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Cultural Resource Intern
Ref No.: 21-00173
Location: Triangle, Virginia
Position Type:Internship
Start Date: 05/23/2022
Pay Rate : $ 15.00 /Hour
HBCUI (Historically Black Colleges and Universities Internship)Greening Youth FoundationU.S. National Park Service HBCUI 2022

Position Title Cultural Resource Intern
NPS Unit Name Prince William Forest Park 
Position Dates May 16,2021
Position Description The intern’s main project will be data entry and cleanup in CRIS. The NPS is mandated to protect their cultural sites and maintain them in good condition. CRIS is the key way that the park keeps track of its cultural resources and their conditions over time, but, because it is a relatively new system, PRWI’s entries would benefit from review and editing. There are multiple entries for same resource, discrepancies in spelling of site names, and existing sites that need to be entered. Any new sites that are discovered during the course of this internship will also be entered. Upon completion of this project, the intern will have produced a much cleaner, more useful set of entries for PRWI. With this information, the park will better be able to track its archeological sites, historic structures, and cultural landscapes. In addition to this main project, the intern will be given plenty of opportunities to assist with other cultural resource work, from archeological survey to curatorial work, as well as other opportunities as they arise. Responsibilities will include cross-referencing information in CRIS with park reports, sorting through multiple entries for the same site to determine which to keep, entering new sites into the database, and completing partial records if more information is available. Other tasks may include scanning historical blueprints in the park archives, standardizing cultural resources in the park GIS system, and rebuilding the park’s library catalog.
Learning Goal -data entry -NPS methods of tracking cultural resources -exposure to archeological sites, historic structures, cultural landscapes, and their distinctions.
Qualifications Required: attention to detail; ability to focus on computer work for an extended period of time; undergraduate degree; must be comfortable in the field, as work may include exposure to ticks, chiggers, mosquitoes, spiders, snakes, bees, and poison ivy; the ability to carry 25+ pounds; have a valid driver’s license; and be over 18 years in age. Preferred: background in archeology, historic preservation, or cultural landscapes would be helpful but is not required; some graduate education

Additional qualifications:
  • Must be currently enrolled or recent graduate of an accredited HBCU institution
  • Must be between 16 and 30years of age
  • Must be U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident or U.S. national
  • Must be able to pass a federal background check
  • Must be fully vaccinated 
Work Environment Most of this work will be in our resource management office, but occasionally will be out in the field. Office environment is a large open space with two workstations, a conference area, and a full kitchen and bathroom. Field work involves operation of a government pick-up truck and UTV, with equipment stored in the office and in an outdoor shed. Long pants and closed toed shoes/boots are required the majority of the time, though some days may require long sleeved shirts. These are required to protect staff from exposure to ticks, chiggers, mosquitoes, spiders, snakes, bees, thorns, and poison ivy. Potential for getting dirty during field work. Other potential wildlife encounters could include deer, raccoons, bear (no encounters in recent years), leeches, and foxes..
Vehicle/License Requirement A personal vehicle is needed.
Compensation and Benefits
  • Compensation is at a rate of $15.00 per hour, 40 hours per week.
  • Mandatory attendance in the all-expense-paid Leadership & Careers Workshop
  • Make a difference in your local community and beyond
Application Instructions Interested students should apply directly to this position via the SERVE job portal and cover letters are required to apply. Please combine as one PDF document and upload file to the SERVE portal.
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