to multi-task; strong work ethic with the ability
    to be flexible and adapt to changing priorities; teamwork skills, including ability to work
    collaboratively, efficiently, and at times independently. Work will be performed at Harriet
    Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center, Church Creek, MD. Housing and transportation
    will be the responsibility of the intern. Own transportation required. (1200 hours)

    Location: Northeast Region


    3415. Gettysburg National Military Park, Cultural Resource Branch, Resource Management Division: Prepare baseline inventory, condition assessment and prepare treatment alternatives for historic landscape features throughout the national military park. This internship will be a partnership between the Park and the NPS' Northeast Region’s Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation. Participant will work directly for the park, but will have oversight and interaction with professional historic landscape architects from the Olmsted Center. Qualifications needed: Masters Degree in one of the following: History, Landscape Architecture, Architectural Historian. Experience: Collection of baseline documentation for landscape features, experience with GIS, and preparation of condition assessments for above ground resources. Housing available for start date in January/February 2020 through the end of April. (400 hours.)

    3427. 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. During the 600 hour internship, the intern may assist in safely housing
    and marking artifacts, cataloging archeological and museum objects, researching archeological
    archives, and maintaining cultural resource data for Fort Stanwix NM, partners, and potentially,
    other associated sites. Skills and/or enthusiasm for working with archeological objects,
    photographing objects, and creating social media content are desired. Advanced undergraduates,
    graduate students, and recent graduates with a background in anthropology/archeology, museum
    studies, and/or history are preferred. Located in Rome, NY. (600 hours)


    3428. Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation, Education Program: The intern will
    work with Olmsted Center staff to develop both distance learning and field based, hands-on,
    educational programs in cultural landscape preservation skills for National Park Service
    employees. Duties will include development of class curriculum, delivery, and evaluation
    methodology; and support in planning and coordinating skills training classes and other Olmsted
    Center educational initiatives. Experience and training in one or more of the following required:
    education curriculum development, historic preservation, public horticulture and/or
    environmental education. Excellent communication skills and the ability to utilize technology to
    design successful distance learning experiences through webinars and other technology is highly
    desirable. This is a good opportunity for preservation specialists, and those with an interest in the
    historic built environment, to further build their teaching and curriculum development
    credentials. The NPS Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation works with national parks to
    manage cultural landscapes that reflect our national heritage. The Center provides research,
    planning, stewardship and education services to parks in the Northeast Region, from Maine to
    Virginia. Internship located in Philadelphia or Boston (1200 hours)

    3452. Northeast Regional Office, History and Historic Preservation, 19th Amendment Centennial Commemoration (and legacy projects): The intern will work with National Park Service staff in the Northeast Regional Office’s History and Preservation Assistance Program to support public history and community outreach projects related to the women’s suffrage movement and the centennial of the ratification of the 19th amendment. Duties may include managing correspondence, providing historic context for public programming, initiating historical research projects, and developing proposals for engaging interpretive products for public audiences. Intern will also work with parks and partners to produce transfer of knowledge products that may include digital content or public programming. Additionally, intern may research and write short articles about suffrage history in the U.S., the anti-suffrage movement, and/or relationships between reform movements, such as suffrage, prohibition, abolition, and labor for the NPS subject website. Intern will develop social media posts highlighting Northeast Region historic sites’ connections to the overall themes of the commemoration as well as related innovative programming. Intern may develop research tools and informational materials for park and program staff to more easily find their connections to the story. Experience and training in one or more of the following required: public history, interpretation, women’s/civil rights history, history/social studies or a related field. Applicant should have research skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, experience developing content for digital media, and proficiency in Microsoft Office software. GIS experience a plus. Located in Philadelphia, PA. (540 hours)



