Museum Intern

Homestead National Historical Park

Please apply HERE

Dates: May 23, 2022 – Aug 4, 2022

Compensation: $600/week + housing

Application Due: February 6, 2022

Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

All interns must be fully vaccinated for covid-19 prior to the start of their internship.

The Latino Heritage Internship Program (LHIP) seeks to engage young Latino/Latina professionals in natural and cultural resource research and management, interpretation, and public affairs.

This internship will focus on cataloging the park’s museum collections. The intern will work alongside the park cultural resource staff to learn the steps necessary to process and house the variety of items that make up the park’s museum collections. Homestead National Historical Park has over 17,000 three-dimensional objects and 900,000 archival documents in its museum collection. The intern will describe and photograph the objects, record information in our database, research associated people and places, and assess condition of the materials. Additional duties will include assisting with the annual museum inventory, environmental monitoring, housekeeping, and visitor services.

Natural and Physical Work Environment: Homestead National Historical Park is surrounded by agricultural land. The park has walking trails through the tallgrass prairie and forest habitats. During the summer the weather can be up to 100°F with high humidity. Elevation is 1,286 feet above sea level. The park is about six miles from the community of Beatrice, Nebraska, a town of around 12,000 which has multiple grocery stores and other amenities. The community is primarily non-Latino white. Within an hour drive is Lincoln, Nebraska, the state capitol. Lincoln has Latino communities and organizations.

Abilities and Skills: A strong candidate has the ability to communicate effectively and have an interest in learning about the National Park Service and NPS museum procedures.

Education and Qualifications: Coursework or experience in history, archives, or museum studies. Attention to detail. The ability of communicate ideas effectively. Basic computer skills including a familiarity with Microsoft Word. An understanding of the historical research process. The ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Vehicle and Driver License Requirements: Applicants should have personal transportation and must possess a valid U.S. Driver’s License.

Housing: housing provided

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