Cultural Resource Information Sharing Intern - National Park Service (Washington, D.C.)

  • Appalachian Conservation Corps
  • Washington D.C., DC, USA
  • Aug 04, 2022
Internship- Paid Advocacy and Policy Communication - Public Outreach Conservation/ Natural Resources Cultural Resources Parks

Job Description

Title: Cultural Resource Information Sharing Individual Placement

Location: Based out of Washington, DC (may include remote service opportunities)

Start Date: Flexible

Estimated End Date: 50 weeks following start date

Pay: $570/week + health benefits

Status: This is a full-time, temporary, 1700 hour AmeriCorps National Service position.

Questions? Contact ACCrecruiting@conservationlegacy.org

 

Position listing will remain open until filled. Please submit a resume and writing sample with your application. More details in the "How to Apply" section. Applications without a writing sample will not be considered.

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.

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.

Job Level

Entry-level

Sector

Government- Federal

Salary

$570/week + benefits

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