Friday, January 4, 2013

Internship - Yellowstone National Park

**Yellowstone National Park is seeking two interns for summer 2013: one for the archives and one for the research library. The interns will gain practical experience working in their professional field and will be mentored by professional staff in each discipline. Interns will function as an entry-level employee and will be expected to conduct himself/herself with professional dress and demeanor and adhere to a 40-hour work week as determined by the supervisors. *Stipend: *Interns will be paid a stipend of $2500, plus housing, via our partner the Yellowstone Park Foundation. *Duration:* The positions are full-time (40 hours per week) for 10 weeks, with the schedule and starting date negotiable. *Housing & Transportation: *Shared park housing is assigned for this position. There is no public transportation; an automobile is required for transportation to and from work. ** *Application Procedure: *Applicants must specify to which internship they are applying and submit the application to the appropriate contact as indicated below. Applicants interested in both internships must submit a separate application for each position. Applicants must submit the following: Cover letter (outlining related experience, professional goals and/or reasons for applying to this internship), resume, list of three professional references, and an unofficial copy of your transcript. *Application Deadline: *Application materials must be received via email or postmarked no later than *February 15, 2013*. Email is accepted. See below for specific contact information. ** *Security: *Since 9/11, the federal government has required background investigations on all employees using computers, including interns and volunteers. The successful applicant must complete a background investigation form and be finger-printed by a law enforcement agency. *Archives Internship: *Duties will include assisting with processing: arranging, preserving, and describing archival collections in the park’s collections management database. The intern will also spend time at the reference desk, providing reference assistance and security oversight of collections in use, as well as contributing to outreach programs such as facility tours. The intern will be an integral part of the archives staff for the summer and will be involved in all aspects of the archives program. The intern will be supervised and evaluated by the park archivist. * * *Qualifications: *Applicants must be current students in a graduate archives program, who (if the successful candidate) are able to provide proof of continuing enrollment in an accredited college or university in order to be eligible. *Contact:* Anne L. Foster, Archivist *Email:* *Mailing Address:* P. O. Box 168, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190 *website:*