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🔗National Catalog Intern – 800 hours

  • Internship
  • NCPE Internship
  • Harpers Ferry, WV
  • 17.00 USD / Hour
  • Applications have closed
  • Department: NPS - Washington Office, Museum Management Program
  • Job Reference #: 4106
  • Job Qualifications:

    Applicants must demonstrate strong computer, research, writing, and organizational skills. A background in history, museum studies, archeology, archives, geology, biology, paleontology, or other courses related to the management of museum collections is highly desirable.

  • How to Apply:

    Click on the application button at this listing and follow the instructions to apply online.

  • Job benefits: Paid Time Off (PTO), housing allowance
  • Physical Demands / Work Environment: Requires frequent sitting, standing, walking, carrying, and reaching with hands and arms. Manual dexterity required for computer keyboard/mouse and other office equipment. Frequently moves up to 50 lbs. Indoor, office environment conditions; indoor air quality is good, and temperature is controlled. Moderate noise such as in a business office with equipment and light traffic.
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Website National Park Service/NCPE Internship Program

The Museum Management Program is part of the National Park Service – Washington Office that provides advice and technical assistance to over 400 parks pertaining to museum collections acquisition, documentation, preservation, protection, use, and disposal. The intern will work with the Museum Registrar to provide support to the National Catalog, the Service-wide repository for museum catalog records located in the Bombshelter in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. The Bombshelter also contains a small history collection called the NPS Clearinghouse.

The primary purpose of the position is to assist with the processing of annual submissions of museum catalog records for the parks and the National Catalog archive. Other duties will include evaluating catalog records against cataloging standards for the disciplines of art, archeology, archives, ethnology, history, biology, paleontology, and geology; learning the Interior Collections Management System (ICMS); and performing routine museum maintenance activities such as environmental monitoring and pest management. Work is based at the National Catalog in the Bombshelter in Harpers Ferry, WV.

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 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.