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Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service. Become a part of our mission to unite our past, our cultures and our special places, to establish important connections to the present and build a rich and lasting legacy for future generations. For more information about the National Park Service, visit http://www.nps.gov.
This position serves as a Student Trainee (Historic Preservation Specialist) in the Cultural Resources Partnerships, and Science Directorate, National Park Service.
(Students who successfully complete the internship program may be eligible for conversion to a permanent appointment or a term (1-4 years in duration) appointment without further competition. If converted to a permanent or term appointment, the anticipated target position will be Historic Preservation Specialist), GS-0170-5/7/9; however, the target position may change based on the need of the organization at that time. Interns must meet the qualification requirements for the position to which they are being converted.
What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position?
This position is being filled under the Pathways Internship Program which is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with paid work opportunities in agencies to explore Federal careers while still in school.
What are the Eligibility Requirements?
In order to be eligible for an appointment under the Pathways Internship Program:
Failure to provide proof of enrollment/acceptance for the Fall 2016 semester/quarter will result in an incomplete application and you will not be considered further.
Work Environment: Work is normally performed in office setting although on-site assignments involve varied conditions typical of field environment.
Job RequirementsKey Requirements
Be currently enrolled in a qualifying academic institution, AND
GS-5 level: Have successfully completed 4 academic years of post-high school study leading to a bachelor's or equivalent degree in History or related field that included at least 18 semester hours in history.
GS-7 level: Have successfully completed 1 full academic year of graduate level education, and have an undergrad degree in history, or related field of study that included at least 18 semester hours in history. OR
Are eligible under the Superior Academic Achievement Provision based on class standing, grade-point average, or honor society membership; seeking a degree in history, or similar field, that includes at least 18 semester hours of history.
The superior academic achievement provision (S.A.A.) is to be used to determine eligibility for applicable GS-7 level positions of persons who have completed (or expect to complete within 9 months) all the requirements for a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. S.A.A. is based on: - Applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses; 2. Grade-point average - Applicants must have a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 as recorded on their official transcript, or as computer based on 4 years of education, or a s computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum OR 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 based on average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or 3. Honor society membership - Election to a membership in a national scholastic honor society.
Please submit a legible copy of your college transcripts so that we can verify your coursework. It need not be an official transcript; however, if you are selected, you may be required to submit an official transcript prior to entering on duty. Failure to provide proof of enrollment/acceptance for Spring 2017 will result in an incomplete application and you will not be considered further.
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
If selected you will be required to provide a letter of acceptance or proof of enrollment before entrance on duty.
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