Archival Intern

Expected Dates
September 1, 2021 to August 30, 2022
Willamette Valley Project
Position ID

Archival Intern working in the Document Management section of the Willamette Valley Project (WVP) for the Army Corps of Engineers.  WVP is a major water resource project responsible for operating 13 dams and managing natural resources and recreation in the lakes and surrounding lands. We manage nearly 50,000 acres in the Willamette, McKenzie, and Santiam watersheds.  The Natural Resource section is known for their community partnerships to enhance recreation opportunities and preserve and restore natural resources.

Primary archival and cultural resources duties include cataloging, organizing, archiving, and scanning historic dam construction photos and related documents, archaeological reports, and historical recreation documents.  This may include compiling information on prior land ownership, relocated towns, roads, and railroads, using GIS mapping to document changes over time, and updating photo point reference documents.  Additional tasks may include field support of other natural resource programs: botany, wildlife biology, cultural resources monitoring, boundary surveys and park operations.

Compensation amounts:
- $650 - one time RT travel allowance
- $260 weekly living allowance
- $40 weekly commuting allowance

- $950 - monthly housing allowance (12 months of housing)
- Monthly Health insurance (optional)

- AmeriCorps eligible ($6,195 education award)

*All allowances 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.

  • Office is located at Lookout Point dam, about 20 miles east of Eugene, OR. Mailing address is 40386 W Boundary Rd, Lowell, OR 97452. Work is concentrated at 6 of 13 lakes in the Willamette Valley, but day travel to all lakes may be possible.
  • Intern may take online ESRI ArcGIS training at no charge; may attend relevant workshops and training. First Aid and CPR training can be provided. Additional on-the-job training in natural and cultural resource field monitoring.
  • There are numerous recreational opportunities in the area including hiking, camping, bicycling, boating, fishing and rafting. Just over a 1 hour drive to either the Cascade Mountains or the Pacific Coast.
  • USACE will provide training on GIS data collection and use of related software and
    equipment, library cataloging and archive techniques, defensive driving, and First Aid,
    CPR, and AED training
  • No
Main Area of Focus
Cultural/Historical Resource Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Social Sciences
degree minor or extensive experience
some coursework or experience
degree minor or extensive experience
degree major or professional experience
Data Entry
competent without supervision
Data Analysis
competent with supervision