American Conservation Experience - EPIC & CORPS
  • National Park Service
  • Savannah, GA, USA
  • Internship
  • EPIC

Summary:  American Conservation Experience (ACE), a nonprofit Conservation, in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS), is seeking ONE Cultural Resource Documentation and Monitoring Intern interested in dedicating 26 weeks in support of Fort Pulaski National Monument. This position will cover a variety of cultural resource management projects such as compiling documentation for compliance of applicable historic preservation and environmental laws, field documentation during cultural resource management projects, and hands-on resource management experience.

This excellent opportunity is ideal for an enthusiastic young professional who is deeply committed to the preservation of our national parks!

 

Start Date: Summer 2018 (Exact date TBD)

End Date: 26 weeks from start date

*A 26-week Commitment is required*

 

Location: Fort Pulaski National Monument, Savannah, Georgia.

 

Project Website: To learn more about the Fort Pulaski National Monument, please visit https://www.nps.gov/fopu/index.htm. To learn more about ACE EPIC Internship Program, please visit: www.usaconservation.org.

Fort Pulaski National Monument was established by Presidential Proclamation No. 1713 (43 Stat. 1968) on October 15, 1928, and was later transferred to the Department of the Interior as part of the national park system in 1933. The national monument, which sits between Savannah and Tybee Island on the Georgia coast, encompasses 5,623 acres on Cockspur and McQueen's Islands. Within this setting, the monument contains a broad range of significant resources that reflect both the natural and cultural history of Georgia on the Atlantic coast.  FOPU preserves and interprets the 19th century masonry fort and associated landscape that illustrate the evolution of civil engineering and military technology, a continuum of historic resources from colonial times to the present day, and approximately 5,000 acres of nearly pristine salt marsh on McQueen's and Cockspur Islands in Savannah, Georgia.

 

Compensation: The ACE Interns will serve 40 hours/week and receive a living allowance of $450/week, paid biweekly for food and incidentals. Housing is not provided, so local applicants are highly encouraged to apply.

 

AmeriCorps Education Award: This internship position may be eligible for a 900-hour AmeriCorps Education award ($2,907.50) upon successful completion of internship service hours.  Additional enrollment is required.

 

Position Description: Park personnel will collaborate to offer the ACE Intern exposure to a wide range of cultural resource management activities while serving with the Facilities and Resource Management team at Fort Pulaski National Monument.

Specific duties include:

  1. Stone Repair
    • The intern will assist in research and documentation of the status of stonework within historic Fort Pulaski
    • The intern will work with park personnel to develop a strategy for stone repair that adheres to historic preservation and environmental laws and policies
    • The intern will assist with field projects and monitoring related to composite and Dutchman repairs for damaged sandstone
  1. Painting and Finishing
    • The intern will assist in field testing and documentation of painted metal features in historic Fort Pulaski
    • The intern will assist in preparation of metal features for paint and application of rust-inhibiting coatings
    • The intern will assist in the application of lime wash to selected areas inside Fort Pulaski
    • The intern will assist in the maintenance of historic and reproduction artillery as outlined in the park's Preservation Maintenance Plan
    • The intern will develop a record of treatment for metal features and artillery
    • The intern will create sample panels for paints and finishes used in the above project
  2. Other
    • The intern will assist with repair and/or installation of historic door and window hardware, plasterwork, and timber framing inside the fort
    • The intern will assist in the development of a monitoring plans for the Demilune retaining walls and for environmental conditions within the fort

 

Qualifications: Applicants must have a degree (or be pursuing towards a degree) in historic preservation, architectural history, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.  A combination of relevant education and appropriate experience is also acceptable. 

Required:

  • Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident. 
  • Intern must be between the age of 18 to 35 age (interns must be 21-35 to apply for any ACE position that requires or anticipates operation of agency or ACE vehicles for duties.)
  • A valid driver's license, a clean driving record, and a personal vehicle (documentation to be provided upon request).
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely with resource professionals within NPS.
  • Must have effective communication skills with diverse audiences, ability to serve alone and in a group.
  • Must be physically able to lift heavy objects (up to 40lbs.) and climb a step-ladder.
  • Comfortable with a fair amount of physical activity and a willingness to "get dirty".
  • Proficient with basic computer software.
  • Ability and willingness to undergo a federal criminal background check is required.

The interns must be willing 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://usaconservationepic.applicantpool.com/jobs/.

NOTE: Early consideration will be given as applications are received.  This position can 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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