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🔗Cultural Landscapes Inventory Intern – 400 hours

  • Internship
  • NCPE Internship
  • Washington D.C., DC, USA
  • 17.00 USD / Hour
  • February 22, 2023
  • Department: NPS National Capital Regional Office (NCRO)
  • Job Reference #: 3688
  • Job Qualifications:

    Knowledge of historic preservation, cultural landscapes, landscape architecture, and the National Register of Historic Places is required. Strong writing, research, and organizational skills is also required, while an interest or experience working with underrepresented histories is preferred. Writing samples may be required of candidates if interviewed. A working knowledge of ArcGIS Pro is very helpful as well as graphics programs such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Other requirements include a valid driver’s license and the ability to drive independently to remote work locations in the NCR. The ideal candidate will be pursuing a graduate degree in landscape architecture, history, historic preservation, or a related field. This is a full-time, temporary position that requires a commitment of 32 to 40 hours per week.

  • How to Apply:

    Click on the application button at this listing and following the instructions for applying online.

  • Job benefits: Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Physical Demands / Work Environment: Site investigations in parks may require some physical exertion including walking over uneven terrain, long periods of standing, and exposure to elements such as sun, rain, and humidity.
  • Application Email: waso_cr-intern@nps.gov

Website National Park Service/NCPE Internship Program

Intern works with and assists cultural landscape architects, historians, and other preservation professionals to complete updates to Cultural Landscape Inventories (CLIs) and other cultural landscape-related projects located in a variety of National Park sites in the National Capital Region (District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia) of the National Park Service (NPS). This in-person training opportunity will be located in Washington, D.C. and includes a combination of remote office work, in-person office work, and field documentation.

The internship involves researching the landscape history and associated physical development of a historic property; site visits and field work to document existing conditions with photographs and maps; analyzing landscape features; preparing CLI updates; entering information into the Cultural Resources Inventory System (CRIS) database; and performing other duties as assigned. This opportunity will allow the intern to learn about and participate in a preservation program by working directly with Federal cultural resource professionals in the National Capital Region Preservation Services team.

  • 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.

    Step 1: Click on the Apply for Job button, then select Universal Application. Click on Register to create a User Account, which requires a username and email. A link will be sent to you from manager@preservenet.org to create a password. We suggest that you add this email to your safe senders list so you don't miss receiving this important link. You will be instructed to Log In to Preservenet using your user name or email and password, which will take you back to the Universal Application.

    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.

    Step 3: Once you submit the Universal Application, you may browse and apply for NCPE internships using the link provided. Complete the application process by clicking on the Apply for job button found at each internship listing and upload the required Essay. Use the essay to explain why you are applying for an internship, including how your interest areas will benefit the National Park Service (NPS) and how the internship will further your studies and career goals. Be as specific as possible; there is a 400-word maximum length. Submit the essay to finish the application for that position. You may apply for a maximum of 6 internships during this application round. DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP!

    Once the deadline for submission has passed, NPS supervisors will review the applications and may contact candidates for a phone interview. Candidates who are not selected will be notified. Please allow about 4 weeks after the deadline before inquiring about the status of your application.

Logging in with a Registered User Account and completing the Universal Application is required to apply for NCPE Internships. Please visit the Universal Application page to register for an account and complete the form. After logging in and completing the form, refreshing this listing will display the Job Application to apply online.



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