The National Park Service invites you to submit project proposals for its Cultural Resources Diversity Internship Program for the summer of 2013.
Program Goals: The Cultural Resources Diversity Internship Program (CRDIP) provides career exploration opportunities to minority and underrepresented undergraduate and graduate students ages 18-25 in historic preservation and cultural resources management. The program also gives National Park Service offices, national park units, government agencies at all levels, and private organizations opportunities to meet promising young people who might choose a career in this field. The National Park Service Cultural Resources Program, through the CRDIP, cooperates with intern sponsors to provide students who have limited or no exposure to this field with quality work experiences.
How the Program Works: The Cultural Resources Diversity Internship Program (CRDIP) will sponsor 15 to 18 interns during a 10-week summer session, beginning June 3, 2013.
The cost is shared on a 50/50 basis between the CRDIP and the intern sponsor. In FY2012, the total cost for each summer intern was $12,801, which included intern recruitment, salary, health insurance, housing, and transportation. Thus, intern sponsors were expected to contribute $6,400. This amount was matched by the CRDIP. Please contact the coordinator with questions concerning the intern’s salary.
We are planning to hold a three-day Career Workshop in Washington, DC during the tenth week of the summer internship. The cost for each intern’s participation will be covered by the National Park Service, Cultural Resources Program.
Project Proposals: In order to be considered for this program, please submit intern project proposals on the enclosed form by November 30, 2012 to: Paloma Bolasny by email, Paloma_Bolasny@.nps.gov or by fax, (202) 371-2229. You can also submit hardcopy proposals to Cultural Resources Diversity Internship Program, National Park Service, 1201 Eye Street, NW, 8th floor, (Code 2280), Washington DC, 20005. Additional information about the program and application are available on their website.
If you have any questions, please contact Paloma Bolasny at (202) 354-2174 or by email at Paloma_Bolasny@.nps.gov