Job Listing
🔗Historic Preservation Intern – 1050 hours; 540 hours

  • Internship
  • NCPE Internship
  • Longmire, WA, USA
  • October 25, 2021
  • Department: Mt. Rainier National Park
  • Job Reference #: 3660
  • Salary ($): Hourly
  • Hourly Salary ($): 17.00
  • Job Qualifications:

    Applicants with a background in architecture, landscape architecture, historic preservation, or related disciplines. Preference for candidates with working knowledge of inventory methodology, National Register of Historic Places criteria, and architectural history.

  • How to Apply:

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

  • Job benefits: Paid Time Off (PTO); low-cost park housing available
  • Application Email: waso_cr-intern@nps.gov

Website National Park Service/NCPE Internship Program

Ascending to 14,410 feet above sea level, Mount Rainier stands as an icon in the Washington landscape. An active volcano, Mount Rainier is the most glaciated peak in the contiguous U.S.A., spawning five major rivers. Designated a national park in 1899, Mount Rainier is significant for its archeological, historical, cultural, and natural features.

Two interns are sought to update, expand, and revise the National Historic Landmark District (NHLD) for Mount Rainier National Park, and will seek concurrence from the Washington Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation. All structures determined eligible for the NHLD will also be added to the List of Classified Structures database. The project will be led by Mount Rainier staff who meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards.

The NHLD was designated in 1997. Structures included were based on a Historic Structure Inventory done in 1982. Research at the park over the last 20-plus years has provided new information that should be included in the NHLD so that the document truly reflects the district’s significance. It is necessary to periodically update the NHLD to assure that structures and landscapes that were overlooked in the original survey or that are now eligible for inclusion in the NHLD are added, and those that either no longer exist or no longer retain integrity are removed. The nomination is a critical document for managing the park’s historic properties, and it allows the park to meet the requirements of DO 28 and Section 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act.

Two positions of varying length are available.

  • 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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