Cultural Resources Intern (PO-00735790)

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is the largest provider of hands-on environmental conservation programs for youth and adults. Program participants protect and restore national parks, marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks, and community green spaces across the country.

Padre Island National Seashore is a national park that includes about 66 miles of undeveloped beaches and natural habitat. The national seashore is located on [North] Padre Island near the city of Corpus Christi, Texas.

Intern duties will include office, field, and backcountry cultural resource management work. Tasks will include: surveying archeological sites disturbed by illegal activities; cleaning, cataloging, and housing artifacts; restoration of historic landscapes; researching the historical context of material culture; developing museum exhibits; data entry; data analysis, report writing, and presentation of project findings; and a variety of related resource management tasks.

Project Location: Padre Island National Seashore

Hours will vary based on schedule. Work will generally be Monday through Friday, 8:00 – 4:30.

Living allowance: $500.00 per week
One-time relocation travel allowance: $1,100.00
Housing provided.

This position qualifies for an AmeriCorps Education Award.

*All allowances are subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes.

It is SCA’s policy that all AmeriCorps-required background checks must return cleared results prior to the position’s start; this includes being fingerprinted for the FBI check. Otherwise, the AmeriCorps award will be removed or the position’s start date will be delayed due to non-compliance.

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Position ID: PO-00735790

Expected Dates: October 16, 2023 - March 31, 2024

20300 Park Road 22
Corpus Christi, TX 78418

Training Provided: Member will participate in a at least 40 hours of required training: 1. Resource topics (park/area history, etc.) 2. CPR & First Aid Training (when available) 3. NPS Safety Management & Hazardous Communication 4. UTV Safety and Operation Training

Educational/Recreational Opportunities: 1. May participate in the NPS Wellness Program (use of the fitness facilities at the park). 2. Fishing, birding, swimming, kayaking, wind surfing. 3.) May network with partner museums and/or attend educational programs at park and partner sites.

Handicap Accessible?: Yes

Main Area of Focus: Cultural/Historical Resource Mgmt

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible

Driving Logistics: Required

No public or commercial transportation from the Park to local amenities or intern housing. Morning and evening work shifts when dark, rainy or foggy can be unsafe to walk or ride a bike on unlit narrow highway.

Housing or Stipend Provided?
B. Partner will pay The SCA to provide housing for the member

Housing will likely be rented at The Kristi.

Indoor/Outdoor: Combination

US Citizenship: Yes

Student Conservation Association