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Emanuel Aragon Cruz
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This internship will focus on organizing the park's photographs (both physical and digital). The intern will determine if any need to still be digitized, and relocate all the printed photos into one area. Another step in this process will include updating metadata to be uploaded in the National Park Service online repository NPGallery. After learning about park history and examining photos, the intern will help tell the history of Homestead National Historical Park by creating engaging social media posts and web articles utilizing images in the photo archive.
The park's photo digitization project began over 20 years ago. The park houses over 16,000 historic photographs documenting the 80+ years of park history. Most of the photographs have been digitized or were born digital, but the images are not yet available to the public. This project will work toward the organization of the information related to the photos, allowing the public to view and search these records of the history of the park.
Additional duties may include assisting with the annual museum inventory, housekeeping, park events, and visitor services.
Living Allowance: The ACE Member is expected to contribute ~40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $600/week to offset the costs of food and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly.
AmeriCorps Education Award Program: position may be eligible for an 450-hour AmeriCorps Education Award while serving under the EAP 2022/23 grant year program, valued up to $1718.25 upon successful completion of [a complete service term.
Loan Forbearance: AmeriCorps members may also be eligible for federal loan forbearance. Additional enrollment steps are required.
Qualifying Child Care Coverage: AmeriCorps members may also be eligible for qualifying child care coverage. Additional enrollment steps are required.
Public Land Corps Hiring Authority: Members serving under this agreement may be eligible for a federal hiring authority upon completion of their term of service. PLC projects also include specific eligibility requirements such as age and citizenship. Please contact ACE staff with questions about eligibility, or view general information online https://www.usaconservation.org/epic/#eligibility-requirements.
Housing: ACE members will be accommodated in provided housing at no cost for the duration of the term.
Relocation Allowance: ACE members will have access to up to $250 to be used for eligible relocation expenses. Further details regarding distribution of these funds will be provided during the interview process.
Provided Training/Orientation: ACE members will receive position specific training and an orientation outlining ACE policies and procedures, clear guidance on prohibited activities, and networks for support. This project will teach some of the methods used to organize archives, create metadata, and write for interpretation. The position will develop abilities to plan projects, and introduce the National Park Service digital asset management database (NPGallery). The Cultural Resources team will provide mentoring and training in the GS-1421 Archives Technician Series, GS-1016 Museum Specialist/Technician Series, and the GS-0170 Historian series.