Applications are now being accepted for a National Capital Region (NCR) Cultural Resources Information Sharing intern position.
This is a 50-week AmeriCorps position through Conservation Legacy.
Appalachian Conservation Corps and the National Capital Region are seeking a Cultural Resource Information Sharing Individual Placement to tell the many stories of the diverse communities that exist within the United States, past and present.
This year long AmeriCorps position will work to provide Cultural Resource Management (CRM)-related support to the parks and partners in the National Capital Region through the development of reports and communications materials, fact sheets, web content and other media concerning National Park cultural resources topics that could range from archeology, anthropology, and history to historic architecture and cultural landscapes. Through their work, the intern will support the transfer of knowledge from historians and other cultural resource specialists to national park staff who rely on this information to make informed decisions about cultural resource care and broaden the park’s storytelling. The position will work with cultural resource programs serving national parks in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and portions of West Virginia.
The Individual Placement (IP) will primarily work on office-based assignments with the capacity to serve remotely under the mentorship and support of the NPS Staff. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Reading and supporting development of scholarly and research reports
- Distilling and summarizing large amounts of information
- Writing compelling prose to deliver important messages
- Highlighting engaging and relatable stories
- Improving access to digital information
- In addition, the IPs will be encouraged to attend NPS-sponsored trainings, and to take part in the activities of other resource programs
Housing is not provided.
- $570/week living stipend, paid bi-weekly
- Option to enroll in health, dental and vision insurance
- $6,495 AmeriCorps Segal Education Award upon successful completion of 1700 hour service term (award amount varies based on length of commitment and can be used for paying off federal student loans or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college)
- $500 professional development fund
- Eligibility for the Public Land Corps Hiring Authority upon successful completion – noncompetitive hiring status for two years when applying for federal positions.
- Possible federal student loan forbearance and interest payoff
- Member Assistance Program – 3 free sessions of support with a counseling or work-life balance specialist
- Additional subject-specific certifications and trainings may be offered
- Depending upon the academic institution and program, positions may fulfill internship requirements
- Professional development opportunities (mentorship, resume support, alumni listserv, etc.) and exposure to natural resource career paths
For more information, or to apply, visit Cultural Resource Information Sharing Individual Placement – Washington, D.C. – Conservation Legacy (silkroad.com)