Historical Architectural Internship

GYF POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Greening Youth Foundation (GYF, gyfoundation.org) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to nurture environmental stewardship among diverse youth and young adults, and expose them to conservation careers.
                               
Opportunity:
Historical Architectural Internship in the Southeast Regional Office of the National Parks Service.  The internship is for 1414 hours at $12.00.
Position Overview and Tasks:
The incumbent serves as a specialist for one or more parks in the science and art of architecture with advanced training in the principles, theories, concepts, methods, and techniques of preserving historic and prehistoric structures with the focus on preserving a structure's physical attributes and materials. Research, planning, and stewardship are the framework for the duties of a historical architect. Research defines the features, values, and associations that make a structure historically significant; planning identifies the issues and alternatives for long-term preservation; and stewardship involves activities such as condition assessment, maintenance, and training. Specific duties shall include, but not limited to, assisting with the research and development of Historic Structure Reports and Condition Assessment Reports for Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site and Martin Luther King Jr., National Historic Site.
We are seeking an intern with a diverse background who will work at least 1414 hours.  The intern will work with the Regional Planning and Stewardship Branch Programs Manager on a variety of activities that support the development of cultural resource management programs and policies. The work will require some travel to NPS units in the SER. Materials and experiences gained from these visits will be incorporated into documents to implement the treatment and uses of historic resources in the NPS.
The internship activities include:
•          Assists with the identification, research, planning, treatment, and preservation maintenance of historic and prehistoric structures.
•          Assists in architectural duties associated with review, design, treatment, and monitoring of historic and prehistoric structures; and reviews contractor shop drawings, samples, and material certification for contract and performance compliance and recommends them for approval or rejection
•          Along with other NPS/SERO professionals, develops and maintains liaisons and effective working relations with related groups and individuals, agencies, and the public in order to encourage and facilitate cooperative regional management strategies. Assists historical architects in parks, centers, and support offices in providing direct professional and programmatic advice and support.
•          Assists in the identification of research needs and suitable research designs and conducts or oversees various levels of documentary research and field investigation. Collaborates with others in the preparation of historic structure reports and condition assessment reports documenting existing conditions and defining treatment actions based on examination of the structure, documentary research, and professional evaluation of all data; and prepares other written reports, graphic illustrations, and plans associated with managing historic and prehistoric structures.
•          Assists with on-site investigations of project sites to determine the feasibility of proposed projects, including the development design alternatives and subsequent analysis to ensure the project is consistent with NPS policies, guidelines, and standards and environmental and cultural compliance laws and regulations.
•          Assists with research projects related to the identification, documentation, analysis and evaluation, and treatment; conducts research involving historical documents, photographs, plans, drawings, and related items to develop knowledge of and data about specific historic and prehistoric structures, such as period designs.
•          Along with other NPS/SERO professionals, works in a multi-disciplinary context to develop the appropriate guidelines and actions with architectural conservators, historical landscape architects, historians, archeologists, curators, architects, and other cultural and natural resources professionals and park managers in the understanding of historic and prehistoric structures integrity and significance.
•          Assists with the review and assessment of plans, comprehensive designs, preliminary designs, special studies, and layouts prepared by other agency offices for accuracy, adequacy, and compliance with historic preservation policies, guidelines, laws, and regulations as they relate to historic and prehistoric structures.
 
Requirements/Qualifications:
This internship is open to college graduate students of diverse backgrounds between 16 and 35 years of age who are currently enrolled in a college or university as a graduate student or have graduated within the past 2 years. Desired majors include Architecture, Landscape Architecture and/or Historic Preservation. Candidates possessing some knowledge and enthusiasm in historic preservation are strongly preferred.
 
U.S. citizenship or permanent U.S. residency is required, and the successful applicant must be able to pass a federal background check before the internship begins as this is a federal position in a federal building.
It is essential that applicants have strong communication skills (written and oral), strong work ethic and the ability to work independently. Intern must be prepared to work in a fast-paced team environment with attention to detail. Intern must be trustworthy, dependable and willing to work with people of different perspectives. Intern must have great organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and be able to write reports and create presentations.
 
 
Position Compensation:
This internship is compensated at 1414 hours at $12.00 per hour.
 
Application Information
If interested, please apply to the "Historical Architectural Internship” position at http://serve.gyfoundation.org  or email contact@gyfoundation.org for more information. Application period closes on August 25, 2017.
 
Greening Youth Foundation (GYF, www.gyfoundation.org) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization whose mission is to nurture environmental stewardship among diverse youth and young adults, while exposing them to conservation careers.
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