Archival/Records Management and Environmental Stewardship Operations Intern

Expected Dates
September 26, 2022 to September 24, 2023
Willamette Valley Project
Position ID

Archival and Records Management 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 55,000 acres in the Willamette, McKenzie, and Santiam watersheds.  The Environmental Stewardship section is known for community partnerships to enhance recreation opportunities and preserve and restore natural and cultural resources.

Primary archival duties include cataloging, organizing, archiving, and scanning historic dam construction photos and related documents, historical recreation documents, and operations and maintenance records. 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. The intern will also support records management including but not limited to cataloging, organizing, filing, scanning, indexing documents and records related to the operations and maintenance of the Willamette Valley Project. Additional tasks may include field support of other natural resource programs: botany, wildlife biology, cultural resources monitoring, boundary surveys and park operations.

Compensation amounts:
- $260 weekly living allowance
- $40 weekly commuting allowance
- $950 monthly housing allowance (12 monthly disbursements) 
- $3,650 (Duty-related Travel expenses $3k + reimbursable to/from travel NTE $650)
- Monthly Health insurance (12 months optional)
- AmeriCorps eligible ($6,495 education award)

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

*Internship positions with the US Army Corps of Engineers will receive the travel allowance as a reimbursable amount, reflecting the actual costs based upon distance (mileage) travelled and current federal per diem rates. Interns are required to submit an expense report to SCA with documented round-trip travel costs for reimbursement. The requested reimbursement amount is capped at $650.

**USACE is not able to <offer, discuss> the AmeriCorps Ed Award with our interns because it is a benefit provided exclusively by SCA to their interns and USACE has no involvement in offering, providing/not providing the award.

Conditions of Employment: Required to demonstrate full vaccination status for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) with a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized or FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine.

  • 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
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Main Area of Focus
Cultural/Historical Resource Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Social Sciences
degree minor or extensive experience
degree minor or extensive experience
degree minor or extensive experience
Data Entry
competent without supervision
Field Research
competent with supervision
competent without supervision
Hand Tools
competent with supervision
Data Analysis
competent with supervision
Orienteering compass skills
competent with supervision