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🔗Maine Preservation Summer Fellowship

  • Internship
  • Portland, ME
  • 13.80 USD / Hour
  • February 27, 2023
  • Job Summary: The Patricia Anderson Summer Fellows Program includes exposure to the breadth of the preservation field, from construction and repair of structures to the program, policy, and advocacy work of a nonprofit advocacy organization.
  • Job Qualifications:

    An academic or professional background in preservation is required. Current enrollment in or completion of a master’s degree or qualified trades program focusing on historic preservation is strongly preferred.

    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, and to successfully manage multiple projects.
    • 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.

    Applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the first day of the fellowship and be able to provide proof of vaccination before starting. 

  • How to Apply:

    To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume (PDFs only) to with “Summer Fellowship 2023” in the subject line by 5pm on February 27, 2023. 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 5 to August 4 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 March 24, 2023.

  • 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

Maine Preservation is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving historic places, buildings, downtowns and neighborhoods, strengthening the cultural and economic vitality of Maine communities.

The nine-week program includes hands-on application of construction and repair with a Maine-based trades or professional firm and program and policy development work performed remotely with Maine Preservation staff. The program timeline depends on fellow cohorts’ availability but will generally run from June 5 to August 4.

Project assignments for the five weeks with our professional trade partners will be made according to each Summer Fellow’s skill set and the projects available. Visit our website to learn more about our trade partners.

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

  • Most Endangered Historic Places: solicit, research, and help coordinate the 2023 Most Endangered Historic Places list
  • Protect & Sell Program: assist with easement property inspections and documentation
  • Field Services: conduct site visits and develop historical property assessments
  • Outreach & Education: research and create content for public initiatives; this year’s emphasis is on the promotion of historical trades

Fellows will be compensated at $13.80 per hour and should plan to work 40 hours per week. The maximum allowable hours for the nine-week program is 360 hours.

Housing and transportation will be the responsibility of the Summer Fellow. Transportation will be required to get to the trades site daily within a 70-mile radius of Portland.

  • 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.

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