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🔗African American History Research Intern – 400 hours

  • Internship
  • NCPE Internship
  • Santa Fe, NM
  • 17.00 USD / Hour
  • Applications have closed
  • Department: NPS Intermountain Region - Park History Program
  • Job Reference #: 4060c
  • Job Summary: The Intermountain Region seeks a creative emerging professional to research the history of African American recreation in western National Parks.
  • Job Qualifications:

    Preferred candidates are recent graduates or current graduate students studying history or a closely related field. This position will be ideal for those interested in African American history, public history, historic preservation, western history, or environmental history. Candidates should be knowledgeable about American history and research methods. Archival research experience also beneficial.

  • How to Apply:

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

  • Job benefits: Paid Time Off, Housing Stipend
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National Park Service/NCPE Internship Program

The Park History Program of the Intermountain Regional Office (IMRO) provides technical assistance to over 80 parks on park baseline documentation. The Park History Program helps connect park staff to the most recent scholarship available.

The National Park Service’s Intermountain Region contains some of the crown jewels of the National Park Service – such as the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument in Montana, Zion National Park in Utah, Petroglyph National Monument in New Mexico, and San Antonio Missions National Historical Park in Texas – but not much is known about how African American visitors experienced these places. The successful candidate will review and synthesize secondary sources, identify parks in the region that relate to this topic, and investigate potential research opportunities. The position is based in Santa Fe, NM and the chosen candidate will have access to mentorship from a variety of historic preservation professionals.

The ideal candidate will be a student or recent graduate in history, with an interest African American history, public history, Western history, and related topics. An extension of this internship may be available for candidates interested in additional research.

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.