Historic Preservation Intern
Northeast Region History Program, MA

 

This position is closed.

Summary: American Conservation Experience, a Non-Profit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the Northeast Region History Program is seeking ONE Historic Preservation Intern interested in committing 10 weeks in support of the National Park Service. The selected applicant will help provision the development of new public history outreach materials and products at urban sites across the Northeast Region focusing on African American history and heritage.

This excellent opportunity is ideal for an enthusiastic young professional who is deeply committed to the preservation of our national parks. Applicants must have strong interest in history preservation and cultural resource. Strong demonstrated skills necessary for visitor outreach and education. Intern should have strong interest in history and cultural resources.

Start Date: Early June, 2016

End Date: Early August 2016

Duration: A 10 week commitment is required

Location: Northeast Region History Program Boston, Massachusetts

The Northeast Regional Office supports the parks and program areas in the northeast states, from Maine to Virginia. The role and function of the regional office is to provide employees with specialized expertise and tools that will foster growth, development, and safety of regional park service employees, volunteers, and partners.

Project Partner Website: For more information regardingNortheast Region History Program or the National Park Service, please visit http://www.nps.gov/orgs/1651/visit.htm. For more information on the ACE Internship Program, please visit: usaconservation.org

Compensation: 400/week, $640 relocation bonus, housing stipend.

AmeriCorps: Interns in this position may be eligible for an AmeriCorps Education Award Program (EAP). The EAP opportunity is for a successful term of service with an award to the Corps member upon completing 300 hours of service.

Housing: Park housing is not available, however there are a number of local universities that allow visiting students to rent a bed in shared dormitories.

Position Description: Intern will research and develop interpretive materials such as short videos, podcasts, social media content and website content, for a new site in the Northeast Region. This position will allow an intern the opportunity to learn about black history and heritage at NPS sites in the Northeast Region, while supporting these sites in their commitment to preserve and tell history, which is relevant to and inclusive of all Americans. Additionally, this internship will allow a student the opportunity to work with cultural resources and interpretation professionals in NPS, to learn about career opportunities for him or her, and to support his or her professional end educational enrichment.

Learning goals: This position will allow an intern the opportunity to learn about black history and heritage at NPS sites in the Northeast Region, while supporting these sites in their commitment to preserve and tell history, which is relevant to and inclusive of all Americans. Additionally, this internship will allow a student the opportunity to work with cultural resources and interpretation professionals in NPS, to learn about career opportunities for him or her, and to support his or her professional end educational enrichment.

Mentoring: This internship will provide ample formal and informal opportunities for an intern to learn from colleagues in NPS fields of cultural resources and interpretation/ education. Intern will have weekly one-on-one and group sessions to meet many different and diverse NPS colleagues to learn about their fields, career paths, and to ask questions about their experiences.

Qualifications: Intern should ideally be working toward a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in the field of history, archaeology, anthropology or a related field, and have course work, experience, or interest in public history and interpretation. Interest and skill in video production or social media content development is preferred, but not required.

Required:

  • Internship is available to US Citizens or permanent residents only.
  • Intern must be between the age of 18 and 35
  • A valid driver’s license and a clean driving record, (documentation to be provided upon request).
  • A personal vehicle is recommended for off-duty transportation.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to undergo a federal criminal background check.

The interns must be willing to represent ACE and the NPS in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner. Drug users should not consider applying, as ACE reserves the right to require drug testing.

To Apply: Please submit a thoughtful resume and cover letter along with 3 professional references using the APPLY NOW section located on the upper right hand corner of the position listing on our website here:
This position has been filled.

NOTE: Early consideration will be given as applications are received. This position can close at any time. If you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact the ACE Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator, Katy Dalrymple, at (385) 249-7215 or kdalrymple@usaconservation.org.

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