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National Council for Preservation Education

2016 Summer Internships
with
the National Park Service
and the Department of the Interior
& General Services Administration

 

The National Park Service (NPS) and partnering agencies will offer internships during the summer of 2016. Internships are for ten (10) weeks, at forty (40) hours per week and in Washington, DC except where noted. Stipends are issued based on a rate of twelve dollars per hour. Exact starting dates will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

To be eligible, you must be currently enrolled in an academic program in historic preservation or an allied field, or very recently graduated (degree received December 2014 or later). Interns are not eligible to work more than 1200 hours 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 travel to and housing at the internship location. This should be kept in mind particularly for those internships in the West. 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 Federal Government-wide security requirements, a background check will be required for any position which involves access to Government computers, if you are chosen for that position. This may include providing information about recent housing and employment history, and those positions may require US citizenship or possession of a valid student visa to complete the check. The position supervisor will have more information on requirements and procedures at the time of hiring.

 

  How to apply

The application is available in both Adobe Acrobat and Word formats.

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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 signed application and transcripts to Cari Goetcheus at the University of Georgia (email: cgoetch@uga.edu). Please adhere to the single .pdf format requirement; processing of your application will be delayed if materials are not received in this form. Name the file with your name in this format: Lastname_Firstname_NCPE_Sum2016. 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.

Submitting hard copies is discouraged as it will also delay application processing, but if electronic submission is not possible, all application materials should be mailed to the National Council for Preservation Education, Attention: Cari Goetcheus, Associate Professor, University of Georgia, College of Environment and Design, 108 Denmark Hall, Athens, GA 30602. Applications must be received no later than March 11, 2016. Please indicate by number the internship(s) in which you are interested, no more than six total (multiple numbers heading a single description count as one choice).

 

 

National Park Service Internships

Washington, DC area

2696-2697. Archeology Program: Supports archeology outreach and education objectives. Possible duties include assisting with the Urban Archeology Corps youth work program; developing curricula for classroom use, teacher guides, and evaluation systems; developing content for the Program's website; coordinating a review process with teachers and other educators; coordinating Junior Ranger mailings; and assisting with Centennial activities (400 hours).

2698. Archeology Program: Supports the development of a heritage education toolkit for Federal audiences. Tasks include working with a work group to create a framework for the toolkit; developing content; and testing activities. Skills required in working across disciplines, writing, and education programming to multiple age groups (400 hours).

2699. Cultural Resources Stewardship and Science: Assists the Cultural Resources Directorate in conducting activities to celebrate NPS accomplishments as it reaches its 100th birthday. Duties include assisting with the coordination of Centennial communications, including social media and print publications (400 hours).

2700. Archeology Program: Assists with coordination of the National Park Service Archeological Sites Management Information System (ASMIS). Duties include using ASMIS and other data sets to conduct analysis on the state of the National Park System and preparing, under the direction of the National ASMIS coordinator, a report on the state of the ASMIS system (400 hours).

2701. Archeology Program: Assists with a new initiative between the Archeology Program and NPS Investigative Services Branch law enforcement personnel, involving enforcing resource protection laws This will include more closely examining Archeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA) violations, looking at looting incidents, the link between NHPA Section 106 and ARPA, and training for ARPA damage assessments and reports. Duties include assisting in pulling together data, laws, and regulations for this new initiative (400 hours).

2702. Technical Preservation Services: Work will involve one or both of the following sets of duties, dependent upon the successful candidate's skills, abilities and interests:

  • Assists with activities in support of new or revised Technical Preservation Services (TPS) publications and Web-based information including the Preservation Briefs and Interpreting the Standards (ITS) series, and the four sets of Guidelines related to the Secretary of the Interior's Treatment Standards. Duties include assisting in researching, identifying and collecting illustrations and graphics; and undertaking literature reviews and collecting research on relevant preservation topics. To see the range of TPS publications and other guidance material go to our website at http://www.nps.gov/tps/; much of the information is under the Standards and the How to Preserve tabs.
  • Assists with the development and implementation of a database of scanned images of historic properties and historic preservation projects and treatments, drawn largely from ongoing or completed rehabilitation projects reviewed by the Tax Incentives Program of NPS. Duties include scanning images and entering thorough descriptions and metadata for each image file, contacting image owners for permission to publish when necessary, and ensuring that the information attached to each image meets all Federal requirements for future web or print publications.

    In addition, position will assist, as needed, with the administration of the Federal Historic Tax Incentives Program, including planning for a summer training workshop, as well as cross-referencing data with the National Register of Historic Places, Other duties include organization and maintenance of an office library collection containing books and other materials on technical preservation topics. Strong organizational skills and an ability to work independently with minimal supervision required. For publications duties, strong research skills required, educational or professional experience in historic preservation or a related field highly desirable. For database duties, experience with database management and/or with image management software such as Adobe Photoshop and/or Adobe Fireworks desirable. Some background or experience in library collections management useful. Position available immediately (400 hours).

    2703-2704. Park Cultural Resources Program, History Program: Works on a variety of research and outreach projects, on topics including Civil War to Civil Rights, maritime history, and the history of the NPS itself.  Duties may include conducting research for individual National Park Service units and programs; developing online history training by finding multimedia sources and reviewing lesson plans; creating content for Park History website and social media; helping staff create an online oral history course; and helping to process oral history interviews.  Students with a major or concentration in history, public history, American studies, or anthropology are particularly well suited for the program (400 hours).

