Internship: Everglades National Park, Homestead

15 Oct 2018 10:35 AM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

The National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE), in cooperation with the National Park Service (NPS) and other partnering agencies, is pleased to offer internships during the 2019 academic year (January-May). NCPE has partnered with the NPS since 1992 to connect higher education students and recent graduates in historic preservation, cultural resource management, and related fields to projects at hundreds of sites and divisions within the NPS system and other agencies annually. Completing an application is the first step in securing an internship. See PreserveNet link at http://www.preservenet.cornell.edu/employ/ncpe.php

Work at the South Florida Collections Management Center in Everglades National Park, cataloging Dry Tortugas National Park resource management records. Duties include appraising, arranging, describing and cataloging records according to professional standards and using archival techniques. This is an ideal internship for students who are seeking or have completed archival science or library science degrees. Candidates should possess experience working with textual and digital archival records or have completed significant coursework on the subject. Own transportation required. Park housing may be available for rent but cannot be guaranteed.

The length of an internship can vary from 10 to 30 weeks if full-time (40 hours/week) or longer if on a part-time schedule. The exact starting dates will be determined on a case-by-case basis with the site supervisor. This position is a 1200 hour internship.

Stipends are paid at $15/hour. The position supervisor has details of the total stipend amount for a given position if you are called for an interview. Please note that interns are not NCPE employees or NPS contract employees; stipends are awards rather than wages. 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.

To be eligible, applicants must be currently enrolled in an academic program or recently graduated (degree received October 2017 or later). Interns are not eligible to work more than 1200 hours total in this program; previous interns in the program must stay within this overall limit.

Please be aware that, unless otherwise noted, interns are responsible for finding and paying for travel to and housing at the internship location. In some cases the supervising office may be able to assist in locating housing but it is ultimately up to the individual accepting the internship to find accommodations.

Also be aware that, due to Government-wide security requirements, a background check will be required for all positions if you are chosen for that position. This will include providing information about recent housing and employment history. The position supervisor will have more information about those requirements and procedures at the time of hiring. Please direct any question to waso_cr-intern@nps.gov.

Internal Number: 3269

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