Website National Park Service/NCPE Internship
This internship involves assisting in the re-evaluation of above-ground public-safety hazards associated with buildings in a challenging landscape in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve.
The 12-week internship will be fulfilled through four weeks of field work at Kennecott Mines National Historic Landmark (NHL), and eight weeks of remote work. During your stay in the park, you will conduct field work at the individual mine sites, located above the iconic Mill Town. Access to these sites will be primarily by hiking, climbing over 5,000 ft. in elevation. Helicopter use will be necessary to access more remote sites.
The objective of this internship is to:
- Document the existence, location, condition, physical hazard potential, and mitigation options for all above-ground mining-related objects around the mined landscape.
- Organize all information in a clear and retrievable format, and present findings to subject matter experts and Park leadership.
There are two 480-hour internships available.
This position is part of the Internship Program administered by the National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE). The program is a partnership between the National Park Service and NCPE. Eligibility requirements apply; visit https://preservenet.org/ncpe-internships/ for details and instructions on how to apply.
Qualified NCPE interns who successfully complete their internships may count their position towards earning a Public Land Corps (PLC) Non-Competitive Hiring Authority certificate. Once earned, the PLC hiring authority certificate may be used to apply for eligible Federal temporary, term, or permanent positions. Visit the website listed above for details about this benefit. Successful completion of the internship does not guarantee Federal employment.