American Conservation Experience - EPIC & CORPS
  • National Park Service
  • Seneca Falls, NY, USA
  • Internship

Summary: American Conservation Experience, a Non-Profit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service is seeking ONE CRDIP 19th Amendment Interpretation Intern interested in dedicating 11 weeks in support of the National Park Service at the Women's Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, NY.


This excellent opportunity is ideal for an enthusiastic young professional who is deeply committed to researching and interpreting women's stories.  Applicants must have strong interest in history, natural science, communications, education, and/or park and recreation management.  


Start: TBD May, 2019

End: TBD August, 2019

Duration: *11 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. 


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Project Website:  For more information regarding the Women's Rights National Historic Park please visit:, or the National Park Service, please visit: For more information on ACE, please visit:


Compensation:The ACE CRDIP Intern will receive $440/week paid out every two weeks.


AmeriCorps: This position may be eligible for a 300-hour ($1,252.91) AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of internship service hours. Additional enrollment is required.


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


Position Description: In 1848, five women convened the First Women's Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, NY, and launched a movement for equality that continues today. This gathering marked the first time in American history that women and men publicly demanded women's right to vote. With 2020 approaching, Women's Rights National Historical Park is working with a number of museums, area partners, and neighboring park sites, including Harriet Tubman National Historical Park, on developing programming and special events for the suffrage centennial.

A CRDIP Intern would support this centennial commemoration work and create legacy materials by engaging in research on two topics:

  1. The role of abolition in the women's rights movement, specifically focusing on the work of abolitionists in Seneca Falls, Rochester, and Auburn, NY in the 1840s; and
  2. The intersectionality of racism and sexism at the 1848 convention, and how we can use the opportunity afforded by the centennial to reframe how we talk about the convention and the fact that it did not give everyone a voice or access to the rights being demanded.

The intern will spend three weeks with archival materials located in the park's collection, Syracuse University Library, the Seward House, and potentially other sites in Auburn or Rochester to delve into these two research topics. Upon completion of this research, the intern will spend three weeks distilling the content into information that can be shared on the park's website and other digital platforms. The intern will also present her/his/their research to the park staff and discuss with the Interpretation division how this information can be used in park programs to provide expansive, inclusive interpretation at the site. The remaining five weeks of the Intern's time will be spent working closely with the park's 2020 Planning Coordinator on preparing a pop-up exhibit on these topics to go on display in the park's visitor center.



Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have advanced research skills, be comfortable with communication, and have at least an introductory knowledge of women's suffrage. Intern must have strong writing skills. Prefer a degree in women's studies or history. Working knowledge of graphic design a plus.


  • 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:


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 Tori Klotz at (385) 522-3171 or

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