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🔗Historical Research Intern – 640 hours

  • Internship
  • NCPE Internship
  • Sitka, AK
  • 17.00 USD / Hour
  • Applications have closed
  • Department: Sitka National Historical Park
  • Job Reference #: 4090a
  • Job Qualifications:

    An undergraduate degree in history. Working toward an advanced degree in history or professional achievement in historical research is preferred.

    Experience in public speaking.

    Some experience in Russian/Russian American History and/or experience in Alaskan Native History and Culture would be preferred, but not necessary.

  • 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

Sitka National Historical Park preserves the site of a battle between invading Russian traders and indigenous Kiks.ádi Tlingit. Totem poles from Tlingit and Haida areas line the park’s scenic coastal trail, and the restored Russian Bishop’s House is a rare reminder of Russia’s colonial legacy in North America.

The successful candidate will work full-time (40 hours a week) at Sitka National Historical Park primarily researching and compiling research on topics relating to Alaskan Native history and Russian American history. 4 days a week (32 hours) will be set aside for supervisor guided and self-guided research of historical topics, meant to enhance interpretation, education, and displays at the Park. 1 day will be set aside for the intern to present programs and/or interact with visitors at the historic Russian Bishop’s House.

Beyond working on historical research set by the supervisor, the Chief of Interpretation, the intern is expected to develop and present an hour-long historical presentation on the topic of their choosing by the end of their internship.

Additional hours may be available for the intern to continue their research and public interaction.

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.