    2705-2706. Park Cultural Resources Program: Assists a team working on the integration of cultural resources into conservation and historic preservation planning at broad (regional) spatial scales appropriate for use by Landscape Conservation Cooperatives, focusing on cultural resources and conservation planning in Pennsylvania, a collaboration between NPS and Pennsylvania State University. Duties involve collecting data on cultural resources for supporting documentation in a comprehensive report to be used for conservation planning, applicable beyond conditions in Pennsylvania. The specific nature of the work involved will depend in part on the interests and expertise of the intern. Background required in at least one of the following: historic preservation, history, cultural anthropology, archeology, landscape architecture, planning, GIS, or other related fields (400 hours).

    2707. American Battlefield Protection Program: Assists with program activities including grant application review and technical assistance. Duties may include initial review of grant applications and projects, including related materials required for grant tracking such as National Register nominations and preservation plans; conducting research; providing program assistance to the public and other interested parties; and other duties as assigned (400 hours).

    2708 National Historic Landmarks Program:  Assists in updating existing National Historic Landmark (NHL) documentation, including NHL documentation for the Colonel Charles Young National Historic Site, a National Park unit associated with African-American history.  Duties include research; writing additional documentation for properties identified by NHL Program staff; responding to requests for edits from NHL reviewer/s; and other duties as assigned.  Familiarity with the National Historic Landmarks Program preferred; strong computer, research, and writing skills essential (400 hours).  

    2709. National Register of Historic Places/National Register Landscape Initiative:  Assists with the preparation of a National Register bulletin that presents consolidated and revised guidance for nominating historic landscapes to the National Register of Historic Places. Duties include assisting in the following:  development of a clear, attractive format for the new bulletin; selectively transitioning the text in the bulletins How to Evaluate and Nominate Designed Historic Landscapes and Guidelines for Evaluating and Documenting Rural Historic Landscapes into the new format; identifying aspects of the existing guidance that are unclear or incomplete; selecting illustrations for the new bulletin from National Register nominations; and other duties related to the production of the bulletin.  Familiarity with cultural landscapes, landscape architecture, and the National Register program preferred; strong computer, research, and writing skills essential; working knowledge of graphics programs and GIS (Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator, AutoCAD and ArcGIS) beneficial (400 hours).

    2710. State, Tribal, and Local Plans & Grants (STLPG), Certified Local Government (CLG) Program: Assists with implementation of a five-year work plan for the program, which takes into account the work of the CLG Coordinator as well as other NPS staff involved in the program. Duties will involve exposure to grants management, website development, understanding of the Federal Preservation Program, and direct interaction wih NPS, State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), and CLG staff, as well as with other national level preservation partners. Other duties may be assigned as needed. Background in historic preservation or planning preferred but not required (400 hours).

    2711. State, Tribal, and Local Plans & Grants (STLPG): Works with the National Park Service’s Emergency Supplemental Historic Preservation Fund Hurricane Sandy grant program to conduct a nationwide survey contacting federal, state, and local entities regarding cultural resource integration into the state and local hazard mitigation plans used during disaster response and recovery. This survey data will be compiled, analyzed, presented, and distributed in an ongoing effort to share nationwide models on how cultural resources can be effectively considered during and after a Federally declared disaster. Strong research, writing, and communication skills required; cultural resource and/or disaster response/recovery background preferred (400 hours).

    2712. State, Tribal, and Local Plans & Grants (STLPG), Save America's Treasures Program:  Assists with documenting the successes of the Save America's Treasures (SAT) grant program, a bricks and mortar grant program that has performed work on many of the most significant landmarks in our country. NPS is working in partnership with the American Architectural Foundation to share these stories. Duties include data management and analysis; outreach to grantees for their perspectives; writing and editing website content; and creation of a GIS Story Map. Work provides experience with a Federal agency and our non-profit partner and may include forums on current topics related to preservation. Needed background and skills include strong writing and analytical skills; an interest in historic preservation and heritage; an understanding of economic, social, and environmental impacts of preservation; and strategic communications skills creating cohesive communication across multiple platforms (i.e. social media, web, print, and partnership meetings) (400 hours).

    2713-2714. State, Tribal, Local Plans and Grants (STLPG), Records Management: Works directly with NPS staff locally and off-site to investigate various alternatives required for the proper storage and retention of existing record collections, as identified within the draft NPS/STLPG Records Retention Policy. Duties include developing recommendations for digitization of records, plans and specifications and other work products of the Save America's Treasures and Preserve America grant programs, Certified Local Government, and other State programs funded through the Historic Preservation Fund. Other duties include working with the Records Manager at the Technical Information Center in Denver, Colorado, as well as the National Records Officer to coordinate digitization, collection, and receipt of records; researching a potential public interface for the current archive; and creating a catalog and finding aid for collection materials.  Project will require interaction with State Historic Preservation Offices and local repositories during the research phase and may involve lifting files and plans weighing more than 20 pounds (400 hours).

    2715.  Tribal Relations and American Cultures, Archives Assistant: 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; creating finding aids and a digital filing plan; and possibly packing and sending materials to the National Archives. Other duties may include uploading completed reports to central digital databases and websites. Museum studies, archives management, or digital preservation background preferred; interest in Anthropology and /or Native American Studies welcome (400 hours).

