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Summary: American Conservation Experience, a Non-Profit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service is seeking ONE CRDIP DHA Resource Assistant Intern interested in dedicating 11 weeks in support of the National Park Service at The Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area in Boston, MA.

Start: TBD May/June, 2019

End: Early Fall, 2019 *11 weeks from start date*

Duration: *11 weeks minimum commitment required*

The Cultural Resources Diversity Internship Program (CRDIP) is a special professional development internship offering that supports undergraduate and graduate students, from underrepresented populations, who wish to gain exposure to and experience in the historic preservation/cultural resources fields of work. Applicants must be 18-35 and either A) in pursuit of a higher education degree or B) still be within two years of graduation from a degree program.

A DHA (Direct Hire Authority) Resource Assistant Internship targets exceptional upper-level undergraduate, graduate students, or recent graduates that are interested in pursuing careers with the NPS. DHA Resource Assistant positions will be rigorous internships that develop the participant's technical and creative thinking abilities, leadership skills, and problem-solving capabilities.

DHA Applicants will be involved in cultural resource management projects that generate data and/or research that must be analyzed and presented to management at the end of the internship. If the position is an education or interpretation project, the participant must research, develop, and pilot a program or materials for use at the host site.

Check out CRDIP.org for more information on the program.

Project Website: For more information regarding The Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area, please visit: https://www.nps.gov/boha/index.htm, or the National Park Service, please visit:https://www.nps.gov/index.htm. For more information on ACE, please visit: www.usaconservation.org.

Compensation: The ACE CRDIP Intern will receive $520/week paid out every two weeks.

Housing: Park housing is provided at no cost to the intern within shared room or facilities. Outside of park housing the local housing rate could be up to $700/month.

Position Description: The Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area served, for thousands of years, as a central gathering place for the various Native Peoples of Southeastern New England. Today the Commonwealth of Massachusetts recognizes more than 10 indigenous groups that called this place home, with only two of them recognized by the Federal Government. In an effort to increase the visibility of the long lived impact of Native Peoples on this island and seascape the intern will use public archives and scholarship to develop a GIS StoryMap (using ArcPro) of the islands relative to their relations to Native Peoples of the region. The intern will work with the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area's Resource Management and Interpretive staff to reach out to Native Peoples in the area to develop, through consultation, the necessary resources to execute this project. The maps and their accompanying documentation will be used to develop future interpretive programming and resource management scopes of work that include Native People's viewpoints in an effort to meet federal consultation mandates at the park management level.

Presenting Project Results: The intern will be supported to present at the annual National Tribal GIS Conference in Albuquerque, NM, November 2019, the results of their work. They will have additional opportunities to present at public programs associated with Boston Harbor Islands NRA, the American Indian Studies Institute, and local conferences. They will present their resultant work to the regional Cultural Resource program meetings for the NERO in October 2019.

Leadership Development: The intern will learn first-hand how staff from the regional office and park work together to engage a disparate, rarely seen, and severely underserved community through direct engagement. The intern will have opportunity to reason with this team to build critical thinking skills for project execution and problem solving. The regional and park teams will hold up the intern's work as an expert voice among those at the park management level, and give the intern the opportunity to contribute as a leader among equals at the park.

Learning Goals: The intern will learn how to integrate consultation and research into the planning andmanagement of both Interpretation and Resource Management in a National Park. They will work in tandem with park and regional staff to preform tribal consultation, and use the results from those meetings to both craft avenues of investigation and record meaningful data in map form. Finally, the intern will use state of the art GIS programming to complete a necessarymanagement resource for future management.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate their skills and experience through their resume and application and be in pursuit of obtaining or within two years of having obtained a Bachelor/Master/PhD degree in history, anthropology, cultural resource management, archaeology, public history, or other relevant field.


* Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.
* Must be 18 to 35 years of age and are in pursuit of a higher education degree or within two years of graduation.
* Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely with resource professionals within NPS.
* Must have effective communication skills with diverse audiences;
* Ability to self-direct alone and effectively participate in a group or small team environments.
* Must have a valid driver's license, clean driving record, and ability to provide documentation.
* English proficiency is necessary.
* Ability and willingness to undergo a federal criminal background check is required.
* Bachelor's Degree required, Master's Degree in progress or just completed.
* Well-developed interest in the Social Sciences, History, or Geography of Native Peoples is strongly encouraged.
* Have a good working knowledge of ESRI's ArcPro software and the StoryMap application and an interest in learning more.
* Some work travel is required to libraries and parks in the area.
* That work could be outside working with archaeologists and can be strenuous and occasionally in severe, hot/wet, conditions.
* Intern should be a competent swimmer and comfortable around the water.
* Intern should be comfortable in diverse social situations.

The CRDIP Intern must be willing and able to represent ACE and the NPS in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner. Drug users should not consider applying, as ACE reserves the right to require drug testing.

To Apply: Please submit a thoughtful resume and cover letter along with contact information for 3 professional references using the APPLY NOW section located on the upper right-hand corner of the position listing on our website here: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/.

NOTE: Early consideration will be given as applications are received. This posting may close at any time. If you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact the ACE EPIC NPS Recruitment Specialist Tori Klotz at (385) 522-3171 or tklotz@usaconservation.org.

About American Conservation Experience

American Conservation Experience (ACE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing rewarding environmental service opportunities that harness the idealism and energy of a volunteer labor force to help restore America’s public lands. ACE is grounded in the philosophy that cooperative labor on meaningful conservation projects fosters cross-cultural understanding and operates on the belief that challenging volunteer service unites people of all backgrounds in common cause.