Info Tech

An internship in the information technology field is a shared resource opportunity with Harpers Ferry and the National Park Service's Stephen T. Mather Training Center, located within Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. This is a brand new internship offering for 2011. Work is performed mostly indoors in an office setting. Frequent bending and lifting of equipment weighing up to 40lbs is likely.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

The incumbent of this position must possess excellent interpersonal communication skills. He/she will be assisting park staff of all disciplines from novice to experienced users. The incumbent must be approachable and patient. Knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Office Suite and the ability to modify basic computer settings is a must.

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

The incumbent will be assisting the park's information technology specialist in both set up and upgrade of park computers. General infrastructure support may include cabling and peripherals. A background investigation must be completed on the person who is selected for this position.

Contact for more information: Phone 304-535-6441; Email

How to Apply

Apply with resume, cover letter and three references by March 1st. In the cover letter please include the following: why you want to intern at Harpers Ferry, whether you require housing or not, what your objectives are, what particular type of work you would like to do, the dates you would begin and end an internship, and whether this internship is for school credit or not. If applicable, the number of hours required by your school, the requirements of your school's internship program and your advisor's name and contact information. Also, feel free to express yourself, your hopes and expectations in the cover letter.

Send application materials to:
Volunteer Coordinator, Harpers Ferry NHP, P.O.Box 65, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

Summer, 10-12 weeks, flexible start and end dates. Dormitory housing may be available and/or $100.00 weekly stipend.

Last updated: April 10, 2015

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Mailing Address:

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
PO Box 65

Harpers Ferry, WV 25425


(304) 535-6029

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