    2716. Cultural Resources-Climate Change Response Program: Works with the NPS Climate Change Adaptation Coordinator for Cultural Resources on climate change vulnerability assessments for cultural resources across the NPS (including archeological sites, buildings and structures, cultural landscapes, ethnographic resources, and museum collections). Work will be varied, including connecting across NPS parks and cultural, natural, facilities, and interpretive programs to develop and share methods and communicate results. Duties include but are not limited to data analysis; library research; consultation and collaboration with cultural and natural resource specialists across the NPS; and writing and development of appropriate text and graphics for both print and web products. Strong research and writing skills required; GIS and cultural resources background preferred, along with capacity to think and question creatively and tackle unusual problems with energy and enthusiasm (400 hours).

    2717. National Capital Region, Anthropology Program: Assists the Regional Cultural Anthropologist with processing the backlog of oral history projects in multiple parks in the National Capital Region. Working directly with park museum and resource management staff, duties include collecting oral history media and information; packing and sending to the transcription contractor; tracking the completion of the transcriptions; and reviewing/processing the completed transcripts. Processing includes matching existing consent forms with individual oral histories, or contacting narrators or their families to seek consent for public use where necessary. Project also includes the development of public interpretive products (such as NPS websites) from the oral history resources. Other duties may include compiling information related to planned ethnographic (applied anthropology) research projects. Background in cultural anthropology and/or oral history desired; skills in GIS, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign beneficial (400 hours).

    2718. National Capital Region, Cultural Landscapes Program: Works with and assists historians, historical landscape architects and other preservation professionals to complete various Cultural Landscape Inventories associated for a variety of National Park sites in the Washington, DC metropolitan area (DC, MD, VA and WV). Duties include researching the landscape history of a historic property; site visits and field work to document the existing conditions with photographs and maps; analyzing the landscape features; and entering the information into a database. Knowledge of cultural landscapes, landscape architecture, and the National Register criteria preferred; strong computer, research, and writing skills essential; working knowledge of graphics programs and GIS (Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator, AutoCAD and ArcGIS) beneficial (400 hours).

    2719. National Capital Region, Historic Architecture Program: Works with and assists the regional historical architect to identify, inventory and evaluate NPS-owned historic structures in National Park sites, and assists with completing Historic Structures Reports and other documents. Duties include researching the history of historic properties; site visits to document the existing condition of listed structures with photographs; entering the information into the national inventory database; and performing treatments and 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 the Treatment of Historic Properties beneficial; strong computer, research, and writing skills essential; working knowledge of graphics programs (Adobe Photoshop & InDesign and/or CAD) beneficial (400 hours).

    2720. National Capital Region, History Program: Works with the Regional Historian on a variety of projects, including National Register nominations, Special History Studies, Historic Resource Studies, and general park history issues, associated with different National Park Service sites in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area and elsewhere in the National Capital Region of the NPS. Duties include researching historic resources; possible site visits and field work to document the resources through descriptions, photographs, and maps; preparation of National Register Nomination documentation; and assisting with other studies submitted to the History Program. Working knowledge of American History, and some experience with the National Register of Historic Places and the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation, beneficial. Opportunity for historians with an interest in American history, and for all preservation fields, with a focus on NPS sites, public history, historic preservation, and the built environment (400 hours).

    2721. National Capital Region, Museum Resource Center: Works with Center staff as a museum technician, assisting with museum outreach, research, accessioning, processing, cataloging and preparing museum collections, for long-term curatorial storage. Intern will be exposed to all aspects of professional museum work, with the opportunity to work with a wide variety of museum collections housed at the Center, ranging from historic furnishings, natural history collections, archival documents, historic photographs, and archeological collections. These collections come from the various historic homes and sites that the National Park Service administers throughout the region, including Fords Theatre National Historical Site; Frederick Douglass National Historical Site; Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee Memorial; and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Collection. Opportunity to be part of the team of museum professionals responsible for the operations of a large federal repository. Located in Landover, MD a close in suburb of Washington, DC with easy access to the Metro System (400 hours).

    2722. National Capital Region, National Historic Landmarks (NHL) Program: Works with the Region's NHL Program Manager on a variety of projects, including NHL theme studies and nominations in the National Capital Region (NCR). NHLs are historic buildings, sites, structures, objects or districts that represent an outstanding aspect of American history and culture. In NCR, there are currently 112 NHLs: 75 in the District of Columbia and another 38 in Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia counties and cities along the Potomac River. Duties include researching historic properties; developing historic contexts; conducting site visits to report on conditions; organizing and administering program files and products; and developing outreach and educational materials in support of the NHL Program in NCR. Working knowledge of American history and historical methods, good writing ability, organizational skills, and some experience with the NHL program and/or the National Register of Historic Places preferred. 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 (400 hours).

    2723. National Capital Region, Cultural Resource Condition Summary Reports Research Assistant: Works with NCR cultural resources staff to prepare Cultural Resource Condition Summary reports for individual park units, which provide NPS with a summary of baseline documentation to assist in reporting the status of cultural resources to the public. Duties include learning to navigate the NPS cultural resource databases for archeological resources, cultural landscapes, and historic structures and gather information that will provide a comprehensive overview for the diverse parks located in the Washington, DC metropolitan area (DC, MD, VA and WV) related to our existing knowledge of the cultural resource (research), whether any cultural resource inventories have been completed for the park (database culling), and what cultural resource documentation is available (National Register nomination, professional reports, etc.). Excellent research and organization skills required (400 hours).

