National Park Service Internships (Part 4)
Date inactive: 12/19/2013
Employer: The National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE), in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS)
Employer Description: The National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE), in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS), offers paid internships in Federal cultural resource program offices and in National Parks, to graduate and undergraduate senior students and recent graduates in academic programs in historic preservation and allied fields such as history, archeology, architecture, and museum studies. Positions will be available this academic year at the National Park Service, the Department of the Interior, and the Bureau of Land Management, in Washington, DC and across the country.
2171. Midwest Archeological Center, National Historic Landmark Program: Assists a senior archeologist working in the external National Historic Landmark (NHL) Program. Duties may include managing NHL files; gathering information from NHL stewards on current conditions at approximately 70 designated archeological properties in the National Park Service’s 13-state Midwest Region; performing research related to the nomination of prospective NHL candidates; writing draft sections of new NHL nominations; and other duties as assigned. Housing and transportation are the intern’s responsibility. Located in Lincoln, NE (400 hours).
2172. Midwest Archeological Center, Archeological Outreach and Education Program: Works with Center staff to maintain and grow MWAC’s online presence via website and social media content development. Duties will involve coordination with Archeologists, Collections specialists, Library, GIS team, and Publications team to write short articles and updates related to all aspects of Center activities, as well as actively participating in medium and long-term planning for Center outreach program. Housing and transportation are the intern’s responsibility. Located in Lincoln, NE (400 hours).
2173. Midwest Archeological Center, Archeological Reporting Program: Assists in MWAC’s partnership with online publication Digital Antiquity to make rare archeological literature available online. Center library holdings include many archeological reports that are not widely available, if not unique. Much of this literature is related to the Smithsonian Institution’s River Basin Survey program. Duties will include assessing MWAC holdings of reports to develop list of goals and priorities for this project, then digitizing key holdings for publication online. Housing and transportation are the intern’s responsibility. Located in Lincoln, NE (400 hours).
2174. Midwest Archeological Center, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Register Nomination: Assists the MWAC Park Archeology Program by developing a National Register of Historic Places Nomination for site 20BZ10, the archeological remnants of the former logging community of Aral. This late nineteenth century site contains dozens of features associated with the 1860s to early 1920s use and occupation of the site located at the mouth of Otter Creek within Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in northwestern Michigan. Primary task will be completing the Nomination form. Housing and transportation are the intern’s responsibility. Located in Lincoln, NE (400 hours).
2175/2176. Intermountain Region, Cultural Landscapes Program: Works with and assists historical landscape architects and other preservation professionals to complete various Cultural Landscape Inventories with different National Park sites in Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. 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 is preferred. Strong computer, research, and writing skills are essential; working knowledge of graphics programs (Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator and/or CAD) is beneficial. Opportunity for all preservation fields with an interest in the study of historic landscapes. Located in Santa Fe, NM (2175: 800 hours; 2176: 480 hours).
2198/2199/2200. Intermountain Region, Historic Structures Inventory Program: Works with and assists architectural historian and other preservation professionals to identify, inventory and evaluate National Park Service owned historic and prehistoric structures in National Park sites in Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Duties include researching the history of historic properties; site visits to document the existing condition of listed structures with photographs; and entering the information into the national inventory database. Knowledge of historic architecture, architecture, and the National Register program is preferred. Computer skills are essential and a working knowledge of graphics programs (Adobe Photoshop) and Excel is important. Located in Santa Fe, NM (2198, 2199: 400 hours; 2200: 440 hours).