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🔗Facilities and Maintenance Intern – 560 hours

  • Internship
  • NCPE Internship
  • Natchez, LA, USA
  • Hourly USD / Year
  • August 25, 2022
  • Department: Cane River Creole National Historical Park
  • Job Reference #: 3653
  • Hourly Salary ($): $17.00
  • Job Qualifications:

    The successful candidate will have a combination of these skills and competencies:

    Knowledge and ability to operate commercial zero-turn riding mowers. Skill is needed to facilitate work that requires constant attention to working space and environment.
    Knowledge and ability to operate gas-powered equipment and other related equipment or tools and measuring devices to accomplish assigned tasks.
    Ability to use simple hand tools such as hammer, saw, brush and roller, screwdriver, wrench, trowel, electric drill/saw and other power tools in a safe and acceptable manner.
    Ability to read and skill to follow oral and written instructions and established work procedures related to repair and assembly assignments.
    Ability to learn simple, routine tasks relevant to specific trades and to follow established safety practices.
    Ability to perform routine equipment/shop maintenance tasks.
    Ability to operate light vehicles and equipment such as pick-up truck and utility tractor.
    Knowledge of custodial/janitorial work practices and the safe and correct use of cleaning chemicals used in janitorial duties.

  • How to Apply:

    Click on the application button at this listing and follow the instructions for applying online.

  • Job benefits: Paid Time Off (PTO); housing allowance
  • Physical Demands / Work Environment: Must be able to lift 50 lbs. Other: clean Drivers License
  • Application Email:

Website National Park Service/NCPE Internship Program

The Cane River region is home to a unique culture, the Creoles. Generations of the same families of owners and workers, enslaved and tenant, lived on these lands for over 200 years. Cane River Creole National Historical Park tells their stories and preserves the cultural landscape of Oakland and Magnolia Plantations.

The successful candidate will work with the Park Facilities team focusing on Historic Preservation and how it affects the operational aspects of the Park. The intern will actively use a “hands-on” approach to preserve masonry, wood, and cultural landscapes, in addition to conducting research on park documents for future project planning and preservation techniques while aiding in the documentation of current work being performed at the Park.  Other duties may include exhibit area maintenance, historic landscape maintenance and feature repair, assisting with interpretive programs and events, facility management work tracking, and construction and square footage estimating. The intern is responsible for transportation; a housing allowance is available. Located at Oakland and Magnolia Plantations in Natchez LA, the most intact French Creole cotton plantations in the U.S.

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.

    How to Apply

    You may review NCPE's internship opportunities during the Summer and Winter application rounds without registering. Use the search function to find listings by location, keyword, or area of interest/category. Once you identify one or more positions of interest, there is a 3-step application process.

    Step 1: Click on the Apply for Job button, then select Universal Application. Click on Register to create a User Account, which requires a username and email. A link will be sent to you from to create a password. We suggest that you add this email to your safe senders list so you don't miss receiving this important link. You will be instructed to Log In to Preservenet using your user name or email and password, which will take you back to the Universal Application.

    Step 2: The Universal Application is required to apply for all NCPE internships. You fill out this form only once. In addition to contact information, educational status, work history, and experience, it requires two attachments: (1) the 2 most recent years of academic transcripts. These may be unofficial transcripts if official versions are unavailable. PDF only. (2) a resume or CV (curriculum vitae). Please limit to a maximum of 4 pages; 2 pages preferred. May be .doc, .docx or PDF. This form may be saved as a draft and completed later. Use the link provided to return to the form.

    Step 3: Once you submit the Universal Application, you may browse and apply for NCPE internships using the link provided. Complete the application process by clicking on the Apply for job button found at each internship listing and upload the required Essay. Use the essay to explain why you are applying for an internship, including how your interest areas will benefit the National Park Service (NPS) and how the internship will further your studies and career goals. Be as specific as possible; there is a 400-word maximum length. Submit the essay to finish the application for that position. You may apply for a maximum of 6 internships during this application round. DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP!

    Once the deadline for submission has passed, NPS supervisors will review the applications and may contact candidates for a phone interview. Candidates who are not selected will be notified. Please allow about 4 weeks after the deadline before inquiring about the status of your application.

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