    2724. Historic Preservation Training Center (HPTC): Works on Cultural Resource Management Program development at Arlington National Cemetery (with NPS HPTC Project Historical Architect). Duties include field inventory, documentation, condition assessment and treatment recommendation of commemorative works in the Cemetery. Secondary duties include photography, development of Access and Excel spreadsheets, and analytical evaluation of resources. Work will be based at HPTC HQ in Frederick, MD with frequent trips to Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) [certain travel will be reimbursed] or at Arlington National Cemetery, TBD. Strong knowledge of the National Historic Preservation Act along with skill in AUTOCAD, Microsoft EXCEL and ACCESS software desirable. For additional information about this project, contact Senior Historical Architect Tom Vitanza, RA, AIA at tom_vitanza@nps.gov. Located in Frederick, MD (400 hours).

    2725. Antietam National Battlefield: Works with the Resource Management Division at Antietam National Battlefield. Duties include performing condition assessments of historic and non-historic park structures; documenting the existing condition of structures with photographs; writing descriptions of work for development of funding requests and project scopes of work; preparation of funding requests; may lead volunteers in hands-on preservation activities and work with park staff performing treatments on monuments. Knowledge of historic architecture, architecture, conservation treatments preferred; experience with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Historic Properties beneficial; strong computer, research and writing skills essential. Located in Sharpsburg, MD (480 hours).

    2726. Catoctin Mountain Park: Duties include digitizing and organizing historic building blue prints, historic photos, oral history transcripts, and other significant historic documentation so that they are available electronically for Park staff, ahead of archiving many of the original documents in an appropriate facility such as the NPS Museum Resource Center. Other duties include working with materials from several historic periods of the Park including the New Deal era, World War II, first Job Corps site in the US, and several locations that need significant research begun; working with the interpretive staff to develop new historically related materials for various media presentations; and working closely with National Capital Region IT and GIS staff, assisting with the further development of an interactive database for accessing documents by NPS staff. Major or concentration in history, public history, historic preservation, American studies or related fields of study required; helpful skills include demonstrated research and writing ability, image editing, social media, GIS, knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, good time management and organizational skills, and ability to work independently. Housing is available at the Park. Located in Thurmont, MD (400 hours).

    Northeast Region

    2727. Northeast Regional Office, History Program, Records Management:  Works with History Program staff to incorporate records (specifically National Register of Historic Places program records) into larger program records system. Duties include appraising and arranging both paper and digital records, spanning several years of program work, according to professional standards and using archival techniques and creating a finding aid and digital filing plan; and working with public history outreach coordinator to develop records management and public access system for oral history collections. Other duties may include packaging and handling archival materials, and maintaining an access and use log. Museum studies or archives management/digital preservation background preferred, but attention to detail also important. Located in Boston, MA (800 hours). 

    2728-2729. Northeast Regional Office Historic Structure Research & Documentation Branch (HSR&D), Historic Structure Documentation Program: Assists cultural resource specialists involved with the management of cultural resources with research and updating of the region's List of Classified Structures in fulfillment of Section 110 and in support of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). Duties include researching site and National Register history; assessing and interpreting professional analysis of architectural, engineered, and landscape features; compiling, organizing, and entering the information in the LCS database; and organizing LCS files for reference purposes. Other duties may include limited site visits and fieldwork to document existing conditions with photographs and maps, involving day trips to parks within commuting distance. Knowledge of historic architecture, cultural landscapes, documentation of cultural resources, and the National Register criteria preferred; research, writing and computer skills essential; knowledge of GIS and graphic programs (Adobe Photoshop) beneficial. Graduate or undergraduate students studying or having recently completed degrees in historic preservation, historic architecture, or related field preferred; previous field experience preferred. Writing sample required if selected for an interview. Park housing NOT available. Located in Lowell National Historical Park, Lowell MA, accessible by commuter rail, bus and car (800 hours).

    Southeast Region

    2730-2732. Cultural Resources Partnerships and Science and the Southeast Archeological Center: Assists the NPS in gathering information and documenting the capacity of each state and Tribal historic preservation program to provide information and technical assistance about cultural resources to help ensure their protection during response to oil spills, hurricanes, and other disasters. Helpful skills include strong organizational abilities and good attention to detail; familiarity with spreadsheets (Excel) and simple databases also desirable. Located in Tallahassee, FL (600 hours).

    2733. Congaree National Park, Park Integrated Resource Management: Works with and assists program managers with research, data processing, mapping (GPS/GIS) and photographing historic resources.  Develops interpretive products (publications, web and social media content, and may conduct public programs) based upon research results. Duties include researching the site history of newly acquired property; site visits and field work to document existing conditions; analyzing landscape features; and entering information into a database. Background in history, historic preservation, anthropology, archives or collection management preferred but attention to detail and a willingness to learn are also important.  Strong computer, research, and writing skills essential; working knowledge of graphics programs (Adobe Photoshop and InDesign) beneficial. Candidates selected for an interview will be required to submit a writing sample demonstrating their ability to clearly articulate research findings in a narrative format. Located in Hopkins, SC (400 hours).

    Midwest Region

    2734. Midwest Regional Office, Planning and Compliance Division: Works on Congressionally-authorized studies of potential additions to the National Park Service, to be completed by NPS. Duties include researching technical reports and historical documents to inform statements of significance for studied areas; preparing summaries of this information for professionals in the Planning and Compliance Division; assisting in preparing complex materials for publication and for presentation to agency officials; and possibly attending public meetings regarding these potential new park areas, if schedules allow. Exact projects will depend upon the number and type of studies authorized by Congress to be completed during the work period. Other similar work for the Division may be substituted depending on workload. Some opportunities available to participate in NPS training offered at the regional office as well as high-level briefings to NPS leadership. Degree or extensive experience in history required, as well as proven ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; coursework or experience in GIS desirable. Located in Omaha, NE (400 hours).

