National Park Service – Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area



Term of positions is 12 weeks; full-time 40 hrs/wk


Alamosa, CO

Living Allowance:

$600 /week

AmeriCorps Award:

Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $1,678.57 (pre-tax).

Start Date:

May 2nd 2022

Application Due Date:

Preference given to applicants that submit application by March 25th, 2022

Title of Position:

Sangre de Cristo NHA Archival Intern


Position Details

Stewards Individual Placements (Stewards) provides individuals with service and career opportunities to strengthen communities and preserve our natural resources. Participants work with federal agencies, tribal governments, and nonprofits building institutional capacity, developing community relationships, and supporting ecosystem health. Stewards in partnership with the National Park Service are seeking an intern who will assist the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area in organizing, cataloging, and archiving a collection on the history of the heritage area and the San Luis Valley of Colorado. The intern will also assist with the digitization of various documents and media for the future use, outreach, and promotion of the heritage area.


The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area spans over 3,000 square miles of Alamosa, Costilla, and Conejos Counties in Colorado and the main offices are located in the town of Alamosa. Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area explores the rich history and natural landscape of Colorado’s San Luis Valley. National Heritage Areas (NHA) are places where natural, cultural, historic and scenic resources combine to form a cohesive, nationally important landscape arising from human activity shaped by geography. These patterns make National Heritage Areas representative of the national experience through the physical features that remain and the traditions that have evolved in them. These regions are acknowledged by Congress for their capacity to tell nationally important stories about our nation. NHAs promote greater public and private participation and partnership in historic preservation, education, outdoor recreation and conservation activities, which build a resource stewardship ethic for participants and the public. For more information on the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area, please visit: Sangre Heritage – National Heritage Area


Position Responsibilities will include:

Process, catalog, archive, and develop a finding aid for an archival collection on the San Luis Valley/NHA History
Digitize slides, photographs, and archival documents for NHA marketing and outreach;
Organize and archive digital media for future use, community education, and promotion.

Minimum Requirements:

Undergraduate, graduate level student or recent graduate at an accredited university or college with coursework related to archiving, museum studies, history, education, or similar coursework.
Must be 18 years or older.
Must be a US Citizen or legal permanent resident.
Must not have been convicted of a felony or be a registered Sex Offender & must submit to a background screening

Preferred Qualifications:

Some experience with archiving and digitizing;
Excellent organizational skills;
Excellent oral and written communication skills;
Proficient in using Microsoft Office Programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc)


Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $1,678.57 (pre-tax).

Living Allowance: $600/week (pre-tax)
Additional funding will be made available specifically for professional development training

How to Apply
Apply on-line at: In addition to your resume, please submit a one page cover letter highlighting why you are interested in this position and how your background and experience will help you succeed in this position.


Stewards Individual Placements Program does not and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.

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