Cultural Resources, Partnerships, and Science Interns


Funding Opportunity ID: 295939
Opportunity Number: P17AS00567
Opportunity Title: Cultural Resources, Partnerships, and Science Interns
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Education
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 15.946
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Notice of intent to partner with National Council for Preservation Education under existing cooperative agreement P17AC00225. No applications will be accepted.
Agency Code: DOI-NPS
Agency Name: Department of the Interior
National Park Service
Posted Date: Jul 27, 2017
Close Date: Notice of intent to partner with National Council for Preservation Education under existing cooperative agreement P17AC00225. No applications will be accepted.
Last Updated Date: Jul 27, 2017
Award Ceiling: $87,065
Award Floor: $1
Estimated Total Program Funding: $87,065
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: Positions within the Cultural Resources, Partnerships, and Science Directorate: Tribal Relations & American Cultures, Museum Management Program, Park History, Technical Preservation Services Cultural Resources Office of Interpretation and Education, Youth Programs and Telling All American Stories: Working with National Park Service staff, assists with digital interpretation efforts related to expanding the stories on the Telling All American Stories website ( and related materials. Additional duties to include working with the Cultural Resources youth programs coordinator on organizing internship program materials and planning for summer programs for college and graduate level interns. (400 hours) Cultural Resources Office of Interpretation and Education, Teaching with Historic Places: Working with National Park Service staff, the intern assists in producing Teaching with Historic Places classroom lesson plans, such as the Lightning Lessons, and other education resources for the NPS website (see: Duties include research, writing, and editing to develop history education materials; writing social media content; and supporting other projects as a member of the CR Office of Interpretation & Education. Prior experience communicating history to the public is preferred. A strong background in American history, archeology, middle or high school education, social studies education, historic preservation, public history, or a related field is required. (2 positions at 400 hours) Tribal Historic Preservation Program: Cultural Resources Office of Tribal Relations and American Cultures: Tribal Historic Preservation Program Support/Specialist Internship. Working with NPS staff, the intern will support the Tribal Historic Preservation Program by assisting with tracking partnership applications, as well as providing grant and review support to 169 approved THPO Partnership Programs. Duties will include reviewing and approving annual plans of work, processing and aggregating Grant Product Summary forms, document tracking/filing, and serving as a point of contact between the Tribal Historic Preservation Program and grantees, potential grantees, and other NPS programs that support THPOs. Additional duties may include producing a database of the historic preservation responsibilities that each tribal program has assumed from the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), and tracking, reviewing, and drafting responses to incoming Tribal Historic Preservation Officer inquiries and program plans for review and approval by Program Staff. Experience in one or more of the following fields is required: Anthropology, Native American/Indigenous Studies, History, or Public Administration (or a related field). Other required skills include: knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, experience with file or database management, and strong written communication and editing skills. The ability to work independently with minimal supervision is also desirable. (400 hours). Tribal Relations and American Cultures, Anthropology Program: Archives Assistant: Assists the NPS Bureau Cultural Anthropologist and the NPS American Indian Liaison with processing records related to the American Indian Liaison Office and the Servicewide Cultural Anthropology Program. Duties include appraising and arranging both paper and digital records, spanning several years of program work, according to professional standards and using archival techniques. Archives Assistant will create finding aids and a digital filing plan and may pack and send materials to the National Archives. Other duties may include uploading completed reports to central digital databases and websites. Museum studies, archives management, or digital preservation background preferred. Interest in anthropology and/or Native American Studies welcome. Located in Washington, DC. (400 hours) Park NAGPRA Program: Assists with a variety of tasks related to NPS compliance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). As needed, duties may include maintaining/updating Park NAGPRA⿿s database; maintaining/updating Park NAGPRA⿿s intranet websites; assisting with NAGPRA training sessions, both face-to-face and online; reviewing NAGPRA notices for accuracy; organizing and filing NAGPRA records; and taking notes during calls/meetings. Strong computer skills required, including proficiency with MS Office and experience working with websites and databases. Experience with Google Sites, SharePoint, and MS Access is preferred. Located in the Park NAGPRA program office in Lakewood, CO. (400 hours) Park History Program: Works with the Park History Program on a variety of research and outreach projects. They include conducting research for the Park History Program and individual National Park Service units and programs; creating short audio and video productions based on NPS oral history interviews; writing content for Park History Website and social media; helping with maritime grants administration; and participation in ongoing oral history training and interviews. Research may be conducted at the National Archives and the Library of Congress. Topics of immediate interest to program staff include maritime history of the U.S., Civil War to Civil Rights, and the history of the NPS itself. Students with a major or concentration in history, public history, American studies, or anthropology are particularly well suited for our program (2 internships at 400 hours each). Museum Management Program: This intern would work on updating the Army Corp of Engineers Mandatory Center for Expertise survey information pertaining to NPS collections in non-federal repositories. The intern would work with museum staff in WASO and each region to verify the information that was gathered pertaining to NPS collections in these facilities. (700 hours) Technical Preservation Services: Primary duties: Assists TPS staff with management of project files and resource materials for the Rehabilitation Tax Incentives Program and related technical preservation assistance initiatives. Duties include organizing and preparing files for disposition to the National Archives and Records Administration, following procedures required under the Federal Records Act and NARA regulations. Other duties include organization and maintenance of an office library collection containing books and other materials on technical preservation topics. Library duties will include a substantial amount of cataloging. · Secondary duties: Assists with the implementation of a database of scanned images of historic properties and historic preservation projects and treatments, drawn largely from ongoing or completed rehabilitation projects reviewed by the Tax Incentives Program. Duties include scanning images and entering thorough descriptions and metadata for each image file, contacting image owners for permission to publish when necessary, and ensuring that the information attached to each image meets all Federal requirements for future web or print publications. In addition, intern will assist, as needed, with the administration of the Federal Historic Tax Incentives Program. To see the range of TPS activities and publications go to our website at; information on the Tax Incentives program is under that tab at the top of the page. Opportunity to gain practical experience in library and archives management of materials relating to cultural resources, specifically historic building rehabilitation. Strong organizational skills and an ability to work independently with minimal supervision required. For library and archives management duties, a background in library science and/or archives management is preferred, but a background in historic preservation or an allied field with a strong interest in library and archives management will be considered. For database duties, experience with database management and/or with image management software such as Adobe Photoshop and/or Adobe Fireworks is desirable (1200 hours).
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