    Location: Southeast Region


    3165. Southeast Regional Office, Cultural Landscapes Program: The intern works with
    historical landscape architects, GIS specialists, and other NPS staff in the Southeast Region.
    Duties will include editing existing, and creating new, GIS spatial data for cultural landscape
    features, such as vegetation, circulation, small-scale features, view/vistas, buildings and
    structures, etc. Travel to Southeast regional parks is anticipated. Knowledge of cultural
    landscapes, landscape architecture, the National Register criteria, and the Secretary of the
    Interior's Guidelines for the Treatment of Cultural Landscapes is beneficial. Strong GIS and
    GPS skills are essential. Fluency with AutoCAD, Adobe Illustrator, and Photoshop also helpful.
    Located at the Southeast Regional Office in Atlanta, GA. (up to 1200 hours)


    3429. Buffalo National River Archeological Intern: Buffalo National River is seeking an
    archeological intern for the spring of 2020 to conduct condition assessments of cultural resources
    within the park. These condition assessments are required to ensure that sites are not being
    damaged by natural or human factors. The intern will use an existing list and existing maps of
    over 260 sites to locate, prioritize, and assemble necessary data where conditional assessments
    need monitoring. Over the course of the 400-hour internship (10 weeks if full-time), the intern
    will spend the first week or two with the park archeologist and visitor protection rangers getting
    acquainted with the park and understanding the scope of work. This orientation will include
    visiting several sites already on the monitor list and familiarization with the technique and
    procedure for recordation of sites to describe: GPS location, erosion due to known/unknown
    drainages, looting, graffiti, vandalism, known/unknown social paths, fire, etc., and take
    photographs of any damage or threats. Additionally, the park will provide training on computer
    access and data input into the archeology database. Following the first few weeks of
    training/orientation, most of the internship will consist of independent site monitoring, with data
    entry on days of bad weather. During the final one-two weeks the intern will draft a report for
    submittal to the park and NCPE. Requirements include: a valid driver's license, basic computer
    knowledge, basic map reading skills, potentially knowledge of GPS units, and the ability to learn
    on the job. Housing provided by Buffalo NR at no cost to the intern. All supplies/equipment will
    be provided by the park. A government vehicle will be provided to the intern to perform duties as
    described above. Located in St. Joe, AR. (400 hours)


    3430. Cane River Creole National Historical Park: Intern works with park staff to perform a
    wide variety of tasks related to interpretative services, including public interpretation of historic
    buildings and landscapes. Intern will develop park interpretive programming, engage in
    education and outreach, create content for park social media pages, and park 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. NOTE: Diverse candidates are strongly
    encouraged to apply. Candidates should include how they meet the definition of diversity in their
    written application. Work is based at park offices in Natchez, LA. (400 hours)


    3431. Cane River Creole National Historical Park: Intern works with the park's Division of
    Resource Management to complete museum collections management tasks in museum and field
    conditions. Intern shall learn NPS best practices including proper handling, relocating museum
    collections, artifact identification, cataloging, museum housekeeping, minor conservation, and
    exhibit production. Other duties include physically moving museum objects, fulfilling requests
    for research, resource documentation, developing social media content, and assistance with
    interpretive programs. Applicants must demonstrate strong computer, research, writing, and
    organizational skills. A background in anthropology, history, cultural heritage, and/or material
    culture is highly desirable. The intern is responsible for housing and transportation. Work is
    based at park offices in Natchitoches, LA. (800 hours)


    3432. Southeast Archeology Center, Public Outreach Intern: Selected intern will work with
    the center's Web coordinator to create public outreach content related to the African American
    Civil Rights era, particularly regarding the events leading up to the creation of Tent City in
    Lowndes County and the Selma to Montgomery March in 1965. Experience with Adobe Creative
    Suite, including Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat is preferred. The intern will need to pass a
    standard federal security clearance in order to work on NPS computers. Located in Tallahassee,
    FL. (400 hours with possible extension to 1200 hours)


    3413. Southeast Archeological Center, Archeology/Museum Intern: Intern 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.
    Candidates interested in either field archeology or collections management are encouraged to
    apply as positions in each area are available. Those who are selected to work on field projects
    may also be asked to perform collections management tasks in the SEAC laboratories. Work
    may include extensive travel throughout the Southeast. (12 positions, 400 hours each)

