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CRDIP Public History Chinese Heritage Outreach Internship- AmeriCorps

Summary: American Conservation Experience, a Non-Profit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service, Northeast Region Office History Program is seeking ONE Public History Chinese Heritage Outreach Intern interested in dedicating 10 weeks in support of National Park Service. This is an opportunity for the prospective intern support the National Park Service and the Chinese Historical Society of New England to develop public history outreach materials and coordinate event logistics surrounding new historic research and a forthcoming historic trail in Boston's historic Chinatown neighborhood.

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 history preservation and cultural resource management.


Start Date: June 5, 2017

End Date: August 11, 2017

Duration: A 10 week duration is required


Location: Boston, MA

Project Partner Website: For more information regarding the Northeast Region Office History Program, or the National Park Service, please visit For more information on the ACE Internship Program, please visit:

Compensation: $400/week, $640 relocation bonus 

Housing: Park housing is not available, but housing costs will be covered by American Conservation Experience.

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 position will be part of a partnership between the National Park Service and the Chinese Historical Society of New England (CHSNE), jointly supervised by NPS and CHSNE staff and working out of the CHSNE offices in Boston's Chinatow neighborhoodThe intern will support CHSNE to develop public history outreach materials and coordinate event logistics surrounding  an historic research project currently underway to document historic properties and contexts of Boston's Chinatown neighborhood and develop an historic trail interpreting this history with the public. This position will support NPS and CHSNE staff in developing, planning, and promoting an event sharing this new research with the public, as well as create an outline for a self-guided tour of sites in Chinatown discussed in this historic research. This position will additionally have an opportunity as individual skills, interests, and project needs require to support other ongoing projects jointly undertaken by NPS and CHSNE, including contributing to a hands-on public history workshop for youth, supporting the development of a video project documenting Chinatown history, and creating a public program toolkit for a PBS documentary on the Chinese Exclusion Act.   

Mentoring: This internship position will have two primary supervisors and mentors: a community partner through CHSNE, and a National Park Service employee working in the Rivers and Trails Conservation Assistance Program. Additional mentorship will be provided by a National Park Service public historian, and other NPS professionals. This diversity of perspective will allow the intern the opportunity to learn from government and non-government education, outreach, and historic preservation partners, as well as exposure to many additional community partners through project work. Additionally, the Boston office of the National Park Service's Northeast Region organizes a summer internship brown bag program to interdisciplinary interns working in the area, which will expose the interns to conversation with interns working within other programs in the vicinity, as well as resource stewardship professionals from a variety of fields. 

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 museum studies, cultural resource management, archaeology, public history, or relevant field. A passion for cultural resource management 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 background check
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Precise attention to detail
  • Background in public history, work toward or a degree in public history, history, or a closely related field
  • Interest and ability to develop interpretation and outreach materials
  • Excellent organization skills

This position will likely have recurring (regular, scheduled or anticipated) access to vulnerable populations.  State and Federal Criminal History Checks will be required for participation.


  • Experience working with Asian-Pacific Islander population in Boston or otherwise
  • Experience working with youth
  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to coordinate with multiple stakeholders
  • Digital media, social media, and videography skills


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 Project Manager, Katy Dalrymple at 385.249.7215 or

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