Cultural Anthropology Internships at Yosemite National Park – Applications Due 10/23/15

Interns assist with various cultural anthropology research and tribal consultation tasks at the park.  Interns work directly with Cultural Anthropologist and PSU alumnus, Brye Lefler, and would likely assist PSU Associate Research Professor, Doug Deur, with archival and ethnographic research as well.
We welcome PSU students and graduates to apply, in our effort to strengthen the collaborative research relationship between PSU and Yosemite National Park.
Applications are due by October 23, 2015.  Please see the link below for more information.

National Council for Preservation Education

Academic year 2015-2016 Internships
the National Park Service 

The National Park Service and partnering agencies will offer internships during the academic year of 2015-2016. This notice covers the period January to May 2016. A separate notice will be distributed in January 2016 for summer 2016 positions. Stipends are issued based on a rate of twelve dollars per hour. The exact starting dates will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

To be eligible, you must be currently enrolled in an academic program in historic preservation or an allied field, or very recently graduated (degree received August 2014 or later). Interns are not eligible to work more than 1200 hours in this program; previous interns in the program must stay within this overall limit.

2657/2658/2659/2660/2661/2662/2663/2664/2665/2666. Yosemite National Park, Branch of Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology Program: With direction and support from the park’s cultural anthropologist, assists with the evaluation of culturally significant resources in the park. These encompass botanical, archeological, hydrological, and other natural and cultural resources with traditional cultural significance to the American Indian tribes and communities associated with the park. Duties may include primary and secondary research at the park’s Archives and Research Library, as well as other local repositories; assisting with tribal meetings and field visits; mapping and photographing field resources; assembling resource documentation; and assisting with report preparation. Archival and documentary research skills essential; background in cultural anthropology, knowledge of and interest in Native American issues, and demonstrated experience with systematic qualitative research highly desired. The intern must be professional, well-organized, and attentive to detail. Work will occur in office and field settings, requiring extensive hours in office, library and archive settings. Some hiking across rough terrain at high elevations may also be required. Valid driver’s license required. Low to moderately priced park housing available. Located in El Portal, CA (480 hours).
Brye Lefler
Cultural Anthropologist
American Indian Consultation Program
Resources Management & Science
Yosemite National Park
5083 Foresta Road
P.O. Box 700-W
El Portal, CA 95318

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