Job Overview


Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service.  Become a part of our mission to unite the past, our cultures and our special places, to establish important connections to the present and build a rich and lasting legacy for future generations.

The Heritage Documentation Programs seeks applications from qualified students for summer employment documenting historic sites and structures of architectural, landscape and technological significance throughout the country.

Number of Vacancies:  We expect to fill few vacancies at this time; however, this announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within 90 days.

To be eligible for the Pathways Program position:
• You must be a student accepted for enrollment or enrolled in a degree or certificate program on at least a half-time basis and in good standing.
• Enrollment must be with an accredited educational institution or state-approved home school. These may include high schools, colleges, universities, technical, trade, vocational, or business schools, and state approved home school secondary and post-secondary programs. 
• Qualifying certificate programs are post-high school programs equivalent to at least one academic year of full-time study that is part of an accredited college-level, technical, trade, vocational, or business school curriculum.
• Educational institutions must be accredited by organizations recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.  To verify accreditation, please visit:

For more information on the Pathways Intern Program, visit:
For more information on the Hertitiage Documentation Program, visit:

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Plans, organizes and conducts historical research studies of historic sites and structures.  Reviews and edits manuscripts and architectural/engineering and historical documentation prepared by others as required for incorporation into the overall project.  Performs research on historic sites and structures through use of standard reference works and primary source materials available in records collections and libraries, on-site evaluation, and through contact Federal, State, and private sources to obtain necessary information on the historical information, to accompany measures drawing and photographs to be deposited in the collection in the Library of Congress.  Projects last 12 weeks beginning in late May or early June and end no later than September 30th.  


Position Location: Washington, D.C. 

For specific area and housing information, or information directly pertaining to vacancy status, contact: Judy Davis, Summer Program Administrator, 202-354-2135

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel May Be Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No