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🔗Tribal Historic Preservation Program Intern – 460 hours

  • Internship
  • NCPE Internship
  • Washington D.C., DC, USA
  • October 25, 2021
  • Department: Tribal Historic Preservation Program
  • Job Reference #: 3632/3249
  • Salary ($): Hourly
  • Hourly Salary ($): 17.00
  • Job Qualifications:

    Experience in one or more of the following fields is required: Historic Preservation, Native American/Indigenous Studies, Public Administration, or Law (or a related field). Experience with the National Historic Preservation Act or experience/enthusiasm for working with tribal cultural and historical resource management is preferred. Strong customer service / interpersonal skills are desired.  Other required skills include: knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, experience with file or database management, and strong written communication and editing skills. If selected for an interview, you may be asked to submit a writing sample.

  • How to Apply:

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

  • Job benefits: Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Contact Name: Jennifer Talken-Spaulding
  • Application Email: waso_cr-intern@nps.gov

Website National Park Service/NCPE Internship Program

The Tribal Historic Preservation Program is the National Park Service (NPS) office responsible for reviewing and approving applications submitted by federally recognized Tribes to enter into agreements with Tribal Historic Preservation Offices (THPO).  When fully executed, these agreements establish the THPO as the lead for historic preservation  responsibilities on tribal lands that would otherwise have been the responsibility of the State Historic Preservation Office.

Working with NPS staff, the intern will support the Tribal Historic Preservation Program by assisting with tracking partnership applications, reviewing partnership applications, as well as providing annual reporting review support to over 200 approved THPO partners.  Duties will include processing and aggregating annual activities reports, document tracking/filing, and serving as a point of contact between the Tribal Historic Preservation Program and THPOs, as well as other NPS programs that support THPOs. Additional duties may include documenting and archiving Program library items and tracking, reviewing, and drafting responses to incoming Tribal Historic Preservation Officer inquiries and program plans for review by Program Staff.  Depending on the applicant’s strengths and interests, duties could also include developing outreach materials for social media and web contexts and identifying new opportunities to reach out to prospective applicants.  The position is located in Washington, DC, but this position may be 100% remote as the majority of Program staff continue to work remotely during pandemic operations.

  • NCPE Internships: Eligibility & How to Apply

    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 $15.00 to $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 wordpress@preservenet.org to create a password – a strong, multi-character password is suggested. 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. (2) a resume or CV (curriculum vitae). Please limit to a maximum of 4 pages; 2 pages preferred. May be .doc, .docx or PDF. 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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