Records Management Internship – National Park Service – Washington, DC

Please note the deadline for applications for this recruitment is October 28, 2016, but interns under this notice would likely not start until after the beginning of the year.

National Park Service Records Management Internship

Fall 2016

Position is located in Technical Preservation Services, one of the Cultural Resources programs of the National Park Service, at 1201 Eye St. NW in Washington, DC.  The office focuses on providing technical assistance for historic building preservation and rehabilitation, with most of the work involving administration of the Federal Rehabilitation Tax Incentives program.  Position is available immediately.

PAY:               $15/hr

HOURS:          Full time preferred but will consider part time; 400 hours total (10 weeks FT)

DUTIES:         Work will involve one or both of the following sets of duties, dependent upon the successful candidate’s skills, abilities and interests:

  • Primary duties: Assists TPS staff with management of project files and resource materials for the Rehabilitation Tax Incentives Program and related technical preservation assistance initiatives.  Duties include organizing and preparing files for disposition to the National Archives and Records Administration, following procedures required under the Federal Records Act and NARA regulations, as part of an expected office move in 2017.  Other duties include organization and maintenance of an office library collection containing books and other materials on technical preservation topics, and preparing library and publications materials for the expected move.
  • Secondary duties: Assists with the implementation of a database of scanned images of historic properties and historic preservation projects and treatments, drawn largely from ongoing or completed rehabilitation projects reviewed by the Tax Incentives Program.  Duties include scanning images and entering thorough descriptions and metadata for each image file, contacting image owners for permission to publish when necessary, and ensuring that the information attached to each image meets all Federal requirements for future web or print publications.

In addition, position will assist, as needed, with the administration of the Federal Rehabilitation Tax Incentives Program.  To see the range of TPS activities and publications go to our website at; information on the Tax Incentives program is under that tab at the top of the page.  Opportunity to gain practical experience in library and archives management of materials relating to cultural resources, specifically historic building rehabilitation.

SKILLS/BACKGROUND NEEDED:  Strong organizational skills and an ability to work independently with minimal supervision required.  For library and archives management duties, a background in library science and/or archives management is preferred, but a background in historic preservation or an allied field with a strong interest in library and archives management will be considered.  For database duties, experience with database management and/or with image management software such as Adobe Photoshop and/or Adobe Fireworks is desirable.


Guy Lapsley, Technical Preservation Services

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