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🔗Natural Resources Archive Information Intern – 800 hours

  • Internship
  • NCPE Internship
  • Skagway, Alaska
  • 17.00 USD / Hour
  • Applications have closed
  • Department: Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park; Natural Resources Management, Park Curation & Archives
  • Job Reference #: 4058
  • Job Summary: Evaluate Natural Resources records at Klondike Gold Rush NHP and prepare selected items for archiving, with training and oversight from the Park's Museum Curator and Natural Resources Manager.
  • Job Qualifications:

    The internship is suitable for a candidate whose primary interest is information/archival management but is curious about applied biology; or a candidate whose primary interest is applied biology with a desire for more experience with information/archival management.

    • Experience with data collection and/or management; or coursework in pursuit of a degree in biological or physical sciences, natural resource management, ecology or similar fields; or coursework in information management archiving or similar fields with an interest in biology or Alaska environments
    • Ability to focus and give attention to detail, with data management and with writing composition
    • Applicant must pass a government background check to get access to the Park’s computer system
  • How to Apply:

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

  • Job benefits: Park housing will be provided at no cost to the intern as well as a $1,000 travel allowance.
  • Physical Demands / Work Environment: Optional field experiences will require the ability to do moderate hiking and carry moderate loads, at times in challenging environmental conditions. Thorough safety protocols, training and personal protective gear will be provided.
  • Application Email: carolyn_furbish@nps.gov

Website National Park Service/NCPE Internship Program

The intern will process and review physical and digital files from the Natural Resources Program.  Working with the Natural Resources Manager, the intern will determine the suitability of files for inclusion in the park archive and, if deemed archival, prepare the metadata for submissions after training from the Museum Curator. Files include operations records, project files, scientific studies, environmental planning field notes, reports, photographs, compliance, partnership records, etc.

The intern will be given the opportunity to accompany field staff collecting data for a number of natural resources projects so they will have context for the records they are evaluating.  These projects include such activities as snow survey, coastal waterbird survey, air quality monitoring, and invasive exotic plant monitoring.

This project will produce sets of physical and digital natural resources documents ready to archive, sets of documents not selected for archiving but useful for operations, and sets of documents ready for disposal.

This internship is sponsored by the National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE), in cooperation with the National Park Service. Review eligibility requirements at https://preservenet.org/ncpe-internships/