🔗Museum Collection Intern – 400 hours
National Park Service/NCPE Internship Program
The successful candidate will work with Museum Collections and Archives regional and park staff to meet National Park Service (NPS) curation standards for managing museum and archival collections. Major duties will include assisting regional staff with tracking incoming annual museum reports from parks, along with processing and cataloging archival materials and museum objects, regular housekeeping and environmental monitoring tasks, packaging and handling archives and objects. The intern will assist with assessing park museum storage facilities for deficiencies and climate change risks and threats to establish baseline documentation. The intern will work with staff to develop recommendations and plans for facility improvements in response to these threats. Other projects may involve packing and moving museum collections, working with curatorial teams from around the NPS, and providing document reviews for parks and region-level planning documents. Housing and transportation are the intern’s responsibility although a housing allowance is 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 https://preservenet.org/ncpe-internships/ 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.