    2735. Midwest Region, National Register Programs: Working with the National Register Program staff, serves as editor of our National Historic Landmarks (NHLs) newsletter, receiving editorship credit for the publication, and also will write the lead article in the newsletter. Other duties involve several interesting NR Program projects that will be starting in the summer. Excellent research and writing skills; experience with the Adobe InDesign program; knowledge of the National Register; and interest in historic properties desirable. Some travel required and will be funded by the program. Local housing and transportation are the intern's responsibility. Located in Omaha, NE. Internship to be completed between May 1 and September 15, 2016 (400 hours).

    2736. Midwest Regional Office, Museum Collections and Records Management Program: Works with Museum Collections and Records Management staff to meet NPS curation standards for managing archival collections. Duties include a variety of archival responsibilities including processing and cataloging archival materials as reported on the fiscal year 2015 Collections Management Report (CMR) using the Interior Collections Management System (ICMS), the Department of the Interior's cataloging system. 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 assistance. Museum studies or archives management/digital preservation background preferred, but attention to detail also important. Located in Omaha, NE (800 hours).

    2737. Isle Royale National Park: Works with park Cultural Resources Specialist at the park as well as with the Lake Superior Collection Management Center Museum Curator and Archivist (NPS) to meet curation standards for managing archival collections. Duties include a variety of archival responsibilities including processing, rehousing, and cataloging archival materials as reported on the fiscal year 2015 Collections Management Report (CMR) using the Interior Collections Management System (ICMS), the Department of the Interior's cataloging system. Other duties include packaging and handling archival materials. Museum studies or archives management background preferred, but attention to detail also important.  Located in Houghton, MI (800 hours).

    2738. Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Museum Collections: Works with collateral duty park ranger providing collection management support to the cultural resources division, gaining hands-on experience in museum collections management and archives. Duties include updating the park’s museum database using the Interior Collections Management System (ICMS), the Department of the Interior's cataloging system; conducting the annual inventory, checklist and reporting tasks for the park; regular housekeeping and environmental monitoring tasks; packaging and handling archival materials; maintaining an access and use log; and providing support to the cultural resource specialist through maintaining historic landscapes and archeological surveys. Museum studies background preferred, but attention to detail also important.  Park housing may be available but housing is the intern’s responsibility. Located in Bayfield, WI (400 hours).

    2739. Harry S Truman National Historic Site, Museum Collections: Works with Cultural Resources division staff to meet NPS curation standards for managing museum collections. Duties include a variety of curatorial activities such as cataloging museum collections using the Interior Collections Management System (ICMS), the Department of the Interior's cataloging system; packaging and preparing artifacts as well as associated archives for storage; tracking environmental conditions of the collections; maintaining an access and use log; regular housekeeping of the exhibit and collection areas; collection research; and other duties as assigned.  Museum studies background preferred; attention to detail also important. Located in Independence, MO (400 hours).

    Intermountain Region

    2740. Intermountain Regional Office, Cultural Landscape Inventory Program: Works with and assists historical landscape architects, historical architects, historians and other preservation specialists and park staff to document cultural landscapes for Intermountain Region parks. Some travel to one or more parks within the Intermountain Region (which includes NM, AZ, UT, TX, CO, OK, WY and MT) may be needed. Duties include researching the cultural landscape history and evolution of a historic property; documenting existing cultural landscape conditions; analyzing processes, systems and features of a cultural landscape; analyzing impacts due to climate change; and assisting in stabilization recommendations for features.  Knowledge of cultural landscapes, landscape architecture, architecture, the National Register criteria, and the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and the Guidelines for the Treatment of Cultural Landscapes preferred; research, writing, and GIS skills essential; strong graphics skills (Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Bridge; AutoCAD; 3-D modeling programs) beneficial. Located in Santa Fe, NM (400 hours).

    2741. Grand Teton National Park, Western Center for Historic Preservation, Vanishing Treasures Program: Works with preservation specialists at the Western Center for Historic Preservation, a preservation and education center located in Grand Teton National Park serving parks throughout the western US.  Work revolves around a large-scale rehabilitation project at the White Grass Dude Ranch in Grand Teton. Duties include on-site preservation tasks such as log replacement, chinking, and re-roofing historic log cabins. Knowledge of hand and power tools and familiarity with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation preferred; basic computer skills essential. Candidate must be comfortable with physical labor and spending full days outside. Park housing may be available.  Located in Moose, WY (480 hours).

    2742. Grand Teton National Park, Western Center for Historic Preservation, Vanishing Treasures Program: Works under the Director of the Western Center for Historic Preservation to help run an effective historic preservation training program at the White Grass Dude Ranch in Grand Teton National Park and at various National Parks across the western US. Other duties may include assisting in writing preservation project completion reports; documenting preservation work; archiving project records; and assisting with volunteer group management and project organization. Working knowledge of the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and of historic architecture beneficial; computer skills essential; working knowledge of graphics programs (Photoshop, InDesign, etc.) important. Park housing may be available. Located in Moose, WY (480 hours).

