Job Listing

  • Full Time
  • Rochester, NY
  • 17 USD / Hour
  • February 10, 2023
  • Job Summary: The internship, established in 2010, seeks to provide a unique historic preservation experience in multiple facets of historic preservation practice for a qualified architectural intern.
  • Job Qualifications:
    • Currently enrolled in or have a degree from a college with an accredited professional program in either architecture or historic preservation with a minimum of three years full-time course work.
    • Documented history of interest and involvement in historic preservation.
    • Technical writing ability.
    • Proficiency in Autodesk AutoCAD and Microsoft Office suite required; Trimble Sketchup, Rhinoceros, Adobe Photoshop and/or InDesign encouraged.
  • How to Apply:

    Submit the following to Bero Architecture:

    1. Letter of Intent describing and documenting your prior interest and involvement in historic preservation.
    2. Resume/CV
    3. Portfolio of recent work
    4. Technical writing sample [preferably related to historic preservation]
    5. Letters of recommendation [1 min / 3 max]
  • Contact Name: Christopher Brandt
  • Application Email:
  • Application Phone #: 585-262-2035
  • Application Address: 32 Winthrop Street Rochester, NY 14607

Website Bero Architecture PLLC & The Landmark Society of Western New York

Established in 1976, Bero Architecture is a Rochester, New York, full-service women-owned architecture firm with an expertise in historic preservation. The firm has developed a local, state, and regional reputation for excellence in preservation planning, building evaluations, restoration, rehabilitation, and adaptive re-use. The Landmark Society of Western New York, is one of the oldest and most active preservation organizations in America, organized in 1937, preceding by ten years the founding of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, of which it is a charter member. It is a not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to preserving, interpreting, and fostering interest in the architectural, historical and cultural heritage of the Western New York region.


Promote an interest in and deeper understanding of historic preservation architectural practice.


  • Named in honor of John Bero, founder of Bero Architecture, and Cynthia Howk, Architectural Research Coordinator at LSWNY from 1976-2021.
  • Ten-week summer internship period. Specific dates to be coordinated with selected intern. Weeks to be consecutive unless coordinated and agreed to by all parties.
  • Thirty to thirty-five hours per week commitment, six to seven hours per day, five days per week. Hours are somewhat flexible, but specific hours will be coordinated with the selected intern.
  • The intern will work 60% of the internship period at Bero Architecture and 40% of the internship period at LSWNY. Specific organization of days/weeks worked at each location will be coordinated by all parties.


  • The intern will work on historic preservation related projects that provide insight into and experience of the multiple facets of the field. It is our intent that the blend of historic preservation advocacy and education offered by the LSWNY and the technical analysis and design elements of historic preservation architecture and planning offered by Bero Architecture provide the intern with a well-rounded experience.
  • The intern will spend the majority of their time on programming and survey work with the LSWNY and design and planning activities with Bero Architecture rather than basic filing, fundraising, or busy work.
  • NCPE Internships: Eligibility & How to Apply


    All NCPE interns received an hourly stipend, the rate is listed at each position description. Additionally, interns receive paid time off (PTO), paid Federal holidays if working full-time, and access to NCPE's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for career and personal counseling, coaching, and referrals. Project sites may also offer a housing allowance and/or commuting stipend; this information is also listed in the description or offered during the interview.

    As an organization operating under Public Land Corps Act (PLC) authority, many NCPE positions qualify the intern for Federal Hiring Preference if (1) they complete a minimum of 640 hours at one or more qualifying conservation project(s); (2) are between the ages of 16 and 30 years (35 if a veteran); and (3) apply for a Federal position at USAJOBS with PLC noted in the announcement within two years of completing the internship. Find out more about this hiring preference during the interview or contact for details.


    To be eligible, applicants must be currently enrolled in a degree-seeking academic program or recently graduated (within the past 12 months) and be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. Interns are not eligible to work more than 1200 hours total in the program; previous interns must stay within this overall limit. The length of an internship can vary from 10 to 30 weeks if full time (40 hours per week) or longer if on a part-time schedule. If selected, the exact starting date will be determined by you and the NPS supervisor. The stipend rate is $17.00 per hour unless otherwise listed.

    The successful candidate is responsible for finding and paying for travel to and housing at the internship location; some exceptions apply. The supervising office may be able to assist in locating housing but it is ultimately up to the individual accepting the internship to find accommodation.

    The National Council requires all interns working in-person at Federal facilities and/or with Federal employees receive the Covid-19 vaccination. Please be advised that you may also be required to wear a mask, depending on the protocols adopted by your work site. Also be aware that, due to Government-wide security requirements, a background check will be required if you are selected for a position. This will include providing information about recent housing and employment history. The position supervisor will have more information about these requirements and procedures at the time of hiring. You may direct any questions to NCPE's Internship Program Director, Julee Johnson, at

    Please note that interns are not NCPE or NPS employees. Stipends are academic awards and taxes are not withheld, nor are social security contributions made on your behalf. These funds may be taxable, however, so consult a tax preparation professional if you have questions.

    How to Apply

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