Interns: Cultural Resources
Within the recreation area are also a variety of Cultural Resources: a 19th-century historic village, an array of historic structures, and more than 400 archeological sites that record 10,000 years of continuous human habitation in the Delaware Valley.
Architectural projects currently include documenting historic structures through measured drawings and photographs and researching and writing a draft nomination for the National Register.
Curatorial projects include cataloging museum objects, conducting inventory, organizing storage, re-housing archival photographs and museum objects, archival research on historic furnishings, and developing temporary exhibits.
Archeological projects involve assisting with archeological investigations, testing, lab and curatorial work.
For more information on Cultural Resource internships, please contact the park archeological technician at (570) 588-6021. (e-mail)
Interested candidates should send a cover letter with a current resume and college transcript to the attention of Cultural Resource Internships at:
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Please be as specific as possible and include references. Graduate and undergraduate students from all majors may apply. Application packets must be received by March 15 to be considered for a spring/summer position. Applications received after that date will be considered for later positions.
The U.S. Government volunteer website lists current internship openings for this park (Search by the park's zip code: 18324), and accepts on line applications. The site also lists internship opportunites throughout the National Parks.
Did You Know?
... that in the 1750s, the northwest border of New Jersey (now Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area) was a frontier of the English colonies. In the French & Indian (Seven Years) War, a string of forts protected these settlements. The sites of seven of these outposts are in the park. More...