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🔗Maine Preservation Summer Fellowship

  • Fellowship
  • Internship
  • Portland, ME
  • $15.00 USD / Hour
  • March 8, 2024
  • Job Summary: Our fellowship program spans nine weeks in the summer, split between five weeks of hands-on work with a trades partner and four weeks of organizational work performed remotely.
  • Job Qualifications:
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, and to successfully manage multiple projects.
    • Highly motivated as evidenced by a positive attitude, punctuality, and a strong work ethic
    • Knowledge of historic preservation best practices and current issues
      Ability to conduct in-depth research on historic buildings, relevant local and state legislation, and policy initiatives.
    • Willingness to travel long distances for field work
  • How to Apply:

    To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume (PDFs only) to with “Summer Fellowship 2024” in the subject line by 5pm on March 8, 2024. Please include in your cover letter:

    • a brief introduction to your background
    • a description of your relevant experience and skill set
    • your plan for transportation and housing in Maine
    • any conflicts with the June 3 to August 9 program timeframe
    • why you would like to work with Maine Preservation

    Maine Preservation will review the applications on a rolling basis with program partners. Select candidates will be provided with instructions for next steps with a final determination made by April 5, 2024.

  • Physical Demands / Work Environment: Moderate to heavy physical effort and ability to stoop, bend, kneel, climb, and walk in all types of weather is required. Placement-specific requirements include lifting or handling of objects over 50lbs. using proper techniques; climbing ladders; working from scaffolding or platforms, on uneven or angled surfaces, and in confined spaces.
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Website Maine Preservation

We promote and preserve historic places, buildings, downtowns and neighborhoods—strengthening the cultural and economic vitality of Maine communities.

Spend the summer in Maine working to save historic buildings! Maine Preservation’s fellowship program spans nine weeks in the summer, split between five weeks of hands-on work with a trades partner and four weeks of organizational work performed remotely. The program timeline is dependent on availability of the fellow cohort but will generally run from June 3 through August 9.


Project assignments for the five weeks with our professional trades partners will be made according to each Summer Fellow’s skill set and the projects available.


Responsibilities with Maine Preservation staff include research and professional writing along with event planning and advocacy initiatives. Special projects this summer may include:

  • Outreach & Education: research and create content for public initiatives; development of an adaptive reuse case study archive and education curriculum
  • Protect & Sell Program: assist with annual easement inspections
  • Field Services: conduct site visits and educate property stewards
  • Advocacy: research and help coordinate 2024 Most Endangered Historic Places list
  • 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.

    Eligible NCPE interns who successfully complete their internships may count their position towards earning a Public Land Corps (PLC) Non-Competitive Hiring Authority certificate. To be eligible to earn a PLC certificate, an intern must be 30 years old or younger (or 35 if a veteran). Once earned, the PLC hiring authority certificate may be used to apply for eligible Federal temporary, term, or permanent positions. Successful completion of a NCPE internship does not guarantee Federal employment. Contact for more details.


    To be eligible, applicants must be at least 18 years old, currently enrolled in a degree-seeking academic program at the college level (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

    You may review NCPE's internship opportunities during the Summer and Winter application rounds without registering. Use the search function to find listings by location, keyword, or area of interest/category. Once you identify one or more positions of interest, there is a 3-step application process.

    Step 1: Click on the Apply for Job button, then select Universal Application. Click on Register to create a User Account, which requires a username and email. A link will be sent to you from to create a password. We suggest that you add this email to your safe senders list so you don't miss receiving this important link. You will be instructed to Log In to Preservenet using your user name or email and password, which will take you back to the Universal Application.

    Step 2: The Universal Application is required to apply for all NCPE internships. You fill out this form only once. In addition to contact information, educational status, work history, and experience, it requires two attachments: (1) the 2 most recent years of academic transcripts. These may be unofficial transcripts if official versions are unavailable. PDF only, labeled Your Last Name_Your First Name_Transcript. (2) a resume or CV (curriculum vitae). Please limit to a maximum of 4 pages; 2 pages preferred. May be .doc, .docx or PDF. Label Your Last Name_Your First Name_Resume. This form may be saved as a draft and completed later. Use the link provided to return to the form.

    Step 3: Once you submit the Universal Application, you may browse and apply for NCPE internships using the link provided. Complete the application process by clicking on the Apply for job button found at each internship listing and upload the required Essay. Use the essay to explain why you are applying for an internship, including how your interest areas will benefit the National Park Service (NPS) and how the internship will further your studies and career goals. Be as specific as possible; there is a 400-word maximum length. Submit the essay to finish the application for that position. You may apply for a maximum of 6 internships during this application round. DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP!

    Once the deadline for submission has passed, NPS supervisors will review the applications and may contact candidates for a phone interview. Candidates who are not selected will be notified. Please allow about 4 weeks after the deadline before inquiring about the status of your application.

Logging in with a Registered User Account and completing the Universal Application is required to apply for NCPE Internships. Please visit the Universal Application page to register for an account and complete the form. After logging in and completing the form, refreshing this listing will display the Job Application to apply online.