Job Listing
🔗African American Civil Rights History Intern – 800 hours

  • Internship
  • NCPE Internship
  • Philadelphia, PA (Remote)
  • 20.00 USD / Hour
  • February 22, 2023
  • Department: Northeast Regional Office - History and Preservation Assistance
  • Job Reference #: 4060e
  • Job Qualifications:

    Seeking a graduate level student with a background in African American history and a working knowledge of historical methods, research, good writing ability, organizational skills, and interpersonal skills

  • How to Apply:

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

  • Job benefits: Paid Time Off (PTO), travel stipend, housing allowance
  • Application Email: waso_cr-intern@nps.gov

National Park Service/NCPE Internship Program

The intern will work under the supervision of Interior-Region 1 North Atlantic- Appalachian (former Northeast) Regional Office, History and Preservation Assistance Historians on two projects related to the recently completed Historic Resource Study on Segregation in Virginia’s National Parks, 1916-1965. The study’s goal was to place National Park Service (NPS) resources within historic contexts of the long Civil Rights Movement starting with the establishment of Virginia NPS units in the 1930s and ending with the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The study explores the de jure and de facto practices of racial separation at NPS units in Virginia during this period.

The first project will implement the next phase of the Segregation in Virginia’s National Parks Historic Resource Study’s oral history research component to contextualize the African American perspective, as the African American voice has not been fully explored within this study. The intern will perform a gap analysis of the study identifying African American historical actors who challenged the agency’s discriminatory practices. The deliverables will be (1) an annotated identification list of potential oral history participants, (2) a biographical sketch of a person of interest identified through the gap analysis, (3) the intern will share their findings through a brown-bag webinar presentation hosted by the region. The second project will build on existing research from the Segregation in Virginia’s National Parks Historic Resource Study. The intern will assist in completing and submitting applications for each of the 6 case study NPS sites explored in the study to be added to the National Park Service’s African American Civil Rights Network (AACRN).

This is a hybrid internship with most work being done remotely. It will also include a trip to a National Park Service unit in Virginia. At the conclusion of this internship, the intern will have gained experience and exposure in historical research, public history methods, and the cultural resources field. This internship also includes a $600.00 travel stipend and a $2,000.00 housing allowance.

  • NCPE Internships: Eligibility & How to Apply

    Benefits

    All NCPE interns received an hourly stipend, the rate is listed at each position description. Additionally, interns receive paid time off (PTO), paid Federal holidays if working full-time, and access to NCPE's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for career and personal counseling, coaching, and referrals. Project sites may also offer a housing allowance and/or commuting stipend; this information is also listed in the description or offered during the interview.

    As an organization operating under Public Land Corps Act (PLC) authority, many NCPE positions qualify the intern for Federal Hiring Preference if (1) they complete a minimum of 640 hours at one or more qualifying conservation project(s); (2) are between the ages of 16 and 30 years (35 if a veteran); and (3) apply for a Federal position at USAJOBS with PLC noted in the announcement within two years of completing the internship. Find out more about this hiring preference during the interview or contact manager@preservenet.org for details.

    Eligibility

    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 $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 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 manager@preservenet.org 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, labeled Your Last Name_Your First Name_Transcript. (2) a resume or CV (curriculum vitae). Please limit to a maximum of 4 pages; 2 pages preferred. May be .doc, .docx or PDF. Label Your Last Name_Your First Name_Resume. 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.

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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