    2743. Montezuma Castle National Monument, Vanishing Treasures Program: Works with the Historical Architect for the Vanishing Treasures Program (VT) to provide technical preservation assistance to National Parks across the western US. VT, a multi-regional program that supports the preservation of traditionally-built architecture in the western US, Alaska and the Pacific Islands, facilitates the perpetuation of traditional skills through training and promotes connections between culturally associated communities and places of their heritage. Working from central Arizona, duties include assisting in the preparation of condition assessments and treatment recommendations for a range of traditional western architectural types including adobe, log, wood frame, and stone and brick masonry with lime and earthen mortars. Work may include site visits throughout the West to assess resource conditions, and participation in field schools where preservation philosophy and/or building skills are taught. Knowledge of historic architecture, preservation philosophy, conservation treatments, the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, and a working knowledge of graphics pograms (Adobe Photoshop & InDesign and/or CAD) beneficial; strong computer, research, and writing skills essential.  Located in Camp Verde, AZ (400 hours).

    Pacific West Region

    2744-2745. Park Cultural Landscapes Program: Works with the national office of the NPS Park Cultural Landscapes Program on a major initiative to identify the preservation needs of cultural landscapes.  Assists a Historical Landscape Architect/Asset Preservation Coordinator in translating Cultural Landscapes Inventory (CLI) data into the Facility Management Software System (FMSS).  Duties involve understanding cultural landscape preservation goals; identifying the routine care needed for historic landscape features, including vegetation; and organizing information in the FMSS format.  Project may involve field work but is primarily an office effort using two databases: CLI and FMSS.  Training will be provided.  Undergraduate or advanced degree in Horticulture, Landscape Architecture or Historic Preservation required; basic knowledge of US history, National Register criteria, and landscape architecture or horticulture preferred; strong research skills, writing skills, database skills, and a working knowledge of graphics and mapping programs (Adobe Creative Suite and ArcGIS) desired. Travel costs for fieldwork will be covered by NPS.  Located in Seattle, WA (800 hours).

    2746-2753. Yosemite National Park, Branch of Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology Program: With direction an support from the park's Cultural Anthropologist, assists with the evaluation of culturally significant resources in the park. These encompass botanical, archeological, hydrological, and other natural and cultural resources with traditional cultural significance to the American Indian tribes and communities associated with the park. Duties may include primary and secondary research at the park’s Archives and Research Library, as well as other local repositories; assisting with tribal meetings and field visits; mapping and photographing field resources; assembling resource documentation; and assisting with report preparation. Archival and documentary research skills essential; background in cultural anthropology, knowledge of and interest in Native American issues, and demonstrated experience with systematic qualitative research highly desired.  Intern must be professional, well-organized, and attentive to detail. Work will occur in office and field settings, requiring extensive hours in office, library and archive settings. Some hiking across rough terrain at high elevations may also be required.  Valid driver’s license required. Low to moderately priced park housing available. Located in El Portal, CA (480 hours).

    2754. Redwood National Park, Cultural Resources Program: The Cultural Resources Branch within Redwood National Park is responsible for monitoring and documenting historic and pre-historic resources, curating park collections, as well as managing tribal relations. Position works with and assists the historical landscape architect and other preservation staff to complete Cultural Landscape Inventories for the park and its state park partners, to complete various database updates, and other administrative tasks.  Duties include researching the landscape history of a historic property; site visits and field work to document existing landscape conditions with photographs and maps; analyzing cultural landscape processes, systems and features; and entering information into a database. Knowledge of historic preservation, National Register criteria, cultural landscapes, and architecture or landscape architecture required; strong writing and archival research skills preferred, as well as a working knowledge of graphics programs and GIS (Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator, AutoCAD, and ArcGIS). Other requirements include a valid driver's license and own transportation to and from the office. Work requires some physical exertion such as long periods of standing; walking over rough uneven rocky and heavily vegetated terrain, and in sometimes inclement weather such as heat, rain, and wind; recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching or similar activities; and recurring lifting of moderately heavy items. Located in Orick, CA (400 hours).

    2755-2756. Redwood National Park, Archives Technician: Assists with processing archival manuscript and park records collections under the supervision of experienced professional park staff. Duties include following processing plans for arrangement, re-housing and descriptive cataloging and writing finding aids and basic catalog records using SAA and NPS Standards, as well as scanning materials for access and entering them into records content management systems. Collections vary widely in topic (historic collections and natural and cultural resource records) and format, providing interns an opportunity to work with many types of archival materials and collection management systems. Materials include documents, photographs, maps and recorded media. Other duties may include small collection tasks including assisting with filing copy or scanning orders for researchers, inventories, museum housekeeping or other light ongoing tasks. Basic knowledge and interest in history, archives and/or records management required; attention to detail and ability to apply archival standards and guidelines provided also important. Located in Orick, CA (400 hours).

    2757-2758. Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Cultural Resources Management (CRM) Program: Assists Program Manager and potentially other subject matter experts (i.e. archeologists, historians, historical architects and historical landscape architects) with inventory, documenting, and evaluating National Register structures and cultural landscapes. Duties may involve both office and field work, depending on intern's skills and ongoing projects undertaken by the CRM program, and may include: measuring and photographing historic buildings; researching and documenting cultural landscapes; historic structures database information collection and data entry; conducting historical research; architectural drafting; onsite investigation; and crossover duties with the park's Heritage Preservation Team for hands-on preservation work. Useful knowledge and skills include: training and/or experience in preparing and/or amending National Register nominations and/or Determinations of Eligibility; an architecture/landscape architecture background; construction skills; good writing skills; experience with AutoCAD, ArcView and Adobe InDesign; documenting features with Global Positioning System (GPS) equipment and solid training in historic preservation. Applicants should expect to work at elevations anywhere between 500' and 7,000', and may hike long distances over rough terrain with day packs and equipment. Located in Three Rivers, CA at the park's south entrance but may have field assignments anywhere in the park (480 hours, to be completed between mid-May and September 2016).

