Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Internship - National Park Service

National Park Service Internship Announcement

Summer 2010

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Position: Archives Technician Internships –2 available

Duration: One 20 week (800 hours) internship and One 10 week (400 hours) internship

Salary: A stipend of $12.00/hour. Income taxes are not withheld and are the responsibility of the intern(s).

Schedule: Estimated start date is May 24, 2010, although there is some flexibility depending on student availability and course schedule. Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. However, scheduling is somewhat flexible.

Job Summary: Interns will work at the South Florida Collections Management Center (SFCMC) which manages the 5.1 million objects, specimens and archival documents from Big Cypress National Preserve, Biscayne National Park, De Soto National Memorial, Dry Tortugas National Park, and Everglades National Park. Working with the Museum Curator and Archivist, interns will process, arrange, catalog, and document museum archival collections to National Park Service (NPS) standards. Interns will prepare processing plans and finding aids. Interns will prepare, maintain, and organize manual and automated curatorial records, including accession records, catalog records, and inventories using the NPS Interior Collections Management System (ICMS). Interns will conduct routine preventive conservation including rehousing collections, environmental monitoring, museum housekeeping, and Integrated Pest Management. Carries out assignments and follows directions according to NPS policy and procedures.

Qualifications: Applicants must possess education in museum studies or archives management. Attention to detail and a willingness to learn are important. Applicants must have experience in using a variety of computer software, and the ability to present oral and written information in a clear and concise manner to complete cataloging and collection documentation. A valid driver’s license is required for this position. Applicants must be enrolled students and US citizenship is required.

Area Information: The South Florida Collections Management Center (SFCMC) is located approximately 8 miles inside Everglades National Park, near Homestead, Florida. Winters are mild and summers in Florida are hot and humid. Limited park housing (shared accommodation) is available and the cost is the responsibility of the intern. Rental units are available in Homestead and Florida City. A youth hostel which permits extended stays in the summer is available in Florida City. No public transportation is available between local communities and the park. Therefore interns will need to have a vehicle during the internship. Additional park information is available at

Application Procedures: Applicants should submit a current resume with the phone numbers and/or e-mail addresses of references, copy of college transcripts, and an application letter that details the applicant’s professional goals and reasons for applying to this particular internship. All application materials should be sent to the attention of Bonnie Ciolino, Archivist, by the following methods:

Fax 305-242-7836


Mail South Florida Collections Management Center

Everglades National Park

40001 S. R. 9336

Homestead, FL 33034

All application materials must be received or postmarked by the closing date on April 09, 2010. Please contact Bonnie Ciolino by email or by calling 305-242-7804 with additional questions.

EEO Statements: The National Park Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Selection for this position will be made solely on the basis of merit, fitness, and qualifications without regard to race, sex, color, creed, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, non-disqualifying handicap conditions, or any other non-merit factors.