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🔗Architectural Conservation Intern

  • Internship
  • McConnells, SC
  • 11.56 USD / Hour
  • March 27, 2023
  • Department: Historic Brattonsville
  • Job Qualifications:

    This is an excellent opportunity to get hands-on experience in the field of historic preservation. Due to the remoteness of the site, it is essential that the participant have a vehicle for personal use. The participant should be comfortable working independently, working outdoors, and from ladders and scaffolding. Current graduate students and recent graduates in historic preservation with proficiency in AutoCAD are encouraged to apply.

  • How to Apply:

    Please email cover letter and resume by 5:00 PM EST on Monday, March 27, 2023 to:

    Sara Johnson, Restoration/Preservation Specialist

    Subject: Historic Brattonsville 2023 Preservation Internship Application

  • Contact Name: Sara Johnson
  • Application Email:

Website Culture & Heritage Museums of York County

The Culture & Heritage Museums (CHM) is a family of museums in York County, South Carolina, which includes Historic Brattonsville, McCelvey Center, Museum of York County, and Main Street Children's Museum in Rock Hill. CHM strives to create a community that greatly values natural, historic, and cultural resources by communicating and preserving the histories of the Carolina Piedmont through its sites. Historic Brattonsville is an open-air living history museum located on an 800-acre tract in south-central York County. The museum is comprised of over forty structures--fourteen original structures and ruins, as well as thirty-three, relocated or reconstructed structures. Since 1963, York County has worked to preserve and present the history of the Carolina Piedmont as portrayed through the structures, landscapes, and stories of the Brattonsville community.

The Culture & Heritage Museums of York County, South Carolina seeks qualified candidates for the 2023 summer field season at Historic Brattonsville, a National Register Historic District. An hourly wage of $11.56 per hour and on-site housing will be offered to the selected candidate.  The participant would ideally begin their eight-week internship on June 5, 2023. This internship is partially funded through a grant from the Orlando Ridout V Fieldwork Fellowship of the Vernacular Architecture Forum.

Historic Brattonsville’s Preservation Program preserves and maintains over 40 structures on the 800-acre historic site. The intern will learn about the architectural history, building technology, and preservation issues of the region through the structures at Historic Brattonsville. The intern will assist the Preservation/Restoration Specialist in performing a variety of tasks relating to the documentation and preservation of our nineteenth century buildings. The primary task for the summer will be to document the McGill Store, a nineteenth century general store, which was moved to Historic Brattonsville in 1988 to protect it from demolition. The building is made of hewn logs with weatherboard siding on the exterior. The main store room on the first floor has intact, original shelving. The intern will create exterior and interior measured drawings and a conditions assessment using AutoCAD. Once the building has been documented, the intern may participate in some repairs to the building such as weatherboard replacement. Other hands-on preservation/maintenance tasks may be assigned.

Information about Historic Brattonsville can be found at and the Orlando Ridout V Fieldwork Fellowship at

  • 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.


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