    Location: Midwest Region


    3275. Midwest Regional Office, Museum Collections and Records Management Program:
    Intern 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 2019 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, and attention to detail is critical. Housing and transportation are the intern's
    responsibility. Located in Omaha, NE (640 hours)


    3433. Wilson's Creek National Battlefield, Museum Collections: Intern coordinates with
    Midwest Regional Office Museum Collections and Records Management staff and park
    curatorial staff to meet National Park Service (NPS) curation standards for managing museum
    collections. The intern will be responsible for a variety of projects including processing and
    cataloging museum collections as reported on the fiscal year 2019 Collections Management
    Report (CMR) using the Department of the Interior's official software ICMS, re-housing textiles
    and archival materials, and updating catalog record data for natural history specimens. Other
    duties include inventorying, unpacking, and re-housing museum objects and artifacts in the
    newly constructed museum storage space. Provide assistance to curatorial staff in regular
    housekeeping and environmental monitoring, and maintaining an access and use log. A museum
    studies background preferred, and attention to detail very important. Housing and transportation
    are the intern's responsibility. Located in Republic, MO (800 hours)


    3434. Harry S. Truman National Historic Site, Museum Collections: Intern works with
    Cultural Resource division staff to meet National Park Service (NPS) curation standards for
    managing museum collections. Duties include a variety of curatorial activities such as cataloging
    museum collections using the Department of the Interior's official software, ICMS; working with
    a variety of artifact material types, including clothing and textiles, ceramics, glassware, metals
    and leather to prepare improved storage mounts; working with archival collections including the
    park's oral history collection; tracking environmental conditions of the collections; regular
    housekeeping of the exhibit and collection areas; collection research; assisting with research and
    development of museum exhibits. Museum studies background preferred; attention to detail also
    important. Housing and transportation are the intern's responsibility. Located in Independence,
    MO (800 hours)


    3435. Isle Royale National Park and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore: Intern works with
    Lake Superior Collection Management Center Curators and Archivist (NPS) and with Isle
    Royale and Pictured Rocks cultural and natural resource management personnel to meet curation
    standards for documenting museum collections, including archives. Duties include a variety of
    museum and archival responsibilities, with a focus on establishing accountability for existing
    collections inadequately or incorrectly cataloged and for documenting backlogged collections.
    This work will include reviewing museum records and inventorying, cataloging, marking, and
    photographing collections, as well as improving object and archives storage conditions. Duty
    station is the Lake Superior Collection Management Center located at Keweenaw National
    Historical Park in Calumet, MI. These training opportunities will allow the interns to learn about
    and participate in a national historic preservation program by working directly with Federal
    cultural resource professionals on the project (1 position, 1200 hours; 1 position, 400 hours).

    Location: Intermountain Region


    3436. Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park: The intern will provide hands-on
    assistance with packing and moving collections, including fine art, historic furnishings and
    equipment, decorative arts, clothing and other personal effects in preparation for the
    rehabilitation of historic structures. They will assist with the NPS annual inventory for the park
    and will be trained in the use of the Interior Collections Management System (ICMS) database to
    include updating catalog records to reflect new storage locations and object condition. Interns
    are considered full members of the staff and will participate in all aspects of the curatorial work
    of the department including environmental monitoring, daily housekeeping tasks and assisting
    research requests from park staff and the public. This is an opportunity for on-the-job learning
    with a diverse collection in a very dynamic curatorial program located in Johnson City, TX.
    Transportation is the responsibility of the intern, park housing may be available. (400 hours)


