Gulf Islands National Seashore is the largest National Seashore in the United States and the eighth most-visited unit of the National Park Service. Since 1992, with inception of the NPS Systemwide Archeological Inventory Program, condition assessments and other activities addressing data gaps have occurred sporadically. As visitation and park management activities have increased, the need for interpretive materials and park planning information about resources has increased. The likelihood of anthropogenic and environmental impacts to resources also has increased. These internships will enable the park to conduct condition assessments at known and documented archeological sites. Assessments will include identification and quantification of primary threats, disturbances, and deferred maintenance needs; provide recommendations for periodic monitoring, preservation, and protection treatments; and provide planning tools and information for archeological interpretation, visitor use, and visitor safety. Interns will fill critical gaps in our current operational capacity by completing tasks that are necessary to inform immediate decision-making processes and cultural resource management strategies in the longue durée.

Tagged as: Conservation


Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in anthropology or closely related field of study from an accredited university (including completion of an archeological field school through an accredited university). Previous experience with driving a UTV/ATV is preferred. Training will be provided to operate park UTVs and trailers. 

Preferred Skills:

Successful applicants must demonstrate an understanding of basic scientific principles, data collection and analysis. Applicants should be able to follow precise procedures and established protocols with close attention to detail. Strong oral and written communication skills are desired. Experience working in the coastal system is preferred but not required. Must be comfortable with ArcGIS online and other platforms such as Field Maps and Survey 123.

About Southeast Conservation Corps

Empowering young adults to cultivate compassion, responsibility, and grit through community service, hard work, and environmental stewardship.

Southeast Conservation Corps (SECC), a program of Conservation Legacy, is a non-profit, AmeriCorps-affiliated organization. SECC selects young adults, ages 18-30, to complete conservation work projects on public lands throughout the Southeast. SECC programs encourage environmental stewardship, foster community partnerships, & emphasize experiential learning. SECC serves a diverse population that is representative of the Southeast, including youth, graduates, veterans, and a cross-section of ethnicities and income levels. SECC is an active member of the AmeriCorps Disaster Response Team & as such, selected crews may be deployed on Disaster response projects for up to 30 days.

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