Website National Park Service/NCPE Internship Program
The museum intern will assist with the inventory, cataloging, and photographing of a wide variety of artifacts from Keweenaw National Historical Park, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, and Isle Royale National Park (managed under the Lake Superior Collection Management Center in Calumet, MI). Collections include historical and archeological artifacts related to Lake Superior shipwrecks, early 20th century recreational cabins and fisheries, copper mining, and historic structures; and artwork produced as part of Isle Royale National Park’s Artist in Residence program.
Other duties may include packing, moving, and rehousing artifacts, preventive conservation projects, assisting in the organization of museum registration files, museum housekeeping, and environmental monitoring.
Three museum intern positions are available – (2) 1200 hour positions and (1) 600 hour position.
Isle Royale National Park preserves and interprets the ecosystems and cultural sites of a remote island archipelago in Lake Superior, including sites of prehistoric mining from up to seven thousand years ago, commercial fishing and trapping, lumbering, industrial mining, Great Lakes maritime history, and resorts.
Keweenaw National Historical Park preserves and interprets the story of copper in the Keweenaw Peninsula from pre-history to the present day, with an emphasis on the geology of the unique resource (the elementally pure copper of the region), its extraction and use in pre-history, immigration to the area from other parts of the world, industrial mining of the nineteenth century when the district led the world in the production of copper, and the communities that developed around and supported the mines.
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore preserves and interprets the natural beauty of the figured stone cliffs on the shore of Lake Superior which has been considered culturally significant since prehistoric times, and the ecosystems of the surrounding area, as well as the cultural sites located within the lakeshore, associated with commercial fishing and trapping, lumbering, Great Lakes maritime history, and resorts.
These positions are sponsored by the National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE) in cooperation with the National Park Service.