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🔗Cultural Resources Website Development & Communications Intern – 800 hours

  • Internship
  • NCPE Internship
  • Lowell, MA, USA
  • Hourly USD / Year
  • August 11, 2022
  • Department: NPS Interior Region 1, North Atlantic-Appalachian, Cultural Resources Division
  • Job Reference #: 4042
  • Hourly Salary ($): 17.00
  • Job Qualifications:

    A successful applicant will have a background in graphic design, web design, UI/UX, and a familiarity with Microsoft platforms. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrable SharePoint experience, but this is not required. Successful applicants will be organized, good with deadlines, have strong communication skills (both oral and written), work well both self-directed and as a member of a team, be detail oriented, and be a creative problem solver. A background or interest in cultural resources and information management is strongly preferred, but not required.

    Work will be performed remotely. While the selected applicant will be supplied with a government-issued laptop and PIV card, they must independently ensure they have access to a secure, comfortable, and safe space in which to perform their work. They must have access to a reliable internet connection.

    Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident, and enrolled at an institution of higher education or have graduated within the past 12 months. Prior to starting this position, a successful clearance of a government security background check will be required.

  • How to Apply:

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  • Job benefits: Paid Time Off (PTO)
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National Park Service/NCPE Internship Program

Interior Region 1’s Cultural Resources (CR) Division supports parks and programs across the region – from Maine to Virginia – to manage cultural resources according to law and policy and preserve and promote cultural resources which reflect our diverse national heritage. The selected intern will primarily provide assistance in the development of a regional SharePoint site for the CR Division. The intern will work alongside three CR professionals from the CR Division to develop the structure of the site and determine best methods of information storage and delivery. Pulling from existing survey responses and building on developed site plans, the intern will use knowledge of SharePoint, information management, and UI/UX design to develop a site that best serves the needs of regional CR staff. Preexisting SharePoint knowledge is helpful, but there will be ample training materials and opportunities to learn on the job. The intern will work with a team to upload and link appropriate materials and produce a useful, user-friendly, professional, and engaging site. They will serve as the primary point of contact for trial users and incorporate feedback and suggestions through the official launch of the site.

Additional responsibilities may include presenting to Division staff about how best to use the new CR site, documenting their site-building process, and assisting the division in the development of guidance materials.

Training will be provided in SharePoint site building, information management and delivery, and digital cultural resource preservation trends and standards. Learning opportunities will be provided for the intern to become familiar with the operations of the Division and the functional needs of CR professionals in the National Park Service. The intern will have the opportunity to work with each of the region’s CR programs, be introduced to a wide array of cultural resource professionals, and gain insight into the many varied aspects of the regional office’s initiatives, upcoming projects, and daily work.

This position is entirely remote. The selected intern will work with supervising staff to design a flexible work schedule that accommodates existing responsibilities. The selected intern will be provided a government-issued laptop and personal identity verification (PIV) card. Up to 800 hours (20 weeks at full-time) are available for the right candidate.

This position is offered by the National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE) in cooperation with the National Park Service. To be eligible you must be a current college-level student or recent graduate (within the past 12 months) in the cultural resources or allied fields; show academic promise; and a U.S. citizen. For more about eligibility and how to apply, visit

  • NCPE Internships: Eligibility & How to Apply


    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 or $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

    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.

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