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Army National Military Cemeteries (ANMC)-Cultural Resource Management/Architectural Historian Intern

Traditional Trades Advancement Program- Arlington National Cemetery Cultural Resources

Length: Term of positions is 20 weeks; full-time 40 hrs/wk
Location: Arlington, VA
Compensation: $19.00 hr. (full time- 40 hrs per week)
Start Date: 5/15/2023
Application Due Date: Preference given to applicants that submit application by 4/10/2023
Title of Position: Cultural Resource Management/ Architectural Historian Intern
Position Details
Stewards Individual Placement Program (SIPP) provides individuals with service and career opportunities to strengthen communities and preserve our natural resources. Participants work with federal agencies, tribal governments, and nonprofits building institutional capacity, developing community relationships, and supporting ecosystem health. SIPP in partnership with Army National Military Cemeteries (ANMC), are seeking interns who will support the Cultural Resources Program to document and preserve monuments, memorials, sculptures, and historic structures.
Army National Military Cemeteries (ANMC), consisting of Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) and the U.S. Soldiers' & Airmen's Home National Cemetery (SAHNC), represents the American people for past, present and future generations by laying to rest those few who have served our nation with dignity and honor, while immersing guests in the cemetery's living history. Within the agency, the Director of Engineering, Planning & Resources Division, Cultural Resources Management (CRM) Program and Conservation Program work to maintain & preserve the hallowed grounds. This includes the historic structures, monuments, memorials, cultural landscapes, & objects.
The Cultural Resource Program is responsible for the care of more than 300 individual historic resources. Interns will receive training and gain experience from the Cultural Resource Manager in research, architectural history, field surveys, condition assessments, and preservation documentation. Interns will also work to preserve our shared heritage and will participate in information-sharing and education outreach to the general public during their term of service.
This is a full-time five-month internship position. No housing is provided as part of the internship.
Position Responsibilities will include:
  • Archival work, including scanning and cataloguing of ANMC files, and research into the history of objects and structures.
  • Assisting the Historic Preservation Training Center Architecture team with Cultural Resource Briefs, Historic Structure Assessment Reports, the ANMC Cultural Resources Annual Inspection & Assessment Project, and general historical architecture technical preservation services.
  • Field inspection, condition assessments, historic fabric investigation, field documentation by photography and written notes, assistance with on-going preservation, conservation, monitoring, documentation, and treatment projects.
  • Upload and organize digital files to build digital library of historic records, keep written record of digitized.
  • Assisting with a range of office work, which may include filing, data entry, preparation of short reports, reviews of studies produced by others, and continuation of on-going research, documentation, and treatment projects of historic structures.
  • Some field work and preservation projects as needed.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Must provide own transportation in the greater DC-metro region.
  • Willingness to learn and work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Solid research, technical writing, and communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail when authoring and reviewing work.
  • Should be comfortable working with computers.
  • Able to spend extended periods outside conducting field surveys and assessments.
  • Work requires some physical exertion, such as long periods of standing, walking, bending, crouching, and climbing. Work may occur at heights, such as work on ladders or scaffolding. Should be capable of lifting moderately heavy objects (50 lbs. or less), such as equipment and supplies. Applicant must be comfortable working outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.
  • Adhere to site safety protocols at all times.
  • Fluent with Microsoft Office programs
  • Ability to pass a background check.
  • Full vaccination against COVID-19 by the first day of employment and ability to provide proof of vaccination before starting.

 Preferred Qualifications:
  • Actively pursuing a degree, or a recent graduate, in conservation of monuments & sculptures, historic preservation, architectural history, or a closely related field
  • Currently enrolled in academic program in a similar field or possess relevant prior work experience.
  • Familiarity with historic construction methods, historic landscapes, and historic preservation philosophy, including the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties
  • Familiarity with safety standards (e.g. OSHA)
  • Experience with primary research and archival work
  • Experience with research collections, including digitization, cataloguing, transcription, and oral history interviews.
  • Experience with technical writing for publication, such as journals, public presentations, and social media posts
  • Experience with documentation techniques, conditions assessments, field surveys, and inspections
  • Knowledge relating to any of the following: cultural resources management, historic preservation, conservation, building diagnostics, history, archeology, architectural history, architecture, historic architecture, art history, museum studies, collections care, curation, cultural resource laws and regulations, construction, construction management, project management.
Benefits: $19.00/hr. (full time- 40 hrs per week)
  • Specific training offered:
  • OSHA 10 certification
  • Preservation Philosophy
  • Trade skill development
  • Public Land Corps Hiring Authority Eligibility - must meet 640 hours of service.
  • Job Trainings: Basic preservation theory & skills, relevant databases, equipment use, documentation standards, preservation documentation and conditions assessment, federal preservation laws and compliance.
How to Apply

In addition to your resume, please submit a one-page cover letter highlighting why you are interested in this position and how your background and experience will help you succeed in this position.
Stewards Individual Placements Program does not and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.