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🔗Southwest Archaeology Curation Program Intern – 1200 hours

  • Internship
  • NCPE Internship
  • Dolores, CO, USA
  • October 25, 2021
  • Department: Bureau of Land Management - Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum
  • Job Reference #: 3670b
  • Salary ($): Hourly
  • Hourly Salary ($): 17.00
  • Job Qualifications:

    Undergrad or graduate students with a background in southwest archaeology and/or museum studies preferred. Experience with collections management databases and/or southwest US archaeological collections is a plus. Lack of local public transportation requires intern to provide vehicle for personal use. Free housing adjacent to Visitor Center is provided.

  • How to Apply:

    Click on the application button at this listing and follow the instructions to
    apply online.

  • Job benefits: Paid Time Off; Free housing provided
  • Physical Demands: Position involves both moderate physical activity and sedentary computer work. Ability to climb rolling ladder and lift ~40 lb box required.
  • Application Email: waso_cr-intern@nps.gov

Website National Park Service/NCPE Internship Program

Archaeological Curation Program Intern will assist the Bureau of Land Management-Canyons of the Ancients National Monument Visitor Center and Museum (BLM-CANM) Curation Program with the management of BLM archaeological collections and archival project documentation, focusing on cataloging and proper storage of items from sites on BLM-Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, as well as inventory of exhibited and stored archaeological collections.

Intern will be provided broad exposure to the workings of a Department of the Interior bureau curation facility and gain experience with the fundamentals of collections management:  cataloging, inventory, proper storage of artifacts, data entry into ICMS (Department of the Interior’s cataloging system), and organization of associated documentation.

Other duties include assisting staff with exhibitions, researcher access to the CANM collections, and participating in the CANM Curation Program’s Integrated Pest Management Program. The intern will work under the supervision of the CANM Museum Specialist. The Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum curates collections from the BLM – Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, a 176,000 acre monument as well as collections from public lands in southwest Colorado and southeast Utah.

  • 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 to $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 wordpress@preservenet.org to create a password – a strong, multi-character password is suggested. 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.

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