NPS Terrestrial and Submerged Archaeology Intern
American Conservation Experience – Member – Homestead, FL
$525 a week – Internship
|Summary: American Conservation Experience (ACE), a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with Biscayne National Park (BISC) in Florida is seeking ONE Terrestrial and Submerged Archeology Cultural Resource Management Intern to dedicate one year assisting the park archeologist and archeological technician with all aspects of the Cultural Resource Management Program. Duties include historic research, archeological survey, archeological site documentation and monitoring, and laboratory work associated with the processing and conservation of artifacts. Additionally, the intern will perform outreach services, especially to minorities and youths from local communities, and will participate in public interpretation activities at the park.
This opportunity is intended for enthusiastic, emerging professionals with a background or interest in cultural resource management, archeology, or anthropology who possesses a deep interest in advancing their career goals through learning and commitment to the Biscayne National Park’s professional staff and resources.
Start Date: YTBD, 2017
Location: Biscayne National Park – Homestead, Florida.
Project Website: For more information about the park, please visit their website at: https://www.nps.gov/bisc/index.htm . For more information regarding American Conservation Experience: http://www.usaconservation.org/ .
Compensation: The ACE intern will be expected to serve 40 hours/week and receive a living allowance of $300/week plus a housing allowance of $225/week for a total of $525/week, paid out bi-weekly. A one-time (not to exceed) $400 travel reimbursement is also available for the intern to ease associated costs of relocation.
Position Description:The primary requirements of the internship will be:
The CRM intern will work directly for the BISC Chief of Resource Management and alongside an archeological technician. Additional duties include:
Qualifications: Applicants for the position must hold or be pursuing a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and/or have relevant experience in Anthropology, History, Archeology, or a closely related field.
Intern must have independent means of transportation. Though adjacent to an urban setting, the park is remote from public transportation. Between the ages of 18 and 35 Must be a US Citizen and Permanent Resident Must have a valid driver’s license; clean driving record, and the ability to provide documentation, personal vehicle is required English proficiency required Effective communication skills Ability to complete tasks well with others and individually Ability to safely follow procedures used in the field Ability and willingness to undergo a federal criminal background check is required Intern must provide a recent writing sample.
Preferred: Ideal intern would have experience with archeological field work in both submerged and terrestrial environments. Ideal intern would have experience with, or knowledge of, Geographic Information System (GIS) applications in cultural resource management. Ideal intern would have experience with or knowledge of techniques of archeological material conservation, particularly with materials recovered from submerged environments. Ideal intern would have experience with small boat operation.
To Apply: Please submit a thoughtful resume, cover letter, recent writing sample, and relevant SCUBA certification, along with three professional references using the APPLY NOW section located on the upper right hand corner of the position listing on the ACE website: usaconservation.org