The National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE) offers internships in cooperation with the National Park Service (NPS) and other federal agencies to students and recent graduates in the fields of history, historic preservation, anthropology/archeology, museum studies, library science, environmental science, and related fields. Approximately 35 Academic Year (Jan-April 2022) internships are available, located at a wide variety of National Parks, NPS units, Bureau of Land Management offices, and university museum sites across the U.S., including Washington DC, Atlanta, Tallahassee, Albuquerque, Salt Lake City, and other cities.
Interns will work on museum collections at a Presidential Home and Library; research and write about Indigenous and Black women’s history; assist with Tribal historic preservation efforts; provide hands-on conservation of historic Creole structures; and much more.
A combination of coursework and work/volunteer experience in museum cataloging, collections management, archeological methodology, tribal history and NAGPRA compliance, data entry and database management; familiarity with ArcGIS and other digital imaging software, MS 365 applications. Strong computer, research, writing, and organizational skills; able to work independently. Specific duties and qualifications vary by internship position; see the job descriptions for more information.
How To Apply:
You may apply for up to 6 positions; visit https://preservenet.org/ncpe-internships/ for eligibility criteria, instructions on how to apply, and the listing of available internships.
These are paid internships with stipends of either $15 or 17 per hour. Interns accrue paid time office and may be offered a travel/housing allowance in addition to a stipend. Professionally, NCPE internships offer participants an opportunity to work alongside and learn from experts, to obtain on-the-ground work experience in their preferred fields, increase competencies, make lasting connections with mentors and other emerging professionals, and receive non-competitive hiring authority for Federal employment in some cases.