Cultural Resources Diversity Internship Program provides a career
exploration opportunity for diverse undergraduate and graduate students ages 18-25 in
historic preservation/cultural resources work. The program places interns
with National Park Service park units and administrative offices, other
federal agencies, state historic preservation offices, local governments,
and private organizations. Intern sponsors provide work experiences that
assist interns with building their resumes in this field.
This program serves two purposes:
Diverse undergraduate and graduate students ages 18-25 gain exposure to and experience
in the historic preservation/cultural resources field.
National Park Service and partnership organizations have the opportunity to
meet promising young people who might choose to work in the field.
are offered during the summer (10 weeks). Projects include editing
publications, planning exhibits, participating in archeological
excavations, preparing research reports, cataloguing park and museum
collections, providing interpretive programs on historical topics,
developing community outreach, and writing lesson plans based on historical
Both undergraduate and graduate students
can participate in 10 week, paid internships during May/June through
The 2013 student application deadline
March 15, 2013. All student applications are
processed through the Student Conservation Association (SCA). Submit
your scanned application materials by email directly to the SCA
Justin Chow, firstname.lastname@example.org, 703.524.2441
Students must provide the following information:
A General Application Form.
Click the link for a WORD version.
A resume or a
curriculum vita (1-2 pages)
that includes: educational information; previous and current experience; publications
or presentations; awards, scholarships, honors, etc.; and 2-3 personal
A cover letter that includes a brief statement, 100 words or less, of why you want the
internship and why you are qualified.
A transcript. An
unofficial one is acceptable.
A list of three references with contact information.
the Frequently Asked Questions page for students.
Host an Intern
We accept and review project proposals from potential
intern sponsors on a competitive basis. NPS park units, state historic
preservation offices, local governments, federal offices, museums, and
private nonprofit organizations are invited to apply. The cost of a
Diversity Intern is shared on a 50/50 basis between the National Park
Service and the sponsor.
Project proposal applications are available in
Word Format. Electronic submissions are preferred. Contact Program
Coordinator, Paloma Bolasny, with questions or to request an
electronic version of the application.
The deadline for submitting project proposals to
host Summer 2013 internships was
November 30, 2012.
1849 C Street, NW
The Cultural Resources
Diversity Internship Program is funded by The NPS Youth Programs and Cultural
Resources Divisions of the National Park Service and participating Intern
Sponsors. It is administered in partnership with the Student Conservation Association.