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🔗Heritage Education Fellowship

American Conservation Experience

Summary: American Conservation Experience (ACE), a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS) is seeking a Heritage Education Fellow interested in dedicating 60 weeks to support the National Park Service’s Cultural Resources Office of Interpretation and Education (CROIE) in producing heritage education products to connect students, families, educators and travelers with historic sites that embody under-represented stories of national history.

For more information about ACE, please visit: www.usaconservation.org

For more information about CROIE, please visit: https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1023/index.htm

Start: ASAP

Duration: 60 weeks

Living Allowance: The ACE Fellow is expected to contribute ~40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $1,160/week to offset the costs of food and incidental expenses, disbursed bi-weekly.

Housing: Housing is not provided by ACE or NPS and is the responsibility of the ACE member. A reimbursement of $700/month will be offered to help offset the cost of housing.

Position Description: The National Park Service Cultural Resources Office of Interpretation and Education (CROIE) offers tools for educators of all levels and students of all ages to teach and learn about history, historic preservation, and American heritage and culture. The Teaching with Historic Places (TwHP) program as well as the Discover Our Shared Heritage travel itinerary series have been recently been refreshed with new formats and new lesson plans. The CROIE office also administers national internship and fellowship programs such as the Cultural Resources Diversity Internship Program (CRDIP) and the National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE) Internship Program in cooperation with partner organizations.

The ACE Fellow will perform a range of tasks that connect students, families, educators and travelers with historic sites. The Fellow will manage, maintain, and update TwHP and the Heritage travel sites and will contribute to Telling All Americans’ Stories and associated sites such as the Women’s History site. The Fellow will collect and perform research to produce heritage education products for TwHP, Discover Our Shared Heritage, and associated historical content to tell all Americans’ stories. The Fellow will create digital content to share information broadly, such as shared content on nps.gov and potentially other products. Subject emphasis is on under-represented stories of national history and elucidating the national history that gives local sites their national relevance. The Fellow will learn behind the scenes processes and tools that enable experiential learning for youth and will assist program staff in supporting meaningful experiences. The Fellow will create highlights that showcase NPS intern and program successes on various platforms. This will involve connecting with program youth participants (interns) and host sites to build content. The Fellow may also convene program participants virtually for various activities.

The Heritage Education Fellow will be an essential member of the team and will communicate with relevant partners, scholars, interns, and others in a collaborative atmosphere. They will have the opportunity to interact with NPS staff members in a variety of NPS cultural resource programs. The Fellow will work largely in a remote capacity, but will have the option of working in the office as conditions permit.

  • NCPE Internships: Eligibility & How to Apply

    Eligibility

    To be eligible, applicants must be currently enrolled in a degree-seeking academic program or recently graduated (within the past 12 months) and be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. Interns are not eligible to work more than 1200 hours total in the program; previous interns must stay within this overall limit. The length of an internship can vary from 10 to 30 weeks if full time (40 hours per week) or longer if on a part-time schedule. If selected, the exact starting date will be determined by you and the NPS supervisor. The stipend rate is $15.00 or $17.00 per hour unless otherwise listed.

    The successful candidate is responsible for finding and paying for travel to and housing at the internship location; some exceptions apply. The supervising office may be able to assist in locating housing but it is ultimately up to the individual accepting the internship to find accommodation.

    The National Council requires all interns working in-person at Federal facilities and/or with Federal employees receive the Covid-19 vaccination. Please be advised that you may also be required to wear a mask, depending on the protocols adopted by your work site. Also be aware that, due to Government-wide security requirements, a background check will be required if you are selected for a position. This will include providing information about recent housing and employment history. The position supervisor will have more information about these requirements and procedures at the time of hiring. You may direct any questions to NCPE's Internship Program Director, Julee Johnson, at manager@preservenet.org.

    Please note that interns are not NCPE or NPS employees. Stipends are academic awards and 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.

    How to Apply

    You may review NCPE's internship opportunities during the Summer and Winter application rounds without registering. Use the search function to find listings by location, keyword, or area of interest/category. Once you identify one or more positions of interest, there is a 3-step application process.

    Step 1: Click on the Apply for Job button, then select Universal Application. Click on Register to create a User Account, which requires a username and email. A link will be sent to you from manager@preservenet.org to create a password. We suggest that you add this email to your safe senders list so you don't miss receiving this important link. You will be instructed to Log In to Preservenet using your user name or email and password, which will take you back to the Universal Application.

    Step 2: The Universal Application is required to apply for all NCPE internships. You fill out this form only once. In addition to contact information, educational status, work history, and experience, it requires two attachments: (1) the 2 most recent years of academic transcripts. These may be unofficial transcripts if official versions are unavailable. PDF only. (2) a resume or CV (curriculum vitae). Please limit to a maximum of 4 pages; 2 pages preferred. May be .doc, .docx or PDF. This form may be saved as a draft and completed later. Use the link provided to return to the form.

    Step 3: Once you submit the Universal Application, you may browse and apply for NCPE internships using the link provided. Complete the application process by clicking on the Apply for job button found at each internship listing and upload the required Essay. Use the essay to explain why you are applying for an internship, including how your interest areas will benefit the National Park Service (NPS) and how the internship will further your studies and career goals. Be as specific as possible; there is a 400-word maximum length. Submit the essay to finish the application for that position. You may apply for a maximum of 6 internships during this application round. DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP!

    Once the deadline for submission has passed, NPS supervisors will review the applications and may contact candidates for a phone interview. Candidates who are not selected will be notified. Please allow about 4 weeks after the deadline before inquiring about the status of your application.

Logging in with a Registered User Account and completing the Universal Application is required to apply for NCPE Internships. Please visit the Universal Application page to register for an account and complete the form. After logging in and completing the form, refreshing this listing will display the Job Application to apply online.



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