Job Listing
🔗Archaeology Intern – 640 hours

  • Internship
  • NCPE Internship
  • Ochopee, FL
  • August 8, 2021
  • Department: Big Cypress National Preserve
  • Job Reference #: 3694
  • Hourly Salary ($): 15.00
  • Job Qualifications:

    The ideal applicant has completed or is working toward, an undergraduate or graduate degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or History.

    -Coursework in Archaeological Method and Theory or Introduction to Archaeology.
    -Familiarity with ArcPro and/or ArcMap; and GPS/GNSS devices.
    -Proficient computer skills, including word processing and database programs.
    -Strong research, writing, and organizational skills.
    -Attention to detail and willingness to learn.
    -Previous archaeological fieldwork experience is desirable, but not required.

  • How to Apply:

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

  • Job benefits: Paid Time Off (PTO), commuting stipend.
  • Physical Demands: Ability to lift approximately 35-40 lbs; work outside in hot and humid conditions.
  • Contact Name: Victoria Menchaca
  • Application Email: waso_cr-intern@nps.gov

National Park Service/NCPE Internship Program

Big Cypress National Preserve, located in south Florida to the east of Naples and west of Everglades National Park, covers 729,000 acres of a mixture of temperate and tropical plant communities. Some of the major habitats of the Preserve include cypress swamps, marl prairies, pinelands, hardwood hammocks, and mangrove forests. Currently, the Preserve is looking for an archaeology intern to assist their Archaeologist in planning and conducting pre-burn archaeological surveys of Prescribed Burn Units planned for ignition in FY22 and FY23. This work is vital for the Preserve to establish baseline conditions of its sites before prescribed burn and wildfire activities occur.

Duties will include database research, shovel testing and screening in the field, artifact analysis, recording and updating site information, mapping using GPS and ArcPro, and assisting in the write up of project results. The work will be a mix of in-person and remote. However, travel to remote areas of the Preserve will also be required. These positions are sponsored by the National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE) in cooperation with the National Park Service.

  • NCPE Internships: Eligibility & How to Apply

    Eligibility

    To be eligible, applicants must be currently enrolled in a degree-seeking academic program or recently graduated (within the past 12 months). Interns are not eligible to work more than 1200 hours total in this program; previous interns must stay within this overall limit. The length of an internship can vary from 10 to 30 weeks if full time (400 to 1200 hours total) or longer if on a part-time schedule. If selected, the exact starting date will be determined by you and the NPS supervisor. Stipends are paid at $15.00 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 National Park Service (NPS) office may be able to assist in locating housing but it is ultimately up to the individual accepting the internship to find accommodation.

    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 manager@preservenet.org.

    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 wordpress@preservenet.org; click on it to create a password – a strong, multi-character password is suggested. 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. The 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.

    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.

Logging in with a Registered User Account and completing the Universal Application is required to apply for NCPE Internships. Please visit the Universal Application page to register for an account and complete the form. After logging in and completing the form, refreshing this listing will display the Job Application to apply online.



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