    3437. Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Museum and Archival Collections: Intern will work
    with the park's Cultural Resources Program Manager to complete tasks involving museum
    collections management and archival research. The intern will help the park meet National Park
    Service (NPS) curation standards for managing archival and museum collections, including
    helping with the drafting of management plans. The intern will also learn NPS best practices to
    complete museum work tasks such as the annual inventory, museum housekeeping, rehousing of
    objects, and possibly exhibit production. Applicants must demonstrate strong computer, research,
    writing, and organizational skills. A museum studies or archives management background is
    preferred. The park will provide housing. Work is based at park offices in Carlsbad, NM. (400
    hours)



    Location: Pacific West Region


    3438. Whiskeytown National Recreation Area Cultural Resources Office: Whiskeytown
    National Recreation Area seeks an intern to assist with Burned Area Emergency Response
    (BAER) and Burned Area Response (BAR) projects related to the 2018 Carr Fire. This position
    will assist in the completion of archaeological site condition assessments, monitor historic
    property stabilization projects and hazard tree removal within archaeological sites, and complete
    documentation and reporting related to Section 106 of the NHPA as well as BAER/BAR
    reporting. The project work will be reviewed and approved by staff that meets the Secretary of
    the Interior's Professional Qualification Standards. Graduate or undergraduate students
    studying or having recently completed degrees in archaeology or historic architecture are
    preferred; previous field experience and knowledge of National Register criteria is preferred.
    Strong research skills, writing skills, and a working knowledge of graphics programs (Adobe,
    GIS, etc.) are essential. This experience will provide both hands-on work in the field as well as
    develop cultural resource management skills. The entire internship will be spent in the park; park
    housing is available on a first-come first-served basis. (1000 hours)


    3439. Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Cultural Resources Program: Whiskeytown
    Cultural Resources Management Program is seeking candidates to conduct historical research,
    field inventories, and prepare National Register Determinations of Eligibility (DOEs) and
    Historic Structure Reports (HSR) for park structures at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area.
    The preparation of the DOEs or HSRs will include research, narrative development of site
    history, and evaluation of historical significance suitable for a consensus determination of
    National Register eligibility from the California State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). The
    DOEs and HSRs are critical for use by park management to evaluate the current and future use
    of these properties and will provide information necessary for resource management and park
    operations. These projects will be reviewed and approved by staff that meets the Secretary of the
    Interior's Professional Qualification Standards. Graduate or undergraduate students studying or
    having recently completed degrees in historic architecture, landscape architecture, or history
    preferred; previous field experience and knowledge of National Register criteria is preferred.
    Strong research skills, writing skills, and a working knowledge of graphics programs (Adobe,
    GIS, etc.) are essential. This experience will provide both hands-on work in the field as well as
    develop cultural resource management skills. The entire internship will be spent in the park; park
    housing is available on a first-come first-served basis at a reasonable cost. (2 positions, 400
    hours each)

    3453. Whiskeytown NRA Cultural Resources Program: Whiskeytown Cultural Resources Program is seeking a candidate to assist with Museum Collections. Duties include processing and cataloging museum collections as reported on the 2019 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; conducting the annual inventory and museum checklist. A museum studies background preferred. Travel to park unit sites with curatorial staff to provide onsite assistance is expected. This experience will provide both hands-on museum experience and utilize data management skills. The entire internship will be spent in the park; park housing is provided and is available on a first-come first-served basis. (400 hours)

    3315. Channel Islands National Park: Intern 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, 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. No park housing is available.
    Located in Ventura, CA (720 hours)


    3440. Lassen Volcanic National Park, Cultural Resources Program: Successful intern will
    work with cultural resource staff and GIS specialists to build linkages between cultural resource
    databases and documents, conduct field verification of data, upgrade data from outdated
    projections or GIS file formats, digitize survey data, and import data into a secure cultural
    geodatabase on the park GIS server. The intern will assist in the production of field-use base
    maps and layer files of cultural resources covering Lassen's 106,448 acre park. Final product
    will be a web map service that will provide access to integrated cultural resource data usable for
    park planning, compliance, disaster response, and management decisions. Additional tasks may
    include creating GIS maps for archeological sites monitoring and condition assessment
    programs, and entering attribute data for new sites and revising data for existing records.
    Experience with GIS required, experience using databases, Excel, arcGIS, and Google Earth
    desired, and an interest or background in cultural resources preferred. Shared housing will be
    provided. Located in Mineral, CA (600 hours)


