work as an intern? Internships are rewarding, career-building experiences. Working
as an intern is an excellent way to explore a career while gaining valuable
experience and new insights. A summer job doing the kind of work you may be
considering for a career can help you better gauge your own skills and
desires, make valuable contacts, and even consider new options. Cultural
resources and historic preservation work--the job of identifying, documenting,
preserving, and interpreting the varied aspects of human culture--involves
many skills; an internship can open your eyes to the various opportunities
that this kind of work holds.
Resources Diversity Internship Program
The CRDIP is an
opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to explore the cultural
resources/historic preservation field. Each summer and academic year, the
CRDIP offers paid internships
with National Park Service park units and administrative offices, other
federal agencies, state historic preservation offices, local governments,
and private organizations. Intern hosts provide work experiences that
assist interns with building their resumes in this field. Learn more
about the CRDIP.
Learn about more
National Park Service internships. In addition, there
internship programs that provide students with ways to explore
their career options in the field of cultural resources, historic
preservation, public history and heritage preservation.
As you explore these pages, we hope you find what you are looking for – but even more importantly, we hope you discover something that surprises you. We invite you to learn more about history and how the National Park Service works to preserve it.