Cultural Resources Diversity Internship Program

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CRDIP Internships are offered during the summer and generally run for 10 weeks. Projects include editing publications, planning exhibits, participating in archeological excavations, preparing research reports, cataloguing park and museum collections, providing interpretive programs on historical topics, developing community outreach, and writing lesson plans based on historical themes.

Direct Hire Authority (DHA) Internship is perhaps the most effective tool currently available to agencies seeking to expedite the hiring of qualified people in positions that must be filled quickly.  DHA resource assistant internships target exceptional upper level undergraduate, graduate students, or recent graduates that are interested in pursuing careers with the NPS. Resource Assistant positions will be rigorous internships that develop the participant’s technical and creative thinking abilities, leadership skills, and problem-solving capabilities.

CRDIP DHA Internships differ from other CRDIP Internships in duration, pay rate, and offer interns the opportunity to seek federal appointments for career professional opportunities. For more information about CRDIP and CRDIP DHA internships, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.

Please refer to individual position descriptions to determine if a position is DHA eligible.

Minimum Requirements

  • US Citizens or permanent residents.
  • Intern must be between the age of 18 and 35 for non DHA positions.
  • Interns must be enrolled in an accredited college or graduate program or have graduated within the past 2 years.
  • A valid driver’s license and a clean driving record is required for positions that require driving for duties (documentation to be provided upon request).  Also must be 21 to 35 for those positions requiring driving for project duties.
  • Have a strong interest — or relevant experience — in areas pertaining to the specific internship including history, historic preservation, public history, museum studies, archaeology, wildlife, outdoor recreation, cultural interpretation, landscape architecture, anthropology or other related fields.

Selection Criteria

Applications will be reviewed and rated according to the following criteria – relevant educational and work experience, oral and written communication skills, maturity, professionalism, technical knowledge and expertise, evidence of adaptability and adventurousness, and ability to work effectively with diverse audiences. Candidates may express interest in specific geographic and thematic areas. Assignments will be based on best fit with specific requirements of each location. Final candidates will undergo a background check before beginning their assignment

The CRDIP application portals may close at any time – please submit your applications as soon as you are able.  Thanks!