Washington, DC: Paid Internship -Historian/Preservation Planner/Archeologist, National Park Service

Job Opening Title: Paid Internship: Historian/ Preservation Planner/ Archeologist

Institution/Organization Name: NPS – American Battlefield Protection Program

Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): Washington, D.C.

Application Deadline: 2/21/17

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Years of experience required: 0

Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: INTERN FELLOW OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT
Historian/ Preservation Planner/ Archeaologist
American Battlefield Protection Program
American Conservation Experience (ACE) Epic Internship
Application Deadline: February 21, 2017
Salary: $21.00 per hour/ $840.00 per week/ 40 hour work week
Position runs mid-March or April until September 30`
More than 1 Fellow may be hired

The American Conservation Experience (ACE) Epic Internship Program seeks a historian, preservation planner, or archeologist to work with the American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) of the National Park Service (NPS). This fellowship is located in the American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP), which focuses primarily on land use/ Preservation, cultural resource site management planning, and public outreach/ partnerships promoting the preservation of significant historic battlefields associated with wars on American soil. ABPP goals are (1) to protect battlefields and sites associated with armed conflicts that influenced the course of our history, (2) to encourage and assist all Americans in planning for the preservation, management, and interpretation of these sites, and (3) to raise awareness of the importance of preserving battlefields and related sites for future generations. Through outreach efforts, partnership development, and grants programs the ABPP provides guidance, support, non-federal land acquisition grants and seed money for battlefield preservation, identification, planning, consensus building, and education projects. The primary purpose of the fellowship is to engage in a specific project supporting the yearly cycle of historic preservation activities related one of the ABPP’s grant programs, special studies, or activities related to identifying, planning, and protecting historic battlefield sites. Additional information about ACE Epic Internships can be found here: http://www.usaconservation.org/programs/epic-internship/ Specific assignment: Process and manage preservation grants as they arrive, provide support and technical assistance on a wide variety of land use preservation techniques, support ABPP staff in developing work plans and strategies, plan training and process grant documents as appropriate. Attend and participate in planning meeting at various levels of community government, participate in training sessions for grantees, and internal NPS operational and decision making meetings. The incumbent may be assigned to additional program responsibilities. Some travel may be required. Qualifications: The successful applicant will:  Have a degree in historic preservation (Master’s preferred), landscape architecture, planning, Archeology, or a related field;  Possess the appropriate combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates an ability to apply the current theories and practices of historic preservation, particularly in the area of historic American battlefield sites;  Have knowledge of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 and the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and Guidelines for Archeology and Historic Preservation;  Possess a working knowledge of American history, specifically military history (preferred but not required). Technical Skills: Ability to work in the Windows operating system and to use Microsoft Office software. Submission Requirements: Applicants must submit a resume, transcripts, and cover letter. For more information, contact Paul Hawke, Chief, American Battlefield Protection Program, 202/354-2023 or Paul_Hawke@NPS.GOV. Send cover letter, transcripts, and resume to Paul Hawke, American Battlefield Protection Program, National Park Service, at Paul_Hawke@NPS.GOV

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