    3441. Yosemite National Park, Cultural Resources GIS and Data Management Assistant:
    Successful intern will assist GIS and cultural resource staff with developing field data collection
    workflows using Collector and Survey123, migrating GIS data sets such as National Register and
    archeological sites to current data standards, converting CAD files to GIS, and producing
    cartographic products and providing GIS and data management support for the Cultural
    Resources Branch. Training in and experience with ArcGIS and geodatabases required;
    experience with Collector for ArcGIS, Survey123, ArcGIS Online, mobile data collection,
    databases, Excel, and AutoCAD desired; an interest or background in cultural resources
    preferred. Park housing is available (shared house or apartment). Located in El Portal, CA. (800
    hours)


    3442. Yosemite National Park, Fire Archeology GIS Assistant: Successful intern will assist
    the Fire Archeology Program with developing and improving GIS data sets and cartographic
    products for resource advising and conducting an assessment of priorities and vulnerabilities of
    cultural resources related to potential impacts from wildland fire and fire management activities.
    Intern will also conduct data entry in the Cultural Resources Inventory System and assist the Fire
    Archeologist with other office or field needs. Training and experience with ArcGIS and
    geodatabases required; experience with Collector for ArcGIS, Survey123, ArcGIS Online,
    mobile data collection, databases, and Excel desired; background in cultural resources preferred.
    Background and experience in fire management may be considered but not required. Park
    housing is available (shared house or apartment). Located in El Portal, CA. (600 hours)


    3443. Honouliuli National Monument Resource Management Intern: Intern will assist with
    Cultural and Natural Resource Management at Honouliuli National Monument. Primary duties
    include creating a digital library of administrative documents, photographs, and related reports
    and studies. Other duties include assisting the Cultural and Natural Resource Division staff with
    projects related to the management of resources at the park. Applicants should be actively
    pursuing a graduate degree in Historic Preservation, Archaeology, Anthropology, or History.
    They should be able to work well independently, have solid research, technical writing, and
    communication skills, and are fluent with Microsoft Office. Proficiency with ArcGIS is desired.
    Although prior military base access is not required, applicants will need to be able to pass
    background checks in order to secure military base access. Travel to park unit sites with staff to
    provide on-site assistance is expected. Housing is not provided. Located in Honolulu, HI. (400
    hours with the possibility of extension)

    SPONSORING AGENCY: Department of the Interior

    Location: Washington, D.C.


    3444. Interior Museum, Department of Interior Museum: Intern 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 deinstallation of temporary displays onsite as well as with the Art-In-Office
    program. Provides assistance for public programs and public tours. Work environment is
    primarily sedentary in office spaces and in collections storage areas. Requires the ability to lift
    50 pounds, open boxes or packages, and stand for extended periods. Tuesday and Thursday
    afternoon availability is required. Located in Washington, D.C. (640 hours)

    Location: Intermountain Region


    3445. Bureau of Land Management, Utah State Office: Intern assists with the management of
    a Southwest and Four Corners archaeology collection and Native American Graves Protection
    and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) cases. Projects and duties that support the management of the
    80,000 object collection at the Utah State Office include working with the catalog, preparing
    objects for curation, taking collections photographs, environmental and pest monitoring, and
    assisting with ongoing collections projects as needs arise. The intern will also assist the Utah
    State Office and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Field Offices with NAGPRA
    responsibilities including drafting correspondence, writing NAGPRA notices, and working with
    partner museums across the country on BLM-Utah NAGPRA cases. The intern should possess a
    valid driver's license for official local travel to the off-site collections repository. The internship
    is located at the BLM-Utah headquarters in Salt Lake City, UT. (600 hours)


