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🚀 Internship

Cultural Resources Intern - Seattle City Light

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City of Seattle


26d ago

🚀 Summer Internship


⌛ Closed

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  • The candidate must be an undergraduate student with a 2.0 GPA or above, enrolled in an accredited program in Anthropology, History, or a related field. They should have a Washington state driver's license or be able to obtain one within 30 days, and have experience working with Native American Tribes and conducting archaeological fieldwork or historical research. They should also have an interest in the cultural history of the Pacific Northwest and the ability to work in remote field locations.
  • The Cultural Resources Intern at City of Seattle's Seattle City Light will be responsible for evaluating project impacts on cultural resources, conducting archaeological fieldwork, developing digital libraries, researching preservation trainings, and assisting with regulatory compliance tasks.
Applications are closed

Summer Internship

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  • The Cultural Resources Intern will assist cultural resources staff with compliance, as needed and as assigned, related to implementation of the existing Skagit Project license, decommissioning of the Newhalem Creek Project, capital improvement and maintenance projects at all our hydroelectric facilities and in our service area, and the relicensing of the South Fork Tolt Project. This position will be invaluable in assisting with the required compliance work for our customer owners that reflects our commitment to the preservation of cultural resources and environmental stewardship. This position reports to the Senior Archaeologist.

Learning Objectives Include:

  • Gain experience conducting archaeological fieldwork.
  • Expand knowledge of Pacific Northwest archaeology and history.
  • Gain knowledge of Tribal histories and Tribal stewardship of the cultural and natural environment of the region.
  • Gain knowledge of federal, state, and local regulatory requirements for cultural resources.
  • Learn best management practices for cultural resources.
  • Gain an understanding of historic preservation techniques, archaeological research and reporting techniques, and management considerations for cultural resources on federal and non-federal lands.


  • Undergraduate students will need to maintain a 2.0 GPA or above throughout the internship.
  • Must have a Washington state driver’s license in order to operate a City motor pool vehicle, or
  • the ability to obtain the license within thirty (30) days of hire with Seattle City Light.
  • Preferred Areas of Study:
  • Enrolled in an accredited certificate, 2-year or 4-year program during their internship.
  • Enrolled in an academic program in Anthropology, History, Native American Studies, American Indian Studies, Historic Preservation, Museology, or a related field.
  • You will be successful if you have the following experience, skills, and abilities:
  • Interest in the cultural history of the Pacific Northwest (archaeology, ethnography, or history).
  • Technical writing skills.
  • Experience working with Native American Tribes.
  • Experience conducting archaeological fieldwork and/or ethnographic and historical research and/or architectural history documentation.
  • Interest in or experience with cultural resources regulations.
  • Ability to work at remote field locations in variable conditions/environments for several days at a time.
  • Are a sophomore, junior or senior student at the start of the internship.

Education requirements

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Area of Responsibilities

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  • Evaluate project scope of work, drawings, and related information for impacts to cultural resources through research using the Washington Information System for Architectural and Archaeological Data (WISAARD), internal City Light resources, and historical and archaeological literature.
  • Develop archaeological monitoring and inadvertent discovery plans and complete reports that comply with federal and state guidelines.
  • Conduct archaeological fieldwork either independently or under the guidance of a professional archaeologist who meets Washington State standards for cultural resources reporting. This may include archaeological monitoring, archaeological pedestrian and shovel probe survey, recording archaeological sites, and/or updating records for archaeological sites or districts.
  • Assist in development of a digital library of historic photos, drawings, reports, and plans
  • Photograph historic built environment resources, as needed, to aid in condition assessments.
  • Conduct research to compile a list of available online or in-person historic preservation trainings (and costs) which could be relevant to carpenters, painters, managers, and other staff engaged in maintaining the historic resources in the Skagit River and Newhalem Creek Projects historic district.
  • Assist with other cultural resources regulatory compliance tasks, as assigned.

Application process

  • Resume
  • Cover letter explaining how your coursework, activities, and experience qualify you for this internship
  • Your unofficial transcript - including current coursework, next term registration (if available at the time of application), and cumulative GP


Work type

Full time

Work mode


Application deadline

Feb 13, 2024