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🔗Faith and John Gaw Meem Preservation Trades Internship

  • Full Time
  • Internship
  • Temporary
  • Santa Fe, NM
  • 19 USD / Hour
  • March 1, 2024
  • Job Qualifications:
    • Currently admitted to, enrolled in, or recently graduated from a college-level preservation or related program
    • Desire to gain experience in preservation trades
    • Prior experience in construction appreciated but not required
    • Basic skills in carpentry, masonry, and related trades appreciated but not required
    • Ownership of basic hand tools appreciated but not required
    • Available to start on June 3, 2024 for a term of internship is 10 weeks
  • How to Apply:

    HSFF is accepting applications for the 2024 Meem summer internship through March 1, 2024. Fill out the application on HSFF’s website and email your resume/cv, cover letter, and signed applicant statement to Giulia Caporuscio at

  • Job benefits: Housing provided. Intern is responsible for food, transportation to and from Santa Fe, and within Santa Fe while in the program, with mileage compensation for travel to and from work sites.
  • Physical Demands / Work Environment: Ability to lift and move up to 50 pounds. Comfortable working on indoor and outdoor projects during the summer months in Santa Fe when daily highs range from 80–90° F.
  • Contact Name: Giulia Caporuscio
  • Application Email:
  • Application URL:

Website Historic Santa Fe Foundation

The Historic Santa Fe Foundation (HSFF) is an organization that has contributed to the preservation and knowledge of the city of Santa Fe since its founding in 1961. Our mission is to preserve, protect and promote the historic properties and diverse cultural heritage of the Santa Fe area, and to educate the public about Santa Fe's history and the importance of preservation.

The Historic Santa Fe Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2024 Faith and John Gaw Meem Preservation Trades Internship. The 10-week program begins June 3, 2024 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The program offers a student or recent graduate of architecture, planning, design, or a similar field the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the theory and practice of building preservation and restoration by working with Foundation staff, board members, and external professionals in related fields.

This program was formed in 2005 in response to the need for preservationists trained in the traditional crafts, especially those skills essential for the appropriate conservation of the Southwest’s unique earthen architecture. Past interns have been students or alumni of institutions including the University of New Mexico, Belmont College, and Goucher College. The program provides an opportunity for emerging professionals to gain hands-on experience with preserving and restoring historic earthen architecture.

Heritage preservation depends ultimately on a team of skilled workers who have learned the ethics and approaches of preservation as well as the disciplines of their own trades. In particular, the knowledge and skills associated with the traditional building trades are at the heart of architectural conservation.

All projects are on-site in Santa Fe, NM at either a HSFF owned property or a nearby historic site operated by a partner organization.

Intern Duties

  • Work under direction of HSFF staff performing maintenance, repairs and conservation of historic properties in Northern New Mexico
  • Attend at least one HSFF Board meeting
  • Attend bi-monthly Santa Fe’s Historic Districts Review Board meetings
  • Observe activities of staff of city, state and federal agencies involved in preservation efforts or other preservation organizations
  • Attend and assist with HSFF events during internship term
  • Prepare and present an evaluation report on internship experience at the conclusion of the term to the HSFF Board
  • 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.

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