    2759-2761. Mount Rainier National Park: With some assistance from the park historical landscape architect, develops a Cultural Landscape Inventory (CLI) for the White River Entrance Developed Area within the Mount Rainier National Historic Landmark District. A CLI is a comprehensive inventory of historically significant landscapes in the NPS. Duties include researching landscape history; site visits and field work to document existing conditions with photographs and maps; analyzing landscape features; and entering information into a database. Knowledge of cultural landscapes, landscape architecture, and the National Register criteria preferred; strong computer, research, and writing skills essential; working knowledge of graphics programs and GIS (Adobe suites, AutoCAD, and ArcGIS) beneficial.  Office location in Longmire, WA with field assignments throughout the park. (400 hours, with time extensions possible).

    2762-2763. Kalaupapa National Historical Park, Cultural Resources Program:  Aids and assists cultural resources specialists in a wide variety of tasks. Duties may include transcribing oral histories of patients and residents; completing historic building condition assessments; processing/cataloging archival materials in the museum collection; documenting Section 106 compliance actions; organizing cultural resources records; and assisting with coordination of volunteer projects.  Hands-on preservation fieldwork on historic buildings and grave markers may be performed on as-needed basis. Graduate or undergraduate students studying historic preservation, history, architectural history, museum studies, or related field preferred.  Housing for the duration of the internship is provided by NPS but relocation costs are the intern's responsibility. Preference for this position given to native Hawaiian students in accordance with park enabling legislation. Located in Kalaupapa, HI on the island of Molokai (400 hours).

    Department of the Interior Internship

    2764. Interior Museum Program, DOI Office of the Secretary: Assists with Department-wide projects of the DOI Interior Museum Program. Duties 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; and updating the Interior Museum Program website (600 hours).

    2765. Department of the 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 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 lbs., open boxes or packages, and stand for extended periods. A minimum commitment of 30 hours per week and Tuesday and Thursday afternoon availability is required.  Internship will begin in July (800 hours).

    2766. Interior Museum Program, Bureau of Land Management Utah, Monticello and Moab Field Offices, Edge of the Cedars State Park and Museum: Assists the Monticello and Moab Field Office's cultural resource staff with tasks supporting the management of collections currently in their care and at the Edge of the Cedars (EOC) Museum. Duties include cataloging BLM-administered archeological objects into the Museum's Re:discovery ICMS catalog program (enabling greater accessibility to all BLM-administered archeological collections for collections management purposes, research needs, and public exhibition and education), as well as assessing basic curatorial standards for these collections (temperature, humidity and integrated pest management) and security at the museum. Other duties may include assisting the Field Offices in researching and preparing Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) documentation and correspondence for the repatriation of human remains that are located at the EOC Museum; processing collections; and facilitating access to the remains as required for consultations and/or repatriation to Native American communities (this task may require integration of information into the Interior Collections Management System (ICMS), the Department of the Interior's cataloging system). Background in southwest archeology and/or museum studies preferred; familiarity with Microsoft Office and Excel required. Located in Southeast Utah, primarily in Blanding, with some work nearby in Monticello and Moab (480 hours).

    2767. Interior Museum Program, Bureau of Land Management Colorado, Grand Junction Field Office, Museum of Western Colorado:  Works with the Curator of Collections and Archives at the Museums of Western Colorado to consolidate collections in the Bureau of Land Management depository, identify objects held by the depository, conduct an inventory, perform cross-reference cataloging in the database, photograph key items for digitization, and develop "finding aids" in the depository to help public and government research. All these responsibilities must be accomplished in accordance with Department of Interior regulations and specifications while complying with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA).  Successful candidate must demonstrate pursuit of an undergraduate or graduate academic degree in archeology, anthropology, paleontology, or other related field. Critical thinking and analytic skills, attention to detail, excellent communication and computer skills, as well as familiarity with database management, required. Located in Grand Junction, CO (480 hours).

    2768. Interior Museum Program, Bureau of Land Management, Utah State Office: Assists the BLM Utah State Office (UTSO) cultural resources staff in supporting the management of collections currently in their care. Collections management duties include maintaining the collections facility according to curatorial standards for preventative conservation (temperature, humidity and integrated pest management) and security; processing collections in preparation for their curation in a permanent facility; and facilitating access to the collections as required for consultations and/or repatriation to Native American communities (this task may require integration of information into the Interior Collections Management System (ICMS), the Department of the Interior's cataloging system). Other duties may involve one of two different initiatives depending on applicant interest: creation of a committee to assess the research and educational potential of the collections to assist in identifying materials best suited to different curation strategies; or working with staff to initiate public education initiatives to reduce looting of archeological sites on public lands. Background in southwest archeology and/or museum studies preferred; familiarity with Microsoft Office and Excel required. Located in Salt Lake City, UT (480 hours).

    2769. Bureau of Indian Affairs, BIA Headquarters: Works with museum curators to assist with inventory, cataloging, and photography of ethnographic and archeological objects and artwork within the Bureau of Indian Affairs Museum Program in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. Duties include organizing and maintaining files and photographs for museum collections; rehousing objects in collections storage; and conducting light housekeeping for collections. Potential for a large object move. Training in using the Interior Collections Management System (ICMS), the Department of the Interior's cataloging system, will be provided. Strong computer, organizational and research skills essential. Located in the office in Reston, VA, and in the collections/exhibit space in Washington, DC (shuttle to DC provided) (480 hours).

