Vanishing Treasures Intern – 800 hours
National Park Service/NCPE Internship Program
The intern will work under the direction of the Vanishing Treasures (VT) Program Manager to provide preservation assistance to National Parks throughout the American West. VT is a multi-regional program that supports the preservation of culturally significant, yet fragile architectural remains and archeological sites in the western United States; facilitates the perpetuation of traditional skills through training; and promotes connections between culturally associated communities and places of their heritage. Duties will include querying and analyzing existing architectural and archeological datasets to identify gaps and assist with the prioritization of resource management activities; collecting information from VT parks pertaining to preservation activities to compile into annual reports; and assisting in the preparation of condition assessments and treatment recommendations for a range of traditional western architectural types including adobe, log, wood frame, and stone and brick masonry with lime and earthen mortars. Work may include site visits and fieldwork.