This opportunity will serve to stimulate interest in public lands service and the preservation and stewardship of historic resources, supporting the growth of the next generation of preservationist archeologists. Additionally, the youth intern’s assistance with the stabilization component will demonstrate to the local community and the public at large, that the NPS is committed to maintaining its historic sites in good condition, contributing to visitor satisfaction in facilities, services, and recreational experiences. The intern’s participation in project activities supports several park goals including completion of the lava tube caves survey in support of the parks inventory and National Register eligibility objectives under Section 110, and participation in data collection, processing, and reporting to meet HABS/HAER documentation level for the El Calderon Basalt Pueblo. Baseline data development from these projects provides valuable cultural resources information that will assist park managers with planning and compliance and help with protecting and interpreting significant archeological sites in the parks.
- $500 – weekly living allowance
- $1,100- one time roundtrip travel allowance
- $1,000- SCA booked housing
*All allowances subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes
Position ID: PO-00735456
Expected Dates: June 26, 2023 - October 29, 2023
Ramah, NM 87321
Training Provided: -Training in the identification of Southwestern archaeological material culture and lava-influenced archaeological features. -Training in state of New Mexico site documentation standards. -Safety training for backcountry and wilderness fieldwork.
Educational/Recreational Opportunities: New Mexico has a large number of areas that are famous for their cultural and natural resources. There are many areas in New Mexico and Arizona that provide opportunities for cave exploration and backpacking. Ski resorts in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, & Taos.
Handicap Accessible?: Yes
Main Area of Focus: Cultural/Historical Resource Mgmt
AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible
Driving Logistics: Recommended
Housing is in a small city. You could ride a bike or walk about a mile to a laundromat, a grocery store, and headquarters, but you would otherwise be very isolated. Public transportation is very limited.
Housing or Stipend Provided?
B. Partner will pay The SCA to provide housing for the member
US Citizenship: Yes