American Conservation Experience - Member
  • National Park Service
  • Salem, MA, USA
  • Internship
  • CRDIP

Summary: American Conservation Experience, a Non-Profit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service is seeking ONE CRDIP Education/Interpretation Intern interested in dedicating 10 weeks in support of the National Park Service at Salem Maritime and Saugus Iron Works National Historic Sites in Salem, Massachusetts.

This is an opportunity to serve on researching a "Crew List" which documents the sailors - both black and white - aboard the original 1797 tall ship, Friendship of Salem, of which the National Park Service has a replica docked at Derby Wharf on the grounds of Salem Maritime. The intern will use the research to propose an interpretive or educational talk, program, or product to communicate the information gleaned about the crew.

 

Start: June 11, 2018

End: 10 weeks from start date

Duration: *10 weeks minimum commitment required*

 

The Cultural Resources Diversity Internship Program (CRDIP) is a special professional development internship offering that supports undergraduate and graduate students, from underrepresented populations, who wish to gain exposure to and experience in the historic preservation/cultural resources fields of work. Applicants must be 18-35 and either A) in pursuit of a higher education degree or B) still be within two years of graduation from a degree program. 

 

Check out CRDIP.org for more information on the program.

 

Project Website: For more information regarding the Salem Maritime and Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site, or the National Park Service, please visit: https://www.nps.gov/sama. For more information on ACE, please visit: www.usaconservation.org.

 

Location: Salem, Massachusetts

 

Compensation: The ACE CRDIP Intern will receive $400/week paid out every two weeks.  Each intern will also receive a one-time $640 travel stipend to offset the cost of relocation.

 

AmeriCorps: This position may be eligible for a 300-hour ($1,230.69) AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of internship service hours. Additional enrollment is required.

 

Housing: Park housing is not available for this position, but reasonable housing costs in the area will be covered by ACE.

 

Project Goals:

  • Acquire skills in using primary sources and historical research to make African/African American history and maritime heritage visible and more accessible to diverse audiences.
  • Gain an understanding of how different audiences engage with underrepresented race, class, gender, and labor history in the Northeast.
  • Assist in building and expanding collaborations among schools, teachers, academic institutions, community organizations, and/or local stakeholders to address underrepresented histories.

 

Position Description: The selected applicant will serve on researching a "Crew List" which documents the sailors-both black and white-aboard the original 1797 tall ship, Friendship of Salem, of which the National Park Service has a replica docked at Derby Wharf on the grounds of Salem Maritime. The intern will use the research to propose an interpretive or educational talk, program, or product to communicate the information gleaned about the crew.

The intern will consider a variety of strategies to communicate the research, including presenting interpretive talks/programs, or developing and designing a Junior Ranger activity, park brochure, or educational activity. In order to maximize the professional development and learning opportunity for the intern, the intern will propose ideas and have a voice in the decision-making process on the type of product to be developed.

This internship will give a student the opportunity to learn about African American history and maritime heritage at an NPS site in the Northeast Region and engage with recent historical research and newly uncovered documents. The intern will be supporting the site in its commitment to preserve and tell history relevant to and inclusive of all Americans. Additionally, this internship will allow a student the opportunity to serve with National Park Service education and interpretation staff, public history professionals from academic institutions, to learn about career opportunities, and to support his or her personal, professional and educational enrichment.

 

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate their skills and experience through their resume and application and be in pursuit of obtaining or within two years of having obtained a Bachelor/Master/PhD degree in history, anthropology, cultural resource management, archaeology, public history, or other relevant field.

Required:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • Must be 18 to 35 years of age and are in pursuit of a higher education degree or within two years of graduation.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely with resource professionals within NPS.
  • Must have effective communication skills with diverse audiences;
  • Ability to self-direct alone and effectively participate in a group or small team environments.
  • Must have a valid driver's license, clean driving record, and ability to provide documentation.
  • English proficiency is necessary.
  • Ability and willingness to undergo a federal criminal background check is required.

The CRDIP Intern must be willing and able to represent ACE and the NPS in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner. Drug users should not consider applying, as ACE reserves the right to require drug testing. 

 

To Apply: Please submit a thoughtful resume and cover letter along with contact information for 3 professional references using the APPLY NOW section located on the upper right-hand corner of the position listing on our website here: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/.

NOTE: Early consideration will be given as applications are received. This posting may close at any time. If you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact the ACE EPIC NPS Recruitment Specialist Zoe Moskwa at zmoskwa@usaconservation.org.

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