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CRDIP Cultural Resource Management Intern- AmeriCorps


Summary: American Conservation Experience, a Non-Profit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is seeking ONE Cultural Resource Management Intern interested in dedicating 10 weeks in support of National Park Service. This is an opportunity for the prospective intern to work with the cultural resource professionals at Great Smoky Mountains National Park to create a GIS storymap. 

This excellent opportunity is ideal for an enthusiastic young professional who is deeply committed to the preservation of our national parks. Applicants must have strong interest in a career in cultural resource management. They will have a chance to expand horizons of cultural resource knowledge and experience.  

Start Date: June 5, 2017

End Date: August 11, 2017

Duration: A 10 week duration is required

Location: Gatlinburg, TN


Project Partner Website: For more information regarding Great Smoky Mountains National Park, or the National Park Service, please visit For more information on the ACE Internship Program, please visit:

Compensation: $400/week, $640 relocation stipend 

Housing: Park housing units are available in various locations in the Park. Often these are within walking distance of the primary work location but at times interns are placed within a short drive of the primary work location. Park housing is typically shared housing. An effort is made to provide individual bedrooms but if housing demand is high some sharing of bedrooms may occur. Other living spaces such as kitchens, bathrooms, dining and living spaces are shared. Occupants of park housing are expected to be responsible, respectful and accountable for his/her living space. Laundry facilities are available on site.  

AmeriCorps: This position may be eligible for a 300 hour AmeriCorps Education Award ($1,221.96) upon successful completion of the term.

Position Description: This intern position involves working with the cultural resource professionals at Great Smoky Mountains National Park to create a GIS storymap. The intent of this storymap is to be an online interpretive tool available to the general public. It is to be representative of the magnitude cultural resources in the park and the complexity of managing these resources. To gather information for the storymap, the intern will work along-side of archaeologists, cultural landscape architects, museum curators, interpreters and the park's historic preservation crew. In the process of working with cultural resource staff the intern will be exposed to methods of archaeology fieldwork and will complete both archaeology and historic structure condition assessments. Some of this work will require hiking to various points in the park. The product for the storymap will be the text, photographs, and video in appropriate formats to easily be used by park GIS staff to create an inviting and educational storymap.  

Mentoring: The intern will need to work closely with various cultural resource professionals in order for them to successfully adequately convey through the storyboard the complexity of cultural resources in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. They will be supervised by the cultural program manager but work extensively with and be mentored by the park's archaeology and museum collection staff.  Typically there are numerous other interns and seasonal staff living and working in the park during this same period of time. This provides a great opportunity to socialize and build friendships with other youth with differing backgrounds and work/educational interests but with a common interest in the national parks and conservation.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate their skills and experience through their resume and application and be in pursuit of or have a 4-year degree in historic structures, cultural landscapes, museum studies, cultural resource management, archaeology, public history, or relevant field. A passion for cultural resource management and museum/collections work is required for this position.


  • US Citizenship or Permanent Resident
  • Intern must be between the ages of 18 and 35
  • Ability to undergo a federal criminal history check
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Precise attention to detail
  • Ability to research using both primary and secondary sources of information
  • Ability to work with digital photographs and video
  • Willingness to learn new skills and work well independently and within a team 


  • Previous experience working with GIS and storymap creation would be helpful, but training will be provided


The intern 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 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 position can close at any time.  If you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact the Diversity, Inclusion, and Special Projects Manager, Katy Dalrymple at 385.249.7215 or

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