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🔗National Mall Cultural Resource Program Intern – 400 hours

  • Internship
  • NCPE Internship
  • Washington D.C., DC
  • 17.00 USD / Hour
  • February 22, 2023
  • Department: National Mall and Memorial Parks - Resource Management Division, Cultural Resource Program
  • Job Qualifications:

    Students seeking a graduate degree in cultural resource management (CRM), historic preservation, public history, or similar field, are desired. Candidates with strong writing, research, and analytical skills, strong oral communication, working knowledge of American history and historical methods, and a strong interest in park resource management, are sought. Previous knowledge of applicable laws and the National Register of Historic Places is a plus. The ability to handle a dynamic and fast-paced environment is essential.

  • How to Apply:

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

  • Job benefits: Paid Time Off (PTO), Travel Stipend, Housing Stipend
  • Physical Demands / Work Environment: The applicant must be able to walk long distances to participate in site visits.
  • Application Email: waso_cr-intern@nps.gov

Website National Park Service/NCPE Internship Program

The National Mall administers and protects iconic monuments and memorials in the nation’s capital, including the Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, and the Washington Monument, and a regional park system with over 1,000 acres of greenspace in Washington, D.C.

The park’s cultural resource (CR) program is responsible for compliance with Sections 106 and 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) for the identification and management of park cultural resources. The CR Program at the National Mall seeks an intern to assist with program operations and special projects, as assigned. Responsibilities include but are not limited to basic Section 106 compliance projects; researching information requests on park cultural resources; writing web articles on resource management topics; participating in site visits and attending internal planning and external public meetings; and other duties as assigned.

The intern will work under the supervision of the cultural resource program manager who will provide basic training on Section 106 of NHPA. The intern will develop a basic understanding of the Section 106 process, including Section 110, and the roles and responsibilities of the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) and the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC), planning review bodies involved in the establishment of national monuments and memorials and general planning for the nation’s capital.

NAMA is a fast-paced, energetic park environment that will provide unique exposure to the management and preservation of monuments and memorials. A housing and travel stipend is provided. The position is in-person with the opportunity for telework.

  • NCPE Internships: Eligibility & How to Apply

    Benefits

    All NCPE interns received an hourly stipend, the rate is listed at each position description. Additionally, interns receive paid time off (PTO), paid Federal holidays if working full-time, and access to NCPE's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for career and personal counseling, coaching, and referrals. Project sites may also offer a housing allowance and/or commuting stipend; this information is also listed in the description or offered during the interview.

    As an organization operating under Public Land Corps Act (PLC) authority, many NCPE positions qualify the intern for Federal Hiring Preference if (1) they complete a minimum of 640 hours at one or more qualifying conservation project(s); (2) are between the ages of 16 and 30 years (35 if a veteran); and (3) apply for a Federal position at USAJOBS with PLC noted in the announcement within two years of completing the internship. Find out more about this hiring preference during the interview or contact manager@preservenet.org for details.

    Eligibility

    To be eligible, applicants must be currently enrolled in a degree-seeking academic program or recently graduated (within the past 12 months) and be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. Interns are not eligible to work more than 1200 hours total in the program; previous interns must stay within this overall limit. The length of an internship can vary from 10 to 30 weeks if full time (40 hours per week) or longer if on a part-time schedule. If selected, the exact starting date will be determined by you and the NPS supervisor. The stipend rate is $17.00 per hour unless otherwise listed.

    The successful candidate is responsible for finding and paying for travel to and housing at the internship location; some exceptions apply. The supervising office may be able to assist in locating housing but it is ultimately up to the individual accepting the internship to find accommodation.

    The National Council requires all interns working in-person at Federal facilities and/or with Federal employees receive the Covid-19 vaccination. Please be advised that you may also be required to wear a mask, depending on the protocols adopted by your work site. Also be aware that, due to Government-wide security requirements, a background check will be required if you are selected for a position. This will include providing information about recent housing and employment history. The position supervisor will have more information about these requirements and procedures at the time of hiring. You may direct any questions to NCPE's Internship Program Director, Julee Johnson, at manager@preservenet.org.

    Please note that interns are not NCPE or NPS employees. Stipends are academic awards and taxes are not withheld, nor are social security contributions made on your behalf. These funds may be taxable, however, so consult a tax preparation professional if you have questions.

    How to Apply

    You may review NCPE's internship opportunities during the Summer and Winter application rounds without registering. Use the search function to find listings by location, keyword, or area of interest/category. Once you identify one or more positions of interest, there is a 3-step application process.

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    Step 2: The Universal Application is required to apply for all NCPE internships. You fill out this form only once. In addition to contact information, educational status, work history, and experience, it requires two attachments: (1) the 2 most recent years of academic transcripts. These may be unofficial transcripts if official versions are unavailable. PDF only, labeled Your Last Name_Your First Name_Transcript. (2) a resume or CV (curriculum vitae). Please limit to a maximum of 4 pages; 2 pages preferred. May be .doc, .docx or PDF. Label Your Last Name_Your First Name_Resume. This form may be saved as a draft and completed later. Use the link provided to return to the form.

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