Latino Heritage Internship Program

Latino Heritage Internship Program

The Latino Heritage Internship Program (LHIP) engages the next generation of conservation stewards. The program raises awareness of our national parks and historic sites, their accessibility and the need for the Latino community’s involvement in their preservation. Highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students will be selected to work alongside NPS historians, interpreters, archaeologists, architects, and curators on projects in different park units, offices and historical sites throughout the nation.

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Basic Eligibility

  • Age 18 to 35
  • Be a US citizen, legal resident, or have a J-1 Visa
  • Be enrolled in a post-secondary educational program or have graduated from college within the past one year
  • Have a strong interest — or relevant experience — in areas pertaining to history, historic preservation, museum studies, archaeology, cultural interpretation, anthropology or other related fields
  • Bilingual skills (Spanish/English) — helpful and more needed for some positions
  • Be social media savvy!

Time Frame

  • Applications must be submitted by February 6, 2017 (11:59 p.m., applicant’s time zone). Top candidates will be selected for interviews.
  • Placement decisions will generally be made by April.
  • The paid 10 to 11-week internship period will begin in late May through early June 2017 and conclude in August through early September 2017 depending on specific requirements of the project site.

Selection Criteria

Applications will be reviewed and rated according to the following criteria – relevant educational and work experience, oral and written communication skills, maturity, professionalism, technical knowledge and expertise, evidence of adaptability and adventurousness, and ability to work effectively with diverse audiences. Final candidates will undergo a background check before beginning their assignment.

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