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🔗History Program Intern – 640 hours

  • Internship
  • NCPE Internship
  • Philadelphia, PA (Remote)
  • 20.00 USD / Hour
  • Applications have closed
  • Department: NPS Interior Region 1 - History and Preservation Assistance
  • Job Reference #: 4100
  • Job Qualifications:

    Working knowledge of American history and cultural resource management preferred. Demonstrated writing ability, with a preference towards writing for general/public audiences is highly desired. Applicant should be experienced in historical research and writing. Familiarity with the National Register of Historic Places is preferred, but not required. This position is very research and writing focused and, as such, applicants should be self-motivated and able to operate independently with minimal direct oversite/task direction.

  • How to Apply:

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

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

This internship will support the Park History program in the National Park Service’s Region 1 office by completing historical research or reviews for Historic Resource Studies, Special History Studies, Administrative Histories, and National Register Nominations. The primary goal for the internship is to complete discreet research and documentation projects. Research and review for history projects (Historic Resource Studies, Administrative Histories and Special History Studies) will include project scoping for upcoming projects and or preparation of annotated bibliographies which may include travel and research in on-site archives and review of secondary sources in related topics. Research and review of National Register nominations may include survey and evaluation of historic resources within park units as part of preparation for a new project or as part of a Determination of Eligibility.

The intern will work under the supervision of the Regional Historian and directly with historians, historical architects, and community planners within the History and Preservation Assistance group, as well as with relevant park cultural resources staff to complete assigned research and analysis of park history and historic resources. The History and Preservation Assistance staff provide a wide range of services and technical information to help parks and our nation’s citizens and communities identify, evaluate, protect, and preserve historic resources. The program’s diverse partners include State Historic Preservation Offices, state and local governments, tribes, federal agencies, universities and colleges, non-profits, and the interested public.

There is a possibility for this to be a remote, or partially remote position, with some travel to Philadelphia or relevant park units to build familiarity with park resources and staff. Work may expand to include other related assignments as required.  Workload may be part time depending on scheduling and need.

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.