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🔗Black and Indigenous Women’s History Intern – 1200 hours

  • Internship
  • NCPE Internship
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • October 25, 2021
  • Department: National Park Service - Interior Region 1
  • Job Reference #: 4007a
  • Salary ($): Hourly
  • Hourly Salary ($): 15.00
  • Job Qualifications:

    Candidates will demonstrate excellent research and writing skills and graduate-level knowledge of Native American History, African American history and/or women’s history.  Strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently, familiarity engaging diverse audiences, and experience with public history is favored.  Candidates from Tribal Colleges and Universities and HBCUs are encouraged to apply.

  • How to Apply:

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

  • Job benefits: Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Application Email:

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.

  • NCPE Internships: Eligibility & How to Apply


    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 $15.00 to $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

    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 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. 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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