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🔗Section 106 GIS Archeology Intern – 400 hours

  • Internship
  • NCPE Internship
  • Washington D.C., DC
  • 17.00 USD / Hour
  • Applications have closed
  • Department: National Capital Regional Office, Resource Stewardship & Science - Cultural Resources Program
  • Job Reference #: 4057c
  • Job Summary: Help improve the NHPA Section 106 review process in NPS-NCR parks by creating GIS data from archeological projects and resources for increased efficiency, accuracy, and resource preservation.
  • Job Qualifications:

    GIS proficiency required (certificate or substantive course work with the ability to produce GIS shapefiles independently); strong organizational skills; knowledge and experience in archeological field methods; knowledge of archeological theory; educational background in Archeology; completion of Archeological Field School and/or prior archeological fieldwork experience.

  • How to Apply:

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  • Job benefits: Paid Time Off (PTO)
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National Park Service/NCPE Internship Program

This internship will be focused on supporting the Section 106 and Cultural Resource Stewardship Assessment program in the National Capital Region (NCR) of the National Park Service (NPS). The successful candidate will gain experience with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, assisting in the coordination of project tracking and reviews for park projects by compiling existing GIS data from archeological projects and creating new GIS data from past projects at parks in the NCR. The selected individual will help develop and populate a GIS viewer that assists parks and regional cultural resource specialists in conducting NHPA Section 106 reviews.

The intern will gain experience in the NHPA Section 106 process and learn how historic property identification efforts intersect with defined “undertakings” and applying the criteria of adverse effects. They may also be tasked with applying the data to identified corrective actions in a park’s Cultural Resource Stewardship Assessment (CRSA). CRSAs are a tool that help parks assess the overall health of their cultural resource management program and identify areas for improvement. They may also be involved in supporting Section 106 training efforts in the region.

This is an excellent opportunity to be exposed to the broader principals of cultural resource management and compliance at the regional level in the NPS and put practical GIS skills to use in the NHPA Section 106 process.

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.