Intern will assist the Cultural Resources Program staff at Gateway National Recreation Area with the overall management of cultural resources. The intern will be exposed to all aspects of cultural resource management working with historians, historical architect, museum staff and archaeologist to organize, review and update documentation and databases. Duties include working with the museum collection; analyze historic resources; compile, organize, review, and enter information in the databases.
Weekly Schedule – Information below provides a general schedule and illustrates that types of experience that the intern can expect to gain.
Week 1: Orientation to NPS, GATE, and career opportunities. Introduction to park sites, offices, personnel, and programming. Interns will be engaged through activities representative of the different disciplines, site visits, and presentations by park personnel and other subject matter specialists.
Week 2: Introduction and Orientation to NPS and GATE Cultural Resource (CR) Stewardship: NHPA, CR in NPS, GATE CR, Staff and site visits to units.
Week 3: Introduction to Museum Collection. Begin Work with Museum Tech as an observer/ 2nd reviewer for annual inventory.
Week 4: Museum Collection: Work with Museum Tech’s as an observer/ 2nd reviewer for annual inventory.
Week 5: Museum Collection work, inventorying collection, accessioning museum collection artifacts and properly storing collection items.
Week 6: Introduction to Archaeology: Field work for CRIS database annual reporting.
Week 7: Introduction to NHPA and Section 106: Review GATE NRA sites and documentation.
Week 8: Museum Collection work, inventory, entering information in the museum database, properly storing museum artifacts.
Week 9: Working with Cultural Resource Specialist on research and analyzing historic resources.
Week 10: Working with Cultural Resource Specialist on research and analyzing historic resources.
Week 11: Working with Cultural Resource Specialist on research and analyzing historic resources.
Week 12: Historic Structures: Field work for CRIS database for historic structures; historic structure site visits, review project documentation and site visits during construction.
• Assist with Museum Collection Annual Inventory • Enter museum artifact information into museum collection database
• Work with staff to complete research on historic structures.
• CRIS annual inventory updates: field work and inventory updates (Archaeology and Historic Structures)
Allowance Rates (pre-tax)
- Living Allowance: $600/week
- Travel Grant: $650 (if non-local)
- AmeriCorps Education Award: $1,718 (based upon successful completion of the position).
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-00733978
Expected Dates: June 5, 2023 - August 27, 2023
210 New York Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305
Handicap Accessible?: Yes
Main Area of Focus: Cultural/Historical Resource Mgmt
AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible
Driving Logistics: Not needed
Housing or Stipend Provided?
D. No housing is available
US Citizenship: No