National Park Service/NCPE Internship Program
The intern will work with History and Preservation Assistance (H&PA) Program staff of the Interior Region 1 North Atlantic-Appalachian (former Northeast) Regional Office. The H&PA program provides professional expertise, consultation, and technical assistance to parks and programs to protect, preserve, and share the history of resources from Maine to West Virginia. Staff also works with historic properties owned by entities outside the National Park Service (NPS) to identify, evaluate, and preserve places and stories that reflect our nation’s diverse heritage. In addition to the H&PA program, the intern will engage with the regional Cultural Resources team, including Tribal and Cultural Affairs.
The intern will conduct original research on women’s roles in governance and community building in the region’s tribal nations and free black communities of the 18th and 19th centuries; communities often omitted from the country’s origin stories. This research will build on regional efforts to tell All Americans’ Stories and provide historic context as the NPS explores ongoing efforts to form a more perfect union in preparation for the 250th-anniversary commemoration of American independence.
Through their research, the intern will examine the thematic connections of citizenship, liberty, and community linking people across time and place and explored in NPS commemorations of the recent centennial of the 19th Amendment and the upcoming 250th at historic sites across the United States. The intern will produce transfer of knowledge products that may include digital content, public programming, or presentations. Research will also contribute to expanding the scope and timeline of the Suffragist Stories Project, a comprehensive visual interactive map of social networks, overlapping reform movements, people, places, and the transfer of ideas around the country. The intern will gain insight into the region’s cultural resource management (CRM) programs and interdisciplinary projects and hands-on experience in cultural and historical research, partner outreach, and the incorporation of new stories into existing programming.
Remote duty station, with occasional paid travel required.
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