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🔗Cultural Resource Research Intern – 400 hours

  • Internship
  • NCPE Internship
  • Santa Fe, NM (Remote)
  • 17.00 USD / Hour
  • Applications have closed
  • Department: Washington Area Support Office - Cultural Resources, Partnerships, and Science
  • Job Reference #: 4081a
  • Job Qualifications:

    Individual must be highly organized, have excellent writing skills, be able to research and summarize information, and be able to work both collaboratively and independently. They must be proficient in Microsoft software, including SharePoint, and should have a general understanding of the history of cultural resources management in the US.

  • 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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Website National Park Service/NCPE Internship Program

The intern will assist in developing resources to facilitate cultural resource regulatory and policy compliance for federal agencies. Tasks may include researching National Park Service (NPS) and Congressional records and other archives, coordinating with archeology subject matter experts within the NPS national office, and digitizing and organizing records. The intern will research federal legislation that has been enacted in the past 20 years, identifying laws and amendments, newly promulgated regulations, House reports, and other documents that pertain to the management of cultural resources on Federal lands. Documents will be digitized and compiled in a SharePoint library or other digital filing system. Other duties include drafting summaries of laws and regulations for inclusion on the NPS Archeology Program web site.

The intern will also research, locate, and organize resources supporting Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA) compliance. Documents may include policies, guidance, templates, examples, case studies, best practices, communication tools, training opportunities and other resources that might aid ARPA civil and criminal investigations, permit administration, and requirements related to public education and outreach. Documents obtained will be organized in a SharePoint library or other digital filing system. The intern will conduct extensive outreach to multiple federal agencies, and research software platforms that foster information sharing across the federal government.

The successful candidate will learn about federal program management at the national level and build knowledge of cultural resource management laws and regulations. This opportunity will allow for resume building and professional development, and offer networking opportunities and regular interaction with national subject matter experts in historic preservation.

The office is located in Santa Fe, NM, but this is a fully remote internship.

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.