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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, Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument 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 provide multidisciplinary cultural resource management support to the park's Integrated Resource Management program. The position will assist in historic research, battlefield preservation, library and archival work, archaeological condition assessments, and other resource management tasks as assigned.  

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 historic preservation.

Start Date: June 5, 2017

End Date: August 11, 2017

Duration: A 10 week duration is required

Location:  Crow Agency, MT

Project Partner Website: For more information regarding Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, or the National Park Service, please visit https://www.nps.gov/libi/index.htm. For more information on the ACE Internship Program, please visit: www.usaconservation.org.

Compensation: $400/week, $640 relocation allowance

Housing: Park housing is available.

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

Position Description: The position will assist in historic research, battlefield preservation, library and archival work, archaeological condition assessments, and other resource management tasks as assigned. The intern will experience first-hand the processes park staff use to manage and protect elements of cultural heritage, receiving an introduction to the field of Cultural Resources though hands on learning. This intern will serve as a resources aide, assisting park staff in a variety of daily library and archival projects such as maintaining the park's White Swan Library, archiving journals and maps, assisting in battlefield preservation including site condition assessments, and aiding senior park staff with historical research.  The intern, if interested, can also assist the park's biologist with the care, maintenance, and interpretation of the park's Native Plant Garden, help draft park interpretive writing, and work with the park's visual information specialist to engage with audience through social media and the park's website.  The intern will also work alongside park staff during the park's highly attended 141st Anniversary celebration, engaging with tribal partners and thousands of visitors. This internship creates an intensive opportunity for young Americans to engage in National Parks and their local communities in a way that will change and develop their future relationship with parks and environmental conservation, and introduce them to summer jobs in conservation and eventual conservation careers. It connects youth to parks in a meaningful way through gainful employment who may be experiencing financial hardship. The internship also helps begin a life-long personal connection with National Parks in highly under-represented cultural and ethnic groups.

Mentoring: The supervisor is a specialist in cultural resource management, with over 20 years of experience in academia and government service. They have taught hundreds of students at the university level and has extensive experience mentoring park interns and volunteers. Cultural resource staff will provide orientation and direction in leadership development, career goals and opportunities, development of cultural resource skills, and opportunities to work with diverse communities. The intern can also be mentored by staff from the interpretation, facilities management, and visitor protection Divisions, should the intern wish to gain experience in those fields.

LIBI has a long history of utilizing students through internships, CESU agreements, and as volunteers to care for and promote its rich cultural history. The intern will gain self confidence in cultural resource management practices as they see the results and significance of their work.

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 cultural resource management, archaeology, public history, American Indian studies, anthropology, cultural interpretation, museum studies or relevant field. A passion for cultural resource management is required for this position.

We are looking for enthusiastic and adaptable candidates who have a willingness to learn new things.  The candidate will have basic computer skills, time management skills, attention to detail, be a team player, and have the ability to work independently.  The position will require interaction with the public, both virtually and in person, so the intern should enjoy providing high quality customer service.  We would prefer candidates with coursework or a degree in a cultural resource field such as Anthropology, Archeology, American Indian Studies, Cultural Interpretation, Library or Museum Studies, History, Historical Preservation, or related fields. 

Required:

  • 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
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to effectively manage time and work independently

Preferred:

  • Experience working with diverse audiences
  • Customer service experience
  • Direct association with and past experience working with local tribes

 

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: 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 Diversity, Inclusion, and Special Projects Manager, Katy Dalrymple at 385.249.7215 or kdalrymple@usaconservation.org.

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