🔗Archeological Collections Intern – 400 hours
National Park Service/NCPE Internship Program
The National Park Service (NPS) National Capital Region (NCR) Regional Archeology Program (RAP) provides for the study, protection, preservation, and interpretation of archeological sites and their collections located on or collected from NCR’s parks. This mission is accomplished by RAP archeologists from the NCR’s directorate of Resource Stewardship and Science (RESS), assisted by student interns and volunteers. The National Capital Region is a unit of the NPS that supports national parks in the Washington, D.C. area. It consists of 13 park units in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.
This is a laboratory position based at the National Park Service (NPS) Museum Resource Center in Landover, Maryland. The successful candidates will work with and assist the Supervisory Collections Manager and other Regional Archeology Program (RAP) staff to improve the baseline documentation of archeological legacy collections from parks in the National Capital Area. Two interns will be hired, one for 400 hours and one for 640 hours.
Duties include updating and correcting baseline archeological records, 100% collections inventory and other collections management tasks. Additional duties (up to 20%) may be spent in the field, assisting with data collection, archeological site condition assessments and data entry into the Cultural Resources Inventory System (CRIS). May be called upon to assist with Section 106 and 110 compliance, including fieldwork and project write up. Assisting RAP with public education and outreach on National Capital Region (NCR) archeological resources may occur.
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.