    2770. Bureau of Land Management, Anasazi Heritage Center (BLM-AHC): Assists the BLM-AHC Curation Program with backlog cataloging of archeological collections and project documentation, focusing on cataloging and proper storage of items from sites on BLM-Canyons of the Ancients National Monument lands. Position will provide broad exposure to the workings of an Interior Department curation facility and experience with the fundamentals of collections management: collections inventory; cataloging; storage of artifacts; data entry into the Interior Collections Management System (ICMS), the Department of the Interior's cataloging system; and organization of associated documentation. Other duties include assisting staff with collections reviews for NAGPRA (Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act) compliance tasks; researcher access to the AHC collections; and participating in the AHC Curation Program's Integrated Pest Management Program. Position may involve moderate physical activity. Background in southwest archeology and/or museum studies preferred; familiarity with Microsoft Office and Excel necessary HOUSING IS PROVIDED. Located in Dolores, CO (480 hours).

    2771. Bureau of Land Management, Price Field Office (BLM-PFO): Assists the BLM-PFO cultural resources staff with four unresolved NAGPRA (Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act) cases currently under the care of Utah State University Prehistoric Museum. Duties include assisting BLM and museum staff with the curation, organization, preparation, and drafting of Plans of Action for NAGPRA repatriation; drafting letters for consultation with Native American Governments; coordinating with museum staff and Native American groups for NAGPRA collections as required by law and for consultations and/or repatriation to Native American communities; and assessing basic curatorial standards for these collections (temperature, humidity and integrated pest management) and security at the museum (this task may require data entry into the Interior Collections Management System (ICMS), the Department of the Interior's cataloging system, or into Museum-specific data systems). Background in southwest, Great Basin archeology and/or museum studies preferred; familiarity with Microsoft Office and Excel required. Located in Price, UT (480 hours).

    2772. Bureau of Reclamation, Great Plains Regional Office: Assists the Great Plains Regional Museum Property Program Manager and the Curator of the BLM-Billings Curation Center with archeological collection processing, backlog cataloging, and organization of associated documents from Reclamation sites located in Montana. Duties include cataloging or importing information into the Interior Collections Management System (ICMS), the Department of the Interior's cataloging system; and proper storage of items from Reclamation sites housed at the BLM-Billings Curation Center. Other duties include but are not limited to the annual Reclamation collection inventory. Position may require lifting, stooping and/or ladder climbing. Background in Montana archeology and/or museum studies preferred, experience with Microsoft Word and Excel required, and attention to detail important. Located in Billings, MT (480 hours).

    2773. Bureau of Reclamation, Denver Office: Works with the Cultural Resources Management team on a variety of projects related to exhibit development, webpage design, paleontology research, and database updates. Duties include researching and designing the display of historical objects and geological samples for the enrichment of the public and Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) staff; updating a webpage that showcases the exhibit and display of BOR museum objects at a number of museums and repositories across the western United States and Washington, DC; designing a new webpage to inform the public and BOR staff of the new requirements for the continued preservation of paleontological resources on BOR land; conducting research to gather information about paleontological sites previously documented on BOR land; and updating catalog records and uploading photographs into the Interior Collection Management System (ICMS), the Department of the Interior's cataloging system. Background in museum studies, paleontology, anthropology, and/or cultural resources preferred; strong research, writing, organizational, and computer skills required. Located in Lakewood, CO (480 hours).

    2774. Fish and Wildlife Service, Northeast Regional Office: Works under the supervision of the Regional Historic Preservation Officer (RHPO) to identify, inventory and record museum property within the offices and associated repositories of the Northeast Region (Region 5). The position might include official travel outside the office. Therefore, it requires the intern to possess a valid driver's license to drive the Federal vehicle. Located in Hadley, MA (400 hours).

    2775. Fish and Wildlife Service, Midwest Regional Office: Works under the supervision of the Regional Historic Preservation Officer (RHPO) to identify, inventory and record NAGPRA (Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act) items, within the offices and associated repositories of the Midwest Region (Region 3). Duties include entering data into FRED, the USFWS cultural resources relational database. The position might include official travel outside the office. Therefore, it requires the intern to possess a valid driver's license to drive the Federal vehicle. Located in Bloomington, MN (400 hours).

    2776. Fish and Wildlife Service, Headquarters: Works under the supervision of the Federal Preservation Officer with exposure to Headquarters-level museum collection issues. Duties examining a backlog in museum property cataloging by contacting the FWS Regional Archeologists to determine updated numbers for uncataloged/cataloged collections; filling in some gaps on collection composition for both federal and non-federal repositories; and developing a new, stand-alone Museum Property training for FWS. The position might include official travel outside the office, so the intern should possess a valid driver's license.  Located in Falls Church, VA (400 hours).

    General Services Administration Internships

    2777. General Services Administration (Historic Preservation Specialist): Assists the Historic Buildings Program Manager and staff in coordinating activities and initiatives to maintain the functionality, integrity, and economic viability of 480 public buildings controlled by GSA and to increase GSA leasing of historic buildings and reuse of historic buildings on sites the Government acquires for new construction. Conducts research, prepares educational material on GSA's historic buildings, and provides guidance and support to GSA headquarters and regional staff. Also coordinates with preservation specialists in educational, non-profit, and public institutions outside GSA to respond to requests for assistance. Advanced professional-level research and writing skills required, to prepare historic building brochure copy with minimal supervision. Knowledge of architectural terminology and historic preservation theory and practice essential; experience with software programs for digital image manipulation helpful. Writing sample(s) required; please submit with application (400 hours).

    2778. 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 (400 hours)

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