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🔗History and Archeology Collection Intern – 480 hours

  • Internship
  • NCPE Internship
  • Lexington, KY
  • 24.00 USD / Hour
  • Applications have closed
  • Department: Camp Nelson National Monument, Mill Springs Battlefield National Monument, Medger and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument
  • Job Reference #: 4105
  • Job Qualifications:

    The intern is expected to contribute to the museum collections program and carry out responsibilities in museum collections management. Desired competencies may include comprehensive knowledge and application of professional museum management policy, handling and caring for collection materials, and a proficiency at implementing collections management plans (housekeeping, integrated pest management, environmental monitoring). Proficiency with database management including ICMS/Re: Discovery or other similar programs is preferred. Attention to detail, flexibility, a willingness to learn, and communication skills are important for this position. A museum studies or archeology concentration or background is required.

  • How to Apply:

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

  • Job benefits: Paid Time Off (PTO), Travel Stipend, Housing Allowance
  • Physical Demands / Work Environment: Must be able to lift 40 lbs.
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National Park Service/NCPE Internship Program

This internship provides museum collections support for Camp Nelson National Monument, Mill Springs Battlefield National Monument, and Medger and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument.

The intern will work under the supervision of National Park Service (NPS) Historians and Cultural Resource program managers on rehousing and cleaning historical and archeological museum objects, and generalized collections care work. Duties include handling and cleaning museum objects, creating custom mounts and supports for collections in storage, database entry (updating catalog records), assisting in annual inventories, integrated pest management, and environmental data collection of museum facilities. The position will include traveling between the parks in Kentucky and Mississippi. Additional tasks may include aiding with research requests as assigned.

The successful candidate will gain hands-on experience in preserving different collection and object types and managing collection storage and exhibit spaces. The position is onsite in Lexington, KY, beginning mid-May for 12 weeks. Housing and travel stipends are provided.

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.