Future Park Leaders of Emerging Change

Future Park Leaders of Emerging Change

NPS Future Park Leaders of Emerging Change Internship Program is now open and accepting applications through January 26, for internships to be held summer of 2018.

Students can view and apply for all open FPL positions by visiting futureparkleaders.org. Please share this widely with your networks and interested students.
Many of the intern positions for summer 2018 will address issues of environmental change for cultural resources. These parks and projects include:

C&O Canal National Historical Park: IMPLEMENTING THE NPS CULTURAL RESOURCES CLIMATE CHANGE STRATEGY AT THE CHESAPEAKE AND OHIO CANAL NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK

Develop a vulnerability matrix to assess the impacts of climate-change on cultural resources in the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park. Work with park staff and management to develop comprehensive planning strategies to address flood, erosion, and other potential hazards and risks posed to the myriad historic and prehistoric sites in the park.

Colonial National Historical Park: PROTECT, REMOVE, RETAIN: DEVELOPING A STRATEGIC PLAN FOR THE TREATMENT OF ARCHEOLOGICAL SITES ON JAMESTOWN ISLAND

The Intern will complete an Archeological Strategic Management Plan for all archeological sites on Jamestown Island. The Intern will also develop communication talking points for staff to use on the park website, in briefings, visitor talks, and public speaking engagements on how the park is addressing climate change impacts on archeological sites on Jamestown Island.

George Washington Birthplace National Monument: ANALYSIS ON THE RATE OF LAND EROSION ON PARK SHORELINES AND ITS POTENTIAL EFFECT ON BUILDING STRUCTURES

Create a report analyzing the effect of changing water levels on erosion severity along park shorelines using collected data. The report will be developed in collaboration with various members of the National Park Service community and their resources to gain a better understanding of the current situation and to assist in future planning.

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area: GLEN CANYON PHOTOGRAMMETRIC ARCHEOLOGY

Develop and implement photogrammetry methods for topographic change detection at archeological sites in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (Glen Canyon). Data gathered from this work will be used to inform park management about the severity of erosional damage and threats to key archeological resources and to help acquire and prioritize funding for archeological preservation.

Navajo National Monument: MONITORING LANDSCAPE CHANGE FROM SPACE: IMPLEMENTING A NASA DEVELOP-DERIVED SATELLITE REMOTE SENSING DATA COLLECTION, PROCESSING AND ANALYSIS WORKFLOW FOR ECOFORCASTING AND EROSION STUDIES AT NAVAJO NATIONAL MONUMENT

The intern will implement a satellite data landscape monitoring program at Navajo National Monument for tracking climate induced landscape changes that are threatening archeological sites and natural resources in the monument’s remote canyons. The intern will be working with tools, methods and models created by a NASA-DEVELOP team in early 2018.

Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation (Boston, MA): COASTAL CULTURAL LANDSCAPE VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT

Analyze National Park Service cultural landscapes for vulnerability to climate change impacts, including, flooding, erosion, and storm surge. This internship offers opportunities to develop and apply analytical and creative thinking skills in exploration of new approaches to a challenging real-world problem.

Petrified Forest National Park: UNDERSTANDING LANDSCAPE CHANGE AT PETRIFIED FOREST NATIONAL PARK: MONITORING CLIMATE IMPACTS TO BACKCOUNTRY CULTURAL RESOURCES

The project will help develop a network of microclimate stations collecting modern data and combine this with historic data to better understand the potential effects of changing environments of the record of cultural resources stretching back thousands of years. The project will involve working with cultural and natural resource staff of the NPS, college academics, and other professional researchers to develop a professional products and long-term monitoring strategy.

For questions about the program or the application process, please contact Larry Perez, Communications Coordinator for the NPS Climate Change Response Program, larry_perez@nps.gov.
Students can view and apply for all open FPL positions by visiting futureparkleaders.org.

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645 University Parkway
Natchitoches, LA 71457

Email: ncptt[at]nps.gov
Phone: (318) 356-7444
Fax: (318) 356-9119