3196. Joshua Tree National Park, Cultural Resources Program Archives/Archeology: Assists park Cultural Resources staff with organizing and managing project and site record files. Primary duties include sorting, processing, and digitizing documents, digitizing historic slides, photos, and records, and inventorying, maintaining, and sorting archival material, much of which is archeological. Additional opportunities to participate in historic preservation and archeological fieldwork. Candidates should possess archival experience, and archeological experience is preferred. Housing is available. Located in Twentynine Palms, CA. (600 hours)
Please be aware that, unless otherwise noted, interns are responsible for finding and paying for travel to and housing at the internship location. In some cased the supervising office may offer housing or be able to assist in locating housing but it is ultimately up to the individual accepting the internship to find accommodations.
Also be aware that, due to Government-wide security requirements, a background check will be required for all positions if you are chosen for that position. This will include providing information about recent housing and employment history. The position supervisor will have more information about those requirements and procedures at the time of hiring. Please direct any questions to email@example.com.
Once the deadline for submission has passed, NCPE’s staff will process applications and forward them to the supervisors at the many NPS sites and offices requesting an intern. Supervisors will review the applications and contact applicants for a phone interview. Please allow 6-8 weeks after the deadline before inquiring about the status of your application.
HOW TO APPLY
The application is available in Adobe Acrobat. Description: get Adobe Reader.
To submit your application, please scan your materials and email them as a single Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) file containing both the signed application and the two most recent years of your academic transcripts to the Co-Director of NCPE’s Internship Program, Julee Johnson (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications that include a resume, writing sample (other than the required essay), portfolio, or other documents are not acceptable. Please adhere to the single .pdf format requirements; your application will be rejected if it is not received in this form. Name the file with your name in this format: Lastname, Firstname NCPE Summer19. Due to the large number of applications received, please keep your file under 5 MB or compress it to meet this limit.
Applications must be received no later than Friday, March 15, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
3 tips for completing a successful application
Type your application. The easier it is to read by site supervisors, many of who are reading dozens of applications, the more it will stand out. This is especially true of the required short essay.
Plan your application. Treat it as a series of questions with a single purpose, to convince a NPS employee that you want an internship for a particular reason. Writing that you seek “General experience in your chosen field” isn’t specific enough; be explicit about why this internship will help your professional or academic career. Don’t forget to explain what you will bring to the position in the way of skills and/or experience.
Reread your application. Have someone else read it for you to help catch any misspellings, unfilled fields, or incomplete answers.
To be eligible, applicants must be currently enrolled in an academic program or recently graduated (degree received May 2018 or later). Interns are not eligible to work more than 1200 hours total in NCPE’s program. Previous interns must stay within this overall limit