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FAIC / NCPTT Writing Remote Internship

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The National Park Service National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) is developing a new, short publication series focusing on preservation guidance for small institutions, such as small house museums, public homeowners, and collectors. These publications, “Preservation in Practice Briefs,” are two to four pages in length and include 5-6 high resolution images that illustrate points in the documents. NCPTT plans a launch of the publication series to the public by March, 2021. Additional topics will be added as they are developed.

NCPTT and the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation (FAIC) are looking for students currently enrolled or recently graduated to undertake a literature review, draft text, find images, and produce at least one 1,100-1,500-word Preservation in Practice Brief in a five-week summer remote internship. The incumbent will be expected to work collaboratively with their supervisor to select the topic and attend weekly individual and group meetings via video conference. The ideal candidate has strong writing and photography skills and is disciplined to work independently on the project. NCPTT wants to put sound preservation information in the hands of those who need it most.

Applications are due March 15. Notifications will be made by April 1 and the internship will begin in June. Interns will receive a $7,000 stipend for completion of the five-week project.

Application Process

Applications are submitted through our online application portal. When you enter the portal, you will be prompted to login to the system using a login ID and password. If you already have an account (this should be the case if you are an AIC member or have participated in an AIC or FAIC program), use the same login information you use to access that account. If you do not have an account in the system, you can quickly set one up before you begin your application.

The online form will take you through the two sections of the application:

  1. Applicant information (name, contact information, and resume).
  2. Supporting materials (cover letter, copy of official or unofficial transcripts, and short 1-5-page writing sample).

You can save and return to your application later to complete it. When you are satisfied with your responses, “save and finalize” to submit your application. Once the application has been submitted, you cannot return to edit the form.

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Questions?

If you have questions about possible topics or wish to discuss the internship, please direct inquiries to Mary Striegel, NCPTT's Chief, Materials Conservation, at mary_striegel@nps.gov.