    3446. 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 gain 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)


    3447. Bureau of Reclamation: Intern will perform various tasks that assist in the care,
    documentation, and public exhibit of U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) museum collections.
    Work will be undertaken at USBR museum facilities or non-Federal museums and university
    departments holding USBR collections throughout nine states in the Midwest. Tasks will include
    accessioning and/or cataloging archeological and paleontological specimens and updating
    museum records in the Interior Collections Management System (ICMS) museum database.
    Interns may assist with conducting collection inventories and condition surveys; implementing
    professional museum storage and rehousing artifacts and archival records; and monitoring the
    physical environment of the collections. Interns may organize, process, copy, scan, and file
    museum and associated archeology project records and reports in hard copy and digital accession
    and catalog files. Interns may assist organizing collections for loans to researchers and creating
    associated loan documentation. Interns may also assist with geo-referencing archeological
    recovery projects and determine ownership of collections resulting from such USBR projects.
    Catalog backlog projects may include working with various Microsoft database and spreadsheet
    programs to manipulate data into a format meeting DOI museum records standards. Such work
    will also include scanning documents and photographing museum objects. Resulting modified
    catalog data, digital photographs and documents (Tiff and pdf formats) will then be uploaded to
    the DOI museum cataloging program (ICMS). Intern must have a U.S. driver's license and be
    able to operate a four-wheel drive truck in various inclement weather conditions. Must be able to
    lift 50 pounds and work in a stationary sitting or standing position for several hours at a time.
    Intern must be able to use and be familiar with PC computers and willing to learn to use various
    MS Office products, Adobe Acrobat, DOI ICMS, digital scanning software and hardware, a
    digital camera, and various digital and manual museum management equipment. Attention to
    detail in creating museum records and working with museum collections is required. Must
    possess dexterity and an even, patient temperament to move objects safely and manipulate small
    fragile items without breakage. Must follow instructions closely and ask questions when
    instructions are not clear or understood. For the most part, the job will entail sedentary work in
    an environment controlled for museum artifacts, however, working environments may include
    some dusty and/or high temperature conditions. Travel to/from internship or daily to/from work
    site is NOT provided. Also, housing is not provided but a housing stipend may be available.
    Work will be undertaken at a USBR non-Federal museum or university department holding
    USBR collections throughout nine states in the Midwest, most likely Rapid City SD; Denver,
    CO; Billings, MT; or Lincoln, NE.  (400 hours)

    Location: Southwest Region


    3448. Bureau of Land Management, Arizona State Office-Arizona State Museum: The
    intern will assist the BLM-Arizona's Deputy Preservation Officer in managing the BLM
    Arizona's Native America 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. 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 organization, 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)



    SPONSORING AGENCY: General Services Administration


    3450. General Services Administration, Building Documentation Specialist: This internship
    is located in the 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: Assisting with the management of image library and distribution of
    design publications and other materials, organizing building documentation materials such as
    digital photography and supporting files, and 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, renewable up
    to 1200 hours)


    3451. General Services Administration, Fine Arts Specialist: This internship is located in the
    Fine Arts/Art in Architecture Division in GSA's Office of the Chief Architect, Public Buildings
    Service. The Fine Arts Program manages the GSA's Fine Arts Collection to ensure its safety,
    accessibility, preservation and appropriate use to enhance and promote high-quality work
    environments for Federal agencies and the public they serve. The intern assists the Fine Arts
    Program with core activities providing national leadership and expertise in fine art care and
    policy for GSA's Fine Arts Collection. The intern will help with collections management and
    curatorial functions related to the Fine Arts Collection. The collection 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. Intern assignments will be related to core collections management
    activities and may include the following: Research and develop interpretive information about
    artists and artworks, document artwork (cataloguing and photography), and work with the
    Collections Management Database. The intern should be familiar with standard museum
    collections management practices. Located in Washington, D.C. (400 hours, renewable up to
    1200 hours)

     

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