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The Cultural Resources Diversity Program lists the websites of and contacts for other National Park Service programs that offer internships or summer employment in historic preservation, cultural resources, and related work.

Harpers Ferry National Historic Park: The Harpers Ferry NHP is in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, surrounded by the panoramic scenery of the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers. The curatorial program offers a 12-week internship to work with a major National Park Service museum collection; For complete details contact Richard Raymond at 304/535-6497, or The education division offers several 12 to 15-week internships to assist in the operation and management of that office; for complete details contact David Fox at 304/535-6282, or Dormitory housing is provided, plus a weekly stipend from the volunteer program. Contact the park division for deadlines/ availability of the position(s). For more internship opportunities at the park, visit the Harpers Ferry website.

Heritage Documentation Programs HABS/HAER/HALS: The Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscape Survey of the National Park Service offers summer employment in 2006. 12-week summer jobs beginning May/June involve documenting historic sites and structures of architectural, landscape and technological significance throughout the country; the application deadline is January 16, 2007 (postmark date). Also look for internships and fellowships in architectural history, architecture, and engineering.

Heritage Preservation Services: The Historic Preservation Internship Training Program, operated jointly with the National Center for Preservation Education, gives undergraduate and graduate students opportunities to undertake short-term research and administrative projects with the National Park Service either during the summer or the school year. The program trains our future historians, archeologists, architects, curators, planners, archivists by fostering an awareness of the National Park Service cultural resource management activities and providing the opportunity to work under the direction of experienced professionals in the field of historic preservation. The application deadline is February 16, 2007.

National Park Service: The Employment Information web page includes a career guide, seasonal employment, job announcements and general information about internships. In addition, see the listings on this page for specific opportunities with National Park Service parks, offices, and programs.

Park NAGPRA: The Park NAGPRA internship program provides opportunities for Native American students to work in parks, centers, and offices nationwide on projects related to the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). Interns will help manage the treatment and disposition of cultural items that are in the possession or control of NPS. Projects may include working with archeological and ethnographic collections, assisting with consultation meetings, assisting with the repatriation of Native American human remains and cultural items, or administrative tasks. For more information contact Mary S. Carroll, Park NAGPRA Program Lead, 303/969-2300,

Social Science Program: The Social Science Program of the National Park Service offers semester-long graduate student internships based in Washington, DC. Graduate student interns with the NPS Social Science Program work with the Visiting Chief Social Scientist and other program staff on research and technical assistance projects that deliver usable knowledge to NPS managers and the public. For more information visit the Social Science Program website.

Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island: The Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island at Liberty Island, New York, NY, will take on interns during the summer. Interns will have the opportunity to work on various projects involving research and collections management that will contribute to the documentation, preservation, and interpretation of the historic site's cultural resources. For more information, please contact Diana Pardue, 212/363-3206 or

Student Conservation Association: The Student Conservation Association is an organization that places high school students, undergraduate and graduate students in internships for conservation service, cultural resources work, and urban-green spaces programs across the country, many of which are with the National Park Service.  Visit their website at

For a list of internship opportunities with non-National Park Service entities, go to the Other Internship Programs page of our website.

For information on scholarships and fellowships for students and researchers, go to the Colleges & Universities page of our website.

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