in the National Park Service
Resources Diversity Program lists the websites of and contacts for other
National Park Service programs that offer internships or summer employment
in historic preservation, cultural resources, and related work.
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park:
Ferry NHP is in Harpers Ferry, West
Virginia, surrounded by the panoramic scenery of
the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers.
The curatorial program offers a 12-week internship to work with a major
National Park Service museum collection; For complete details contact
Richard Raymond at 304/535-6497, or email@example.com.
The education division offers several 12 to 15-week internships to assist
in the operation and management of that office; for complete details
contact David Fox at 304/535-6282, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dormitory housing is provided, plus a weekly stipend from the volunteer program.
Contact the park division for deadlines/ availability of the position(s).
For more internship opportunities at the park, visit the Harpers Ferry website.
Heritage Documentation Programs
HABS/HAER/HALS: The Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic
American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscape Survey of the
National Park Service offers summer
employment in 2006. 12-week summer jobs beginning May/June involve
documenting historic sites and structures of architectural, landscape and
technological significance throughout the country; the application deadline
is January 16, 2007 (postmark date). Also look for internships
and fellowships in architectural history, architecture, and
Heritage Preservation Services:
Preservation Internship Training Program, operated jointly with the National
Center for Preservation
Education, gives undergraduate and graduate students opportunities to
undertake short-term research and administrative projects with the National
Park Service either during the summer or the school year. The program
trains our future historians, archeologists, architects, curators,
planners, archivists by fostering an awareness of the National Park Service
cultural resource management activities and providing the opportunity to
work under the direction of experienced professionals in the field of
historic preservation. The application deadline is
National Park Service: The Employment Information web page includes a career
guide, seasonal employment, job
announcements and general information about internships. In addition, see the
listings on this page for specific opportunities with National Park Service
parks, offices, and programs.
The Park NAGPRA internship program provides opportunities for Native
American students to work in parks, centers, and offices nationwide on
projects related to the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation
Act (NAGPRA). Interns will help manage the treatment and
disposition of cultural items that are in the possession or control of NPS.
Projects may include working with archeological and ethnographic
collections, assisting with consultation meetings, assisting with the
repatriation of Native American human remains and cultural items, or
administrative tasks. For more information contact Mary S. Carroll, Park
NAGPRA Program Lead, 303/969-2300, email@example.com.
Program: The Social Science Program of the National Park
Service offers semester-long graduate student internships based in Washington,
DC. Graduate student interns with the
NPS Social Science Program work with the Visiting Chief Social Scientist
and other program staff on research and technical assistance projects that
deliver usable knowledge to NPS managers and the public. For more
information visit the Social Science Program website.
Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island:
The Statue of
Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island at Liberty
Island, New York, NY, will
take on interns during the summer. Interns will have the opportunity to
work on various projects involving research and collections management that
will contribute to the documentation, preservation, and interpretation of
the historic site's cultural resources. For more information, please
contact Diana Pardue, 212/363-3206 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Conservation Association:
The Student Conservation Association is an organization
that places high school students, undergraduate and graduate students in
internships for conservation service, cultural resources work, and
urban-green spaces programs across the country, many of which are with the
National Park Service. Visit their
website at www.thesca.org.
For a list of internship
opportunities with non-National Park Service entities, go to the Other
Internship Programs page of our website.
For information on scholarships and fellowships for students
and researchers, go to the Colleges & Universities
page of our website.
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