Job Listing
🔗Museum and Archival Collections Intern – 600 hours

  • Internship
  • NCPE Internship
  • Williamsport, MD, USA
  • October 25, 2021
  • Department: Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park-Cultural Resources
  • Job Reference #: 3637a
  • Salary ($): Hourly
  • Hourly Salary ($): 15.00
  • Job Qualifications:

    Applicants must demonstrate strong computer, research, writing, and organizational skills. All interested students and recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

  • How to Apply:

    Click on the application button at this listing and follow the instructions for applying online.

  • Job benefits: Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Application Email: waso_cr-intern@nps.gov

Website National Park Service/NPCE Internship Program

An engineering masterpiece, the 184.5-mile long C&O Canal transported goods to and from Georgetown, DC to Cumberland, MD in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Today, the C&O Canal National Historical Park hosts about 5 million visitors each year who enjoy its historical, natural, and recreational treasures.

The successful candidate will assist the park’s Cultural Resources Management Team with processing, re-housing, arranging, and creating a finding aid for archival and records material including but not limited to historic documents, photographs, audiovisual matter, and maps. Duties may include cataloging, digitizing, and describing images. Other duties may also include assisting with inventorying, documenting, and packing museum objects; museum housekeeping and IPM; assisting with documentation of park historic structures; and coordinating with the Interpretation Division on public history products. Duties may also include working outdoors under diverse weather conditions and driving to locations along the 184.5-mile length of the park. The weekly schedule and start date are negotiable. The intern is responsible for housing and transportation. Work is based out of park offices in Williamsport, MD.

  • 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.

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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