Trail Planning Intern – National Park Service

Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail
December 8, 2019
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Are you ready to start working by February 2020? Apply to this internship at Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail! The intern will conduct a much-needed mapping project linked to historic sites and assess local trails and public sites for accessibility and viability. The results of the project will support and inform linking the expedition campsites and historic corridor with potential proposals for public use and enjoyment. The primary tasks of the internship will include:

1) Research and inventorying of historic maps and primary source documents.

The intern will review and create a bibliography of historic maps and primary source documents. This includes confirming the location of archived historical documents, if the NPS has a copy of historic documents, and if appropriate funding is available to acquire copies from archives.

2) Contact and interview academics and citizen historians, public land managers, and agency representatives.

The intern will contact academics and citizen historians, public land managers, agency representatives, and partners and collect information about the status of sites along the Anza Trail. This should include collecting information from Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia(INAH), who administers the trail in Mexico).

3) Update the current inventory of historic and interpretive sites.


■ Students will have substantive assignments in their areas of study, work closely with NPS staff day-to-day, and receive additional mentoring and support through Environment for the Americas.

■ This 11-week internship (February and ending Mid-April) is compensated with a $400 weekly stipend and housing. Transportation costs are fully covered.

Skills and qualities of a successful candidate:

Ability to research, organize and compile information from maps, planning documents and other primary source documents and process the information obtained. The successful candidate will be able to work independently and communicate by phone and email. Ability and creativity to problem solve and seek solutions. Desire to work in an office and develop a comprehensive collection of trail data. GIS skills a bonus!

Basic Eligibility:

■ US citizenship or permanent residence
■ Be enrolled in a post-secondary educational program or have graduated from college within the past year


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