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🔗Presidential Home Museum Collections Intern – 1040 hours

  • Internship
  • NCPE Internship
  • Johnson City, TX, USA
  • October 25, 2021
  • Department: Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, Museum and Historic Preservation Program
  • Job Reference #: 3615
  • Salary ($): Hourly
  • Hourly Salary ($): 17.00
  • Job Qualifications:

    Strong organizational skills are critical to this position as well as the ability to work as part of a team.  Education in the proper handling of museum objects, museum collections documentation, and a strong interest in conservation of museum collections are required.  Previous work experience with the ICMS database, experience in packing museum collections and a basic understanding of the physical composition of museum objects would be helpful.

  • How to Apply:

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

  • Job benefits: Paid Time Off (PTO); park housing may be available at no cost.
  • Physical Demands: The ability to lift up to 50 lbs, and climb stairs while carrying boxes is required.
  • Application Email:

Website National Park Service/NCPE Internship

The LBJ National Historical Park is embarking on an exciting project to rehabilitate President Johnson’s ranch house, aka the Texas White House. We are recruiting an intern for a 6 month (1040 hr) full-time position to assist our museum and preservation programs with our collections projects. The intern will work with the curatorial staff and a contracted move conservator to undertake a wide variety of tasks related to the assessment, cleaning, recording and packing of the portable objects from the Texas White House. This is an opportunity to work with highly trained conservators and museum professionals on the preservation of the contents of an iconic presidential home.

The internship will include training in the use of the Re:Discovery ICMS museum collections database, as well as hands-on work with collections to understand the intricacies of managing museum collections during a major move.  It will include working with collections previously housed in a high humidity environment which may have resulted in damage from mold.  In such situations, the intern will be provided appropriate personal protective equipment (respirator, gloves, coveralls) and will be required to pass a respiratory test conducted by a medical provider to determine their ability to were a hood respirator for work purposes.  The intern will be trained in the proper handling and basic cleaning and stabilizations of collections by an experienced and professionally trained conservator.  There may be opportunities to participate in other park projects related to digitization and oral histories. Free park housing may be available.

  • NCPE Internships: Eligibility & How to Apply


    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

    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 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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