Appalachian Conservation Corps

Actively Recruiting:
Yes

Position title :
Cultural Resource Information Sharing Intern (National Park Service)

Deadline to apply :
09/30/2022

Type of Position :
Corpsmember / Intern

Town, City, Park, etc :
Washington, D.C. or remote

State / Territory :
District of Columbia

Position Description :

National Capital Region’s Cultural Resource Management:

The National Capital Region’s cultural resource programs provide parks support in identifying, evaluating, preserving, protecting, and managing their varied cultural resources in the areas of: Archeology, Civil Rights History, Cultural Anthropology, Cultural Landscapes, Cultural Resource Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Cultural Resource Planning and Compliance, Historic Architecture, History, Museum Program, National Historic Landmarks Program, Network to Freedom Program, and Preservation Partnership Programs.

Position Summary:

Appalachian Conservation Corps and the National Capital Region are seeking a Cultural Resource Information Sharing Individual Placement to tell the many stories of the diverse communities that exist within the United States, past and present.

This year long AmeriCorps position will work to provide Cultural Resource Management (CRM)-related support to the parks and partners in the National Capital Region through the development of reports and communications materials, fact sheets, web content and other media concerning National Park cultural resources topics that could range from archeology, anthropology, and history to historic architecture and cultural landscapes. Through their work, the intern will support the transfer of knowledge from historians and other cultural resource specialists to national park staff who rely on this information to make informed decisions about cultural resource care and broaden the park’s storytelling. The position will work with cultural resource programs serving national parks in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and portions of West Virginia.

Job Duties :

The Individual Placement (IP) will primarily work on office-based assignments with the capacity to serve remotely under the mentorship and support of the NPS Staff. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Reading and supporting development of scholarly and research reports
  • Distilling and summarizing large amounts of information
  • Writing compelling prose to deliver important messages
  • Highlighting engaging and relatable stories
  • Improving access to digital information
  • In addition, the IPs will be encouraged to attend NPS-sponsored trainings, and to take part in the activities of other resource programs

Housing is not provided

Additional Benefits :

Benefits:

  • $570/week living stipend, paid bi-weekly
  • Option to enroll in health, dental and vision insurance
  • $6,345 AmeriCorps Segal Education Award upon successful completion of 1700 hour service term (award amount varies based on length of commitment andcan be used for paying off federal student loans or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college)
  • Eligibility for the Public Land Corps Hiring Authority upon successful completion – noncompetitive hiring status for two years when applying for federal positions.
  • Possible federal student loan forbearance and interest payoff
  • Member Assistance Program – 3 free sessions of support with a counseling or work-life balance specialist
  • Additional subject-specific certifications and trainings may be offered
  • Depending upon the academic institution and program, positions may fulfill internship requirements
  • Professional development opportunities (mentorship, resume support, alumni listserv, etc.) and exposure to cultural resource career paths
Contact Information :

Maddie Interdonato, [email protected]